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Monday, April 21, 2008

Penguin Washcloth

This pattern has been completed rewritten as of September 10, 2011.  It also includes a chart. The revised pattern can be found in the sidebar or by clicking here .

I think this little penguin is still my favorite design. At the time, I couldn't find any that I liked so that's when I decided to try it on my own. Of course, since I did this, I have seen some penguins that I really like. Susan Mrenna has an adorable one. You should check out her blog http://www.knitalittlemore.blogspot.com/

Copyright 2008 by Elaine Fitzpatrick. Permission is granted to reproduce this pattern in any medium, as long as it is distributed for free and this copyright notice remains intact. Permission is also granted to produce items from this pattern for sale.
Materials: One skein of worsted weight cotton such as Sugar and Cream or Peaches & Crème for a dishcloth, or for a baby’s washcloth, I suggest using something really soft like Bernat© Cottontots.

Needles: Size 6
Gauge: 4.5 sts. per inch, not critical

k = knit
p = purl
sts. = stitches
dec. = decrease
B5 = seed stitch border (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1)

Cast on 37 stitches.
Rows 1 – 5: p1, k1, across row.

(Note: From this point on, keep the first and last five stitches in the established seed stitch for the border. They are referred to as “B5”. You might find it helpful to insert a marker after the first five stitches and before the last five stitches.)

Row 6: B5; p27; B5.
Row 7: B5; k27; B5.
Row 8: B5; p27; B5.
Row 9: B5; k27; B5.
Row 10: B5, p7, k6, p1, k6, p7, B5
Row 11: B5, k8, p11, k8, B5.
Row 12: B5, p9, k9, p9, B5.
Row 13: B5, k10, p7, k10, B5.
Row 14: B5, p11, k5, p11, B5.
Row 15: B5, k10, p7, k10, B5.
Row 16: B5, p9, k3, p3, k3, p9, B5.
Row 17: B5, k8, p3, k5, p3, k8, B5.
Row 18: B5, p8, k2, p7, k2, p8, B5.
Row 19: B5, k8, p2, k7, p2, k8, B5.
Row 20: B5, p3, k2, p3, k2, p7, k2, p3, k2, p3, B5.
Row 21: B5, k3, p3, k2, p2, k7, p2, k2, p3, k3, B5.
Row 22: B5, p3, k4, p1, k2, p7, k2, p1, k4, p3, B5.
Row 23: B5, k3, p4, k1, p2, k7, p2, k1, p4, k3, B5.
Row 24: B5, p4, k6, p7, k6, p4, B5.
Row 25: B5, k5, p6, k5, p6, k5, B5.
Row 26: B5, p5, k6, p5, k6, p5, B5.
Row 27: B5, k6, p5, k5, p5, k6, B5.
Row 28: B5, p7, k5, p3, k5, p7, B5.
Row 29: B5, k8, p4, k3, p4, k8, B5.
Row 30: B5, p9, k9, p9, B5.
Row 31: B5, k10, p7, k10, B5.
Row 32: B5, p10, k7, p10, B5.
Row 33: B5, k9, p4, k1, p4, k9, B5.
Row 34: B5, p9, k3, p3, k3, p9, B5.
Row 35: B5, k9, p3, k3, p3, k9, B5.
Row 36: B5, p9, k3, p3, k3, p9, B5.
Row 37: B5, k9, p3, k3, p3, k9, B5.
Row 38: B5, p9, k9, p9, B5.
Row 39: B5, k9, p9, k9, B5.
Row 40: B5, p10, k1, p1, k3, p1, k1, p10, B5.
Row 41: B5, k10, p7, k10, B5.
Row 42: B5, p11, k5, p11, B5.
Row 43: B5, k27, B5.
Row 44: B5, p27, B5.
Row 45: B5, k27, B5.
Row 46: B5, p27, B5.
Rows 47 – 51: p1; k1 across row.
Bind off.

1 comment:

Ellisen said...

Thank you, thank you for this delightful penguin cloth pattern. My granddaughters will be thrilled!