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I'm in the process of updating my old patterns, particularly the bibs, to include charts. I'm rewriting some of the directions to make the patterns even easier and including alternative methods for beginning the bibs and for making the ties. Look for these patterns in the sidebar to see which ones have been added. It's a slow process, but eventually, they'll all be there!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Baby Starfish Cloth

Copyright 2010 by Elaine Fitzpatrick. Permission is granted to make and sell items from this pattern provided that credit is given to me as the designer. Permission is not granted to reproduce the actual pattern, or post it, or distribute it, without my express permission. Please respect my copyright and play nice!

Size: approximately 8" X 8 ½"

Materials: One skein of worsted weight cotton in a solid color. The cloth pictured was done in Peaches & Crème in Shrimp.

Needles: U.S. Size 6/4.0mm or 5/3.75mm Because this is a “picture” cloth, you want your fabric to be fairly dense so the design will pop out. If you are a loose knitter, then you might want to drop down a needle size.

Gauge: 4.5 sts. per inch, not critical.

k = knit
p = purl
sts. = stitches

Pattern: Cast on 39 stitches

Row 1: knit.
Row 2: knit.
Row 3: knit.
Row 4: knit.
Row 5: knit.
Row 6: (wrong side) k3; (p3, k3) x6.
Row 7: k7; (p1, k5) x4; p1; k7.
Row 8: k2, p35; k2.
Row 9: k3; (p3, k3) x6.
Row 10: K3; (p3, k1, p1, k1) x5; p3; k3.
Row 11: k7; (p1, k5) x 4; p1; k7.
Row 12: k2, p35; k2.
Row 13: k3; (p3, k3) x6.
Row 14: K3; (p3, k1, p1, k1) x5; p3; k3.
Row 15: k7; (p1, k5) x 4; p1; k7.
Row 16: k2; p35; k2.
Row 17: k3; p3; k27; p3; k3.
Row 18: k3; p14; k1; p18; k3.
Row 19: k20; p2; k17.
Row 20: k2; p14; k1; p1; k1; p18; k2.
Row 21: k3; p3; k13; p1; k3; p1; k9; p3; k3.
Row 22: k3; p12; k1; p3; k1; p16; k3.
Row 23: k19; p1; k4; p1; k14.
Row 24: k2; p12; k1; p4; k1; p17; k2.
Row 25: k3; p3; k2; p3; k8; p1; k4; p1; k5; p1; k2; p3; k3.
Row 26: k3; p5; k2; (p4, k1) x2; p2; k6; p2; k1; p5; k3.
Row 27: k8; p1; k8; p2; k5; p1; k3; p1; k1; p1; k8.
Row 28: k2; p6; k1; p2; k4; p15; k1; p6; k2.
Row 29: k3; p3; k2; p1; k21; p1; k2; p3; k3.
Row 30: k3; p5; k1; p8; k3; p9; k1; p6; k3.
Row 31: k9; p1; k8; p1; k3; p1; k6; p1; k9.
Row 32: k2; p7; (k1, p5) x2; k1; p6; k1; p8; k2.
Row 33: k3; p3; k5; p1; k4; p1; k11; p1; k4; p3; k3.
Row 34: k3; p7; k1; p11; k1; p3; k1; p9; k3.
Row 35: k13; p1; k8; p1; k4; p1; k11.
Row 36: k2; p10; k1; p6; k1; p5; k1; p11; k2.
Row 37: k3; p3; k7; p1; k11; p1; k7; p3; k3.
Row 38: k3; p10; k1; p12; k1; p9; k3.
Row 39: k12; p1; k11; p1; k14.
Row 40: k2; p12; k1; p11; k1; p10; k2.
Row 41: k3; p3; k6; p1; k5; p2; k4; p1; k8; p3; k3.
Row 42: k3; p11; k1; p3; k1; p2; k1; p4; k1; p9; k3.
Row 43: k12; p1; k4; p1; k2; p1; k3; p1; k14.
Row 44: k2; p12; k1; p2; (k1, p4) x2; k1; p9; k2.
Row 45: k3; p3; k5; p1; k3; p1; k5; p1; k2; p1; k8; p3; k3.
Row 46: k3; p11; k1; p1; k1; p7; k1; p2; k1; p8; k3.
Row 47: k11; p3; k9; p2; k14.
Row 48: k2; p11; k1; p1; k1; p21; k2.
Row 49: k3; p3; k18; p1; k8; p3; k3.
Row 50: k3; p33; k3.
Row 51: knit.
Row 52: k2; p35; k2.
Row 53: k3; (p3, k3) x6.
Row 54: k3; (p3, k1, p1, k1) X5; p3; k3.
Row 55: k7; (p1, k5) x4; p1; k7.
Row 56: k2; p35; k2.
Row 57: k3; (p3, k3) x6.
Row 58: k3; (p3, k1, p1, k1) X5; p3; k3.
Row 59: k7; (p1, k5) x4; p1; k7.
Row 60: k2; p35; k2.
Row 61: k3; (p3, k3) x6.
Row 62: k7; (p1, k5) x4; p1; k7.
Row 63: knit.
Row 64: knit.
Row 65: knit.
Row 66: knit.
Row 67: knit.

Bind off knitwise and weave in ends.


Unknown said...

HI Elaine, I LOVE the Starfish patterns so cute.

I got a peek at the pics of bibs/cloths you're doing for the calendar,too. Too cute. Can't wait to buy the calendar. From what I've seen so far, it's going to be the best one yet.

Em always buys the calendar for me for my birthday and has since Janet started doing them.


Unknown said...

Hello Elaine I loved the KAL and your website. The starfish pattern is so cute. I am new to the yahoo group and this is my first dishcloth. I had so much fun. Thank you so much and I can not wait for your next KAL. In the meantime I will try the fishy to go with my starfish. Thanks again, Theata

DawnK said...

It is a cute pattern! I still have days 5 and 6 to knit yet. I hope to finish this weekend, though! The bib is adorable!

Aussie Maria said...

Thank you for this, so cute and perfect for a daughter of mine

Anonymous said...

Yet another super adorable cloth from you! Thank you!

Unknown said...

My Chuch is sending Washcloths to our Missionaries in Zambia to give to the people there, and I would love to use this pattern on some that I send. Can I use your pattern?

Elaine said...

Yes Sammi, by all means go ahead and use it. Thank you for asking. My issue is knitters who make items to sell for their own profit and don't give me credit for the design. I don't think that's nice, especially when the patterns are free.

Teena in Toronto said...

I made one today ... thanks :)


lilpeoplefixer said...

Row 6 when it says 'wrong side'...what exactly does the knitter do? I've googled high and low and am confused. I really want to make this but didn't understand this one thing.


Sammie Sue

Elaine said...

Sammie Sue, I'm sorry you didn't understand this. When I say "wrong side", you don't have to do anything. It merely is telling you that this side is the back side or the wrong side of the garment. It just helps to identify which side you're working on. Hope this answers your question!

LinaRoundtheBlock said...

Hi Elaine,

I used the outline of this pattern to make a whale washcloth and I wondered if you would mind if I posted it for free on my blog, with credit to you and a link to your pattern.


roostacat said...

I'm late to the dance. Calendar? I want to see it