Sunday, January 06, 2008

The Squidge Cloth

My first knitting design!! hehe but really a very simple one to start with!

THE SQUIDGE CLOTH!

A face cloth, dish cloth, gift cloth - use it as you will! The alternating rectangles of knit and purl give the ultimate squidge factor for a fabulously fondle-able cloth. Enjoy!!

Squidge cloth!

YARN
: Any cotton or cotton blend yarn, I often use Anchor Magicline
NEEDLES: Whichever required to obtain desired gauge, I use 3.5mm
GAUGE: A nice tight gauge gives a good squidginess, and a cloth that won't stretch out too much when wet. I get a gauge of 22sts & 44 rows : 10cm/4 inches
NOTIONS: Yarn needle, soapy sudsy water!

Cast on 40 stitches. (or any multiple of 8)

Row 1: *Knit 4, purl 4*, repeat between *s to end of row.
Row 2: Repeat row 1.
Row 3: *Purl 4, knit 4*, repeat between *s to end of row.
Row 4: Repeat row 3.

Repeat rows 1 - 4 until cloth is the desired size.

Bind off all stitches reasonably loosely to allow for stretch.
Sew in ends.
Immerse in soapy sudsy water and enjoy your new squidgy cloth!!

Hurrah! =D

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

For your instructions to work, the stitch count needs to be a multiple of 8, not 4

Sasha said...

ooh you're dead right! Thanks :) I've amended the oversight in the pattern - enjoy!

Ann said...

That's a nice squidggy cloth & thanks for the instructions. I am taking a break from dish cloths after my Christmas knitting.

2paw said...

Oh your Squidge cloth looks very squooshy and nice!! Thanks for the quick pattern too. I'm with Ann, I'm having a rest from them!! They are so nice to use as a face flannel though.

RiverCitySTL said...

Love the squidge cloth! I cast on right away today and will post a picture on my blog tomorrow! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

Amy the knittin fool said...

Can't wait to try your pattern for my first face cloth...

Love it!

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Jan said...

Thanks for the squidge cloth. I purposely pick cloths for the "squidge factor". Looks great
Jan

Anonymous said...

I love this pattern - I've made several in various colorways and they have all turned out fabulously! My 9 year old daughter is just learning to knit and can't wait to make one of her very own. Thank you so much for posting this fun pattern!

Anonymous said...

did you bind off in knit stich?

Renee said...

Thank you for a great easy pattern. I love the squishiness of the dishcloth. It's fabulous.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to start the squide cloth right now. Can't wait to make it. Thanks for a great looking cloth.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I found this pattern doing a search today...and MADE IT! I love it! Thank you! I posted a picture of it!

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jen721 said...

I found this on a search today. I am going to try it out tonight. I got some hemp that would make a great cloth!

prashant said...

I'm with Ann, I'm having a rest from them!! They are so nice to use as a face flannel though.

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Anonymous said...

Awesome pattern!. I used 4.5 mm needles, and 36 stitches (changed it to knit 3, purl 3 etc), and used self-striping yarn. My most favorite dish cloth yet!. Thankyou!

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Elayne said...

I love making dishcloths, I am making a bunch for Christmas gifts. I also love the Sugar N Cream striped yarn.

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I like this pattern. this is easy for me. thanks for sharing with us.

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing this pattern! I love the cloth! Posted a pic on my blog with a link to your blog for the pattern! :)

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Card Shuffling said...

I’ve bookmarked youi blog and I’ll be back to read more in the future my friend! Also nice colors on the layout, it’s really easy on the eyes

Sandy said...

LOVE this pattern, and am passing along your link and pattern to someone who visited my blog, saw it and liked it.

Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Sure do wanna make this! Where do you get the yarn you mentioned?

Melanie said...

Your instructions are pretty hard to read on a white background. Can you change it to a darker color?

Sasha said...

Thank you all for the lovely comments and tips too! I plan to make this simple pattern in to a PDF for Ravelry soon which will make it more accessible :)
I bought Anchor Magicline from my local (Australian) box craft store - Spotlight, but I'm sure it's available elsewhere too online, or you could easily sub in or out for another common cotton.

Anonymous said...

Ditto what Melanie said. I copied your instructions into a new email but it's TOO LIGHT to read! Darn! I read your response but don't understand how to make it work, i.e. how to find it and/or print it out. Appreciate any help you can give. Thanks! It looks pretty & it's easy to make! My kind of knitting!
Pam

Anonymous said...

Looks fun. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting design, though the yellow writing on the white background is difficult to read.

Carolknits said...

To make the pattern easy to read, I copied then pasted it into a word document. At that point, you can choose the text color-choose black, then print it out-perfect!
Carol

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to try this. I am a beginner knitter and don't know how to do slip stitch in the next stitch if anyone can share with me I tried looking for online videos even.

Thank God this pattern is beautiful and doesn't have any of the stitches I don't know.

I have stage 5 cancer and am trying to knit baby items that can be given to my daughter when ever she gets pregnant even if I have already passed away. I am also looking for items such as these that I can make for her house, maybe have my sister give her one something for her home each Christmas and birthday for me. So if anyone has basic things I can make while I am at chemo it would be greatly appreciated. I know basic crochet as well, but seem to have a problem with sides keeping even so granny square is my best friend LOL. Made a baby blanket that was a huge crib size that was a granny square made out of multi color blue/green/white and a knitted yellow blankie . I also did a sweater and hat out of little granny squares to match the crib blanket. Looking for an easy pattern for granny square booties to finish out the set. Also thinking of making a blanket for when they have their baby Christened. And would love to make any other neat, easy, baby items or items for the home since my daughter loves homemade items and I know will appreciate and love anything I make.

Anonymous said...

What a simple fun pattern! Perfect for a little mindless knitting on a road trip and Ill have gifts when I get there! Thanks so very much for sharing!

Anna said...

Will try this out this afternoon. After getting "lost" on youtubes, learning how to knit different than i learned ( holding yarn in left hand) has been a challenge. So need to practice now. The new way to knit! ~ I am confused by what comment about changing it to "8"... in early to first comment back in '08!

Anna said...

Stitch count needs to be a multiple of 8, not 4. ~ This is what referring to... I guess i won't know until i start what this correction and oversight, means!

Anonymous said...

The pattern calls to k4 then p4, etc. This is a count of 8 to follow the pattern along the row. If you cast on a number of stitches not divisible by 8, then you won't be able to do the k4, p4 or p4, k4 pattern.

If you did the row divisible by 4, you just wouldn't get in that last 4 stitches of the repeated k4, p4 pattern.

Anonymous said...

Love this washcloth/dishcloth!! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern. I made it for a charity serving the needs of children who do without. Many need to bathe in streams and rivers and clean the cloths and washable items they have on the rocks. This pattern was just the ticket for a textured, sturdy cloth that will feel good and get much use while lasting a long time! Will use your pattern over and over again for many underprivileged! Planning on also using for seniors and veterans homes and the list goes on...I cant say enough about how nice this pattern is! You have spread kindness a very long way with your generosity!
Kate

Unknown said...

I do hope so much that your chemo went well and that you get to give those yearly gifts lovingly made to your daughter in person.Pinterest has some lovely simple patterns xx would love to know how you are .x

Unknown said...

What does the *s mean?? My friend wants to make these for my family for Christmas

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Anonymous said...

Love the Squidge cloth. I have made several. For variety, I sometime change up the count. Instead of 4 by 2, I may use 4 X 3 or even 5 X 3.

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Thanks so much for the free pattern. Can't wait to knit one up!

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