A brand new free knitting pattern is now available for you to download when you join the Snickerdoodle Knits email list here! The United States Flag Dishcloth is a quick, fun, and simple knit: the perfect knitting project for summer.
This free dishcloth knitting pattern includes two sizes (small and large), three construction methods (one uses stockinette with stranded colorwork, one uses stockinette with duplicate stitch, and the third uses only garter), and both written and charted instructions. Both of the dishcloths you see on this page were worked in the small size.
When you sign up for the free pattern, you will receive the link to the downloadable and printable pattern PDF via email. I will warn you: the pattern looks very long... but that's only because the pattern includes several options for your knitting experience. You'll only need a couple of pages for your project. This dishcloth is worked flat from the bottom up. You can learn all about the pattern, including the design inspiration, knitting experience, and dishwashing experience here.
As I am releasing this pattern around the 4th of July (Independence Day within the United States), I think it is important to discuss the minority groups (especially Native Americans and Blacks) that have suffered, and continue to suffer, from the colonization of our country. Over the past few years, I’ve learned a lot from listening to these communities, and as a result my perspective of Independence Day has changed. My perspectives continue to evolve, but for the present, I use the holiday as an extra opportunity to feel thankful for the freedoms and privileges I have, to consider/learn from those that still don’t have the same opportunities, and to reflect on how we can continue to better our country.
What does the 4th of July mean to you?
Want to see other knitters' projects? Check out the project pages on Ravelry here.
If you haven't already, don't forget to grab your free copy of the pattern here, or purchase the pattern from your favorite pattern platform: Snickerdoodle Knits website, Ravely, LoveCrafts, or Payhip.
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