United States Flag Dishcloth
UNITED STATES FLAG DISHCLOTH
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ABOUT THE PATTERN
The United States Flag Dishcloth is a fun, quick knit: the perfect knit for summer. It is worked from bottom to top. Learn more about the design inspiration, knitting experience, and dishwashing experience here.
The pattern includes one PDF file with both the written and the charted instructions, but the instructions are kept separate for easy printing.
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 (particularly 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?
Width: 8 (12) in / 20 (30) cm
Height: 6.5 (9.5) in / 16.5 (24) cm
20 (44) yds / 18 (40) m, 12 (26) grams Worsted Weight Yarn in red
17 (36) yds / 15 (33) m, 10 (21) grams Worsted Weight Yarn in white
11 (25) yds / 10 (22) m, 7 (15) grams Worsted Weight Yarn in blue
Designed using Lily Sugar ‘n Cream (100% Cotton, 120 yds / 109 m, 71 g), shown in White, Dazzle Blue, and Red.
Find alternate yarn suggestions here.
17 stitches, 32 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in garter stitch
4.0 mm (US size 6) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge, minimum 9” / 23 cm long
The techniques included within this pattern include are basic knits, purls, and color blocking using intarsia knitting. There are three construction options for the pattern. The first includes working stockinette and stranded colorwork. The second includes working stockinette and duplicate stitch. The third uses only garter stitch and has no “stars” in the blue section. This is a great pattern for a beginner knitters interested in working with more than one color in a project.
All of my patterns include clear, step-by-step instructions and linked video technique tutorials that walk you through the pattern with confidence. I am also available for pattern support if you have questions.
What the test knitters had to say about the pattern:
“An easy knit with a touch of challenge with the stars. Fun patriotism.” -pinkdolphi
“The pattern was quick and easy to follow.” -Kathy Emily
I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters and my tech editor for this pattern, Jekaterina Dmitrijeva.
Please do not copy, share, or distribute this pattern, as this pattern design is property of Snickerdoodle Knits. You are welcome to sell the knits that you make using this pattern, but I do ask that you provide credit to Snickerdoodle Knits for the pattern and that you link my pattern on Ravelry when you are selling online. Thank you so much for understanding and for your support!
I am happy to help with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding the pattern. My contact information is included in the pattern.