Sunday, March 01, 2009

Easter Egg Washcloth Pattern

Hi Knitters,
The Easter Egg Washcloth pattern is here! This is truly the most simple washcloth pattern I have done to date. Here are the skills needed:
cast on 
knit 
k2tog
ssk
kfb
bind off
The egg is a simple garter stitch shape with no tricky parts.
The dots are optional but they make for extra scrubbiness, which is always good. I am going to make a couple more eggs with stripes in the middle, I haven't gotten to it yet. I will share as soon as I do. If one of you wants to do stripes, just change the colors for each decrease sequence (you will see this when you get the pattern), with the top and bottom of the egg in the same color. I always weave the ends in to the crochet edging to make it easy and invisible. If one of you fantastic knitters does the stripes, please send me a picture so I can post it and share.

The other idea I have is to whipstitch two of the Mini-Easter Eggs together, leaving the bottom open, to make a bath mitt for a child. It is the perfect size for this. Someone please do this and send me a picture to post! I would love it.

Here is some information about the pattern for you:
Level: Easy, Easy
Sizes:
Large: 8.5 by 7.5 inches
Mini: 6.5 by 5.5 inches
Yarn: Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille, 2 skeins in contrasting colors will make 2 large washcloths (any worsted weight cotton will work fine)
Needles: US size 6
Gauge: 4 stitches per inch
Crochet hook (for edging only): size H
If you are interested in purchasing the Easter Egg Washcloth Pattern click on the "Buy Now" button below. The pattern is $3.50 and I will email the pattern to you as an attached pdf. Please allow a little time for me to email the pattern to you.

Thanks, Knitters, and I hope you enjoy this little Easter Egg knit.
best, susie
p.s. Up next, Bunny Washcloth! Coming soon....






151 comments:

Gail B. said...

I am totally loving all these washclothes!! I am envisioning a Christmas present for next year called, "A Year of Washclothes"!Are you up to the challenge? :)

Dianne said...

So cute! These would be a nice little kid's gift with a chick or bunny shaped soap wrapped inside. (We've got snow on the ground today, so Easter seems a long way off. I am SO ready for Spring!)

Lauren S. said...

Thanks for a chance to win such great yarn! My four kiddos would love for me to make them some of your fun washcloths!

Lauren S. in Virginia

alfanhui14 said...

hey! i´m the first one!! I´m Tania, from Spain and i love your washclothes and the yarn, of course!!!

Jackie said...

Love the washcloths and the colours.
I am from Burlington, Canada.

CT in Ohio said...

Adorable! I love pastel Easter knits!

Robin said...

I would love to win a copy of your pattern and the yarn. I love your patterns and would love to try the yarn.

Becca said...

Oh, these are super cute!!! :)

Jenrl said...

These are a great idea for my high school knitting club in Lancaster, CA! That yarn is soo soft and the pattern looks really easy.

Anonymous said...

I'm really enjoying the washcloths. Just finished a shamrock and a heart - so cute!! Am anxious to start the Easter egg. I am going to try the chick or bunny as my first knitted toy. We are expecting a snow storm here in MA so I should be able to get some good knitting time in. Thanks. Susan R.

AndreaLea said...

Very cute! And great idea about making it into a bath mitt.

Caryn said...

the yarn looks yummy!

barb :0) said...

Yipppeee !!!!
I just became a Great Aunt and have made Cora the bunny and chick and was soooo hoping for the washcloth pattern to make for her, to tuck in her Easter Basket !!!!
Thank You also, for the chance to win such wonderful yarn !!!!

Sarah-Dianne said...

Those wash cloths are precious! I can so see them becoming Easter basket goodies for little kiddos at my church!

Kristi said...

These are washcloths are so cute! Thank you for a chance to win yarn :) Kristi ~ Ohio

AP2 said...

These are ADORABLE!! Can't wait to make them!

CFCina said...

I'm loving all your washclothes patterns! Great/fun/happy last minute gift ideas for family & friends. Thanks for all your continued inspiration!
~ Kathy C (Hillsboro, OR)

Kathleen said...

Another cute pattern!!! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

Kate said...

I'd love to get some of this yummy yarn!

MichelleB said...

What a fun new washcloth pattern!

Ann said...

What a great idea for my granddaughters for Easter. Bath time will be fun! You are a talented gal.

Alicia said...

I can't wait to finish all of my wips to start on some of these washcloths. By the way, I was so glad the weather got cold on Valentine's Day so my daughter could wear the heart hat I made her from your pattern. We got tons of compliments!

Anna said...

I love these washclothes! I did the heart and it was adorable! Thanks for the wonderful patterns!
My 5 year old triplets love to see what I will knit next!!

Amy said...

Ooh! I love it. I can't wait to see the Bunny one!

Too bad my LYS here in Australia don't stock the Cotton Chenille- Yay for Internet shopping!

bananajoe said...

I think its totally great that you post the patterns to these washclothes. Can't wait to make one!!! Easter seems so far away!

Melanie said...

these washcloths definitely say "helllllllllo spring!"

melanie in madison

Bonney said...

All of these washcloths will make the BEST tuck-ins ever! There are surely perfect shapes for every month!

Eileen said...

The washcloths are totally adorable!

tezsocks said...

Thanks for the cute pattern and a chance to win some yarn. I haven't tried this yarn yet - Linda from Snohomish, Washington

Peggy said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway! Thank you.

Peggy in UT

Denise Skelton said...

Adorable!! I am just learning to knit and these are so cool!!
Denise Skelton
deniseskelton05@gmail.com
Johnson City, TN

Debby said...

These would be great Easter Basket additions! I'm going to purchase the pattern and do just that.

Cindy M said...

As we prepared for 12" of snow here in CT it is refreshing to see your spring patterns and this great spring colored yarn!!

Cindy in CT

Tara said...

I love them! They'll be great next to the bunny and chick in the Easter basket.

Whitney said...

Those washcloths are so cute!!! Thanks again for a chance to win more yarn :)

Leah Vanessa said...

Very cute! I would love some yarn!

Anonymous said...

I am in love with your hats! I finished my first one this last week for a baby shower - the upside-down daisy was the hit of the shower!

Rhonda R. in Illinois

Linda G. said...

Cute washclothes! Love your ideas!
Linda G., Maine

Diane said...

These are great for dreaming of spring, since all I see out my window is snowbanks.
Diane/Minneapolis

Missy said...

These are soooo cute!!!

Noelle said...

I'd love to try this yarn...I have a pattern in mind already! ; )

Irene Hahn said...

I love your washcloth patterns! I would love to have a chance to win some yarn to make some. I am in Michigan.

Irene Hahn said...

I love your washcloths! I would love the chance to win yarn to make some. I am in Michigan.

Landen Road said...

Hello there!! My son will love these!! I think that I will add his name too!! He loves all the options at bath time!! Thanks for all the fun you bring to us!!

Sarah Dedmon said...

Yay free yarn! I'm working on two little bunnies for my boys' easter baskets today. Fun!

North Shore Knitting Mommy said...

I'm thinking of candy free easter basket fillers for my twin little girls. The little wash mitts are a cute idea! (And even better with free yarn!)

Anonymous said...

Hi!

Your washcloths are so adorable! So generous to have another give away!

Jill Pickle

Anonymous said...

another fun giveaway! Count me in!
Angela

Jersey Shore Deb said...

These are adorable, and I've always wanted to try that Cotton Chenille! Please enter me in the giveway...
Deb in NJ (JerseyShoreDeb on Ravelry)

Kaye said...

Thank you, Susan, for getting the pattern up for the Easter washcloths. I fell in love with them first! Kaye G.

Bowlby said...

Count me in!

lindagerig said...

ld love to win as I am having trouble finding it locally in colors I want. lindagerig@sbcglobal.netm

Jocelyn said...

I'm beginning to like the look of Cotton Chenille! Your washcloths look amazing.

Karen said...

I would love some new yarn. PS I can't wait to start the bunny and chick. Thanks!

Bethany (yarnorgy) said...

Another adorable pattern Susan!

Anonymous said...

I have never tried this yarn...but hopefully I will be soon:o)
Love your blog!
Kelly from Fond du Lac

amy said...

Thanks for the chance. I'd love to make some of these cute washcloths.

Valntyn said...

Yet another adorable washcloth! I've only recently found your blog and I'm really enjoying it!

Anonymous said...

Easter egg yarn sounds fabulous!

Wendy R

Kathy Bo said...

Cute, cute, cute! Perfect Easter gift for my new little grandson! Can't wait to see the striped ones.

Anonymous said...

I am enjoying all the great cotten yarn projects you are posting about lately.

Donna G in Vermont

Kim said...

These are just adorable and would look great in an Easter basket!

kimmorrow@tx.rr.com

Jen G. said...

Such a cute pattern!

Heather L. said...

How exciting! The yarn would be wonderful. I'm eager to purchase and knit the bunny and chick pattern.

TiedInYarn said...

Very cute, please keep this patterns coming. Thanks for all of your work.

Anonymous said...

I love all your washclothes and agree the crystal palace chenille is wonderful. I will be buying the easter egg and love the idea of a mitt. I would love more mitts since I have so many grandchildren.
Thank you,
Ellen Perry

Karen said...

Love the egg washcloths. I have never worked with the chenille - it is not available at our local LYS but I understand it is wonderful. Thanks for the great contest.

Karen in Ontario

Ingrid said...

What a great giveaway! I'm really enjoying all of the different washcloths. I bought some of the cotton chenille for my Valentine washcloth and it was great!

LeaAnna said...

I am loving all of your cute, quick & easy patterns! Can't wait to see the bunny washcloth. :)

EBL said...

I love all of your patterns!!
Emily, New Jersey

Elizabeth said...

Your washcloth patterns are fun and thank you for the chance to win the yarn for them in Spring colors.
Can't wait for Spring and knitting with cotton.

LeaAnna said...

I am loving all of your cute, quick & easy projects! I can't wait to see the bunny washcloth. :)

Hippie Family... said...

Oh, I am so excited, I am so new to knitting, I can use all the help I can get!! I love the eggs!!

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of a year of washcloths for a baby shower gift. I am totally in awe of what goes on in your head to make you so creative and imaginative.

Sandy in NJ
Pecsan114@optonline.net

MostlyMunchies said...

I am loving all your washcloths - and I have such a stash of cotton to use up too! I can't wait to try these w/ the self striping colors. . . .

tracy said...

Oh boy! Thanks so much!
tracylouie@yahoo.com

Judi A. said...

After knitting several hearts, I am ready to switch to eggs and would love to have some of that "squishy" yarn to do it with. :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, those cloths are cute! I would LOVE love to win the super soft chenille cotton yarn! What a nice friend you have! Love your blog, too :)

Anonymous said...

I've made several of the heart ones for Valentines and I love the eggs! Great ideas for Easter, thanks. Ejoy reading your blog and meeting your family.

Patonslake

Anonymous said...

How joyfull to have a washcloth for each occasion. Have made all mine out of sugar and cream, so how wonderful to get the yarn from Susan. Sharon Imler

Nikki C. said...

The washcloths are great. I can't wait to make some for my daughter. She loves anything with polka-dots so she will be head over heels for these.

The Cascio Whirlwind said...

I would love to win! Loving these cloths!

camby said...

I finished the heart washcloth just in time for a Valentine's Day gift. I even ordered the soap you showed with it and it looked really cute! I'd love to win some new yarn! ~ Lake Hughes, CA

Melissa said...

Love the pattern. Actually, I love pretty much all of your patterns. haha!

WV

annemarie said...

I love this project - a year of washcloths seems like a great idea!! a.haun@sbcglobal.net

Samantha said...

What cute washclothes!! Thanks for all the awesome patterns. They are so fun to make!!!

Samantha in St. Cloud Minnesota

Tif said...

These are so fun! I love the spring colors. Pick me! Pick me! :)

Kim said...

Your blog is so much fun! I love these washcloths they are so cute and would be adorable stuffed inside an Easter basket! I can't wait to try this pattern out! I love that you post your patterns. I love to see what you create! Thanks so much for all you do for us knitters. Of course I would love to be included in the giveaway!

Kim Walters..Reno. Nevada

onescrappychick said...

Love all these wash clothes... thanks for sharing them all

Fuji Mama said...

I love that the polka dots have the added bonus of giving extra scrubbing power--genius! Another wonderful pattern!

Heidi said...

Hi!!! I love love love your patterns!!!! THank you so much for offering this contest!!!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the drawing. I'm going to show the wash clothes to my daughter. Those would be a great project for us to work on together.
Elizabeth E. in Tennessee

Susan Chanse said...

I love the holiday washcloth idea! I'll do anything it takes to get my 3 boys to bathe!

MimiDiane said...

What fun! Everyone loves to use these cotton washcloths and this is such a cute one - thank you for this pattern. Our "knitting gang" (the Knitting Purls)would get a kick out of making these. Have a super day! (Oh, hope I WIN!!!)

Faerynuff said...

I'm going to make these for my 3 children for Easter...and probably a few for their friends too! I'm going to try and find some Easter themed toiletries to go with them.
Thanks so much Susan - I'm off to buy the pattern now.

Alison in Devon, UK x

Jimberlys said...

Wow, 94 comments already! I really want to try some of that yarn. If I don't win I will just have to buy some! Thanks for the opportunity.
Patty

Anonymous said...

I have knitted five heart dish cloths (I have given them as dish cloths)and three shamrock cloths. My children now look forward to what I am knitting for the next holiday. Thanks for offering the contest!

Robbie(:

Angela said...

Your patterns are always beautiful and adorable! I have loved all these washcloth patterns, and the easter eggs are no eggception (ha ha)!

Angela
(knitea on ravelry)

fluffnflowers said...

Those washclothes are so cute! What a great idea. They'd look wonderful with some Easter soaps in a basket.

Cynthia in Colorado Springs said...

Excellent idea.

Kim in WI said...

Talk about a talented person you are! Shamrocks, hearts, easter eggs! They are all great! I even purchased your Itty Bitty hats book because I was so impressed with your work! A cute daisy would be a nice springy cloth dont you think? ;D

Robin said...

I would LOVE to have some of this yarn.

knitterbeader said...

Looks like nice squishy yarn and would love to win some.

Sandra said...

mmmm washcloths, never knitted one but tempted to have a go! love the easter egg shape, might encourage DD into the shower! bunny and chick are wips. x

Colleen said...

I love these washcloths! I have never tried this yarn before. Thanks for the giveaway!

Northrop Family said...

I love these washcloths. My daughter has been carrying around the heart one since Valentine's. The bunny is awesome!

Chanda in Mississippi said...

tooooo cute!

Anonymous said...

I love all of your patterns.

Vickie from Minnesota

Alana - Knit Wit said...

What a fun bunch of washcloths! I love knitting cloths of all shapes and sizes, and these are great!

Kathy said...

Easter already! This year is flying by.

Debra said...

Super cute washcloths!And agreat giveaway! Thanks!

Jessica said...

I love all these washcloths, you are so talented!

Jennifer S. said...

These are too, too cute, Susan! Would love to work with this yarn...thank you for staying creative for us all!

Jennifer G said...

So cute, SO easy!~!

Lisa H. said...

I love your washcloths and the sweet spring yarn colors! Lisa --Kentucky

Mary Lewis Tims said...

I love your washcloths! I love all your designs!! What great yarn - thanks for the chance to win some!

Wendy T. said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! It's always a good day when I open my e-mail and see something from Susan B. Anderson!

cyndi in alabama said...

Count me in! You have the best give-aways ever! Love all the dishcloth patterns - such fun, simple, satisfying knits!

Jo said...

Thank you for the continuing inspiration.

Anonymous said...

I sure would love some yarn to use with your great patterns!
Carol Ann B

Anonymous said...

The easter eggs are wonderful. My daughter will love getting them in her Easter Basket. She is a polka-dot kind of girl so the more dots the better.

Nikki from Lincoln, Nebraska

Sue Dial said...

Great cloth. Thanks for all you do. Sue in Alabama

Beth said...

I love the seasonal washcloth patterns. When will we see your book of washcloth patterns hit the press?
And I could use some yarn, too, of course.

Anonymous said...

ohhhh...nice ...chenille by Crystal Palace..so yummy.

Christine in Michigan

Lolo said...

I have recently began to knit washcloth and dishtowels. One of my good friends, just laugh at me and shakes her head. What girl in her late 20's gets satisfaction out of knitting dishtowels and washcloths.
Thanks for blogging and sharing your ideas with me and the world.
LaQuetha

magpye said...

Fun! This looks like great yarn... perfect for your egg design.

Deb said...

As a grandma (as of early Tuesday), I'd love to win--I love knitting up your patterns for my granddaughter!

Jodi said...

I love all these fabulous washcloths! I'd love to knit up a little bunny one for spring.

- Jodi in Chicago

melonkelli said...

Very nice. I love that yarn & would love to make some cute washcloths!

memaknits said...

I love the washcloths. What fun!

Linda said...

Aww those are adorable. Great job on the design. Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

Such a cute pattern! I love your book Itty Bitty Hats & have made several of them; I made the snowman one when I was on bedrest at the end of my pregnancy & the L&D nurse paraded it around the ward saying "Look what my patient made!".

Ali

Julie T. said...

Adorable washcloths, great giveaway!

Daniela said...

You are a volcano of ideas Susy!!

I LOVE these Easter washclothes!!!!

Thanx for share 'em

Jeannie D said...

I am also loving the washcloths! Made hearts, and included small heart soaps from Etsy for adorable Feb. birthday gifts! Can't wait for the Bunny Washcloth!! Keep 'em comin', Susan!

Lisa F said...

Cute-tastic!

Kristin E said...

So super cute! I love your patterns!

K said...

I love the Easter Egg washclothes with polka dots! Pick me for the yarn giveaway!

Kate in St. Louis

rlo said...

yarn? you can never have too much yarn.
i'm working on a bundle of washcloth for my friend (who is getting married :)

Leslie in Albany said...

My friend is expecting an Easter baby so this washcloth will be a perfect addition to the layette set I'm knitting for her!

Anonymous said...

I didn't have time for the other washchloths, and I am determined to make one of the Easter ones! Great small projects!!

Jill in Texas

Anonymous said...

I love these washcloths!!! The yarn looks so soft and cuddly. Thank you for the chance to win such soft yarn. I would love to make some cloths for the children's Easter baskets from this!!!
lcconnally@yahoo.com

Jean Ashley said...

These are SO CUTE, and I LOVE Crystal Palace chenille, so I would LOVE to win the yarn to make these...Thanks for the inspiration, and the contest!

kyouell said...

I'd love to win too! Found you through a tweet by @craft. I'm a beginning knitter and would love to give this a try with that nummy looking yarn.

kyouell said...

Ack! Forgot to leave a location or identifying something in my first comment. Please delete it (it's in moderation or I'd do it myself).

I'm a new knitter and in the metro Portland, OR area. I'd love to try this washcloth pattern with that yummy yarn. Found you through a tweet by @craft.

coffeechris said...

Egg-ellent! -- Would love to try the crystal palace yarn on my next washcloth.

jjj said...

I bought your heart pattern for this yarn but haven't been able to get my hands on any yet. Finges crossed.r

Rabid said...

Cute! I may have to make a couple :D

kathy55439 said...

Super Fun thank you

Catherine K. in Virginia said...

Such a cute spring baby gift.

Linda said...

Perfect easter knitting =)