Monday, October 05, 2009

Apple Washcloth Free Pattern

Hi Knitters,
Here is the free pattern for the Apple Washcloth. I am just posting it here on the blog and you can feel free to copy and paste into your word program to print or print it directly from the blog if you so desire. Later when Knit & Crochet posts the Apple Washcloth pattern I will put that link up on the sidebar of my blog under "free patterns" for your easy access, too. Have fun!

Apple Washcloth
Original Pattern by, Susan B. Anderson
Finished measurements: 7 ¼ inches tall by 6 ¼ inches wide
Yarn: Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille (100% combed cotton; 50 grams/98 yards)
Red Apple: 1 skein in Lacquer Red #9784 and a small amount of Fern #2342
Green Apple: 1 skein in Fern #2342 and a small amount of Christmas Green #517
Optional: small amount of Cocoa #516 for stem (The stem can also be done in the same green used for the leaf.)
*Note: Any worsted weight cotton will work for this pattern
Needles: US size 6 needles or size to obtain gauge
Optional: 4mm crochet hook (for optional slip stitch edging only)
Tools:
Scissors
Ruler or tape measure
Yarn needle
Stitch holder or scrap yarn
Gauge: 4 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch
Abbreviations:
k knit
k2tog knit 2 stitches together
ssk slip 2 stitches separately as if to knit, knit the 2 slipped stitches together through the back loops
kfb knit into the front and back of the same stitch

Apple:
With Red cast on 20 stitches.
Row 1: k1, kfb, knit to the last 2 stitches, kfb, k1
Row 2: knit
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until there are 32 stitches.
Work even knitting every row until the apple measures 4 ½ inches from the cast on edge.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 two times more. (36 stitches)
Continue knitting every row until the apple measures 5 inches from the cast on edge.
Decrease Rows:
Row 1: k1, ssk, knit to the last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1
Row 2: knit
Repeat rows 1 and 2 two more times. (30 stitches remain)
Top of Apple:
Next row: knit 15 stitches, place remaining 15 stitches on a stitch holder, turn and knit to the end of the row.
Decrease row: k1, ssk, knit to the last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1
Repeat the decrease row every row until there are 7 stitches remaining. Bind off. Cut the yarn and pull the end through the remaining stitch.
Reattach the yarn in the middle and return the 15 stitches on the stitch holder back onto the needle. Knit to the end of the row.
Complete the same as for the first half of the top of the apple.

Stem:
With brown or green, pick up 3 stitches in the dip between the top sections of the apple. Knit every row until the stem measures 1 inch. Bind off. Cut the yarn and pull through the remaining stitch.
Leaf:
With Fern cast on 3 stitches.
Row 1: kfb, knit to last stitch, kfb (5 stitches)
Row 2: knit
Row 3: same as row 1 (7 stitches)
Rows 4-6: knit
Row 7: k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1 (5 stitches remain)
Row 8: knit
Row 9: k1, ssk, k2 (4 stitches remain)
Row 10: knit
Row 11: ssk, k2tog, pass first stitch over the second stitch and off the right needle (1 stitch remains)
Cut the yarn leaving a 6 inch end. Pull the end through the remaining stitch. Place the end on a yarn needle and whipstitch the leaf to the front of the apple at the bottom of the stem. Use the photo as a guide. Pull the end to the wrong side of the leaf and trim.
Optional Crochet Edging:
With the matching apple color and the crochet hook and starting at the left side of the stem, slip stitch around the edge of the apple. End at the right side of the stem. Cut the yarn and pull through the stitch.
Weave in all ends to the wrong side of the apple and trim. If you did the slip stitch edging weave all ends into the wrong side of the edging and trim the ends.
Steam gently with iron and form into desired apple shape and lay flat to dry.
Copyright 2009:
Pattern designed, written and owned by Susan B. Anderson. This pattern is for personal use only and may not be sold, photocopied or copied electronically or distributed in any way without permission from the designer. This pattern may not be sold in knitted form without permission from the designer. Selling the knitted item for charity or fundraising purposes is always welcome.

16 comments:

Maureen said...

Thanks so much for the cute pattern! Can't wait to knit it.

Katie B. said...

This is so cute, Susan!

P.S. I got the yarn for the Spud and Chloe braided scarf this weekend. Can't wait to get started!

Alison said...

You make such cute things!!

Heidi said...

thank you so much for this apple washcloth! I just love it! It really is marvelous for this time of year! I was just looking over a new project yesterday evening, now I know what to do!

Thanks again!

barb said...

THANK YOU Thank You thank you.

I love the apple dishcloth.

barb in MI

barb said...

THANK YOU Thank You thank you.

I love the apple dishcloth.

barb in MI

Jen A said...

What a nice twitter surprise. Thank you -- I feel teacher holiday gifts being casted on everywhere.

emeline said...

I really like it!
thank you for the pattern :o)

Rima said...

This is super cute!

Rima
www.yarnydays.com

Annabelle said...

Cool. I'm going to try it out. Thanks for posting the pattern.

Annabelle said...

Cool. Thanks for posting the pattern!

THE KNITORIOUS MRS. B said...

Thanks for the apple neat pattern! I gifted my knitting buddy and mentor with one recently for her birthday and she loved it!

azdiana53 said...

LOVE your apple dishcloth pattern, can't wait to try it. Thanks!

Ariel said...

Love it! How wonderfully different and will also make a great gift. Thanks for the free pattern!

Anonymous said...

Can you convert the Knit apple washcloth to crochet? I would love to crochet this. Thank you

Anonymous said...

i made one of these for my son's teacher last year forChristmas and it was a hit, both with me and the teacher!, thanx