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Knit Dishcloth and Pot Holder Patterns + Leisure Arts Giveaway

Today is Day 4 of our 12 Days of Christmas in July Giveaway. You can enter each day to win the prize of the day! Contest rules and how to enter are below.

It takes just a minute to enter: simply comment below answering the question of the day!


Today’s Project

On the fourth day of our 12 Days of Christmas in July Giveaway, my true love gave to me…the Knit Dishcloth and Pot Holder Pattern from Leisure Arts!

Knit Dishcloth and Pot HolderDISHCLOTH PATTERN

Finished size: 11″ square




With Blue, cast on 44 sts.
Rows 1-4: Knit across.
Row 5: (Right side): Drop Blue, with Ecru, K1, H YO, K2 tog; repeat from H across to last st, K1.
Row 6: Knit across; drop Ecru.
Rows 7-10: With Blue, knit across.
Rows 11-76: Repeat Rows 5-10, 11 times.
Cut Ecru; bind off all sts leaving remaining loop on
needle; do not cut yarn.


With right side facing, slip loop onto crochet hook Ch 1Frows, 3sc in same st, sc evenly around working 3sc in each corner; join with slipst to first sc, finish off.


Finished size: 8″w x 7″h



Body (Make 2):

With Blue, cast on 32 sts.
Row 1 (Right side): Knit across.
Row 2: Purl across.
Rows 3 and 4: Repeat Rows 1 and 2; at end of Row 4, drop Blue.
Rows 5 and 6: With Ecru, knit across.
Row 7: Drop Ecru, with Blue, K2, H with yarn in back, slip 1 as if to purl, K2: repeat from across.
Row 8: K2, H with yarn in front, slip 1 as if to purl, K2; repeat from H across; drop Blue.
Rows 9 and 10: With Ecru, knit across.
Row 11: Drop Ecru, with Blue, knit across.
Rows 12-44: Repeat Rows 2-11, 3 times; then repeat
Rows 2-4 once more.
Bind off all sts loosely.


With wrong sides together, working through both pieces, and using crochet hook, join Blue with slip st in any corner; ch 1, 3 sc in same st, sc evenly around working 3 sc in each corner; join with slip st to first sc; ch 15, join with slip st to form a ring, turn; slip st in each ch around; finish off.


ch(s) chain(s)
K knit
Mm millimeters
P purl
Sc single crochet(s)
st(s) stitch(es)
tog together
YO yarn over
H — work instructions following H as many More times as indicated in
addition to the first time.
† to † — work all instructions from first †to second †
As many times as specified.
( ) or [ ] — work enclosed instructions as many times as specified by the number immediately following or work all enclosed instructions  in the stitch indicated or contains explanatory remarks.
work even — work without increasing or decreasing in the established pattern.


12 Days LA Books

Thirteen Leisure Arts books are today’s amazing prize! With these, you will never lose inspiration again. These four crochet and nine knitting books contain so many patterns with easy to follow directions that you will be up to your ears in projects. Hard to put down, all of your crafting friends will be begging to borrow from your collection.

In order to win today’s 12 Days of Christmas in July Giveaway, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post below telling us:

What colors will you use for your dishcloth and pot holder?


THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED. Check out the rest of the 12 Days of Christmas in July giveaway series. There are still 8 chances to win!

Today's Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Patsy Smith!

patsy smith






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