Belle Pointelle Knit Dishcloth Pattern

The Belle Pointelle is a "fit in the palm of your hand" kind of dishcloth. It's smaller than what I normally use, but it's nice to have one small enough to clean the inside of a drinking glass. This uses yarn-overs and decreases to create an openwork pointelle pattern. Because the edges start to curl when finished, I added a crochet border. If you don't crochet, don't worry. The border is completely optional.

This was knit with Bernat Handicrafter Cotton DeLux yarn in Navy. I can't find the DeLux on their website, but there are quite a few options for Bernat Handicrafter Cotton on Amazon.

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Using US size 7 needles, co 19.

Row 1: k5, yo, skp, k2, p1, k2, k2tog, yo, k5

Rows 2, 4 & 6: p9, k1, p9

Row 3: k6, yo, skp, k1, p1, k1 k2tog, yo, k6

Row 5: k7, yo, skp, p1, k2tog, yo, k7

Repeat Rows 1-6 three times.

Bind off.

For crochet border, leave loop and switch from needles to size G crochet hook.

{Sc, ch 1, sc in same st; skip st, sl st in next, skip st} around dishcloth.

Join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.


  • co – cast on
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • yo – yarn over
  • skp – slip knit pass (decrease) 
  • k2tog – knit 2 together (decrease)
  • st – stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • ch – chain
  • sl st – slip stitch 

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