Lemon Swirl Knit Dishcloth Pattern

Because I love a good "twist" (See what I did there?), I'm sharing this Lemon Swirl knit dishcloth pattern.  I love round dishcloths. Square ones are so…well, you get the idea.

I used Peaches & Creme Yarn in Sunshine. So bright and happy! There are a few things about this dishcloth that I like, one being the open spaces. That way crumbs can fall through when rinsing. This pattern uses a crochet edge to finish. If you don't crochet, just finish after binding off.

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With US size 7 needles, co 8 st and either divide evenly between 4 needles or in half on a circular needle.

Rnds 1 & 2: Knit around — 8 sts

Rnd 3: {yo, k1} around – 16 sts

Rnd 4: Knit around — 16 sts

Rnd 5: {yo, k1} around — 32 sts

Rnd 6: {k2, k2tog} around — 24 sts

Rnd 7: {yo, k1, yo, k2tog} around — 32 sts

Rnd 8: Knit around — 32 sts

Rnd 9: {yo, k1,yo,k1,yo, k2tog} around — 48 sts

Rnd 10: {k4, k2tog} around — 40 sts

Rnd 11: {(yo, k1) 3 times, k2tog} around — 56 sts

Rnd 12: {k5, k2tog} around — 48 sts

Rnd 13: {yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog} around — 64 sts

Rnd 14: {k6, k2tog} around — 56 sts

Rnd 15: {yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k3, k2tog} around —72 sts

Rnd 16: {k7, k2tog} around — 64 sts

Rnd 17: {yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k4, k2tog} around — 80 sts

Rnd 18: {k8, k2tog} around — 72 sts

Rnd 19: {yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k5, k2tog} around — 88 sts

Rnd 20: {k9, k2tog} around — 80 sts

Rnd 21: {yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k6, k2tog} around — 96 sts

Rnd 22: {k10, k2tog} around — 88 sts

Cast off knit-wise, leaving last loop for beginning crochet edging.

Insert US size G hook into remaining loop.

Edging: Sc in next st, {ch 3, sk next st, sc in next} around to last 2 st; ch 3, slst in first sc.

Finish off and weave in ends.


  • co – cast on
  • st – stitch
  • yo – yarn over
  • k – knit
  • k2tog – knit 2 stitches together
  • sc – single crochet
  • ch – chain
  • sk – skip

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