January 11, 2009

My first design... Knit Heart Dishcloth with Pattern

I have been making the "Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth" these last few days and I kept thinking it would make a GREAT heart dishcloth if I could just figure it out,so today I started one and at the halfway point when I had 40 stitches on and started the decreases, I just did the 1st 20 stitches and left the other ones on my "DP" (still do not have any , so I'm using an orange wood stick, I DID however file the point!!!) and used a small hair tie to hold it on, I decreased each row just like I would have for Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth and then joined the yarn in the middle and put the stitches back on the other knitting needle and did the same thing. I will write up the pattern this evening and post it. But I just had to share!!!! I AM SO PROUD OF MYSELF!!!!!! AND I was smart enough to 'kinda' write it out as I went, I just had to post this right away!!!

Heart dishcloth (Knitted) © 2009
Created By Micki 01/11/2009
This is my pattern for you to use ANY way you choose. You can share it, sell them, But PLEASE do link back to my pattern rather than posting it as yours, it is MINE! It is my 1st ever knitted creation and I am rather proud of it, so please do not say it is yours. You may not reprint the pattern without this copyright verbiage, nor may you sell it as your own. Micki Wiskow © 2009

Materials needed:
Small amount of Peaches & Creme WW cotton yarn, I used #31 Shocking Pink
Size 7 Needles
Darning needle or crochet hook (to tuck in ends)

CO 4
Row 1: K2, YO, K to end
Row 2: Repeat row 1, increasing until you have 40 stitches on needle.
Row 3: K 20, Put remaining 20 sts on a st holder and continue left side of heart as follows:
Right side of heart:
Row 4: K2, YO, (K2 tog) x2 K to end
Row 5: Repeat until you have 9 sts left on needle
Row 6: (K2 tog) x2, K1, (K2 tog) x2
Cast Off this side and move to left side of heart.
Left side of Heart:
Row 7: Join yarn in the center of heart and transfer held stitches to working needle.
Row 8: (K20)
Row 9: K2, YO, (K2 tog) x2, K to end
Row 10: Repeat until there are 9 sts on needle.
Row 11: (K2 tog) x2, K1, (K2 tog) x2
Cast off and weave in all ends


  1. Hello Micki

    WTG my friend, your cloth is just totally awesome. May I use it for our Monthly KAL on the Shirley'sKnittingKnook Group? I just love it, it is just in time for Valentine's Day.


  2. Excellent job!!!! Now, did you write out the directions?? I'd love to make one!

  3. That is so cool, dearie! You are doing wonderfully well - so talented. Plus you make good pictures so we can see what's happening.

  4. I can't wait for the pattern! And how could a Jr fan be anything but perfect.....

  5. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this- I'll definitely be casting on for some of these for gifts!

  6. I really like how you designed this heart and would love it if you could post the pattern. That dip in the top has been at the heart of my problem when i tried fiddling with the pattern last year, i think! Really nice job!

  7. I mentioned your heart dishcloth on my blog this morning. I had seen one like it years ago, and just found it again.
    Please post the pattern as soon as you can. Thanks!


  8. Congratulations! Your design is great! Thanks for sharing such a cute design, especially as Valentine's Day approaches. I can't wait to give a try. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Your design is so cute--especially in time for Valentine's Day! Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Soooooo sweet! And just in time for Valentine's Day. Love it. Thank you for sharing.

  12. I just read your post in COTW about this & had to come see... Great job figuring it out! I just got several balls of red cotton the other day & now I will have something nice to make for Valentine's Day with them. Thank you very much for sharing your pattern!

  13. Thanks for a great pattern!!! I just put mine up on Ravelry. :-)

  14. Thanks for sharing the pattern. I made one for my husband for Valentine's Day. ;-) He understood the joke! Just finished one for a quick birthday "fun" gift.

  15. I love it! I have knitted Grandma's favorite dishclothes for friends for years. Now, I will give yours a try. It's perfect for me, since my last name is Hartzog.
    Thank You!

  16. I also added a post and link on my blog. Come visit! Karla

  17. PS. Has anyone told you you bear a striking resemblance to Dale Earnhardt, Jr.? :)

  18. I love this pattern! It is exactly what I wanted, and the person I gave the dishcloth too really liked it!

  19. Am having a problem on Row 4. Is it K2, YO, (K2 tog) times 2 all the way across or k to end? Row 5 repeat what? I'm thoroughly confused.

  20. clearly states ........ K2, YO, (K2 tog) x2, K to end
    That means..... k2, yo, k2tog, yo k2tog, k across...... I do not know how it could be clearer and the next row says to repeat the pattern til you have X amount of stitches... Very easy pattern to follow. This is the first email out of thousands (literally) that has had a problem with the pattern. I will pick up the needles this evening and start one to see if it is a problem, but I have made dozens and dozens of them with no problems. Hope this helps instead of hindering.

  21. The Zombie Prom Date Knitters will be using your pattern to make a heart garland to cheer up a little girl going through chemo.

    Thanks for sharing such a cute and great pattern!

  22. I so love this! Im wondering if I could make about 20 of them and sew them together to make a scarf? My daughter would LOVE that! This is awesome! Keep up the amazing work :)

  23. This is EXACTLY what I have been looking for! Thank you for making and posting. I'm going to add this to my pinterest wall.

  24. Cool pattern Micki!! I just made it for the first time and it was quick and easy to make. You rock!!

  25. I love it!! I'm making one for my mom for mothers day.


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