Open Star Dishcloth Pattern

March 4, 2010|Comments (16)

Open Star Dishcloth detail

Josh and I love knitted dishcloths. We love them more than strawberry shortcake, Le Creuset, and reciprocating saws. Here’s an easy pattern that makes a honey of a dishcloth and there’s a surprise at the end.

Open Star Dishcloth

My very first-ever introduction to an Open Star dishcloth happened at Knitting Circle and it was love at first sight. Knitted dishcloths are a personal weakness of mine and this pattern just made me weak at the knees. All I could see were Celtic love knots over and over… and I was totally hook-line-and-sinker in love.

If you are with me on this very important matter, then you are totally in luck because I’ve got the little ol’ pattern right here so you can make one of your very own.  Special thanks to Holly, who sent me the pattern and got me hooked on it in the first place.

Open Star Dishcloth corner


  • 1 ball of cotton yarn (I’m a big fan of Lily® Sugarn Cream® yarn)
  • Size 8 US needles (I prefer bamboo needles but choose your own adventure)
  • Cast on 39 stitches
  • Row 1: K 2 *yo, K 3, pass the first of these stitches over the other two * repeat to last stitch, K 1.
  • Row 2: Purl.
  • Row 3: K 1, *K 3, pass the first of these 3 stitches over the other two, yo *, to last 2 stitches, K 2.
  • Row 4: Purl.
  • Repeat rows 1-4 nine times, then repeat rows 1-3 once.
  • Bind off in purl.
And just because I’m feeling so groovy from this week’s jewelry giveaway, I thought I’d give one lucky commenter one of these:
It’s a pattern book containing instructions to make all of these WAY-cool kitchen goodies (which are all on my wishlist should you make them and decide to share):
Your comment is your entry in this little giveaway and the winner will be announced tomorrow at noon EST.
Thank you for reading and commenting and making me feel so ding dang loved.  You guys rock.
The contest is closed.  Congratulations, Warren.
If you would like to see the winner of the great bracelet giveaway: click here.

Comments (16)| Leave a comment

  1. Nellie Haulk on March 4th, 2010 9:13 am

    Those really cool. I use to try to knit a little. Would like to learn again.

  2. warren on March 4th, 2010 9:19 am

    I have tried knitting before but I think I need to do it someplace public…maybe with a friend. It drives me a little nuts doing it by myself and my brain sort of goes to sleep. Anyhow, I think dueling knitting between my wife and me might be fun though!

  3. Tracie Fulford on March 4th, 2010 9:25 am

    My precious 88 year old Granny is a lover of knitting. She has taught me once (or twice or thrice…) how-to but I never have officially taken it up. Maybe twenty-ten is my year to knit!

  4. Frances Alsup on March 4th, 2010 9:37 am


  5. The Cotton Wife on March 4th, 2010 9:38 am

    No need to enter my name since you know I can’t knit worth a darn! But I love these anyway and just had to tell you!

  6. Barbie on March 4th, 2010 10:06 am

    Well, you know I’m all over knitted dishcloths. I need to do some more and just might try these out, ‘cuz they are lovely. I can’t find the pattern that I used (and LOVED) for the last set that I did and am seriously bummed.

    I’m digging the knitted aprons. I can see my girls loving those! Hope I win! :) But if I don’t, I hope whoever does enjoys the book and makes something for you.

  7. ToilingAnt on March 4th, 2010 10:55 am

    I *just* learned to knit, so this pattern is perfect! As soon as my mad skillz allow, I’ll try one out. Thanks!

  8. stacey on March 4th, 2010 11:10 am

    I briefly learned to knit 2 yrs ago and would love to make more of a “go” at it and be able to teach my daughter. This book and your free pattern are WAY cool! I know my daughter would take off faster than I and would love making these for presents. *crossing fingers* :-)

  9. Leah on March 4th, 2010 11:25 am

    Cool! I’m still just learning the basics of knitting but I’m having fun with it. I think it’d be cool to be able to add that book to the stack of magazines my sister gave me, so I could have more things to look forward to making once I’m a bit better at it! :)

  10. Rosa on March 4th, 2010 12:09 pm




  11. Holly the Knitter on March 4th, 2010 12:39 pm

    Is that a knitted clock? Seriously?

  12. Jeni Hill Ertmer on March 5th, 2010 12:37 am

    I am so with you on the handmade washcloths using the Sugar and Cream yarns and I like ‘em knitted or crocheted! Before Christmas, I crocheted up a bunch of dishcloths -gave a couple to each of my kids along with their other Christmas gifts and also, I gave a dishcloth I’d crocheted (each one was a different pattern, different color combo of the yarns) to each of the ladies from my high school class who gather together for lunch once a month! There were seven of us (that is including myself) at our Christmas lunch meeting and the girls loved those little gifts! So I’m always looking for more patterns to make more little gift-type items like those or make more for myself to use too!

  13. Kristine on March 5th, 2010 4:37 am

    Cool knitted bowls! A knitted clock?! Wow! Thanks for sharing the dishcloth pattern…it’s a keeper!

  14. Thomas on March 5th, 2010 7:37 am

    It is so pretty!!!

  15. Jessica Reeves on April 7th, 2010 9:46 am

    This is a great opportunity to make gifts for others and share this movement of getting back to basics.

  16. Bertie on April 24th, 2013 12:28 pm

    I just stumbled upon your blog after doing a search for dishcloth patterns and I am so happy the net led me here! You have great information, a sparkling wit, and projects for beginners through experts in all things homemade. Can’t wait to see what other goodies I find!

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