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Born and raised in the greater Delaware valley around Philadelphia and New York City, I have lived in Germany and Europe for almost 20 years. I travel with work as an interpreter, consultant and ...

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Heart-Shaped Washcloth

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Heart-Shaped Washcloth
Heart-Shaped Washcloth Variations w/ different yarn combination
Heart-Shaped Washcloth Detail View → 1
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Heart-Shaped Washcloth Cover Photo

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Add and reduce stitches
  • kfb-knit into the front and back of a stitch
  • pfb-purl into the front and back of a stitch
  • k2tog-knit 2 stiches together
  • skp-slip one, knit one, pass slip stitch over
  • s2kp-slip two tog, knit one, pass two slip stitches over

Pattern Description:

"These instructions for a heart-shaped washcloth (dishcloth) are not difficult, but do require you to knit and purl into the front and back of a stitch. In addition, you will also need to increase and decrease stitches in the rows."

I consider this pattern to be at an intermediate level.

However, it is quick pattern! Each washcloth takes only 2-3 hours to finish.

My Mother uses all sorts of festive washcloths to wrap gifts, candies and chocolates in--and this is the reason I made this pattern: I needed some special "Gift-Wrapping" for Valentine's Day.

The heart shape is actually quite ideal for making a quick basket to hold candies and chocolates, as you can see in the last picture. The finished item can also be used to decorate a table or as a place setting (Just change the size of your needles).

I do enjoy receiving feedback, so do not hesitate to be in touch, either here or via facebook.



16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Gauge: 16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
  • Finished size: Approx. width = 91/2 inches (24.1 cm) X height = 81/2 inches (21.6 cm)


  • Needle Size: US 7 | 4.5 mm
  • Tapestry needle / crochet hook to weave in ends
  • Worsted weight, 100% cotton yarn (50-100g) in desired color

Suggested yarn:

75 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

100% Cotton



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