Lion Face Dishcloth
By Karen Gielen
Yarn: Approx. 200 yds 100% cotton medium/worsted weight yarn.
Notions: Yarn Needle, Scissors, Crochet hook
Gauge: 16sts and 16 rows=4"
Cast on 35 (clockwise on a round loom or left to right on a single sided rake)
Pattern Notes: To speed knit this cloth e-wrap and knit the knit stitches in the garter stitch on all sides and flat knit within the picture portion of the pattern. Beginning tail weaving tip: On round one, just before you reach the last three to four pegs, take the tail piece and e-wrap pegs clockwise. Continue to knit (counterclockwise) with working yarn to end of round knitting over top loop with the bottom and middle loop (cast on loop and loop from tail). Your tail piece is now automatically woven in!
8. P4 K6 P1 K3 P1 K2 P1 K2 P1 K3 P1 K6 P4
10. P4 K5 P4 K2 P2 K1 P3 K1 P2 K2 P2 K5 P4
12. P4 K5 P2 K1 P11 k1 P2 K5 P4
14. P4 K2 P1 K2 P17 K2 P1 K2 P4
16. P4 K2 P1 K1 P19 K1 P1 K2 P4
18. P4 K1 P2 K1 P9 K1 P9 K1 P2 K1 P4
20. P4 K1 P11 K3 P11 K1 P4
22. P13 K9 P13
24. P4 K1 P8 K9 P8 K1 P4
26. P4 K1 P8 K2 P2 K1 P2 K2 P8 K1 P4
28. P12 K2 P1 K2 P1 K2 P1 K2 P12
30. P11 K2 P1 K3 P1 K3 P1 K2 P11
32. P10 K6 P3 K6 P10
34. P4 K1 P4 K6 P1 K3 P1 K6 P4 K1 P4
36. P5 K1 P3 K6 P5 K6 P3 K1 P5
38. P10 K6 P3 K6 P10
40. P11 K6 P1 K6 P11
42. P4 K 1 P6 K4 B1 K3 B1 K4 P6 K1 P4
44. P5 K2 P4 K13 P4 K2 P5
46. P12 K11 P12
48. P4 K1 P8 K2 P2 K1 P2 K2 P8 K1 P4
50. P4 K2 P7 K2 P5 K2 P7 K2 P4
52. P4 K1 P1 K2 P19 K2 P1 K1 P4
54. P4 K1 P25 K1 P4
56. P4 K1 P12 K1 P12 K1 P4
58. P4 K2 P7 K1 P2 K3 P2 K1 P7 K2 P4
60. P4 K5 P3 K3 P1 K3 P1 K3 P3 K5 P4
Bind off loosely with the crochet method, using one to two chain stitches in between each loom loop. Weave in ends with tapestry needle.
Copyright 2008 Karen Gielen for personal, non-commercial use only. All rights reserved.
Pleasee don't limit this pattern to just dishcloths! This pattern is one of several I am designing with a zoo animal or jungle theme. This pattern will also work well as blocks for a baby blanket. With both the Monkey Face Dishcloth pattern in my free patterns section over in the right hand column, and with this pattern, you could easily use two different yarn colors. For example, in the Lion Face pattern, use two different gold colors, one light and one dark. Where the pattern indicates a purl stitch, use the darker gold color and where the pattern says to knit, use the lighter gold. This would work well for the Monkey Face cloth as well. Use two different browns, for instance.
As I did with the Monkey Face dishcloth pattern, this pattern will also be added to my free patterns section very soon. Have fun!