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Petal Dishcloth Knitting Pattern

Designed by Susan H. Esser

Petal Cloth or Christmas Star Knitting Pattern
Knit by Barbara Breiter

This lovely dishcloth or facecloth pattern could also be knit as a five pointed star for Christmas. Also makes a wonderful doily or hot pad!

Size:
The petals measure 3 inches in length; a larger needles and heavier yarn will yield a larger finished piece.

Gauge:
Not vital

Materials:
Sport weight yarn
Size 6 US (4.25 mm) needles
Size 7 US (4.5 mm) needles
Stitch markers
Stitch holders
Tapestry needle

Instructions
Note:
All Slip 2 instructions are to be slipped at the same time as if to knit.
p2sso- pass two slipped sts over

With a needle one size larger than you will work with, CO 105 sts, leaving an 18 inch tail for sewing up with later.
Change to your chosen needle and purl 21 sts. Leave rem sts on needle; you will work them later. Pm and turn.
Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, k8, sl 2, k1, p2sso, k to end of row, turn - 19 sts.
Row 2: Sl 1, p rem 18 sts.
Row 3: Sl 1, k7, sl 2, k1, p2sso, k rem 8 sts - 17 sts.
Row 4: Sl 1, p rem 16 sts.
Row 5: Sl 1, k6, sl 2, k1, p2sso, k rem 7 sts - 15 sts.
Row 6: Sl 1, p14.
Row 7: Sl 1, k5, sl 2, k1, p2sso, k6.
Row 8: Sl 1, p12.
Row 9: Sl 1, k4, sl 2, k1 p2sso, k5.
Row 10: Sl 1, p10.
Row 11: Sl 1, k3, sl 2, k1, p2sso, k4.
Row 12: Sl 1, p8.
Row 13: Sl 1, k2, sl 2, k1, p2sso, k3.
Row 14: Sl 1, p6.
Row 15: Sl 1, k1, sl 2, k1, p2sso, k2.
Row 16: Sl 1, p4.
Row 17: Sl 1, sl 2 at same time, k1, p2sso, k1.
Row 18: Sl 1, p2.
Row 19: Sl 2, k1, p2sso (1 st rem - place on a piece of scrap yarn or stitch holder).
Turn.
Work the following directions until you have used up all of your stitches and have 5 points or petals.
With WS facing, pick up 9 sts down the finished petal, pm.
Do not cut yarn.
Purl the next 21 sts of those waiting on the needle.
Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, k8, sl 2, k1, p2sso, k8, k the next st tog with the first st on the other side of the needle tbl (on the side of the completed petal).
Row 2: Sl 1, p rem 18 sts.
Row 3: Sl 1, k7, sl 2, k1, p2sso, k7, k the next st tog with the first st on the other side of the needle tbl.
Row 4: Sl 1, p16.
Row 5: Sl 1, k6, sl 2, k1, p2sso, k6, k the next st tog with the first st on the other side of the needle tbl.
Row 6: Sl 1, p14.
Row 7: Sl 1, k5, sl 2, k1, p2sso, k5, k the next st tog with the first st on the other side of the needle tbl.
Row 8: Sl 1, p12.
Row 9: Sl 1, k4, sl 2, k1, p2sso, k4, k the next st tog with the first st on the other side of the needle tbl.
Row 10: Sl 1, p10.
Row 11: Sl 1, k3, sl 2, k1, p2sso, k3, k the next st tog with the first st on the other side of the needle tbl.
Row 12: Sl 1, p8.
Row 13: Sl 1, k2, sl 2, k1, p2sso, k2, k the next st tog with the first st on the other side of the needle tbl.
Row 14: Sl 1, p6.
Row 15: Sl 1, k1, sl 2 , k1, p2sso, k1, k the next st tog with the first st on the other side of the needle tbl.
Row 16: Sl 1, p4.
Row 17: Sl 1, sl 2, k1, p2sso, k the next st tog with the first st on the other side of the needle tbl.
Row 18: Sl 1, p2.
Row 19: Sl 2, k1, p2sso.

Finishing
When you have completed all five petals, sew the bottom edge together with the first petal. Run threaded tapestry needle through all sts waiting on holders and pull tightly to close. Weave in ends on WS.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.