12mm-US 17

Vog on Lace Ankle Socks Pattern

Vog On Lacy Anklet Socks
Vog On Lacy Anklet Socks

This lace sock pattern is so pretty. Great for summer time or any time you want a girly light weight sock. An essential for any Mary Jane style of shoe.

Size: Ladies’ medium
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Length: to fit
Circumference (unstretched): 8 inches. Will comfortably stretch to fit up to 9.5 inches.

MATERIALS
Koigu Painters Palette Premium Merino [100% merino wool; 175yd/160m per 50g]; 2 skeins
Shown in:
Bluebird of Friendliness (top down): #423
1 set of 5 US #2/2.75 mm double-point needles
Tapestry needle

GAUGE
28 sts/40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Click here for the free lace ankle socks pattern

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12mm-US 17

Free Knit and Crochet Dish Cloth Patterns

Knit and crochet dish cloths

Since I am on the kick of kitchen and cleaning products to knit and crochet to save money I thought I would share some free dish cloth patterns with you. I have a ton of these on hand for all kinds of different uses. I stopped buying paper towels as a way to reduce my carbon footprint and these cloths are super absorbent and can handle any mess better than any paper towel. I usually crochet a little loop on one corner and hang them inside my cupboard so I always have them on hand.

Alex's Cloth
Alex's Cloth

This is a nice cloth with a lovely checker pattern. Just the right size for doing dishes and kitchen cleanups.

Materials: 1 ball Cotton yarn, Size 4mm or 4.5mm needles, (US 6 or 7).

Click here for free pattern.

Cupcake Dish Cloth
Cupcake Dish Cloth

I love this cloth. So cute and interesting to knit. Add a sweet touch to your kitchen with this dish cloth pattern.

Size: approximately 8 ¾” X 7 ¾”.

Materials: One skein of worsted weight cotton. The cloth pictured was done in Peaches & Crème in Baby Pink.

Needles: Size 6
Gauge: 4.5 sts. per inch, not critical

Click here for the free pattern.

Nubby Crochet Disch Cloth
Nubby Crochet Dish Cloth

This is a super thick and absorbent dish cloth pattern. This one is crochet for all of you crocheters out there.

Click here to download the pdf pattern.

Christmas Wreath Dishcloth
Christmas Wreath Dishcloth

Since the holidays will be here before long, here is a cute crochet Christmas wreath cloth pattern.

Materials:  100% cotton Sugar & Cream yarn in the colors of red, white and green

Crochet Hook size H

Large Tapestry Needle for making french knots & weaving in the ends

Click here for the free pattern.

If you like these knit and crochet dish cloth patterns please leave me a comment. I am doing a contest. I will draw one name from the people who leave comments each month and will send you a free dishcloth that I will knit up for you. So the more comments you leave on my blog posts the greater your chance of winning! 🙂

12mm-US 17

Recycled Knitting – Rag Bath Mat Pattern

I love this pattern for so many reasons. It is very sumptuous looking, it is unique and it helps the environment. I am planning on making these bath mats as gifts for the holidays this year. A knitted bathmat, face cloth or poof and a hand knit towel. The whole spa package will only cost me money when my stash of rags are used up and then it will only cost me a minimal amount as I will be purchasing recycled goods at a second hand store. Everyone on my list will love it and I will save money and the earth! Gotta like that!

This is a really fun and different project… you will get lots of comments if you bring this knitting to a meeting! But I especially love the texture this bathmat adds to a bathroom.
Skills Needed

You need to know how to knit, purl and cable.
Size

Approximately 18″ wide and desired length. The sample is 36” long for a bathtub, it can be shorter for a smaller shower.
Materials
Rag Yarn

Sample used two pre-washed twin size sheets ripped into 1 ½” strips and connected as per the rag knitting tutorial on cocoknits.com.
Needles

# 19 needles.

Gauge

Using # 19 needles over moss st, approximately 1 st per inch.
Abbreviations

CO – cast on

BO – bind off

st(s) – stitch(es)

c4b – cable 4 sts behind. Slip next 4 sts onto cable needle (in this case I used a chopstick) and hold at the back of your work. Knit 4 sts, then knit 4 from cable needle.
Directions

CO 26 sts.

Row 1, 3, 7 (RS): [k1, p1] four times, p1, k8, p1, [p1, k1] four times.

Row 2 and all WS rows: [k1, p1] four times, k1, p8, k1, [p1, k1] four times.

Row 5: [k1, p1] four times, p1, c4b, p1, [p1, k1] four times.

Repeat these 8 rows until you reach the desired length. BO on a row 1 of pattern.

Finishing

add fringe by cutting rag “yarn” into 4″ long pieces and attaching to either edge as follows

Click Here For a tutorial on how to prepare your rag yarn.

My Tip: If you want to make this bath mat non-skid just hand stitch a few recycled rubber bands onto the back of it. They will grip the floor and keep the bath mat from sliding.