Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Halloween Cat Dishcloth

This not-so-scary Halloween Cat is a hit at our house!  This dishcloth can definitely be used year round if knitted in colors to match your home decor.  Enjoy!

Halloween Cat Dishcloth

1 Skein Lily Sugar n Cream yarn
US #3/3.25mm needles
Yarn needle

(Finished size approximately 8" x 8-1/2")

Cast on 41 sts

Rows 1-6: (K1, P1) to last stitch, K1

Row 7 (and all odd rows): (K1, P1) x2, P to last 4 sts, (P1, K1) x2

Row 8: (K1, P1) x2, K33, (P1, K1) x2
Row 10: (K1, P1) x2, K8, P18, K7, (P1, K1) x2

Row 12: (K1, P1) x2, K9, P10, K7, P1, K6, (P1, K1) x2
Row 14: (K1, P1) x2, K10, P8, K9, P1, K5, (P1, K1) x2
Row 16: (K1, P1) x2, K9, P10, K9, P1, K4, (P1, K1) x2
Row 18: (K1, P1) x2, K8, P12, K9, P1, K3, (P1, K1) x2
Row 20: (K1, P1) x2, K7, P14, K8, P1, K3, (P1, K1) x2

Row 22: (K1, P1) x2, K7, P14, K8, P1, K3, (P1, K1) x2
Row 24: (K1, P1) x2, K8, P12, K9, P1, K3, (P1, K1) x2
Row 26: (K1, P1) x2, K9, P10, K9, P1, K4, (P1, K1) x2
Row 28: (K1, P1) x2, K10, P8, K9, P1, K5, (P1, K1) x2
Row 30: (K1, P1) x2, K12, P4, K10, P1, K6, (P1, K1) x2

Row 32: (K1, P1) x2, K13, P2, K10, P1, K7, (P1, K1) x2
Row 34: (K1, P1) x2, K13, P2, K10, P1, K7, (P1, K1) x2
Row 36: (K1, P1) x2, K13, P2, K10, P1, K7, (P1, K1) x2
Row 38: (K1, P1) x2, K13, P2, K11, P1, K6, (P1, K1) x2
Row 40: (K1, P1) x2, K5, P1, K7, P2, K7, P1, K4, P1, K2, P1, K2, (P1, K1) x2

Row 42: (K1, P1) x2, K3, P1, K2, P1, K3, P8, K3, P1, K2, P1, K3, P2, K3, (P1, K1) x2
Row 44: (K1, P1) x2, K4, P2, K1, P14, K1, P2, K9, (P1, K1) x2
Row 46: (K1, P1) x2, K6, P16, K11, (P1, K1) x2
Row 48: (K1, P1) x2, K3, P22, K8, (P1, K1) x2
Row 50: (K1, P1) x2, K6, P16, K11, (P1, K1) x2

Row 52: (K1, P1) x2, K6, P16, K11, (P1, K1) x2
Row 54: (K1, P1) x2, K7, P14, K12, (P1, K1) x2
Row 56: (K1, P1) x2, K8, P12, K13, (P1, K1) x2
Row 58: (K1, P1) x2, K8, P12, K13, (P1, K1) x2
Row 60: (K1, P1) x2, K8, P3, K6, P3, K13, (P1, K1) x2

Row 62: (K1, P1) x2, K8, P2, K8, P2, K13, (P1, K1) x2
Row 64: (K1, P1) x2, K8, P1, K10, P1, K13, (P1, K1) x2

Row 66: (K1, P1) x2, K33, (P1, K1) x2
Rows 68 – 73: (K1, P1) to last stitch, K1

Bind off in (K1, P1) pattern.

Weave in ends and block, pushing down on stockingnette stitches and leaving the purl stitches (so they "pop").  Lay flat to dry.


  1. this is the cutest cat dish cloth i've seen. makes me smile. thanks.

  2. This is adorable, thanks for sharing with us!

  3. My sister's birthday is on Hallowe'en and since she likes handknitted dishcloths, you can be sure I'll be making one of these for her. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

  4. Thank you so much for this pattern! It is adorable. I love Halloween, cats and purple, this pattern has it all :)

  5. Dear "One Crafty Mama" - I just decided to knit a collection of Halloween dishcloths. To my surprise, I discovered your "Halloween Cat" and it was "FREE". My next project is your "Spooky Spider". Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing with all of us. SD Miracle

  6. Cute! I'll have to try this!
    Grace Ann

  7. I am in love with this Kitty design. Thanks so much for sharing!! Looks a lot like an Amulet bag I did titled "Flu Kitty". I will be joyously making this very soon for my stash. :) HennaLadyKim

  8. I am looking forward to making this one! Thanks so much for sharing!!!! :)

  9. I just finished making this dishcloth for a good friend who just adopted two new kitties. I love it, and I hope she will too. I was wondering, though, if you have a pattern for a dish cloth with a Rubik's cube on it? Or if not, could you give me some tips on how to make my own? Thanks!

    1. I don't have a pattern for a Rubik's cube, but I could try to work on that! If you want to try out your own pattern, I usually start with some graph paper. Each square would be equivilent to one stitch. I basically just sketch until I have the picture I like. The tough part is testing the pattern out to make sure it translates well in yarn as well as it did on paper! =) Let me know if you try it out and if you have any other questions!

    2. Thanks for your reply, Kelly. I have been (obsessed) making quite a few dishcloths lately, but I still have not figured out exactly how to make sure the pattern comes out right. I did think to start with graph paper, but every time I try to think about the proper combination of knit and purl to make sure the picture pops, I get a headache! I think once I finish the socks I'm working on I'll try to work on the Rubik's cube pattern. If I have any questions, I'll be sure to come to you.

  10. maannyyy thankxxx I love it :) thank you soooo much

  11. Thank you for this great project idea! I loved it so much I blogged about it here: http://craftsi.blogspot.com/2012/09/halloween-cat-dishcloth.html

    (with links back to you of course!)

  12. Thank You! My little cousins will love it!

  13. Thank you so much for the pattern.
    Used it to knit a turquoise bath rug (with total 8 skeins/400 g).


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