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Schoolhouse Washcloth

Schoolhouse washcloth 

I have been thinking I need some new washclothes. This is a pattern I created back in 2007 and I still love it, especially at this time of year. I decide to make a PDF file for the pattern. I find this a wonderful way to store patterns. I just keep a file on my external harddrive of knitting patterns. Enjoy and if you are on Ravelry, say hi and look for this pattern!!

ps. if you are having trouble opening this, let me know.

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Schoolhouse Wash-Cloth

Materials: 1 ball Cotton yarn, Size 5 needles, US.

SSK: (Slip, slip, knit.) Slip the first and second stitches knitwise, one at a time, then insert the tip of left-hand needle into the fronts of these two stitches from the left, and knit them together from this position.

Cast on 49 stitchess or a Multiple of 12 stitches +1

Knit 3 rows for border.

Begin pattern: Row 1: Purl. Purl all wrong-side rows.
Row 2: K1, *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, repeat from *.
Rows 4, 6 & 8: Repeat Row 2.
Row 10: K1, *yo, ssk, k7, k2tog, yo, k1; repeat from *.
Row 12: K2, *yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k3; rep from *, end last repeat k2.
Row 14: K3, *yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k5; rep from *, end last repeat k3.
Row 16: K4, *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k7; rep from *, end last repeat k4.
Row 18: K5, *yo, sl1 – k2tog – psso, yo, k9; rep from *, end last repeat k5.

Knit stocking knit for 4 rows.

Repeat pattern 2 more times.

Knit 3 rows for border.
Cast off


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Manuela@A Cultivated Nest

Beautiful pattern Clarice! Maybe I'll be able to make it this winter when I really plan on tackling crochet and knitting.


I ADORE this pattern so much, Clarice! Thank you for sharing it. I didn't know you were on Ravelry - I just added you there. This washcloth looks so lovely in red. I am going to have to try my hand at this pattern...maybe it would make a nice scarf? xoxo


Dear Clarice,

What a fun pattern! You inspire me to get out my needles again. :)

Blessings to you,



That's really cute Clarice -- thanks for the pattern!


Cute! I was just telling hubby that you can tell I was on a knitted washcloth kick at one time because they are all beginning to look quite shabby.. all at the same time! I love your pattern!!

Blessings, Debbie

Sharon D.


I love this pattern, it's beautiful. You did a great job. I'm afraid that I am such a beginner knitter this would intimidate me. Thanks so much for sharing!

Have a great day!



Dear Clarice,
Beautiful color sweetie! You knit beautifully and your design is fabulous! Love, Paula


This is beautiful!!! I love it, and the pattern on it is so sweet! I may have to try this, and LOVE it in the red!~


Oh that is So LOVELY Clarice.. I only wish I knew how to Knit...The Red is such a Beautiful color for that as well..


Hah! I tried again and it worked perfectly :) Gill xxx


Hello and a good day to you Clarice dear. I have found the pdf but although it opened it would not download; however the original posted pattern is easy to copy and print...
Autumn is really here now, our maples are turning and the virginia creeper is scarlet. Everyday the geese are leaving and the smaller birds are gathering and twittering and it feels a little like Clapham Junction in my Rowan trees there are so many thrushes perched in them! I love this time of year and am stashing yarn and needles, patterns and hooks ready for the long evenings. I do believe that your schoolhouse washcloth could be a cosy pillow knitted up a little larger and in a snuggly worsted weight wool! Happy knitting, Gill.

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