Finished Knit–Pumpkin Dishcloth

pumpkin dishclothIt’s October…and it’s 90 degrees outside. Not that I’m bitter or anything. Fall is still a long way off for us it seems, so to inject a little spirit back into my week, I knit up a cute pumpkin dishcloth for fun. I don’t usually waste time on dishcloths since I have a long list of other things I want to knit, but a seasonal, instant gratification knit seemed like a good way to get over my heat-induced grumpiness. Overall, I accomplished my goal of knitting something fast and fun, while holding out hope that cooler weather is just around the corner.

Pattern: Pumpking (available free on Ravelry)

Yarn: I Love This Cotton (which I like much better than Sugar & Cream)

Needles: Size 5

Notes: Requires blocking to lay flat, but that’s fine. I also pinned the vine into a spiral to shape it similar to pattern picture, and that worked great. Only downside I see is that the edges are different on each side, which bugs me a little bit.

7 thoughts on “Finished Knit–Pumpkin Dishcloth

  1. i cannot get the pattern online, the page comes up blank. Could you send me the pattern please. I appreciate it very much. Thank you.

  2. Your pumpkin looks incredible!!! I made one, but mine looked like a bowl. Haha. My guage was correct, and I am a fairly even knitter albeit a beginner in some respects. I ended up taking the whole thing out. What was your secret? Even if I had blocked it, would it have stayed flat one used it for dishes? I would love to make one of these! Yours looks great, even better than the example shown in Knit Picks.

    • Thanks so much! I wet blocked it and pinned the stem into a curl to hold shape. Unfortunately, I think this required blocking after every use because I think machine drying it would shrink the cotton and make the curling worse. It’s a cute pattern but I would say it’s more decorative than everyday functional! Hope that helps!

      • It certainly did! I appreciate you taking the time to respond to my question. I may try it again. Sigh. All that ripping out was kind of a kill joy, but it is so cute!!!

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