Beginner Friendly Knit Rice Stitch Facecloth: Free Pattern
Beginner-Friendly Knit Rice Stitch Facecloth by Janice Jones
A handknit facecloth is not only practical but very eco-friendly. Anyway we can reduce our carbon imprint is good for the earth and good for everyone.
Even if you are just learning how to knit, a knit facecloth or dishcloth can be an easy project to practice your new favorite hobby and give as gifts.
The knit rice stitch is used to make this facecloth. It is an easy two-row repeat that uses only knit and purl stitches. So if you can knit and purl, you can make this easy facecloth
Directions for Making the Beginner-Friendly Knit Rice Facecloth
If you need a little refresher on the knit rice stitch, check out this tutorial first, on how to make the knitted rice stitch, including working through the front and back loops.
Knitted Rice Stitch Dishcloth (wrong side of the fabric)
tbl= through back loop
tfl= through front loop (knit normally)
CO= cast on
BO= Bind off
WS= wrong side
* * Repeat the instructions between the two asterisks.
Supplies Needed for This Project
Beginner-Friendly Knit Rice Stitch Facecloth
Notes About This Pattern
All instructions are written in US terms.
The finished product is an 8 inch square (45.7 cm) with US 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles
Directions for Making the Beginner-Friendly Knit Rice Stitch Facecloth
The Knit Rice Stitch requires multiples of 2 +1
CO 39 sts.
Rows 1 to 6: Knit every stitch. (tfl)
Row 7: (RS): K6, p1, *k1 tbl, p1* repeat * to last 6 sts, k6 tfl.
Row 8: (WS): K across, tfl
Repeat Rows 7 and 8 until the project measures inches (cm)
Last 6 rows: K across, tfl
BO and Weave in Ends.
What Else Can You Do With This Beginner Friendly Knit Rice Stitch
A facecloth or two makes a great gift, but you might want to do more. Some more projects that you might want to consider include:
- Placemats for 16 inch, CO 78 sts and work until desired length
- Scarves: CO 39 sts for an 8 inch wide scarf. Work until desired length.
- Blankets: Remember that this stitch pattern requires multiples of 2 + 1 so determine what blanket size you would like. For more information about blanket sizes, check out this blanket size calculator.
- Pillows: CO 78 stitches for a 16 inch pillow. Make two and sew together.
- Market Bags
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