paw dishcloth pattern

Paw dishcloth
Copyright © March 2007
Designed by Amy-lynne Mitchell
Materials: 1 ball orange cotton
Size US 5 needles

co 38
row 1-5 knit across
row 6: k3 p32 k3
row 7: and all odd knit across
row 8: k3 p32 k3
row 10: k3 p11 k4 p2 k2 p13 k3
row 12: k3 p9 k7 p1 k3 p12 k3
row 14: k3 p7 k14 p11 k3
row 16: k3 p5 k16 p11 k3
row 18: k3 p3 k17 p2 k3 p7 k3
row 20: k3 p3 k17 p1 k5 p6 k3
row 22: k3 p3 k17 p1 k6 p5 k3
row 24: k3 p2 k17 p1 k8 p4 k3
row 26: k3 p2 k17 p1 k9 p3 k3
row 28: k3 p2 k17 p1 k10 p2 k3
row 30: k3 p2 k17 p1 k10 p2 k3
row 32: k3 p3 k15 p2 k10 p2 k3
row 34: k3 p4 k14 p3 k9 p2 k3
row 36: k3 p7 k11 p6 k6 p2 k3
row 38: k3 p3 k4 p3 k8 p1 k5 p2 k3 p3 k3
row 40: k3 p2 k7 p3 k4 p2 k7 p7 k3
row 42: k3 p2 k8 p8 k8 p6 k3
row 44: k3 p2 k9 p2 k4 p2 k7 p6 k3
row 46: k3 p2 k9 p1 k6 p1 k8 p5 k3
row 48: k3 p2 k9 p1 k6 p2 k8 p4 k3
row 50: k3 p2 k9 p1 k7 p1 k8 p4 k3
row 52: k3 p3 k8 p1 k7 p1 k8 p4 k3
row 54: k3 p4 k6 p2 k7 p2 k7 p4 k3
row 56: k3 p6 k3 p3 k8 p3 k4 p5 k3
row 58: k3 p13 k7 p12 k3
row 60: k3 p13 k7 p12 k3
row 62: k3 p14 k6 p12 k3
row 64: k3 p16 k3 p13 k3
row 66: k3 p32 k3
row 68: k3 p32 k3
row 69 - 74 knit across

knit bind off and weave in ends


Holly S. said...

That's so awesome!!!! I have some orange sugar & cream in my stash that has now found its destiny!

Veena said...

That's a very cute design. $ of my friends are going to have babies soon and I am going to knit these as washcloths for all of them :-)
Any idea what the finished size of urs turned out to be?

amy-lynne......... said...

hi veena.... most of my patterns are 8" square .... buuuuuuuuuut i knit a lil loosely and on size 8's..... i have a freind who has knit up patterns of mine on 6's tightly knit and it comes out about 6.5"... if you need it small for lil ones you could try it on a smaller needle.... i have problems with knitting on small needles.... i hope this helps and answers you question... and thanks for hoppin' on over.... laters :Þ

Danielle said...

I was looking for a good first-time project that didn't look too.. simple, and I showed this to a girlfriend who knits and she said it was perfect (and also very cute). Thank you for posting this!

PfeifferGrad03 said...

GO TIGERS! Maybe if I make one I can get Mr. Man do to the dishes if he thinks he's supporting IPTAY. It's at least worth a try...

Margitta said...

Thanks for the free pattern :-).


Donna said...

I'm a school bus driver, and I am making dish cloths for all my kids moms (about 100). They pick out a pattern and I knit. The paw print is the next pattern. I am also learning to make my own patterns. Thanks for a unique selection. The hot dog pattern came out great also! Thanks

Donna said...
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amy-lynne......... said...

thanks... it is not as hard as it may seem .... i cant wait to see your designs you come up with... lucky kids and moms.... thanks again

cbraasch said...

I'm confused as to how to "bind off" the pumpkin hat. Suggestions? HELP!

amy-lynne......... said...

cbraasch, i am confused this is a paw dishcloth pattern not a hat....

Hunde Haus said...

Thank you so very much for the pattern! Actually for all the patterns...very kind of you. I'm a beginner knitter and these are great for getting the hang of it all!

amy-lynne......... said...

Hunde Haus ... you are most welcomed... if you have any questions feel free to contact me at any time...

just put the name of the pattern in the subject line and i will get back to you as soon as i can... Thanks again

Shannon Breen said...

Your patterns are absolutely wonderful! I have a lot of animal-loving friends and family. These are going to make great stocking stuffers. Thanks!

amy-lynne......... said...

Shannon, thank you so much.. they are great stocking stuffers.... they are quick and fun 'cause you can see the pattern once you start and watch it grow.... thanks again and have fun


Debbie said...

Hi, I love the pawprint dishcloth, I have just gotten back into knitting so am doing dishcloths for now. are there any instructions for this cloth in two colors (so the paw is a different color) ? thanks!

Debbie said...

Hi, I love the pawprint dishcloth, I have just gotten back into knitting so am doing dishcloths for now. are there any instructions for this cloth in two colors (so the paw is a different color) ? thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am getting back into knitting and love the paw print. do you have a pattern for it in two colors? Thanks!

amy-lynne......... said...

i do not ave this as a two color separation at this point... sorry... if you email me i can email you later today a chart/graph of it if that'll help... thanks and sorry

Unknown said...

ckendf cletsrarThis is a perfect Tiger Paw pattern. Thank you for sharing it. I'm going to try it on the back of a baby sweater. A white paw on an orange background! I think it will work if I just use white yarn for the purl stitches. What do you think? Thank you for any suggestions!

amy-lynne......... said...

unknown, if you are changing colors you can knit it in white, if you are carrying the colors behind one another you can do either way knit or purl... i would love to see the end result... sounds cute... thanks

Robin L said...

Thank you for the feed back. If I'm successful...I'll send a picture to you.

Anonymous said...

I am confused on line 7 about the odds any help?

amy-lynne......... said...

knit all 38 stitches

Anonymous said...

Hi there, This is a lovely pattern and I am going to try to knit it but am just a bit confused about Row 8 & 10 Could you please explain what it means? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

K. Nevermind as I'm an idiot! It's P32...not P3 to the second degree..... It's just the way the number 2 is raised a bit that confused me. Honest! I don't know what I was thinking! I'm off to knit it now and promise not to ask any more stupid questions. Thanks for posting your pattern

amy-lynne......... said...

don't worry about it... it is that letter style... i didn't realize it was that way to be honest with ya... i will see if i can change it to a normal font... thanks for bringing that to my attention though.... have a great day and if you need aything just holler...

Amy S said...

Hi, I love your pattern, thanks so much for sharing. I am new to knitting (just started a few weeks ago). I want to make these to donate to my dog rescue group for fundraisers, but my first attempt has not turned out too great. The stock between the pads is raised a lot, making the pattern less obvious. Any hints on how to get it to lay flat like yours? Am I putting in too much tension?

amy-lynne......... said...

try going down the needle one or two sizes... after you finish wet the cloth, not wash, just wet... wring dry and flatten to air dry... once you have it laid out push down gently with your needle big flat part and push the purled stitches down and square the cloth up and let dry.... need anything else just holler... hope this helps you

Amy S said...

That helped a lot, thanks!

Travis Smith said...

Ms Amy-Lynne Mitchell, I would welcome a two-color pattern. I would like to state that I'm planning to sell this pattern as a hat or a scarf. So I do not wish to do anything illegal with your pattern. Basically, I'm asking for permission. My email is

baby bear said...

Hi! I'm making a blanket for a friend and this is perfect. Do you have the chart for this? If so could you please send it to me? My email is

amy-lynne......... said...

baby bear,
I just sent you a email to:
coming from with paw dishcloth chart in the subject line