Flower Power!


Julie and KimI wanted to make something special for my good friend Kim who came to visit me here in Greece. She raved about the handknit cotton washcloths in the guest bathroom and vowed to take up knitting herself. (She reports that her lessons are going well and she’s already completed a pink barbie blanket. So far, so good!) Kim is great – the kind of person who laughs easily and spreads sunshine wherever she goes. I thought she should have some handknit washcloths of her own, but I wanted them to be different – fun enough for Kim.

Knitted Leaf and Flower Washcloths

I think Flower Power Washcloths are perfect for her. She can scrub her face with spring daisies and hang cool green Leaf Washcloths in the shower.  The leaf washcloth pattern has two different kinds of leaves. You can make a garter stitch leaf:Knitted Leaf Washcloth or Dishcloth





or a stockinette stitch leaf:

Knitted Stockinette Leaf Washcloth or Dish Rag







or one of each! They’re so fun to make – I’ll whip up dozens before I’m through.

You inspired me, Kimmie Mou!  Flower Power! xxxooo




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  1. Posted September 7, 2011 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    Very cute :D I love whimsical items like that.

  2. Tonja
    Posted September 10, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    You’ve got the fever…it’s a good thing…

    I’m going to have to make some of these for my basement island bathroom!

    • Mom
      Posted September 11, 2011 at 1:39 am | Permalink

      You have an island bathroom? As in tropical? Sounds fantastic!

  3. Kay
    Posted September 11, 2011 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    They are so fancy and not just a simple square.. I love them.

  4. Barbara Bagley
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    Wow, those are so cute!
    I like that you always find something different to make.
    Keeps us interested! And wanting to try out everything. lol

  5. Beth
    Posted September 22, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    I love to give washcloths as gifts. You’ve inspired me to do something other than lacy squares!

    • Mom
      Posted September 22, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

      Hey Beth! I think washcloths make great gifts too.. Of course, then there’s the problem of starting the handknit washcloth addiction, along with continual requests for more. Some friends are just worth it, though! :-)

  6. Posted September 29, 2011 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    Hi, just recently found your blog and love all the crafty posts. I’m working on a stack of these cloths for my newly renovated guest bathroom. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Mom
      Posted September 29, 2011 at 9:30 am | Permalink

      Aren’t they fun? So great to fill the washroom with scrubby flowers! Bet yours are beautiful! Thanks for hanging out with us. ♥

  7. Jo Ann
    Posted May 3, 2014 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    Love the leaf pattern. I am making similar scarf pattern. Where can I get your pattern?

    • Mom
      Posted May 3, 2014 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

      Hi Jo Ann! Just click on the underlined pattern names in the post to go to the pattern! Happy Knitting!

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