By now, you know that I’m partial to those scrappy type projects that use up leftovers. Call it thriftiness, fussiness or just plain tightwad-ery, but I get an extraordinary amount of satisfaction over using up every little bit of my project yarn.
Round dishcloths are so fun, and the Crazy Eights dishcloth is fast and easy. I admire its’ modern sensibility. It occurred to me that a half-sized version would make an excellent coaster, scrubby or makeup remover. It’s also the perfect size to create a tutorial with, so you don’t have to watch me slog through all those stitches in each row. Although this pattern is smaller, watching the video tutorial below will give you the idea of how to create the full sized Crazy Eights Dishcloth too!
Size 7 US needles, ( 4.5 mm)
DK to Worsted Weight Cotton
tapestry needle for finishing
SETUP: cast on 8 stitches with any cast on (I used the long-tail) and knit one row
(to help keep your place, notice that the odd rows in which you leave stitches happen when the beginning tail is on your left side so that you’re knitting toward it)
ROW 1: knit to last stitch, leaving it unworked, turn
ROW 2 and each even numbered row: knit
ROW 3: knit to last 2 stitches, turn
ROW 5: knit to last 3 stitches, turn
ROW 7: knit to last 4 stitches, turn
ROWS 9 and 10: knit
(one wedge completed)
Repeat rows 1 – 10 for each wedge.
Knit 8 wedges, (or more if needed to allow circle to lay flat when seamed together)
Seam edges together and cinch center closed. Weave in ends