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Special thanks to my friends
Jean Amundson for her help in test-knitting my designs,
and to my favorite 4-H knitting leader,
Janeen Hills Cleland,
who patiently taught me to knit,
and made all of this possible! ;-)

Happy knitting!
Melissa (Oscarsdotter)
Melissa's Waving Frog Knitted Dishcloth
Melissa's Waving Frog Knitted Dishcloth

© Copyright May 10, 2005
Designed, knit & scanned by Melissa Bergland Burnham

Materials: Peaches &Cream cotton yarn, "Sage" Size #7 US knitting needles
My finished cloth measured 7" x 7 1/4".
Abbreviations: K=Knit, P=Purl, RS=Right Side of cloth, WS=Wrong Side of cloth, Garter Stitch=Knit all rows, Stockingette Stitch=Knit one row, purl the next.
This cloth has 4 stitches Garter Stitch at the beginning and ending of each row for side border stitches.
Frog design is worked on RS of cloth in P stitches.

Directions: Cast on 37 stitches.
Rows 1-6: Garter Stitch (Knit each row) for 6 rows.
Rows 7: (RS) K across all 37 stitches.
Row 8: (WS) K4 then P29, then K4.
Row 9: (RS) K across all 37 stitches
Row 10: (WS) K4 then P29, then K4.
Row 11: (RS) K4 then K7, P2, K1, P2, K17 then K4
Row 12: (WS) K4 then P29, then K4.
Row 13: K4 then K8, P4, K11, P2, K1, P2, K1 then K4
Row 14: (WS) K4 then P29, then K4.
Row 15: K4 then K9, P5, K8, P5, K2, then K4
Row 16: (WS) K4 then P29, then K4.
Row 17: K4 then K5, P8, K1, P3, K3, P5, K4, then K4
Row 18: (WS) K4 then P29, then K4.
Row 19: K4 then K4, P7, K1, P6, K1, P3, K7, then K4
Row 20: (WS) K4 then P29, then K4.
Row 21: K4 then K5, P5, K1, P8, K1, P3, K6, then K4
Row 22: (WS) K4 then P29, then K4.
Row 23: K4 then K11, P8, K1, P4, K5, then K4
Row 24: (WS) K4 then P29, then K4.
Row 25: K4 then K3, P7, K1, P9, K1, P4, K4, then K4.
Row 26: (WS) K4 then P29, then K4.
Row 27: K4 then K2, P24, K3, then K4
Row 28: (WS) K4 then P29, then K4
Row 29: K4 then K2, P3, K3, P11, K1, P6, K3, then K4
Row 30: (WS) K4 then P29, then K4
Row 31: K4 then K3, P1, K5, P10, K2, P4, K4, then K4
Row 32: (WS) K4 then P29, then K4
Row 33: K4 then K9, P9, K4, P2, K5, then K4
Row 34: (WS) K4 then P29, then K4
Row 35: K4 then K6, P13, K10, then K4
Row 36: (WS) K4 then P29, then K4
Row 37: K4 then K6, P14, K9, then K4
Row 38: (WS) K4 then P29, then K4
Row 39: K4 then K6, P8, K3, P3, K9, then K4
Row 40: (WS) K4 then P29, then K4
Row 41: K4 then K5, P9, K4, P2, K9, then K4
Row 42: (WS) K4 then P29, then K4
Row 43: K4 then K5, P2, K1, P6, K4, P2, K9, then K4
Row 44: (WS) K4 then P29, then K4
Row 45: K4 then K9, P5, K4, P3, K8, then K4
Row 46: (WS) K4 then P29, then K4
Row 47: K4 then K9, P2, K6, P5, K7, then K4
Row 48: (WS) K4 then P29, then K4
Row 49: K4 then K18, P1, K1, P1, K8, then K4
Row 50: (WS) K4 then P29, then K4
Row 51: K across 37 stitches
Row 52: (WS) K4 then P29, then K4
Rows 53-59: Garter Stitch (Knit all 7 rows) binding off on Row 59.

Sew in ends and watch Melissa's Waving Frog hop from dish to dish in your sink!
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I'm happy to announce that my second publication:
Baby Washcloths to Knit
has just been published by Leisure Arts!

Inspired by my little granddaughter, these nine, original, knitted baby washcloth designs are all about little babies!

 
For that special newborn, knit up a stack of these baby washcloths (using pretty pastel cotton yarns), tie with a gossamer ribbon, package with some other baby bath toys,

and you have the perfect baby shower gift!  :-)



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I'm happy to announce that my second publication:
Baby Washcloths to Knit
has just been published by Leisure Arts!

Inspired by my little granddaughter, these nine, original, knitted baby washcloth designs are all about little babies!

 
For that special newborn, knit up a stack of these baby washcloths (using pretty pastel cotton yarns), tie with a gossamer ribbon, package with some other baby bath toys,

and you have the perfect baby shower gift!  :-)



To order Baby Washcloths to Knit from Amazon.com, click here

For USA residents: To order Baby Washcloths to Knit from Leisure Arts, click here
These twelve, original, knitted dishcloth designs
are all about things that you might find in the garden.
Designed with easy knitting in mind, and using only knit and purl stitches,
they create a picture in the middle of the dishcloth,
just as the patterns that I've designed previously do.

To order your copy of Garden Dishcloths to Knit,
just click on the Amazon.com link above or here.

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