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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 Christmas Tree Knitted Dishcloth
Melissa's Knit Christmas Tree Dishcloth Pattern

©Copyright 2003. Designed, knit & scanned by Melissa Bergland Burnham,
June 5, 2003.


Cotton worsted yarn (I used Peaches & Cream Cotton yarn, color "Christmas Green" for this cloth)
Size 8 (US) knitting needles. My finished cloth: 7 ½" wide x 9" long.

Instructions: Cast on 35
Rows 1-6: Knit (K) each row
Rows 7-19: Stockingette stitch (knit one row, purl the next
for 12 rows, knitting the first 4 stitches & last 4 stitches of each row for side border.
Tree design begins with Row 20, RS (right side) of work.
Design stitches to be worked in Purl (P) on RS of work.
Row 20: K4, K12, P3, K12, K4
Row 21: K4, Purl across, K4
Row 22: K4, K12, P3, K12, K4
Row 23: K4, Purl across, K4
Row 24: K4, K3, P21, K3, K4
Row 25: K4, Purl across, K4
Row 26: K4, K4, P19,K4, K4
Row 27: K4, Purl across, K4
Row 28: K4, K5, P17,K5, K4
Row 29: K4, Purl across, K4
Row 30: K4, K6, P15, K6, K4
Row 31: K4, Purl across, K4
Row 32: K4, K7, P13, K7, K4
Row 33: K4, Purl across, K4
Row 34: K4, K8, P11, K8, K4
Row 35: K4, Purl across, K4
Row 36: K4, K9, P9, K9, K4
Row 37: K4, Purl across, K4
Row 38: K4, K10, P7, K10, K4
Row 39: K4, Purl across, K4
Row 40: K4, K11, P5, K11, K4
Row 41: K4, Purl across, K4
Row 42: K4, K12, P3, K12, K4
Row 43: K4, Purl across, K4
Row 44: K4, K13, P1, K13, K4 (top of tree row)
Rows 45-55: 10 rows Stockingette stitch
(knit one row, purl the next) being sure to knit the
first 4 & last 4 stitches of each row for side border.
Row 56-63: Knit each of the next 8 rows, binding off as you knit the 8th row (R63).

Sew in ends, add a cute felt star or loosely add a jingle bell (instead of a star, to be removed before dishwashing) and you're all set. Happy Holidays!
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2010 Copyright Melissa Burnham

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You may not mass reproduce or distribute these patterns for your own profit.
My designs are NOT to be posted to any other website without my written permission, to do so is a violation of copyright.
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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
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.

To order Garden Dishcloths to Knit from Leisure Arts, click here.