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Ring of Fire Cloth

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Designed by solmama April 2011

Crocheted by my one of a kind test crocheter and editor Mimi :-D You can check her out on ravelry as skullsnbats.

Materials:
Worsted Weight 100% Cotton Yarn (I recommend a solid color for the foundation ring – round 7.)
A 5 or 5.5 mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle

Directions:

Foundation Ring:
Ch 6 and join with a sl st to the first chain to form a ring.

Round 1:
Ch 3(counts as 1 dc throughout), 15 dc into the ring, join with sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch 3.

Round 2:
Ch 3, 2 dc in the same stitch, ch 2, skip one dc, 1dc in next dc, ch 2, skip one dc, *3 dc into next dc, ch 2, skip one dc, 1 dc into next dc, ch 2, skip one dc; repeat from * twice more, join with sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch 3.

Round 3:
Ch 3, 3dc into next dc, *1 dc into next dc, [ch 2, 1 dc into next dc] two times, 3 dc into next dc; repeat from * two more times, [1 dc into next dc, ch 2] two times, join with sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch 3.

Round 4:
Ch 5, skip 1 dc, 1 dc into next dc, ch 2, skip one dc, 1dc in next dc and ch 2 space, 3dc into next dc, 1dc in ch 2 space and next dc, *[ch 2, skip one dc, 1 dc in next dc] two times, 1 dc in the ch 2 space, 3 dc in the next dc, 1 dc in the ch 2 space and the next dc; repeat from * one more time, [ch 2, skip one dc, 1 dc in next dc] two times, 1 dc in the ch 2 space, 3 dc in the next dc, 1 dc in the ch 2 space, join with sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch 5.

Round 5:
Ch 5, skip next ch 2 space, 1 dc in next dc, ch 2, *1 dc in next three dc, 3dc in next dc, 1 dc in next three dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next dc, ch 2; repeat from * twice more, 1 dc in next three dc, 3 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next two dc, join with sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch 5. (checked)

Round 6:
Ch 3, 1 dc in ch 2 space, 3dc in next dc, 1 dc in ch 2 space, 1 dc in next three dc, *ch 2, skip one dc, 1 dc in the next dc, ch 2, skip one dc, 1 dc in the next three dc, 1 dc in ch 2 space, 3dc in the next dc, 1dc in ch 2 space, 1 dc in next three dc, repeat from * twice more, ch 2, skip one dc, 1dc in next dc, ch 2, skip one dc, 1 dc in the next two dc, join with sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch 3. (checked)

Round 7:
Ch 3, 1 dc in the next two dc, * 3 dc in the next dc, 1 dc in the next five dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next five dc, repeat from * two more times, 3 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next five dc, ch 2, 1dc in next dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next two dc, , join with sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch 3. Fasten off. (checked)

Round 8:
Connect yarn three stitches to the left of a corner stitch (Or, join yarn in last stitch of Round 7), ch 1, sc around, sl st into first sc . (Put 2 sc in each ch 2 space to avoid any curling).

Round 9:
Ch 1, [sc, ch 3, 3 dc] in same stitch, skip two sc, *[sc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next sc, skip two sc; repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first sc. Fasten off.

Weave in Ends.

Enjoy!

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The Love and Support Cloth

photo taken by Rachel van Schie

Designed by solmama and tested by the amazing Audrey Martens June 2010

I have had the honor once again to design a cloth for the Calendar of Hope :-D   The 2011 calendar includes my design, as well as over 12 knitted dishcloth patterns, a towel, a knitted basket and corncob pot holder.   You can order the 2011, 2010 and 2009 calendars through The Fitter Knitter.  Each calendar is available for a donation of $18 to the Army of Women.  Your donation funds the research into learning WHY we get breast cancer.   Help spread the love and support!

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The Indestructible Hope Cloth

Breast Cancer 005

Designed by solmama and tested by the amazing Carla Schwartz June 2009

UPDATE! November 2010
This pattern and calendar had become out-of-print, but now they are back :-D You can order them through Fitter Knitter.The complete calendar is available for a donation of $18 to the Army of Women, in support for breast cancer research.

I had the honor of designing a cloth for the 2010 Calendar of Hope. You can buy my design, as well as 13 other hopeful designs for charity at the knitpink.com shop. You can also buy last year’s calendar, too. Help spread the hope!

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Where do your donations go?
“All profits made from items sold on KnitPink.com are donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. We hope to raise at least $300 each month for the CBCF. We donate all profit made from this website directly to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation via their online donation service. Profits are all gross monies made from all sales on the site minus operating costs (website design & maintenance, website hosting, wholesale costs). The beauty of Knit Pink is that we are solely an online charity and therefore have very low operating costs. Currently, our average operating cost per month is less than $30.00. As of August 1, 2009, we have donated $2006.00 towards the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.”

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The Slippery Zig Zag Cloth

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Designed by solmama January 2009

Materials:
Any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn
I knit this pattern with Peaches & Creme Pink Lemonade.
Size US 7 needles
tapestry needle

Special Instructions:

Slip all stitches purlwise

yif = with yarn in front

yib = with yarn in back

Directions:

Cast On 41 stitches or # of stitches divisible by 5 + 2 with 4 border stitches

Knit 4 rows

Row 1: K2, P1, *P2, K3, repeat from * to the last three stitches, P1, K2.

Row 2: K3, *yif, sl 3, yib, K2, repeat from * to the last three stitches, K3.

Row 3: K2, *P2, K3, repeat from * to the last four stitches, P2, K2.

Row 4: K4, *yif, sl 3, yib, K2, repeat from * to the last two stitches, K2.

Row 5: K2, P1, *K3, P2, repeat from * to the last eight stitches, K3, P3, K2.

Row 6: K5, yif, sl 3, yib, *K2, yif, sl 3, yib, repeat from * to the last three stitches, K3.

Row 7: K2, P1, K2, *P2, K3, repeat from * to the last six stitches, P2, K1, P1, K2.

Row 8: K3, yif, sl 1, yib, K2, *yif, sl 3, yib, K2, repeat from * to the last 5 stitches, yif, sl 2, yib, K3.

Row 9: K2, P1, K1, *P2, K3, repeat from * to the last seven stitches, P2, K2, P1, K2.

Row 10: K3, yif, sl 2, yib, K2, *yif, sl 3, yib, K2, repeat from * to the last four stitches, yif, sl 1, yib, K3.

Row 11: K2, P1, K2, *P2, K3, repeat from * to the last six stitches, P2, K1, P1, K2.

Row 12: K3, yif, sl 1, yib, K2, *yif, sl 3, yib, K2, repeat from * to the last 5 stitches, yif, sl 2, yib, K3.

Row 13: K2, P1, *K3, P2, repeat from * to the last eight stitches, K3, P3, K2.

Row 14: K5, yif, sl 3, yib, *K2, yif, sl 3, yib, repeat from * to the last three stitches, K3.

Row 15: K2, *P2, K3, repeat from * to the last four stitches, P2, K2.

Row 16: K4, *yif, sl 3, yib, K2, repeat from * to the last two stitches, K2.

Repeat Rows 1 – 16 three more times.

Knit 3 – 4 rows.

Bind Off.

Weave in Ends.

Enjoy!

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Greek Key Cloth

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Designed by solmama January 2008. I finally got around to posting this!

Inspired by a stitch found in Pam Dawson’s Illustrated Guide to Knitting.  Knit by my one of a kind test knitter and editor Mimi -D You can check her out on ravelry as skullsnbats.

Materials:
Any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn in 2 colors.
Mimi knit this pattern with Sugar & Cream MC cream and CC grape.
Size US size 7 needles
tapestry needle

Special Instructions:

All slipped stitches are purlwise.
Slip the stitches on the right side rows with yarn in back.
Slip the stitches on the wrong side rows with yarn in front.

Directions:

Cast On 38 stitches with MC or # of stitches divisible by 6sts plus 2.

Row 1(RS): Knit

Row 2(WS): Knit

Attach CC color yarn.

Row 3: K 1, *sl 1,K 5, repeat from * to last st, K 1

Row 4: K 1, *K 5, sl 1, repeat from * to last st, K 1

Using MC, Row 5: K 2, *sl 1, K 3, sl 1, K 1, repeat from * to the end of the row.

Row 6: *K 1, sl 1, K 3, sl 1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, K 2

Using CC, Row 7: K 1, *sl 1, K 3, sl 1, K 1, repeat from * to last st, K 1

Row 8: K 1, *K 1, sl 1, K3, sl 1, repeat from * to last st, K 1

Using MC, Row 9: K 6, *sl 1, K 5, repeat from * to last 2 sts, sl 1, K 1

Row 10: K 1, sl 1, *K 5, sl 1, repeat from * to last 6sts, K 6

Using CC, Row 11: Knit

Row 12: Knit

Using MC, Row 13: K4, *sl 1, K 5, repeat from * to last 4sts, sl 1, K 3

Row 14: K3, sl 1, *K 5, sl 1, repeat from * to last 4sts, K 4

Using CC, Row 15: *K 3, sl 1, K 1, sl 1, repeat from * to last 2sts, K 2

Row 16: K 2, *sl 1, K 1, sl 1, K 3, repeat from * to the end of the row

Using MC, Row 17: K 2, *sl 1, K 1, sl 1, K 3, repeat from * to the end of the row

Row 18: *K 3, sl 1, K 1, sl 1, repeat from * to last 2sts, K 2

Using CC, Row 19: K3, *sl 1, K 5, repeat from * to last 5sts, sl 1, K 4

Row 20: K 4, *sl 1, K5 , repeat from * to last 4sts, sl 1, K3

Repeat Rows 1-20 twice more.

Repeat Row 1 and 2.

Bind Off.

Weave in Ends.

Enjoy!

Greek Key Cloth

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Drop Stitch Equiangular Polygon Cloth

Designed by solmama December 2008

Inspired by Pam Dawson’s Illustrated Guide to Knitting and the drop stitch in a Chris Burgess Pattern.  Knit by my amazing test knitter Dawn -D You can check her out on ravelry as 2mayboys.

Materials:
Any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn
Dawn knit this pattern using Sugar & Cream Fruit Cake.
4 dpns US size 7 and a 16″circular US size 7
stitch markers
tapestry needle

Special Instructions:

ktbl = knit through the back loop how to video

kfb = knit 1 front & back how to video

KW2 = Knit one stitch wrapping the working yarn around the needle twice.

When switching to the circular needle place a marker after the last stitch from each dpn, with a special marker in place to mark the beginning of the round.

Directions:

Cast On 6 stitches placing 2 sts on each of the 3 needles.

Join and ktbl of each stitch to form the foundation row.

Round 1: kfb of each stitch (12 stitches)

Round 2: *kfb, P2, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (18 stitches)

Round 3: *kfb, P4, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (24 stitches)

Round 4: *kfb, P6, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (30 stitches)

Round 5: *KW2, repeat from * to the end of the round (60 stitches)

Round 6: Knit to end of the round dropping the extra wraps (back to 30 stitches)

Round 7: *kfb, P8, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (36 stitches)

Round 8: *kfb, P10, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (42 stitches)

Round 9: *kfb, P12, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (48 stitches)

Round 10: *kfb, P14, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (54 stitches)

Round 11: *KW2, repeat from * to the end of the round (108 stitches)

Round 12: Knit to end of the round dropping the extra wraps (back to 54 stitches)

Round 13: *kfb, P16, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (60 stitches)

Round 14: *kfb, P18, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (66 stitches)

Round 15: *kfb, P20, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (72 stitches)

Round 16: *kfb, P22, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (78 stitches)

Round 17: *KW2, repeat from * to the end of the round (156 stitches)

Round 18: Knit to end of the round dropping the extra wraps (back to 78 stitches)

Round 19: *kfb, P24, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (84 stitches)

Round 20: *kfb, P26, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (90 stitches)

Round 21: *kfb, P28, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (96 stitches)

Round 22: *kfb, P30, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (102 stitches)

Bind Off.

Weave in Ends.

Enjoy!

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Harmonic Mosaic Cloth

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Designed by solmama August 2008

Inspired by a stitch found in “The Harmony Guides” and wagsmeows‘ color combination on her version of my dash cloth pattern

Materials:
Any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn in 2 colors
I used Peaches & Creme 163 Mar Di Gras and 3 Cream
Size US 7 needles
tapestry needle

Special Instructions:

All slipped stitches are purlwise.

wyib = with yarn in back

wyif = with yarn in front

Directions:

Cast On 38 stitches with MC or # of stitches divisible by 8sts + 6

Knit 4 rows

Row 5: knit

Row 6: purl

Attach CC color yarn.

Row 7 and 8: Knit

Row 9: [Using MC] K6, *wyib sl 2, K6, repeat from * to the end of the row.

Row 10: P6, *wyif sl2, P6, repeat from * to the end of the row.

Row 11: [Using CC] K6, *wyib sl 2, K6, repeat from * to the end of the row.

Row 12: Knit

Row 13: [Using MC] Knit

Row 14: Purl

Row 15 and 16: [Using CC] Knit

Row 17: [Using MC] K2, wyib sl 2, *K6, wyib sl 2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, K2

Row 18: P2, wyif sl 2, *P6, wyif sl2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, P2

Row 19: [Using CC] K2, wyib sl 2, *K6, wyib sl 2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2

Row 20: Knit

Repeat Rows 5 -20 two more times.

Then Repeat Rows 5 – 12.

Cut CC yarn.

Repeat Rows 5 and 6.

Knit 4 Rows.

Bind Off.

Weave in Ends.

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Broad Stripes and Bright Stars

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Designed by solmama May 2008

Inspired by a stitch found in “The Harmony Guides”

Materials:
Any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn in red, white and blue
Size US 7 needles
tapestry needle

Special Instructions:

P3tog = Purl 3 stitches from the left needle together.

yrn = yarn round right needle like a yarn over

Directions:

Cast on 38 stitches with red or # of stitches divisible by 3sts + 2

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: K1, *p3tog leaving the three stitches on the left needle, yrn, purl those 3 original stitches together again and let them fall off the left needle, repeat from * until the last stitch, K1

Attach white yarn to your work.

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Knit

Repeat these 4 rows five more times.

Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Cut red yarn.
Attach blue yarn to your work.

With the blue yarn, repeat Rows 3 and 4.

Now repeat Rows 1-4 five more times, the white yarn for Rows 1 and 2 and the blue yarn for Rows 3 and 4. The final Row 4 will not be knit because it should be bound off.

Weave in Ends.

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Playful Plaid Cloth

Designed by solmama May 2008

Inspired by a stitch found in “The Harmony Guides”

Materials:
Any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn in 2 colors
Size US 7 needles
tapestry needle

Special Instructions:

KW2 = Knit one stitch wrapping the yarn around the needle twice.

The MC is carried up the side of the work when working with the CC until you need it again. For instructions on how to do this, watch Lion Brand Yarn’s how to video.

All slipped stitches are purlwise.

Directions:

Cast on 50 stitches with MC or # of stitches divisible by 8sts + 6, with 4 additional stitches for the border. Ex. This cloth is 46 stitches for the pattern plus 4 border stitches = 50.

Row 1: knit (RS)

Row 2: knit

Attach CC to your work.

Row 3: With CC, k3, sl1, k2, sl1, * k4, sl1, k2, sl1, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k3

Row 4: k2, p1, sl1, p2, sl1, * p4, sl1, p2, sl1, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, p1, k2

Row 5: With MC, knit

Row 6: k3, KW2, k2, KW2, * k4, KW2, k2, KW2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k3

Row 7: With CC (dropping all extra stitches from the KW2 when slipping stitches in this row), k3, sl1, k2, sl1, * k4, sl1, k2, sl1, repeat from * to the last 3 stitches, k3

Carry the MC up the side of the work for the next 5 rows.

Row 8: k2, p1, sl1, p2, sl1, * p4, sl1, p2, sl1, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, p1, k2

Row 9: k3, sl1, k2, sl1, * k4, sl1, k2, sl1, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k3

Row 10: k2, p1, sl1, p2, sl1, * p4, sl1, p2, sl1, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, p1, k2

Row 11: k3, sl1, k2, sl1, * k4, sl1, k2, sl1, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k3

Row 12: k2, p1, sl1, p2, sl1, * p4, sl1, p2, sl1, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, p1, k2

Repeat Rows 1 – 12 four more times.

Knit two rows with MC.

Bind off purlwise with MC.

Weave in ends.

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Om with a twist

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The original Om cloth pattern was written by Talitha here. She has graciously agreed to let me post her pattern plus my border additions. Thanks!

So here goes…

Om with a Twist

Design alterations by solmama April 2008
Inspired by the Om dishcloth pattern published December 2005 by Talitha

Materials:
Any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn
Size US 6 or 7 needles
tapestry needle

Directions:

Cast on 41 stitches.

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: *p2tog, yo* repeat until last stitch, p
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: Purl
Row 9: Knit
Row 10: K4, P12, K1, P20, K4
Row 11: Knit
Row 12: (p2tog, yo) 2 times, P7, K2, P2, K2, P20, (yo, p2tog) 2 times
Row 13: Knit
Row 14: K4, P7, K2, P2, K2, P20, K4
Row 15: Knit
Row 16: P4, P11, K2, P20,P4
Row 17: Knit
Row 18: K4, P7, K5, P2, K6, P13, K4
Row 19: Knit
Row 20: (p2tog, yo) 2 times, P6, K5, P2, K9, P11, (yo, p2tog) 2 times
Row 21: Knit
Row 22: K4, P12, K2, P5, K4, P10, K4
Row 23: Knit
Row 24: P4, P11, K2, P8, K3, P9, P4
Row 25: Knit
Row 26: K4, P11, K2, P20, K4
Row 27: Knit
Row 28: (p2tog, yo) 2 times, P12, K2, P19, (yo, p2tog) 2 times
Row 29: Knit
Row 30: K4, P6, K4, P3, K2, P18, K4
Row 31: Knit
Row 32: P4, P5, K1, P4, K1, P3, K5, P14, P4
Row 33: Knit
Row 34: K4, P4, K1, P6, K1, P1, K1, P2, K3, P14, K4
Row 35: Knit
Row 36: (p2tog, yo) 2 times, P4, K1, P7, K1, P1, K4, P15, (yo, p2tog) 2 times
Row 37: Knit
Row 38: K4, P5, K1, P7, K2, P18, K4
Row 39: Knit
Row 40: P4, P6, K2, P4, K2, P19, P4
Row 41: Knit
Row 42: K4, P11, K2, P20, K4
Row 43: Knit
Row 44: (p2tog, yo) 2 times, P10, K2, P21, (yo, p2tog) 2 times
Row 45: Knit
Row 46: K4, P9, K2, P13, K4, P5, K4
Row 47: Knit
Row 48: P4, P9, K2, P12, K4, P6, P4
Row 49: Knit
Row 50: K4, P9, K3, P10, K4, P7, K4
Row 51: Knit
Row 52: (p2tog, yo) 2 times, P10, K3, P8, K4, P8, (yo, p2tog) 2 times
Row 53: Knit
Row 54: K4, P11, K3, P6, K4, P9, K4
Row 55: Knit
Row 56: P4, P12, K3, P4, K4, P10, P4
Row 57: Knit
Row 58: K4, P13, K8, P12, K4
Row 59: Knit
Row 60: (p2tog, yo) 2 times, P14, K6, P13, (yo, p2tog) 2 times
Row 61: Knit
Row 62: K4, P33, K4
Row 63: Knit
Row 64: Purl
Row 65: Knit
Row 66: Knit
Row 67: Knit
Row 68: *p2tog, yo* repeat until last stitch, p
Row 69: Knit
Row 70: Knit
Row 71: Knit
Bind Off.
Weave in Ends.

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