Knitted Kitchen #3 – Garter Chevrons

This Garter Chevron Washcloth is pattern #3 in the 2017 Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop. It’s a simple design with just knits and purls, and is available in 9 inch and 12 inch sizes. The pattern includes both written and charted versions of the instructions. There is also a video tutorial that focuses on reading and following the charts.

Knitted Kitchen #3 - Garter Chevrons -

The Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop is a knit-along event hosted by the Underground Crafter, and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it. Together with a great team of designers and will be bringing you 48 washcloth patterns throughout the year. Each pattern will include a photo and/or video tutorial, so it’s a fun way to learn new stitches and techniques. Join in and share your progress on the Facebook group or Ravelry group!

Lion Brand has generously provided us with yarn for our designs. I’ve chosen their 24/7 Cotton for all my washcloths and am really enjoying working with it. For more information about the event and links to the patterns, be sure to visit the main #KnittedKitchen post. I hope you’ll join in the fun!

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Garter Chevron Washcloth

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Easy – All basic knits and purls with a slip stitch selvedge.


Instructions are written for a 9″ square, with changes for a 12″ square in [ ]


 20 sts x 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette.

Abbreviations used:

  • k = knit
  • p = purl
  • sl = slip knitwise with yarn in back
  • RS = Right Side
  • WS = Wrong Side

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Stitch multiples:

  • The garter chevron pattern in the middle of this square is a multiple of 8 stitches plus 1, and is 13 rows tall. The spacing between the chevron sections is different for the 2 squares.
  • 2 extra stockinette stitches are added on each side of the chevron section, to make it stand out from the border, making it a multiple of 8 stitches plus 5.
  • Both squares also include a seed stitch border of 5 rows on the top and bottom, and 4 stitches on each side.


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Cast on 45 [61]

Seed stitch bottom border:

Row 1 (WS): P1, (k 1, p 1) across.

Rows 2-5: Sl 1, (k 1, p 1) across.

Center of square

Row 6: Sl 1, k 1, p 1, k across to last 3 sts, p 1, k 1, p 1.

Row 7 and all WS rows for this section: Sl 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, p across to last 4 sts, (k 1, p 1) twice.

Row 8: Repeat row 6.

Row 10: Sl 1, k 1, p 1, k 3, p 1, (k 7, p 1) 4 [6] times, k 3, p 1, k 1, p 1.

Row 12: Sl 1, k 1, p 1, k 3, p 1, (p 1, k 5, p 2) 4 [6] times, k 3, p 1, k 1, p 1.

Row 14: Sl 1, k 1, p 1, k 3, p 1, (p 2, k 3, p 3) 4 [6] times, k 3, p 1, k 1, p 1.

Row 16: Sl 1, k 1, p 1, k 4, (p 3, k 1) 8 [12] times, k 3, p 1, k 1, p 1.

Row 18: Sl 1, k 1, p 1, k 5, (p 5, k 3) 4 [6] times, k 2, p 1, k 1, p 1.

Row 20: Sl 1, k 1, p 1, k 6, (p 3, k 5) 4 [6] times, (k 1, p 1) twice.

Row 22: Sl 1, k 1, p 1, k 7, (p 1, k 7) 4 [6] times, p 1, k 1, p 1.

9 inch square only:

Rows 24-25: Repeat rows 6-7.

Rows 26-57: Repeat rows 10-25 twice more.

Row 58: Repeat row 6.

12 inch square only:

Rows 24-26: Repeat rows 6-7, then repeat row 6 once more.

Rows 27-80: Repeat rows 9-26 three times more.

Seed stitch top border:

Rows 59-63 [81-85]: Repeat rows 3-4 twice, then repeat row 3 once more.

Bind off all stitches. Weave in ends.


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Note: these are the same pattern as the written instructions – do one or the other, not both.

9" square -Knitted Kitchen #3 - Garter Chevrons -
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12" square -Knitted Kitchen #3 - Garter Chevrons -
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Video Tutorial:

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I hope you enjoy the pattern. Thanks to Lion Brand for providing the yarn!

A downloadable pdf of this pattern is also available in my Craftsy store or on Ravelry, for a $1 fee. The fee for the pdf format is to offset the advertising revenue lost when you print or download the pattern rather than viewing it online.

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