Sunday, June 24, 2012

leafy washcloth pdf pattern

Here is the direct link for: Leafy Washcloth PDF Pattern.

This entry is for the knitters in the crowd.

I have admired this pin for some time now. It comes from the website, Tricksy Knitter. The designer has created a free pdf of this pattern.

Knitting washcloths make great summertime projects that are so quick and easy! On Friday I went to Michaels craft store looking for several skeins of inexpensive and colorful yarns. What I found was this yarn, Sugar n' Cream, in lots of wonderful colors for only $1.99 a skein. I bought several with the hopes of making several by summer's end. Wouldn't this leaf washcloth make a great Christmas gift along with a bar of rosemary-mint organic-looking soap?

So far I have knitted three washcloths. You may have noticed they're all a little different from each other. Being a designer myself, I like to play with ideas and I wasn't satisfied with the look of my first leaf (variegated-actual pattern), so I knitted another leaf (green), this one with a new look to the vein down the middle, and with my third leaf (cream), I added several stitches and rows to the pattern to create a larger leaf overall.  I like this final leaf washcloth because . . .

One. It's a bigger leaf, thus more washcloth to hold.

Two. The leaf's veins are more pronounced, thus more visible.

Three. The leaf's shape, especially at the top, is simpler design-wise.

For what it's worth, I like this 'new' leaf pattern. If you like it too then email me at mariemayhewdesigns@gmailcom. I will gladly send you my revisions.

The red pin award! The pattern has great potential.

Happy pinning!


  1. You really have an eye for design!

  2. Well, thank you. I do like it. And it is fun to share too.

  3. Hi Marie, I'm really enjoying reading this blog. I just came across it tonight. I'm still laughing at the "jello cookies".
    I'll email you for the leaf pattern. Maybe that will jump start a knitting streak for me again.