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Summer in the Sun Dishcloth

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Main Features

  • easy way to cheer up the kitchen + washing the dishes
  • fun + simple knit, perfect for summer knitting
  • worked flat using worsted weight yarn
  • includes linked video tutorials for techniques used within the pattern
  • includes written and charted instructions that have been test knit and professionally tech edited
  • includes a blog post with alternate yarn and color recommendations

Sunshine: bright, cheery, and always ready to lift your mood. It’s no secret that summer is my favorite season (yes, even as a knitter), and that is because of the beautiful sunshine. There’s nothing like a bright, sunny day to lift my spirits and chase the blues away. Now, with the Summer in the Sun Dishcloth, we can have the summer sun brightening a day in the kitchen any day of the year!

The Summer in the Sun Dishcloth is a fun, quick knit that uses simple lace techniques to create a sun motif that will cheer up your kitchen all year long. I highly recommend knitting a dishcloth in each of your favorite colors for maximum cheerfulness! This pattern is worked from bottom to top. Learn more about the design inspiration, knitting experience, and dishwashing experience here.

The pattern includes one PDF file with both the written and the charted instructions, but the instructions are kept separate for easy printing.


Width: 10.75 in / 27.5 cm
Height: 9.5 in / 24 cm


72 yds / 66 m, 43 grams Worsted Weight Yarn

Designed using Lily Sugar ‘n Cream (100% Cotton, 120 yds / 109 m, 71 g), shown in Yellow.

Find color recommendations and alternate yarn suggestions here.


18 stitches, 24 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in stockinette


4.0 mm (US size 6) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge, minimum 9” / 23 cm long
Darning needle


The techniques included within this pattern include are basic knits, purls, yarn overs, K2tog, and K2tog tbl. If you aren’t familiar with any of these techniques, and you’re wondering if you’ll be able to work this pattern, I recommend checking out the respective tutorials on my YouTube channel. If you’re familiar with knits and purls, I definitely think you can do it! This is a great pattern for beginner knitters interested in trying out a simple lace pattern.

All of my patterns include clear, step-by-step instructions and linked video technique tutorials that walk you through the pattern with confidence. I am also available for pattern support if you have questions.


What the test knitters had to say about the pattern:

“This is a fun and easy pattern, someone with basic knitting knowledge can knit this pattern up without a problem. Designer is willing to work with you. I see many more in my future.” - Donnely

“Very well written pattern, easy to follow and to knit.” - Karem Garcia

“Finished, so cute and fun to knit!” - Kim

“This would be a great pattern to learn how to work from a chart, and also a great first step into knitting lace--a really satisfying result with just a little bit of attention required.” - bossanova

I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters and my tech editor for this pattern, Jekaterina Dmitrijeva.

Please do not copy, share, or distribute this pattern, as this pattern design is property of Snickerdoodle Knits. You are welcome to sell the knits that you make using this pattern, but I do ask that you provide credit to Snickerdoodle Knits for the pattern and that you link my pattern on Ravelry when you are selling online. Thank you so much for understanding and for your support!

I am happy to help with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding the pattern. My contact information is included in the pattern.

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