Finally the Skully Dish Cloth Pattern

If you are new to color knitting, please see the FAQ about this pattern for help

Remember this guy? Well I've gotten quite a few requests for the pattern. Hopefully yours will look better than mine. But the theory is if you follow these basic directions, you'll be able to have a rebellious dishrag of yer very own.

The link to the Skull chart I used to make this pattern can be found here (I used the large one).

Please let me know if you find any errors in the pattern as I am remembering it in retrospect and may have gotten something wrong.

Skully Dish Rag
Gauge = 17st = 4” (sz. 10 needles) although gauge doesn’t matter for this project
Yarn = 1 ball Sugar’n Cream Brand cotton yarn in black (color A)
& 1 ball Sugar’n Cream Brand cotton yarn in raspberry (color B)

CO 34 stitches in color A
Bottom Edge
Row 1 (right side): P1 K1 across.
Row 2 (wrong side): K1 P1 across.
Alternate Rows 1 and 2 for 6 rows
Main Body
Row 7 (right side): P1, K1, P1 K to last 3 Stitches, P1, K1, P1.
Row 8 (wrong side): P1, K1, P1, P to last 3 stitches, P1, K1, P1.
Alternate rows 7 and 8 for a total of 6 rows
Start Pattern
Right side: P1, K1, P1, K3 and start pattern at the bottom (which means you will knit 2 more stitches in color A before beginning work with Color B). Once across first row of the pattern, K3 and work last 3 stitches of row in P1, K1, P1 pattern.
Rest of rows for pattern: Continue working back and forth following the pattern beginning with the P1, K1, P1 edge, 3 stitches of stockinette, work across the pattern, 3 stitches of stockinette, P1, K1, P1.
Once pattern is complete, work two rows of P1, K1, P1, stockinette across until last 3 stitches, P1, K1, P1.
Work rows 1 and 2 as for bottom edge.
Bind off and weave in ends


  1. *sigh*

    I love this.. because my boyfriends mother ((who taught me how to knitt, even though all she knows is how to straight knit scarves)).. believes she's the princess of all the world.. and love pirates. .and has taken on the name pirate princess .. .

    I know i know..

    what a mother in law she'll make someday .. lol

    but to each their own..

    I was wondering since i'm such a novice knitter.. if you could help me with a few things on this pattern. First off i've never changed colors before.. do i just cut and tie off the colors as they come.. ? And would it be possible if i used the grid you have to add a crown on somehow?

    You're a superstar when it comes to knitting so excuse my lamn and prolly stupid questions..



  2. Hey, Julia. I just sent you an e-mail answering your questions. :-)

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  4. I did. I just resent it. I'll delete the previous comment so you don't have your e-mail address floating around on the internet for all to see and spam

  5. Could you please email me. I am listowner for the Dish Cloth Knit ALong on yahoo located at

    I would love to use skully as a KAL. Contact me at


  6. Hi Carissa: Just found this pattern through your Ravelry site. My question is the same as Julia's. Might you provide me with an explanation of how to deal with changing colors? Thanks :)

  7. There is now an FAQ post for this pattern here

  8. I just started and finished this adorable dish cloth and just LOVE it. The pattern and the chart were easy to follow. I made mine in black and white!!


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