"Luv Bug"
©Designed by Rachel van Schie
July 16, 2007


Materials:
1 ball kitchen cotton
Size US 6 (4mm) knitting needles

Measurements:
9" x 8"

Instructions:
Cast on 50 sts.
Row 1:  (k1, p1) across.
Row 2:  (p1, k1) across.
Row 3:  (k1, p1) across.
Row 4:  p1, k1, p47, k1.
Row 5:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 6:  p1, k1, p8, k7, p16, k7, p9, k1.
Row 7:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 8:  p1, k1, p7, k9, p14, k9, p8, k1.
Row 9:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 10:  p1, k1, p6, k4, p3, k4, p12, k4, p3, k4, p7, k1.
Row 11:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 12:  p1, k1, p6, k3, p5, k3, p12, k3, p5, k3, p7, k1.
Row 13:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 14:  p1, k1, p6, k3, p5, k3, p1, k10, p1, k3, p5, k3, p7, k1.
Row 15:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 16:  p1, k1, p3, k2, p1, k4, p3, k4, p1, k1, p8, k1, p1, k4, p3, k4, p1, k2, p4, k1.
Row 17:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 18:  p1, k1, p3, k2, p2, k9, p2, k1, p3, k1, p4, k1, p2, k9, p2, k2, p4, k1.
Row 19:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 20:  p1, k1, p4, k2, p2, k7, p2, k2, p2, k3, p3, k2, p2, k7, p2, k3, p4, k1.
Row 21:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 22:  p1, k1, p4, k3, p9, k2, p2, k5, p2, k3, p9, k3, p5, k1.
Row 23:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 24:  p1, k1, p5, k12, p2, k7, p1, k1, p1, k13, p5, k1.
Row 25:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 26:  p1, k1, p5, k2, p8, k1, p4, k2, p1, k2, p2, k1, p11, k2, p6, k1.
Row 27:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 28:  p1, k1, p6, k2, p7, (k1, p11)x2, k2, p6, k1.
Row 29:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 30:  p1, k1, p7, k2, p6, k1, p7, k3, p1, k1, p10, k2, p7, k1.
Row 31:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 32:  p1, k1, p8, k3, p4, k1, p11, k1, p9, k3, p7, k1.
Row 33:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 34:  p1, k1, p10, k29, p8, k1.
Row 35:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 36:  p1, k1, p14, k2, p11, k1, p7, k4, p8, k1.
Row 37:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 38:  p1, k1, p14, k2, p11, k1, p7, k2, p1, k1, p8, k1.
Row 39:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 40:  p1, k1, p15, k2, p10, k1, p6, k2, p2, k1, p8, k1.
Row 41:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 42:  p1, k1, p15, k2, p10, k1, p5, k2, p3, k1, p8, k1.
Row 43:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 44:  p1, k1, p16, k2, p9, k1, p4, k2, p4, k1, p8, k1.
Row 45:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 46:  p1, k1, p16, k2, p9, k1, p2, k3, p5, k5, p4, k1.
Row 47:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 48:  p1, k1, p17, k14, p7, k3, p6, k1.
Row 49:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 50:  p1, k1, p19, k10, p9, k1, p8, k1.
Row 51:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 52:  p1, k1, p47, k1.
Row 53:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 54:  p1, k1, p1, k5, p2, (k5, p1)x2, k5, p2, (k5, p1)x2, k2, p6, k1.
Row 55:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 56:  p1, k1, p1, k2, p2, k2, p1, (k2, p4)x2, k2, p2, k2, p1, (k2, p4)x2, k2, p6, k1.
Row 57:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 58:  p1, k1, p1, k5, p2, (k4, p2)x2, k5, p2, (k4, p2)x2, k5, p3, k1.
Row 59:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 60:  p1, k1, p1, k2, p2, k2, p1, (k2, p4)x2, k2, p2, k2, p1, (k2, p4)x2, (k2, p2)x2, k1.
Row 61:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 62:  p1, k1, p1, k5, p2, (k5, p1)x2, k5, p2, (k5, p1)x2, k5, p3, k1.
Row 63:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 64:  p1, k1, p47, k1.
Row 65:  k1, p1, k47, p1.
Row 66:  p1, k1, p47, k1.
Row 67:  (k1, p1) across.
Row 68:  (p1, k1) across.
Row 69:  (k1, p1) across.

Cast off and Weave in your ends!

Copyright ©2007 Rachel van Schie

** Blocking Your Dishcloth **
You can view my online blocking tutorial by following this link:
http://rachelsknittingcorner.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-do-you-block-your-patterns.html

I put the finished Dishcloth on a folded bath towel on the counter (the reason for the folded bath towel is so that you have a thick "base" so that when you push the background stitches of your Dishcloth down...it kind of makes the picture/letter stitches of your Dishcloth embossed or puffed up).  After I put the Dishcloth on the bath towel on the counter, I spray it with a water spray bottle until it's nice and damp...don't worry about how wet it gets, when the stitches are wet, they are really easy to manipulate...then I like to use the back of my knitting needle or fingers to flatten the background stitches, in kind of a "stamping" motion...when you flatten the background stitches, you will notice the pictures or words on your Dishcloth "pop" up.  When working with the letters/pictures, I use the point of my needle to "poke" or "push" the background-stitches that are right beside the letter/picture-stitches, down. Then I gently lay the finished blocked Dishcloth on a flat surface to dry…I like to use my cooling racks for better airflow.

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