Naughty Reindeer Washcloth

This is a fun one! I adapted it from this chart. I’m giving you plenty of time to make tons of these for the holidays and give them out as gifts. But choose your recipient wisely! Not everyone will appreciate the naughty humor.

I’m using Lion Cotton (worsted weight) in Poppy Red. You can use any color worsted weight cotton yarn you want.

Gauge is not that important (it’s a washcloth for crying out loud!), but if you must know: 4.5 sts per inch

Here is a chart for you chart people. I’m a must type everything out in detail person, so here’s that.

This pattern is knit from the bottom up on US 6 straight needles

CO 44 stitches (I use longtail cast on)

Knit 1 row

R1, 2, 3, 4, 5: K2, P2 (repeat until end)

R6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26: purl all stitches


R7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25: knit all stitches




R27, 29: K17, P1, K2, P1, K4, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K14


R28: P14, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P4, K1, P2, K1, P17


R30: P14, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P4, K1, P1, K2, P17


R31: K18, P1, K1, P1, K3, P1, K1, P2, K1, P1, K14


R32: P14, K1, P2, K4, P2, K1, P1, K1, P18


R33: K18, P1, K1, P1, K1, P5, K2, P1, K14


R34: P15, K1, P1, K10, P17


R35: K16, P13, K15


R36: P14, K15, P2, K2, P11


R37: K11, P19, K14


R38: P13, K6, P3, K10, P12


R39: K13, P3, K5, P10, K13


R40: P13, K10, P5, K3, P13


R41: K12, P3, K6, P8, K2, P1, K12


R42: P17, K7. P1, K2, P1, K1, P2, K1, P12


R43: K11, P1, K3, P1, K1, P8, K19


R44: P21, K5, P1, K3, P14


R45: K15, P1, K2, P3, K23


R46: P24, K1, P19


R47: K18, P4, K22


R48: P21, K1, P2, K1, P1, K1, P17


R49: K16, P1, K2, P1, K2, P1, K21


R50: P21, K1, P1, K3, P18


R51: K19, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K20




R52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72: purl all stitches


R53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63, 65, 67, 69, 71: knit all stitches


R73, 74, 75, 76, 77: K2, P2 (repeat until end)

Knit 1 row

Bind off

**Please note: There are less rows of stockinette between the reindeer and the 2×2 ribbing in the washcloth pictured than in the chart and written pattern. I added more to the pattern to make it longer and more square

Now be careful or you might find tiny knit reindeer all over your house! They just can’t seem to keep their hooves off each other.


About Lisa Musella

Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts grad searching for her place in the culinary world. Lisa Musella is also enamored with her husband, her cat, and her chorus.
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1 Response to Naughty Reindeer Washcloth

  1. Cindy Carney says:

    I want to see the picture! And I want one for Christmas! *hee hee*

    Oh and I think I should learn to knit!

    Love the blog Lisa and Jen

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