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Yoshi Washcloth

April 2009
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 12 rows = 2 inches in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
71 - 82 yards (65 - 75 m)
one size
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

It’s true that few Mario characters are as cute and lovable as Yoshi. This washcloth pattern adds him to the growing list of characters that now have their own designs in this series.

This pattern’s PDF includes a chart for the stitches as well as alternative instructions for the chart-phobic. I made the test cloth black because I had black cotton yarn I needed to use up, but I would recommend green, red, yellow, blue… really, yoshis can be found in all kinds of colours! It’s a more complex pattern than most textured washcloths, but still very quick and easy to knit.

All the Nintendo-themed washcloths are designed to be exactly the same size as one another, so they can also be used as afghan squares and they should all line up nicely with one another.


As of May 27, 2012 there is an updated PDF file. It contains a correction of a typo in row 18 of the written pattern. The chart and other instructions remain identical. Anyone using the written instructions with the pre-update version should be aware that there has been a correction and can re-download the corrected pattern above.