mamafri patterns

This page provides useful information on the dishcloth patterns of mamafri.
Attention: I am not mamafri. I am only a knitter who likes her patterns.

Some German sentences may still appear in this text. I will translate them as soon as my time allows me to do so.

(1) What patterns are we talking about?

Mamafri designed a whole lot of patterns that can be used for dishcloths and double knit. Most of them are charted, some have written instructions in very simplified german knitting terms. Many patterns were originally published as a mystery (Rätselspüli). 10 rows per day and at the end of the week everybody could see the solution at their own dishcloth.

(2) Where can I get the patterns/charts?

The mystery dishcloths are available for all members of (and I think the are available also WITHOUT registring to creawelten). Additionally mamafri (the designer) offers a special service for all users participating actively in the creawelten forum (showing their pictures and contributing to the discussions). Those knitters are welcome to send a PM to mamafri, provide their email address and ask mamafri for the patterns. Most of the patterns sent by email include a chart.

update: mamafri is not active any more. Contact Claudi or silke2world.

There have been many requests by people only showing up to get the patterns and leaving instantly after getting them. Please respect that those patterns should help to motivate people to bring some life to the forum. It is a prerequisit to be an active member before asking for the patterns. For all of you who cannot commit to that rule please enjoy all the downloadable patterns.

Spülirätsel (creawelten)
Spüli-Anleitungen (creawelten)

(3) What is the patterns price?

Mamafri asks for only one payment: please show pictures of your FOs at

(4) How can I become a member of creawelten?

Usual registration (nickname, email address and so on). Free of cost. Open for international members. Main language is German, but any member is welcome. All members will try their best to support international Members. English is very helpful. mamafri speaks French.

screenshots assisting registration process
introduce yourself to crea members using the thread for English speaking members
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(5) Do I get the patterns in Ravelry?

No. Pattern are mentioned in the Ravelry pattern database, if any Ravelers contributed this input. You can find many and you can watch FOs. But the pattern itself is only available at CreaWelten or from mamafri directly. And at her conditions.

Some users reported difficulties to find patterns at CreaWelten. For the downloadable patterns (hundreds!) there is a link provided in Ravelry which will lead CreaWelten members to the CreaWelten gallery. Each pattern is attached to a picture. For Details check my little tutorial "Find a pattern at CreaWelten".

(6) Basic instructions for dishcloths:

Chose your own border. It is not included in the pattern but strongly recommended to prevent curling
RS: Knit all uneven rows.
WS: Follow the pattern for all even rows. x: knit, blank square: purl. Knit stitches on wrong side produce garter ridges in the front and thus the motif.

(7) Basic instructions for double knit:

You may add a border but you don’t need to.
Knit every pattern row twice: First row follow pattern (x: knit color A, purl color B; blank square: knit color B, purl color A), second row knit (and purl) every stitch in the same color as it shows up.

Additional border stitches: For a potholder I usually cast on 45 + 2 stitches. Thus 47 stitches per color. I do not have any blanket experience. But I would add some stitches without pattern between the patches.

Chart: A charted pattern can be read from the left to the right or vice versa. It just doesn't matter. In both cases you will have
the original motif on one side and a mirrored version on the other side.

(8) Nub

Pattern instructions may contain a nub. For dishcloths follow the pattern instructions, for double knit simply knit in contrast color. In most cases the nub will make the eye of an animal.

(9) Knitting terms

Usually pattern are written like this: 2L 3R 4L 1R. The number indicates the number of stitches, L is purl, R is knit. Thus it reads: p2 k3 p4 k1.
N means nup. Try pfb turn, p2 turn, p2tog.
A usually is an abbreviation explained in the pattern: e.g. A = 1R 1L = k1 p1 -> 2A = 1R 1L 1R 1L = k1 p1 k1 p1

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