Inside: Create something beautiful AND useful with this easy knitted dishcloth! (Free pattern included)
Easy Knitted Dishcloth
Growing up we always had a knitted dishcloth at our kitchen sink. My family used them almost exclusively to clean up after meals, and I believe my Granny still does!
Knit dishcloths are versatile, machine-washable, and great for scrubbing – plus they’re pretty!
As an inexperienced knitter, I reach out to my friend and fellow blogger (and knitting aficionado) Evelyn at Nemcsok Farms for her help in creating this easy knit dishcloth pattern.
Dishcloths are great crochet projects for beginners because they work up quickly. The finished product is something that’s actually useful too. (Gift idea alert!)
If you’re a more advanced knitter, this is a pattern that is perfect to make en mass and stockpile for holiday gift giving. (Homemade gifts are one of our ways to do Christmas on a budget!)
This dish cloth uses a simple broken rib type of pattern, giving it great texture for scrubbing. It is made with 100% cotton, which is always a plus!
So whether this is your first knitting project or you’re here to learn a new stitch, this easy dishcloth pattern is just right for you!
Related: See ALL of our favorite knitting projects for the kitchen & bathroom here!
Click on the links above for more info about each of the stitches and skills used to make this knit dishcloth.
Supplies Needed to Make this Knit Washcloth:
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- Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton worsted weight ( 1 ball)
- Size 4 mm knitting needles
- Crochet Hook
- Yarn Scissors
Free Knitted Dishcloth Pattern:
Cast on 41 stitches ( multiple of 2 stitches, plus 1)
Row 1, 5 & 9: Purl
Row 2 & 4: *P1, K1; repeat from * to last stitch, P1
Row 3: K1, *P1, K1; repeat from * to end
Row 6 & 8: *K1, P1; repeat from * to last stitch, K1
Row 7: P1, *K1, P1; repeat from * to end
Repeat rows 2 – 9 until piece measures approximately 8″ from cast on edge
Bind off, securing the last stitch. Break yarn and weave in ends.
About this Pattern
This Easy Knit Dishcloth was created by Evelyn at Nemcsok Farms and was originally featured as pattern #26 in the 2017 Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop. It is used here with permission. (Yarn for the project pictured was provided by Lion Brand).
You can see more of Evelyn’s work in her e-book Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners which is available for purchase below. This collection includes the following projects:
- Big Hat
- Faux Fur Lumberjack Hat
- Infinity Scarf (big enough to wear over your head)
- Peaked Beret
- Twisted Stitch Pom Pom Hat
- Plum Fedora
If you understand the basics of knitting, you’ll have no trouble whipping up these clever creations. Evelyn’s instructions are simple and clear and she takes the time to define new terms when needed.
Evelyn’s hats get tons of shares on social media – now you can make them too!
Click here to purchase the digital ebook: Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners
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Carolyn Watts says
Love your patterns. Thank you for sharing. Hope to try out your hats for my grans.🙂
I love the dishcloth knitting pattern! Thank you for sharing. However, row 9 (purl) should be eliminated for the dishcloth to look like the picture that is included with the pattern.
Stacey aka the Soccer Mom says
Hi Lisa- Is it possible you were repeating from row 1 instead of row 2? You need a purl row separating the bands so you would purl on rows 5 and 9″ – Hope this helps!
Regina K. Rooney says
Started this yesterday and I’m very pleased. It is easy, but still interesting and not boring. Thanks for posting.
Carrie Steere says
Is there a pdf of the dishcloth pattern available?
Stacey aka the Soccer Mom says
Hi Carrie, I don’t have one created yet but it you should be able to copy and paste the pattern into a word doc if you need to print. I’ll work on making a printable card for it this summer!