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Free Dishcloth Pattern

If you are looking for a quick project to work on while sitting in front of the TV or sitting in a waiting room, this washcloth will fit the bill.  They are a quick knit and don’t require your undivided attention.

I recommend using a 100% cotton yarn for these washcloths.  Cotton is far more absorbent than a polyester, so is a good material for a washcloth.

The finished washcloth will measure 11 inches by 11 inches.  Adjust your cast on if you want something smaller or bigger.  I find them the perfect size.


Materials required:

1 skein worsted weight cotton yarn (enough to make 2 dishcloths)

Size US 6 straight needles or size to fit the gauge of 16 stitches and 24 rows = 4″

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How to knit the washcloths:

Cast on 46 stitches

1st row:    K1, *P2,K2* Repeat from * to * until last stitch.  K last stitch

2nd row:  P1, *K2P2*  Repeat from * to * until last stitch.  P last stitch

3rd row:   K1, *K2P2* Repeat from * to * until last stitch.  K last stitch

4th row:   P1, *P2,K2*  Repeat from * to * until last stitch.  P last stitch

Repeat these 4 rows until your piece measures 11 inches.  Bind off and weave in ends.

These are great for both kitchen and bathroom.  They also make  excellent Mother’s Day,  housewarming and hostess gifts.

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4 comments on “Free Dishcloth Pattern

Caitlyn Page

As soon as I get some cotton yarn, I’m gonna try this. I love the look of the stitch! ❤️


I have lots of cotton yarn, Caitlyn. LOTS. I’ll drop some off for you at the center tomorrow, early afternoon. I’ll leave it for you at the desk or with your mom if she’s there.

Betty Peterson

love easy patterns and love my cotton dish clothes


Thanks, Betty!


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