Free Knitted Dishcloth Patterns

Here’s a set of THREE knitted dishcloth patterns, all free! A gift that anyone would love, or great for everyday use in your own kitchen!

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Washing dishes with a homemade knitted dishcloth brings joy to an every day task!

Here’s a set of 3 dishcloth knitting patterns of unique patterns!

Best of all, if you know the knit stitch and the purl stitch, then you can accomplish this project!

Each dishcloth measures roughly 6×6″.

Pair these dishcloths with some homemade melt and pour soap, and you have the most lovely gift to give!

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Supplies Needed:

Be sure to use cotton yarn for this project!

Synthetic yarns will not properly absorb soap and water and won’t be very pleasant to use.

Untreated wool will felt and shrink.

Linen would also be a worthwhile yarn to use — but it is pricey, and you may be disappointed when your well-loved dishrags eventually wear out!

Cotton is the best yarn to use. It’s inexpensive, and a good workhorse!

Print out your pattern below!

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Knitted Dishcloth #1: Striped Dishcloth

For our first knitted dishcloth, we’re creating a lovely dishcloth with a garter stitch border and some stripes in the center.

With your worsted weight cotton yarn and 5.5mm knitting needles, cast on 28 stitches.

Rows 1 – 8: Knit

Row 9: Knit 4, Purl to last 4 stitches, Knit 4.

Row 10: Knit

Row 11: Knit 4, Purl to last 4 stitches, Knit 4.

Row 12: Knit

Row 13: Knit

Row 14: Knit

Row 15: Knit 4, Purl to last 4 stitches, Knit 4.

Row 16: Knit

Row 17: Knit 4, Purl to last 4 stitches, Knit 4.

Row 18: Knit

Row 19: Knit

Row 20: Knit

Row 21: Knit 4, Purl to last 4 stitches, Knit 4.

Row 22: Knit

Row 23: Knit 4, Purl to last 4 stitches, Knit 4.

Row 24: Knit

Row 25: Knit

Row 26: Knit

Row 27: Knit 4, Purl to last 4 stitches, Knit 4.

Row 28: Knit

Row 29: Knit 4, Purl to last 4 stitches, Knit 4.

Row 30: Knit

Row 31: Knit

Row 32: Knit

Row 33: Knit 4, Purl to last 4 stitches, Knit 4.

Rows 34 – 40: Knit

Cast off and cut yarn. Weave in your ends.

Knitted Dishcloth #2: Seed Stitch Dishcloth

Our next knitted dishcloth will have a lovely seed stitch border around it.

With our worsted weight cotton yarn and 5.5mm knitting needles, cast on 25 stitches.

Rows 1 – 8: (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1) to end.

Row 9: (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1), knit to last 5 stitches, (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1).

Row 10: (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1), purl to last 5 stitches, (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1).

Row 11: (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1), knit to last 5 stitches, (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1).

Row 12: (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1), purl to last 5 stitches, (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1).

Row 13: (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1), knit to last 5 stitches, (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1).

Row 14: (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1), purl to last 5 stitches, (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1).

Row 15: (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1), knit to last 5 stitches, (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1).

Row 16: (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1), purl to last 5 stitches, (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1).

Row 17: (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1), knit to last 5 stitches, (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1).

Row 18: (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1), purl to last 5 stitches, (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1).

Row 19: (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1), knit to last 5 stitches, (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1).

Row 20: (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1), purl to last 5 stitches, (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1).

Row 21: (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1), knit to last 5 stitches, (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1).

Row 22: (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1), purl to last 5 stitches, (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1).

Row 23: (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1), knit to last 5 stitches, (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1).

Row 24: (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1), purl to last 5 stitches, (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1).

Row 25: (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1), knit to last 5 stitches, (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1).

Rows 26 – 34: (Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1) to end.

Cast off and cut yarn. Weave in ends.

Knitted Dishcloth #3: Basket Weave Dishcloth

Our final knitted dishcloth is a garter stitch border with a variation of a basket weave stitch in the center.

With your cotton worsted weight yarn and 5.5mm knitting needles, cast on 28 stitches.

Rows 1-6: Knit

Row 7: (Knit 4, Purl 4) to last 4 stitches, Knit 4.

Row 8: Knit

Row 9: (Knit 4, Purl 4) to last 4 stitches, Knit 4.

Row 10: Knit

Row 11: Knit 4, (Knit 4, Purl 4) to last 8 stitches, Knit 8.

Row 12: Knit

Row 13: Knit 4, (Knit 4, Purl 4) to last 8 stitches, Knit 8.

Row 14: Knit

Row 15: (Knit 4, Purl 4) to last 4 stitches, Knit 4.

Row 16: Knit

Row 17: (Knit 4, Purl 4) to last 4 stitches, Knit 4.

Row 18: Knit

Row 19: Knit 4, (Knit 4, Purl 4) to last 8 stitches, Knit 8.

Row 20: Knit

Row 21: Knit 4, (Knit 4, Purl 4) to last 8 stitches, Knit 8.

Row 22: Knit

Row 23: (Knit 4, Purl 4) to last 4 stitches, Knit 4.

Row 24: Knit

Row 25: (Knit 4, Purl 4) to last 4 stitches, Knit 4.

Row 26: Knit

Row 27: Knit 4, (Knit 4, Purl 4) to last 8 stitches, Knit 8.

Row 28: Knit

Row 29: Knit 4, (Knit 4, Purl 4) to last 8 stitches, Knit 8.

Row 30: Knit

Row 31: Knit

Row 32: Knit

Row 33: Knit

Row 34: Knit

Row 35: Knit

Cast off and weave in ends.

Leave a comment!

I hope you enjoyed this free knitting pattern.

Please comment down below who you made this set of dishcloths for! I would love to hear from you!

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