Learn How to Knit with a Knit Dishcloth Pattern: 10 Patterns for Beginners
By: Julie DaMario, Editor, AllFreeKnitting.com
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Whether you're just learning how to knit or you're a seasoned pro looking to whip up a few quick kitchen and bath accessories, a knit dishcloth pattern is a wonderful knitting tool for a number of reasons. First of all, a knit dishcloth pattern is both the perfect length and width to get the hang of a new stitch. Think of a knit dishcloth pattern as a stitch swatch, much like what more experienced knitters use to determine gauge before beginning a project.
Another reason to love knit dishcloth patterns is they make wonderful homemade gifts. In just an afternoon, you can create a beautiful and practical housewarming gift or going-away present for a friend or family member. Knitted dishcloths are both a practical and fun way to expand your knitting skills. Plus, since everyone could use a few extra dishcloths around the kitchen, you can work up as many as you please and freely give them away. Keep reading for some of our favorite knit dishcloth patterns.
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Nana's Favorite Dishcloth Pattern
This classic knit dishcloth pattern has a charming vintage vibe. Nana's Favorite Dishcloth Pattern features a waffle-like stitch design with a sturdy thickness that holds up nicely to dirty dishes and countertops. Knit a few in a soft pastel shade or a muted earth tone for a timeless kitchen accessory you'll reach for every day.
Easy Everyday Dishcloth
A great exercise in garter stitch as well as the perfect go-to knit dishcloth pattern, the Easy Everyday Dishcloth is a great way to keep your hands busy for a few hours.
Seed Stitch Dishcloth Pattern
Master the classic seed stitch with this simple knit dishcloth pattern. Not only does the Seed Stitch Dishcloth Pattern appeal to the eyes, it offers just enough texture to wipe away grease and grime. Whip up a few for a pretty and practical housewarming gift, or keep the set for yourself. There's no going wrong with this easy knit dishcloth pattern.
Simple Eyelet Dishcloth
Learn the basics of lace knitting with the Simple Eyelet Dishcloth. This printable pattern from Bernat proves that a basic cleansing routine (whether it be in the bathroom or kitchen) doesn't have to be boring. Add a little loveliness to a mundane activity with this pretty lace knit dishcloth pattern.
Beginner Basketweave Dishcloth
With just enough room to master basketweave knitting, the Beginner Basketweave Dishcloth is the perfect tool for fledgling knitters. This wonderfully textured and visually appealing knit dishcloth pattern is great for everyday messes, yet would look lovely displayed on a guest bathroom sink or bedroom nightstand.
Country Charm Dishcloth
This darling doily-style knit dishcloth pattern is just as much a decoration as it is a functional kitchen accessory. The Country Charm Dishcloth features a stunning star-shaped motif surrounded by a simple lace design. This pattern would also work well as a potholder or hot pad.
Waffle Knit Dishcloth Pattern
Hone your knitting skills and expand your stitch repretoire with the Waffle Knit Dishcloth Pattern. This deliciously textured knit dishcloth pattern is perfect for use in both the bathroom and kitchen.
Feather and Fan Dishcloth
Simple yet elegant, the Feather and Fan Dishcloth might be too pretty for actual use! This darling knit dishcloth pattern would look lovely displayed in a guest bathoom or hung over the kitchen sink for a bit of knit decor. Have fun learning a classic lace knitting stitch with this easy knit dishcloth pattern.
Diamond Twist Stitch Dishcloth
This Diamond Twist Stitch Dishcloth looks gorgeous in royal purple and has such an interesting texture. With a repeating twist stitch pattern, this dishcloth is a welcome difference from the host of boring, flat dishcloth knitting patterns out there. This free knitting pattern will guide you through creating the lovely twist stitch motif, which isn't as hard as it looks--this is really an easy knitting pattern!
Super Stockinette Dishcloth
Just learning how to knit? The Super Stockinette Dishcloth is the perfect place to start. Master the fundamental stockinette stitch with this easy knit dishcloth pattern. You only have to know how to knit and purl to get the hang of this practical pattern.
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