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Learn How to Knit with a Knit Dishcloth Pattern: 10 Patterns for Beginners


Updated May 03, 2016
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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 the what more experienced knitters use to determine gauge before beginning a project. Another reason to love knit dishcloth patterns is that 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. Keep reading for some of our favorite knit dishcloth patterns.

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Learn How to Knit With A Knit Dishcloth Pattern: 10 Patterns for Beginners

Learn How to Knit with a Knit Dishcloth Pattern: 10 Patterns for Beginners


Nana's Favorite DishclothNana’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.





Tried and True Dishcloth Knitting Pattern - This simple yet stylish knit dishcloth pattern is a perfect project for beginning knitters. Knit entirely in garter stitch, the Tried and True Dishcloth Knitting Pattern really lives up to its name. This fool-proof pattern is a great way for beginning knitters to get comforatble with the knit stitch before moving on to more complicated stitches.




Seed Stitch Dishcloth PatternSeed 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.




Beginner Basketweave DishclothBeginner 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.





Waffle Knit Dishcloth PatternWaffle 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.





Simple Eyelet DishclothSimple 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.



Country Charm DishclothCountry 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.



Feather and Fan DishclothFeather 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.





Super Stockinette DishclothSuper 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.





Easy Everyday DishclothEasy 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.






Try this same idea, but on a bigger scale! Check out How to Knit Afghans and More: 300 DIY Home Decor Patterns to practice your new stitches on an afghan.


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I'm new to knitting, so this collection is a big help. Dishcloths are fast to whip up and a great way to try out new stitches. I think I want to try seed stitch next!

This is a great collection of washcloths to make for every possible occasion. There are plenty of new stitches to learn while making something useful for the home or for a gift. Plus, if you can find the cotton yarn on sale, you can make a dishcloth for less than you can buy one.

yrn means yarn round needle, sometimes called and written yo.

Have you tried this craft? What did you think?

what doed yrn mean on the eyelets dishcloth patterson mean please /

Hi clairetanner1 5968847, I'm not sure of your question. If you're wondering which yarn is used on the Simple Eyelet Dishcloth, it is Bernat Handicrafter Cotton. Thanks, -Editors of AllFreeKnitting


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