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Rainy Day Washcloth


Updated January 23, 2014
(5 Votes)


If it's pouring outside, why not take up some needles and yarn and make this lovely Rainy Day Washcloth. If you know how to knit a dishcloth, you'll have no trouble crafting this simple washcloth. With a bumpy texture, this easy washcloth is great for use in the kitchen and is composed entirely of knit and purl stitches.

Rainy Day Washcloth
This image courtesy of Designs by Colleen


Knitting Needle Size: 8 or 5 mm

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)



CO 30 sts.

Knit 1 row then:
R1    P1, K4 across the row
R2    P3, K2  across the row
R3    P3, K2, across the row
R4    P1, K4  across the row

Repeat this 4 row pattern 1 more time  then:

R1     K1, P4  across the row
R2     K3, P2  across the row
R3     K3, P2  across the row
R4     K1, P4  across the row

Repeat this 4 row pattern 1 more time

Continue this pattern sequence until cloth is 9 inches long

Knit 1 more row and BO


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i have alot of oddes and ends was wondering do you use just 100% cotton to make these?

Hey there, mstroom! 100% cotton is definitely recommended, as it's very absorbent. However, you can always try knitting a tiny patch of yarn together and wiping some water off of a counter with it. If you think it's absorbent enough, feel free to use it as a washcloth! Happy knitting!

Lovely pattern and easy to remeber. It came out a little smaller than I would like, but it can easily be made bigger by increasing CO.

Love this one it came out really pretty. Nancy

I love making the rainy day dish cloth. I like mine a little larger so I co 40. Thank you for the fun-to-make pattern. Norma


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