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12 Knit Dishcloth Patterns for Beginners

Check out these free knit dishcloth patterns and learn how to knit one of your own in no time.

By: Julie DaMario, Editor,
Updated May 30, 2018
Knit Dishcloth Patterns for Beginners

Think of a knit dishcloth pattern like knitting a stitch swatch, like something used to determine knitting gauge before beginning a project. It's really that easy!

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. Dishcloths are the perfect length and width to get the hang of a new stitch. And who doesn't love a pattern that you can finish in one sitting?

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.

Incredibly Easy Knit Dishcloth

You can never have too many dishcloths right? This Incredibly Easy Knit Dishcloth is an awesome knitting pattern that you can whip up in just one hour. Dishcloths can often get a lot of wear and tear so making your own knit dishcloths can save money. Plus, you can use whatever yarn you would like to make your DIY dishcloth as durable as possible.

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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. Learn how to knit a dishcloth with ease once you try out this wonderful free knitting pattern.

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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.

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Seed Stitch Dishcloth Pattern

Master the classic seed stitch and learn how to knit a dishcloth 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.

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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.

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Beginner Basketweave Dishcloth

With just enough room to master basketweave knitting, the Beginner Basketweave Dishcloth is the perfect tool for fledgling knitters yearning to know how to knit a dishcloth. This wonderfully textured and visually appealing knit dishcloth pattern is great for everyday messes, yet would look lovely displayed in a guest bathroom sink or bedroom nightstand.

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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.

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Waffle Knit Dishcloth Pattern

Hone your knitting skills and expand your stitch repertoire with the Waffle Knit Dishcloth Pattern. This deliciously textured knit dishcloth pattern is perfect for use in both the bathroom and kitchen.

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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 bathroom 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.

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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!

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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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Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth

There's never a bad time to start collecting more free dishcloth knitting patterns, and this one is definitely a keeper. Use this pattern for Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth to make all of your friends a practical gift that looks great too. Knit with several yarn overs, this cloth features a framed edge, making it as visually appealing as it is great for using in the kitchen.

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I have been knitting dishcloths for years, and it is the perfect thing to do while sitting in the doctors office, or hospital with someone, on yourself, and see results very quickly. Many have been made for family and friends. I look forward to trying new patterns. Love the ones posted on this site. Thank you.

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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