Reusable dishcloth knitting pattern

Add a touch of handmade to your beauty regime with our reusable dishcloth knitting pattern. Follow our tutorial and make your own reusable dishcloth.

Dishcloth knitting pattern free

Add a touch of handmade to your beauty and kitchen regime with our free knitting patterns. Use up the last of your favourite yarn (we love a stash buster project) to make a stack of simple knitted dishcloths. You can use these dishcloths as flannels, makeup removers or as kitchen cloths so we’d recommend knitting up a bunch for both the kitchen and bathroom. With a clever knitted texture and extra-soft yarn, they’re soft enough to clean sides and faces! Once you’ve used them chuck them in the wash along with your crochet dishcloths and resusable crochet makeup pads, leave them to dry and reuse.

This dishcloth knitting pattern is a great project for newbie knitters. If you are new to knitting head over to our beginner guide to knitting to help to start knitting these dishcloths. Grab your needles, it’s time to knit!

Dishcloth knitting pattern free

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You will need:

  •  Jil Eaton Cottontail in Lime. Or, try Debbie Bliss Cotton DK in Avocado.
  •  One pair 4mm (UK 8, US 6) knitting needles (head over to our top knitting needles round-up to pick up a pair)
  •  Stitch marker (check out the best stitch markers in our round-up)
  • Tapestry needle
  •  Scissors


18 x 18cm (7 x 7″)


k knit
p purl
rep repeat
st(s) stitch(es)
Garter stitch Knit every row

If you’re from the USA make sure you check out our yarn weight conversion chart and guide to knitting abbreviations.

Dishcloth knitting pattern


You Will Need

  • Yarn
  • Knitting needles

Total time:

Step 1

dishcloth knitting pattern step 1

Cast on 31 sts and then k 6 rows in garter stitch.

Row 7: K 4 sts, place marker for garter stitch border, k to last four st, place marker, k last 4 sts.

dishcloth knitting pattern step 2

Row 8: K 4, p to marker, k 4.

dishcloth knitting pattern step 3

Row 9: K 4, k1, *p1, k1; rep from * to marker, k 4.

dishcloth knitting pattern step 4

Row 10: K 4, p to marker, k 4. Repeat these 4 Rows until your piece measures 18 x 18 cm (7 x 7”).

dishcloth knitting pattern step 5

Finish with 6 rows of garter stitch for the border.

dishcloth knitting pattern step 6

Cast off. Weave in all ends.


Scrub a dub dub right away to try it out! Pair with our reusable crochet bag and fizzy bath bombs for the ultimate gift set. For more sustainable makes check out our sustainable DIY and crafts.