Reusable dishcloth knitting pattern

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

Dishcloth knitting pattern free

Add a touch of handmade to your beauty regime with our free knitting patterns. Use up the last of your favourite yarn to make a stack of simple knitted dishcloths.

Don’t let your beauty regime become routine. Make like the pampered dames and dolls of the 1940s and knit a swell washcloth. Rosy cheeks will be yours with this clever knitted texture, and extra-soft yarn. Make a stack for a different colour every day.

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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
  •  Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  •  Scissors


18 x 18cm (7 x 7″)


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


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 crochet makeup pads and fizzy bath bombs for the ultimate gift set. For more sustainable makes check out our 43 eco-crafts blog post here.