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!
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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
18 x 18cm (7 x 7″)
Garter stitch Knit every row
Dishcloth knitting pattern
You Will Need
- Knitting needles
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.
Row 8: K 4, p to marker, k 4.
Row 9: K 4, k1, *p1, k1; rep from * to marker, k 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”).
Finish with 6 rows of garter stitch for the border.
Cast off. Weave in all ends.