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25+ Free Dishcloth Patterns: {Knitting}

Posted By Tipnut On November 24, 2010 @ 1:11 am In Knitting | 2 Comments

Knit dishcloths are a great yarn stash buster and they make great homemade gifts too…here’s a collection of free patterns from my bookmarks and online research, enjoy!

tricksyknitter.com

tricksyknitter.com

Quartet [1]: Each measures 6″ square (approximately) and requires about 40 yds of worsted or heavy worsted yarn. Four different designs to choose from.

Gathered [2]: Rows of purl & knit are made to accomplish a gathered effect.

ravelry.com

ravelry.com

amberperrypatterns.com

amberperrypatterns.com

With Optional Edging [3]: Worked in two colors (Beginner skill level) and features an optional crochet edging worked in sc around the piece.

Sploshy [4]: Recommends using 100% cotton and there’s a nice texture to this with a wide border.

chocolatemintsinajar.com

chocolatemintsinajar.com

lilknitofthisandthat.blogspot.ca

lilknitofthisandthat.blogspot.ca

Dungarees (Bloomers) [5]: Cute gift idea, two cloths are made then woven together with ribbon, includes poem instructing to pull apart.

Fierce Ruffles [6]: Worked in two contrasting colors (one for the body and the other for the ruffles), features a loop on one corner for hanging.

nakeidknits.com

nakeidknits.com

homespunliving.blogspot.ca

homespunliving.blogspot.ca

Aunt May [7]: This is simply ribbing and garter stitch with a 12 row repeat and a crocheted border.

Retro-Style Linoleum [8]: Features a “scrubby” side since it’s a slip-stitch design.

masondixonknitting.com

masondixonknitting.com

iliveonafarm.com

iliveonafarm.com

Springtime [9]: I did these using Lily Sugar’n Cream 100% cotton yarn (Ecru) and it turned out very nice.

Double Bump [10]: These come out square and lay flat.

myjewelthief.typepad.com

myjewelthief.typepad.com

homespunliving.blogspot.ca

homespunliving.blogspot.ca

Waffle [11]: Uses the raised box stitch to give it a great waffle texture.

Stripes & Stars [12]: Made with any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn in red, white and blue.

ribbedforyourpleasure.wordpress.com

ribbedforyourpleasure.wordpress.com

canadianliving.com

canadianliving.com

Ballband [13]: This handy project works up in no time and is a perfect addition to any kitchen.

Two-Colors [14]: This uses a 2-color slipped-stitch design and has a tidy slipped-stitch edge.

thriftyknitter.com

thriftyknitter.com

ericalea.com

ericalea.com

Scrubby Textured [15]: This is made with two strands of #10 cotton, good scrubby texture.

Garter Slip-Stitch [16]: Finished size app. 8.5″ X 9″.

monika-freepatterns.blogspot.ca

monika-freepatterns.blogspot.ca

maggiesrags.com

maggiesrags.com

Chinese Wave (pdf) [17]: This turns out nubby, thicker and more stable than plain garter stitch.

Diagonal [18]: Finished size is approximately 8 x 8 inches.

yarngear.blogspot.ca

yarngear.blogspot.ca

knit-nutt.blogspot.ca

knit-nutt.blogspot.ca

Easy Squidge [19]: A nice tight gauge gives a good squidginess, and it won’t stretch out too much when wet.

Basket Rib [20]: With one 2 oz ball of yarn and size 6 (4mm) needles you should be able to whip up two of these.

traciknits.blogspot.ca

traciknits.blogspot.ca

smariek.blogspot.ca

smariek.blogspot.ca

Intertwined [21]: Here’s an interesting project that requires dropping some stitches.

Simply Striped [22]: Made with 100% worsted weight cotton.

wishingiwasknitting.blogspot.ca

wishingiwasknitting.blogspot.ca

knittingknonsense.com

knittingknonsense.com

Double Woven Stitch [23]: If you want something with variegateds that “pop”…this is the one for you!

Berry Basket [24]: To make this into a towel or larger item increase in increments of 5 stitches and/or 5 rows.

theyarntart.blogspot.ca

theyarntart.blogspot.ca

criminyjickets.blogspot.ca

criminyjickets.blogspot.ca

Garterlac [25]: These are done in garter stitch and have no right or wrong side.

Woven Basket Stitch [26]: To get started you need to cast on an even number of stitches using the long-tailed cast on.

stumblingoverchaos.com

stumblingoverchaos.com

jimmybeanswool.com

jimmybeanswool.com

Organic [27]: This is first worked in main color then contrast edging is done in single crochet and the “letter” is embroidered on with a darning needle.

Candy Striper [28]: This would also look fabulous with three, four, or even more different colors.

knitwithkt.blogspot.ca

knitwithkt.blogspot.ca

knitta.net

knitta.net

Nai Nai’s Favorite [29]: This is a no-purl that has no gauge, make to your desired diagonal width or when you’ve used half your yarn.

Checker Square Garter [30]: Finished size is a generous 10 1/2″ square, looks difficult but garter stitching and slipped stitches keep it simple.

kaylaksthriftyways.com

kaylaksthriftyways.com

thehabygoddess.blogspot.com.au

thehabygoddess.blogspot.com.au

Nifty Idea [31]: Reusable J-cloths are cut into strips then whipped up in a quick project (stripes of different colors looks nice!).

Interested in ones that are crocheted? See this list here [32].


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[1] Quartet: http://www.tricksyknitter.com/store/washcloth-quartet-13.php

[2] Gathered: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gathered-washcloth

[3] With Optional Edging: http://amberperrypatterns.com/wordpress/free-dishcloth-pattern-2/294

[4] Sploshy: http://www.chocolatemintsinajar.com/craft/2012/03/sploshy-washcloth-free-pattern/

[5] Dungarees (Bloomers): http://lilknitofthisandthat.blogspot.com/2007/12/dishcloth-dungareesbathtime-bloomers.html

[6] Fierce Ruffles: http://www.nakeidknits.com/nakeidknits/post/Free-pattern-Really-Fierce-Dishcloth.aspx

[7] Aunt May: http://homespunliving.blogspot.com/2010/06/aunt-may-dishcloth.html

[8] Retro-Style Linoleum: http://www.masondixonknitting.com/archives/2009_08.html#002711

[9] Springtime: http://www.iliveonafarm.com/dishcloth1.html

[10] Double Bump: http://myjewelthief.typepad.com/myjewelthief_knits/2008/12/doubel-bump-scarves.html

[11] Waffle: http://homespunliving.blogspot.com/2007/11/waffle-knit-dishcloth-pattern.html

[12] Stripes & Stars: http://ribbedforyourpleasure.wordpress.com/2008/06/28/broad-stripes-and-bright-stars/

[13] Ballband: http://www.canadianliving.com/crafts/knitting/knit_a_ballband_dishcloth.php

[14] Two-Colors: http://thriftyknitter.com/?p=55

[15] Scrubby Textured: http://www.ericalea.com/2009/05/28/not-your-ordinary-knitted-dishcloth/

[16] Garter Slip-Stitch: http://monika-freepatterns.blogspot.com/2006/05/garter-slip-stitch-dishcloth.html

[17] Chinese Wave (pdf): http://www.maggiesrags.com/dishcloth.pdf

[18] Diagonal: http://yarngear.blogspot.com/2008/02/diagonal-knit-dishcloth-pattern.html

[19] Easy Squidge: http://knit-nutt.blogspot.com/2008/01/squidge-cloth.html

[20] Basket Rib: http://traciknits.blogspot.com/2008/01/basket-rib-dishcloth-free-pattern.html

[21] Intertwined: http://smariek.blogspot.com/2006/09/intertwined-dishcloth.html

[22] Simply Striped: http://wishingiwasknitting.blogspot.com/2008/04/simply-striped-dishcloth.html

[23] Double Woven Stitch: http://www.knittingknonsense.com/DW_cloth.html

[24] Berry Basket: http://theyarntart.blogspot.com/2006/08/berry-basket-dishcloth-pattern-free.html

[25] Garterlac: http://criminyjickets.blogspot.com/2006/07/garterlac-dishcloth.html

[26] Woven Basket Stitch: http://www.stumblingoverchaos.com/archives/446

[27] Organic: http://www.jimmybeanswool.com/freeKnittingPatternEmmyDishCloth.asp

[28] Candy Striper: http://knitwithkt.blogspot.com/2008/02/candy-striper-cloth.html

[29] Nai Nai’s Favorite: http://knitta.net/2011/03/09/nai-nais-favorite/

[30] Checker Square Garter: http://www.kaylaksthriftyways.com/free-knit-pattern-checker-square-garter-dishcloth/

[31] Nifty Idea: http://thehabygoddess.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/new-twist-to-knitted-dishcloth.html

[32] this list here: http://tipnut.com/dishcloth-crochet/

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