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!
Gathered : Rows of purl & knit are made to accomplish a gathered effect.
Sploshy : Recommends using 100% cotton and there’s a nice texture to this with a wide border.
Fierce Ruffles : Worked in two contrasting colors (one for the body and the other for the ruffles), features a loop on one corner for hanging.
Retro-Style Linoleum : Features a “scrubby” side since it’s a slip-stitch design.
Double Bump : These come out square and lay flat.
Stripes & Stars : Made with any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn in red, white and blue.
Two-Colors : This uses a 2-color slipped-stitch design and has a tidy slipped-stitch edge.
Garter Slip-Stitch : Finished size app. 8.5″ X 9″.
Diagonal : Finished size is approximately 8 x 8 inches.
Basket Rib : With one 2 oz ball of yarn and size 6 (4mm) needles you should be able to whip up two of these.
Simply Striped : Made with 100% worsted weight cotton.
Berry Basket : To make this into a towel or larger item increase in increments of 5 stitches and/or 5 rows.
Woven Basket Stitch : To get started you need to cast on an even number of stitches using the long-tailed cast on.
Candy Striper : This would also look fabulous with three, four, or even more different colors.
Checker Square Garter : Finished size is a generous 10 1/2″ square, looks difficult but garter stitching and slipped stitches keep it simple.
Interested in ones that are crocheted? See this list here .