How to Knit a Cute AF Bows Dishcloth – Knitting Pattern

Knitted Dishcloth Pattern - With Bows!

If you’ve done a little knitting before and are looking for something that’s a bit more challenging, why not give this knitted dishcloth pattern a whirl! It’s not overly complicated and looks awesome when you’re done. If you know knitting basics, you can easily get this done in an evening over the course of a couple of hours. If you are just learning how to knit or need to brush up on your knitting skills, I’ve also included links in the pattern to videos that show you how to do all the basic stitches.

Bars and Stripes Knitted Dishcloth Pattern

Bars and Stripes Knitted Dishcloth Pattern

I only use hand knit dishcloths and have for years. I can’t express the superiority of these things! Regardless of the style, and I have designed a few, they last forever, have fabulous scrubbing power and double as a great heat protector when setting a hot pan on the counter or grabbing something out of the oven. They wash well and it’s nice to have something on hand that reminds you of how truly crafty you are.

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Learn How to Crochet – Make a Dishcloth

How to crochet a dishcloth - Free pattern

To help you with some of the trickier parts, all the rows (and a few of the stitches and finishing off) are clickable links that will take you to the correct point in the video that demonstrates exactly how to do it.

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You an also watch the video in full right here! It will play automatically at the end of my EPIC trailer. I made this quite some time ago when my lap top was new and was making videos a lot.

Knitting for Beginners – Learn to Knit a Dishcloth

free Knitting Pattern - Lacey Dishcloth

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If you need help at any point, from what supplies you need, to how to do a stitch, to working in the ends, watch the video: The Beginner Knitter – Learn to Knit a Dishcloth and it will explain it all.

 

Hand Knit Dishcloths – FREE Shipping!

Bars and Stripes Knitted Dishcloth Pattern

Free shipping is available only to main land United States because that’s where I sell most of my stuff. If you’re Canadian or elsewhere, I have to add additional shipping costs. it costs me nearly $20 (CAD) to ship within Canada but only $7 (CAD) to the USA. I don’t get it either.

Even though it’s shown in the photo, the dishcloth with the multi-colour pattern is not one of the choices. I’m out of the yarn and can’t find it anymore.

Hand Knit Dishcloths Diamond Motif – FREE Shipping!

Diamonds Dishcloth Knitting Pattern

Free shipping is available only to main land United States because that’s where I sell most of my stuff. If you’re Canadian or elsewhere, I have to add additional shipping costs. it costs me nearly $20 (CAD) to ship within Canada but only $7 (CAD) to the USA. I don’t get it either.

Even though it’s shown in the photo, the dishcloth with the blue colour edging is not one of the choices. I’m out of the yarn and can’t find it anymore.

Super Cute Hand Knit Bows Dishcloths – FREE Shipping!

Knitted Dishcloth Pattern - With Bows!

I’m taking custom orders with the same look but in different colours, if this colour choice isn’t to your liking. You can order both dishcloths in the same colour or 2 different colours. If you want 2 different colours, please contact me so we can sort that out before you make your purchase.

Free shipping is available only to main land United States because that’s where I sell most of my stuff. If you’re Canadian or elsewhere, I have to add additional shipping costs. it costs me nearly $20 (CAD) to ship within Canada but only $7(CAD) to the USA. I don’t get it either.

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Diamonds Dishcloth – FREE Knitting Pattern

Diamonds Dishcloth Knitting Pattern

The dishcloth obsession continues, though I am getting a bit weary of these. Time to get around to making more art pieces.

So I’m providing this in two sizes – roughly 7 inches square and 8 inches square. The smaller size seemed almost a smidgen too small but the larger one seemed a bit larger than I would like. I suppose it could have easily been fixed with changing needle sizes but I figured I let others deal with that. With that said, this knitting pattern is written accordingly. The larger size repeat counts are in brackets.


It’s important to note that for this specific knitting pattern, odd rows are NOT the right side of your work. The dropping and picking up stitches happens on what would be usually considered the WRONG side or all even rows. So in short, the right side of your work is all the EVEN rows.

Also, I’ve included a bunch of photos to help you along with YO, dropping stitches, slipping stitches and making the crossed over stitches. The YO, slipping and dropping stitches are standard stitches and if you’re an experienced knitter, you probably won’t need the photos. I’ve included the photos as you go along in the pattern, but if you already feel comfortable with these stitches, the pattern is also written without the photos further down the post here – the pattern without the photos.

Diamonds Dishcloth Knitting Pattern

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Things you will need:

Click any of the links below to get everything you need to make this dishcloth.

Size 3.75 mm (size 5 US) crochet hook (for edging. You may need larger or smaller depending on your tension)

1 ball of crochet cotton yarn (the 1.5 oz balls are more than enough)

Darning needle to work in the ends

Size 5 mm (size 8 US) single point knitting needles

Cable needle – VERY optional and only necessary if dropped stitch is unraveling.

Pattern With the Photos

Cast on 34 (40 sts)

Row 1: Purl across (wrong side)

Row 2: Knit across (right side)

🦋 Row 3: P2 YO 🐌 P5 YO P1 YO 🐌 Repeat from 🐌 to 🐌 3 (4) more times. P5 YO P3

Row 4: K2 SL1

Slipping a stitch
Arrow points to YO stitch. Stitch on the right is the one you slip onto the working needle.
Slipping the stitches
Slipping the stitch from your needle onto your working needle. Do NOT work this stitch!

Drop the YO

Drop this stitch
Let this stitch fall off your needle. Do NOT work it in any way!
YO dropped

K4 🐛 SL1, Drop the YO, SL1, Drop the YO, K4 🐛 Repeat from 🐛 to 🐛 3 (4) more times. SL1, Drop the YO, K2

Row 5: P2 SL1 P4 🐥 SL2 P4 🐥 Repeat 🐥 to 🐥 3 (4) more times. SL1 P2

Row 6: K2 🦉 Drop the next stitch

Drop this stitch
This is the stitch you’re going to drop.
Stitch dropped
Stitch dropped.

K2. Pick up the dropped stitch with the non-working needle.

Pick up dropped stitch

Knit this stitch.

Pick up the dropped stitch
Drop stitch knitted.

SL2.

Slip these two stitches onto your working needle.

Drop the next stitch.

Two stitches passed over and stitch dropped.

Pass the 2 slipped stitches back to the non-working needle.

Stitches passed back to non-working needle.

Pick up and knit the dropped stitch.

Picking up the stitch.
Working the stitch.
Cross over complete.

K2 🦉 Repeat from 🦉 to 🦉 4 (5) more times. K2

Row 7: 🐊 P4 YO P1 YO P1 🐊 Repeat from 🐊 to 🐊 4 (5) more times. P4

Row 8: 🦃 K4, SL1, Drop the YO, SL1, Drop the YO 🦃 Repeat 🦃 to 🦃 4 (5) more times. K4

Row 9: 🐬 P4 SL2 🐬 Repeat from 🐬 to 🐬 4 (5) more times. P4

Row 10: K2 🦆 SL2, Drop the next stitch. Pass the 2 slipped stitches back to the non-working needle. Pick up the dropped stitch with the non-working needle and knit this stitch. K2. Drop the next stitch. K2. Pick up and knit the dropped stitch. 🦆 Repeat from 🦆 to 🦆 4 (5) more times. K2. 🦋

Repeat from 🦋 to 🦋 4 (5) more times. (Rows 3 – 10 make up one repeat of the diamond motif).

Next row: Purl across

Next row: Cast off. Do NOT cut the yarn, unless you are making the edging a different colour.

Edging:

To make things as easy as possible, I’ve embedded the (very) old video I made demonstrating how to do this technique. It’s basically a backwards single crochet (Bsc) that creates a more ropey kind of look.

You may have to play around a bit with the size of hook that’s going to work the best for you. For me, based on my tension for knitting the dishcloth and tension for how I crochet, a 3.75 mm crochet hook worked best.

Row 1: With right side facing, and in the first cast off stitch that you can easily insert your hook, Bsc (backwards single crochet) around edge. Bsc in every 2nd cast off stitch along the top and bottom edges

Skip every other stitch.
Insert your hook like this.
Hook the yarn and pull through.
Hook the yarn again and pull through the two loops. Stitch made.

Bsc in every other row along the sides.

Insert hook in this stitch when working along the rows.

Join to the start of the row. Work in ends.

I found there is enough slack that you don’t need multiple stitches in the corner.

Pattern Without the Photos

Cast on 34 (40 sts)

Row 1: Purl across (wrong side)

Row 2: Knit across (right side)

🦋 Row 3: P2 YO 🐌 P5 YO P1 YO 🐌 Repeat from 🐌 to 🐌 3 (4) more times. P5 YO P3

Row 4: K2 SL1, Drop the YO, K4 🐛 SL1, Drop the YO, SL1, Drop the YO, K4 🐛 Repeat from 🐛 to 🐛 3 (4) more times. SL1, Drop the YO, K2

Row 5: P2 SL1 P4 🐥 SL2 P4 🐥 Repeat 🐥 to 🐥 3 (4) more times. SL1 P2

Row 6: K2 🦉 Drop the next stitch, K2. Pick up the dropped stitch with the non-working needle. Knit this stitch. SL2 Drop the next stitch. Pass the 2 slipped stitches back to the non-working needle. Pick up and knit the dropped stitch. K2 🦉 Repeat from 🦉 to 🦉 4 (5) more times. K2

Row 7: 🐊 P4 YO P1 YO P1 🐊 Repeat from 🐊 to 🐊 4 (5) more times. P4

Row 8: 🦃 K4, SL1, Drop the YO, SL1, Drop the YO 🦃 Repeat 🦃 to 🦃 4 (5) more times. K4

Row 9: 🐬 P4 SL2 🐬 Repeat from 🐬 to 🐬 4 (5) more times. P4

Row 10: K2 🦆 SL2, Drop the next stitch. Pass the 2 slipped stitches back to the non-working needle. Pick up the dropped stitch with the non-working needle and knit this stitch. K2. Drop the next stitch. K2. Pick up and knit the dropped stitch. 🦆 Repeat from 🦆 to 🦆 4 (5) more times. K2. 🦋.

Repeat from 🦋 to 🦋 4 (5) more times. (Rows 3 – 10 make up one repeat of the diamond motif).

Next row: Purl across

Next row: Cast off

Edging:

The edging is a backwards single crochet (Bsc) that creates a more ropey kind of look.

You may have to play around a bit with the size of hook that’s going to work the best for you. For me, based on my tension for knitting the dishcloth and tension for how I crochet, a 3.75 mm crochet hook worked best.

Row 1: With right side facing, and in the first cast off stitch that you can easily insert your hook, Bsc (backwards single crochet) around edge. Bsc in every 2nd cast off stitch along the top and bottom edges. Bsc in every other row along the sides.

Join to the start of the row. Work in ends.

I found there is enough slack that you don’t need multiple stitches in the corner.

Hints and Tips:

You may have to play around a bit with the size of the crochet hook you use.

I haven’t had any problem with the dropped stitch unraveling while knitting other stitches. If you do, you can use a cable needle to hold it in place.

Try a variation in colours too! You could make each diamond repeat a different colour. What’s marked with 🦋 to 🦋. And you can also make the edging a different colour like I did. It would be a great way to use up the extra bits of cotton yarn you have.

Abbreviations:

Non-working needle – Left needle if you are right handed. Right needle if you are left handed)

YO – Yarn Over. When doing a YO for the purl stitch, pull your yarn to the back of your work (like you were going to knit) and purl the next stitch. The yarn will form an extra stitch on your needle.

How to YO when purling.
Starting the yarn over
How to YO when purling.
Pull the yarn to the back of your work
How to yarn over (YO) when purling.
Pull your yarn forward and work the stitch. Increase made.
The yarn over (increased stitched)

K – Knit

P – Purl

SL – Slip the next stitch, without working it, onto your working needle. (Right needle if you’re right handed. Left needle if you’re left handed).

Bsc – Backwards single crochet.

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Cute AF Bows Dishcloth – FREE Knitting Pattern

Knitted Dishcloth Pattern - With Bows!

So social distancing and forced unemployment seems to be going well for me…or at least incredibly productive as far as my pattern designing goes. Sigh! It certainly is a weird time. Anywho…


If you’ve done a little knitting before and are looking for something that’s a bit more challenging, why not give this knitted dishcloth pattern a whirl! It’s not overly complicated and looks awesome when you’re done. If you know knitting basics, you can easily get this done in an evening over the course of a couple of hours. If you are just learning how to knit or need to brush up on your knitting skills, I’ve also included links in the pattern to videos that show you how to do all the basic stitches including: casting onknit stitchpurl, and bind off.


I really like this bow motif. In case you haven’t run across my other use of these cute AF bows, check out my Easy to Knit Bows Slippers knitting pattern. The bows themselves are made as you go and guaranteed to never fall off. For convenience, I’ve included the same pictorial showing how you knit them. If you’ve already made enough bows to choke a small horse, I have the pattern written in full without all the photos – The Whole Damn Pattern Written Without the Photos.


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Due to the popularity of other PDF’s I’ve been creating, I finally got around to making the downloadable version of this pattern. For a minimal cost of 99¢ (USD), you can download the ad free version. You can get it directly from this website here – How to Knit a Cute AF Bows Dishcloth. If you would prefer to use another online retailer to download from, you can also find and download this pattern on Ravelry or Etsy.

Make sure you check out my other dishcloth patterns on this site. You may be interested in checking out: Diamonds Dishcloth (No download available, yet), Bars and Stripes Knitted Dishcloth Pattern, Knit a Simple Dishcloth, and How to Knit a Dishcloth (great for beginners and has a complete how-to video). There are other crochet dishcloth patterns on my site, too.

Free Knitted Dishcloth Pattern - With Bows!

Things you will need:

Click on any of the links below to get exactly what you need for this project sent right to your door.

1 ball of worsted weight cotton yarn (usually you’ll use less than one whole small 1.5 oz ball like those shown below).

Size 4.5 mm (US 7) knitting single point knitting needles or whatever size to obtain correct gauge.

Darning needle to sew seams and work in the ends


Gauge: 

Doesn’t really matter for this project. If you use a larger needle it will be a looser knit and may use more than one small ball of cotton yarn.

Cast on 35

Row 1 – 7: K1 across.

Row 8: K5 P25 K5

🐙 Row 9: K5 🐞 P1. Hold the yarn in front of your work. Pass the next 3 stitches over to the other needle (Strand made).

Purl the next stitch.

How to knit a bow

How to knit a bow

How to knit a bow

K5🐞 Repeat from 🐞 to 🐞 2 more times.

(Row 9 rewritten without photos: K5 🐞 P1. Hold the yarn in front of your work. Pass the next 3 stitches over to the other needle (Strand made). Purl the next stitch. K5🐞 Repeat from 🐞 to 🐞 2 more times.

Row 10: K5 🐢 K1 P3 K1 P5 🐢 Repeat from 🐢 to 🐢 1 more time. K1 P3 K6

Row 11: Repeat row 9.

Row 12: Repeat row 10.

Row 13: Repeat row 9.

Row 14: Repeat row 10. The bow portion will look like this.

 How to knit a bow

Row 15: K5 🦥 P1 K1 Pick up the three strands from the bottom up.

How to knit a bow

Knit the next stitch.

How to knit a bow

Pull the loop down through the 3 strands (Bow completed).

How to knit a bow

How to knit a bow

K1 P1 K5 🦥. Repeat from 🦥 to 🦥 2 more times.

(Row 15 rewritten without photos: K5 🦥 P1 K1 Pick up the three strands from the bottom up. Knit the next stitch and pull the loop down through the 3 strands (Bow completed). K1 P1 K5🦥 Repeat from 🦥 to 🦥 2 more times.

The bow portion will look like this.

How to knit a bow

Row 16: As row 10

Row 17: K across

Row 18: As row 8.

Row 19: K10 🦔 P1. Hold the yarn in front of your work. Pass the next 3 stitches over to the other needle (Strand made). Purl the next stitch. K5 🦔 Repeat from 🦔 to 🦔 once. K5.

Row 20: K5 P5 🦜 K1 P3 K1 P5 🦜 Repeat from 🦜 to 🦜 1 more time. K5.

Row 21: As row 19.

Row 22: As row 20.

Row 23: As row 19

Row 24: As row 20

Row 25: K10. 🦈 P1 K1 Pick up the three strands from the bottom up. Knit the next stitch and pull the loop down through the 3 strands (Bow completed). K1 P1 K5 🦈 Repeat from 🦈 to 🦈 1 more time. K5

Row 26: Repeat row 20.

Row 27: Knit across.

Row 28: As row 8. 🐙 Repeat 🐙 to 🐙 (row 9 to row 28 make the pattern.)

Repeat rows 9 -17 once.

Knit across 5 rows.

Cast off


The Whole Damn Pattern Without Any Photos

It’s actually very repetitive like most simple knitted dishcloth patterns.

Cast on 35

Row 1 – 7: K1 across.

Row 8: K5 P25 K5

🐙 Row 9: K5 🐞 P1. Hold the yarn in front of your work. Pass the next 3 stitches over to the other needle (Strand made). Purl the next stitch. K5🐞 Repeat from 🐞 to 🐞 2 more times.

Row 10: K5 🐢 K1 P3 K1 P5 🐢 Repeat from 🐢 to 🐢 1 more time. K1 P3 K6

Row 11: Repeat row 9.

Row 12: Repeat row 10.

Row 13: Repeat row 9.

Row 14: Repeat row 10. The bow portion will look like this.

Row 15: K5 🦥 P1 K1 Pick up the three strands from the bottom up. Knit the next stitch. Pull the loop down through the 3 strands (Bow completed). K1 P1 K5 🦥. Repeat from 🦥 to 🦥 2 more times.

Row 16: As row 10

Row 17: K across

Row 18: As row 8.

Row 19: K10 🦔 P1. Hold the yarn in front of your work. Pass the next 3 stitches over to the other needle (Strand made). Purl the next stitch. K5 🦔 Repeat from 🦔 to 🦔 once. K5.

Row 20: K5 P5 🦜 K1 P3 K1 P5 🦜 Repeat from 🦜 to 🦜 1 more time. K5.

Row 21: As row 19.

Row 22: As row 20.

Row 23: As row 19

Row 24: As row 20

Row 25: K10. 🦈 P1 K1 Pick up the three strands from the bottom up. Knit the next stitch and pull the loop down through the 3 strands (Bow completed). K1 P1 K5 🦈 Repeat from 🦈 to 🦈 1 more time. K5

Row 26: Repeat row 20.

Row 27: Knit across.

Row 28: As row 8. 🐙 Repeat 🐙 to 🐙 (row 9 to row 28 make the pattern.)

Repeat rows 9 -17 once.

Knit across 5 rows.

Cast off

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Bars and Stripes Knitted Dishcloth Pattern

Bars and Stripes Knitted Dishcloth Pattern

I only use hand knit dishcloths and have for years. I can’t express the superiority of these things! Regardless of the style, and I have designed a few, they last forever, have fabulous scrubbing power and double as a great heat protector when setting a hot pan on the counter or grabbing something out of the oven. They wash well and it’s nice to have something on hand that reminds you of how truly crafty you are 😜


Not only are these great to have around, but this is another great project for anyone learning how to knit. This knitting pattern uses very basic stitches and I’ve included links to videos demonstrating how to do every stitch.


If you’re learning how to knit, this is a great project to learn on. Even if it doesn’t turn out perfectly, you still have a useable item. And if you do know how to knit already, it’s a great way to use up the left overs from your stash. And who couldn’t use an extra dishcloth or two anyways.

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This pattern is now available for download for a small fee/donations. I’m really doing this as a test to see if people really will download a pattern verses read it online. You can download the ad free version here – Bars and Stripes Knitted Dishcloth or you can download it from my Etsy shop here – Bars and Stripes on Etsy.

Things you will need:


Let’s get knitting:

Cast on 39 sts.

Row 1 – 6: Knit across

🦄 🧸 Row 7: K4 P1 *(K4 P1)* Repeat from * to * 5 times more. K4

Row 8: K5 *(P4 K1)* Repeat from * to * 5 times more. K4 🧸

Repeat from 🧸 to 🧸 2 more times.

Next row: Repeat row 7

Next row: Knit across 🦄

Repeat from 🦄 to 🦄 5 more times.

Knit across the next 4 rows.

Cast off.


Hints and Tips:

I’ve made the pattern so it is a square as I could get it. If you feel it’s too long (or short) add or take away 🦄 to 🦄 repeats. It’s a washcloth, not rocket science. The final piece can be however you like it.

I know some people (Me. I’m some people) like things to have the same motif on both sides. This isn’t one of those things. The backside isn’t terrible, just different from the front. It’s either going to offend you to the core of your being or you won’t give a fµ€k. It’s your call.

If you hold the cast on end to the back of your work and catch the yarn every other stitch, you’ll have one less end to sew in. I probably should make a video showing it. I hate sewing in ends and this is a great technique to learn.

If you have any questions or comments you can send me an email through my contact page. The comment section at the bottom of this pattern is also great to post your questions. I answer them ASAP.

This pattern grants you the pleasure and profit of selling or giving away anything that you make. It does NOT give you permission to publish, print or distribute it in any format. You are NOT permitted to claim this pattern as your own. Please respect mine, and other author’s rights. You’re a huge jerky jerk if you do this and I’m certain puppy dogs don’t like you because you’re such a horrible person. How can you live with yourself????

How to Crochet Edging for a Dishcloth Video

Backwards edging

This technique can be used to edge dishcloths, blankets, slippers, sweaters, or anything else. You may need to use a crochet hook one size smaller than the knitting needles or crochet hook used to make your project. You may also need to experiment with spacing to have the edge lie flat. Usually one stitch every other stitch will work.

I use this technique on two of my dishcloths. The Skull and Crossbones Crocheted Dishcloth and the How to Crochet a Dishcloth for Beginners.

How to Crochet a Skull Dishcloth – FREE Download

crochet skull and crossbones dishcloth

This dishcloth is very easy to make and a great project for beginners as it uses very basic stitches that are easy to master. For the tougher points, like making the teeth (simply an elongated dc) and the edging, there are photos and a video to help you along.

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Crochet a Skull and Crossbones Dishcloth

crochet skull and crossbones dishcloth

Because even pirates and rock stars need to do the dishes, I’ve created the coolest dishcloth known to man.  That’s right! A crocheted dishcloth that’s reversible with a skull and crossbones on it. Now who DOESN’T want that in their kitchen! Crazy people, that’s who.

crochet skull dishcloth

This dishcloth is very easy to make and a great project for beginners as it uses very basic crochet stitches that are easy to master. For the tougher points, like making the teeth (simply an elongated double crochet) and the edging, there are photos and a video to help you along. Or you can keep scrolling down the page to watch it here.

I also have made this pattern available for download here – Download the Skull and Crossbones pattern


Get the PDF version of the pattern from my website. A PDF file will work on any device (iPad, tablet, smartphone, computer, etc.) however you will need Adobe Reader to open and view the file. This is a free program which can be downloaded here – http://get.adobe.com/reader/

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Things you need:

Size 4.25 crochet hook (Size doesn’t really matter but if you use a larger hook, the dishcloth will be larger, and with a smaller hook, it will be smaller)

50 gr (1 3/4 oz) ball of cotton yarn (you’ll have leftovers).

Darning needle (to work in ends)

Ch 34

Dc in 3rd ch from hook and remaining 32 ch. Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc of next row), turn. (33 sts)

Row 2: Dc in each dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 3: 7 dc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 13 dc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 8 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 4: 9 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 11 dc, ch 1 skip next st, 10 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 5: 10 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 9 dc, ch 1 skip next st, 11 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 6: 11 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 7 dc, ch 1 skip next st, 12 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 7: 11 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 7 dc in each dc (click that link or scroll down the page to see photos to help you along) st below, ch 1 skip next st, 12 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 8: 9 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 11 dc, ch 1 skip next st, 10 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 9: 8 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 6 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 6 dc, ch 1 skip next st, 9 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 10-11: 8 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 13 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 9 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 12: 8 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 3 dc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 3 dc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 3 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 9 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 13: 7 dc, ch 1, skip next stitch, 1 dc, ch 1, skip next stitch, 11 dc, ch 1, skip next stitch, 1 dc, ch 1, skip next stitch, 8 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 14: 6 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 3 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 9 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 3 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 7 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 15: 5 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 5 dc, *ch 1, skip next st, dc* (repeat from * to * 4 times more) 4 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 6 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 16: 3 dc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 21 dc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 4 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 17: Dc in each dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 18: Dc in each dc. Ch 1.


Edging:

With right side facing, Bsc (backwards single crochet) around edge. Bsc between every 2nd dc along the top and bottom edges and around each dc and ch 2 post along the sides. Not sure how to do a backwards single crochet? Watch my how-to video on YouTube here: Crochet Edging for Dishcloths.

Hints and tips:

Use any cotton yarn that you like. Cotton only! Acrylic doesn’t work well for dish washing, and wool will felt and look pretty disgusting after a while. Also, I’ve written the pattern to use less than one ball of the most common cotton yarns available in big box stores (one starts with a “W”). These make great gifts that are extremely affordable to make.

When skipping a stitch you may be making a dc in either a ch or a dc. St is used regardless to make the pattern easier to read.

Hold the starting yarn end behind the your work when making the edging. That way you only have the final end to sew in when done.

You can make the edging in a different colour for a bit of extra pizzazz. I don’t because I strongly dislike sewing in ends. An extra colour means extra work 🤨

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Abbreviations:

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

Bsc – backwards single crochet


dc in dc below –

Instead of passing the hook through the top of the stitch, pass the hook through the bottom.



Hook the yarn and pull it through the hole. Pull the yarn up and level with the previous stitches.


Hook your yarn and pull through the first two loops.


Hook the yarn and pull through the last two loops.


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Knit a Simple Dishcloth

Basic Dishcloth knitting Pattern

This is a great project for anyone who is just learning how to knit. It’s not an overly complicated project and the yarn is easy to find and not too expensive. Best of all the final result gives you something you can use, even if it doesn’t turn out perfectly 😉

If you are a new knitter, I’ve added links demonstrating how to do each of the stitches necessary for this project. I would recommend that getting the basics down first with a swatch or two, then getting into this project 😄


I use a size 5 mm (US size 8) knitting needles but this can be done with whatever size you like. The size of you needles will determine the final size of your dishcloth. You will also need one ball (42.5 g or 1.5 oz.) of crafter 100% cotton yarn. They are available in a variety of colours just about everywhere. Look for sales or buy a big ball if you plan on making a lot of dishcloths. And don’t forget about Amazon! There’s always a great selection of 100% cotton yarn there. 

Unlike the majority of my patterns, this one is only available online and not for download.

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The dishcloth itself is knit along the diagonal, like how TVs are measured. You can make it as big as you want, but I find 45 to 50 stitches makes for a good sized cloth. If you would like it larger, you will need to buy more balls of yarn. Make sure that your lot numbers on the balls you select are the same or else the colours may be off.

Basic Dishcloth knitting Pattern

Cast on 3

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Knit

Row 3: K1, YO, Knit to end of row. Repeat this row until there are 48 stitches on your needle.

Next Row: K1, YO, K2tog, K to last 4 stitches, K2tog, K2. Repeat this row until there are 5 stitches remaining.

Next Row: K, YO, (K2tog) twice. 4 stitches remaining.

Next Row: K, K2tog, K. 3 stitches remaining. Cast off. Work in ends.

You can make variations of this basic pattern by making wider edging: Instead of K1 before the YO you can K2 or K3. You could also make the center as a stocking knit stitch (purl one row then knit the next).

Feel free to use this pattern to make your own dishcloths to sell or give away. Just don’t reprint this pattern in any form without my permission, but linking to it and sharing is always appreciated!

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Basic Dishcloth knitting Pattern
Basic Dishcloth knitting Pattern
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How to Crochet a Dishcloth – A Beginner’s Pattern

How to crochet a dishcloth - Free pattern

The pattern itself is very easy to do and definitely one that a person new to crocheting could follow.  I’ve also provided the pattern with two different edges.  My personal preference is to end it with a backwards single crochet, but a single crochet in each stitch and row will also work.

If you are new to crocheting, I’ve included links to points in the video to help you with specific rows and stitches. If you’d like to watch the video from the beginning you can use this link: Crochet a Dishcloth or you can scroll down to watch the video from this page. If you’d like to download the ad free version of this crochet pattern, you can download it for a small fee/donation from my website: Crochet a Dishcloth.


To help you with some of the more tricky parts, all the rows (and a few of the stitches) are clickable links that will take you to the correct point in the video that demonstrates exactly how to do it. The links will take you off this site and on to YouTube. If you want to watch the video here, scroll to the bottom of the page to view it.

If you like this crochet pattern, be sure to check out my crochet skull dishcloth.

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Things you will need:

Size 8 (5 mm) crochet hook

50 gr (1 3/4 oz) ball of crochet cotton (Click that link to see what I mean. It’s NOT the regular acrylic yarn but 100% cotton.)

Ch 42

Row 1: Sc in 4th ch from the hook.  *Ch 1, skip a ch, sc in next ch.*  Repeat from * to * until the end of the chain.  Ch 2, turn. (20 sc)  If you have too many chains see how to fix that here: How to Undo Chain Stitches.

Row 2: Sc in the ch 1 space.  *Ch 1, sc in next ch 1 space.*  Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.  Sc in the ch 4 space from the beginning chain.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 3: Sc in the ch 1 space.  *Ch 1, sc in next ch 1 space.*  Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.  Sc in the ch 2 space from the previous row.  Ch 2, turn.

Repeat row 3 until the dishcloth is square or the desired length.

How to crochet a dishcloth

Edging:

Single Crochet (White dishcloth as shown above):

Row 1: Sc in each row along the left edge of the dishcloth.  3 sc in the corner st.  1 sc in each sc along bottom edge.  3 sc in corner st.  Sc in each row along the right edge of the dishcloth.  3 sc in the corner st.  1 sc in each sc along top edge.  Finish off.

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Backwards Single Crochet (Purple dishcloth as shown above):

Row 1: Complete 1 bsc (backwards single crochet) in every 2nd stitch of the row you just made. 1 bsc in the corner st.  1 bsc in every 2nd row along the right edge of the dishcloth.  1 bsc in the corner st.  1 bsc in every 2nd st along the bottom edge of the dishcloth.  1 bsc in the corner st.  1 bsc in every 2nd row along the left edge. 1 bsc in the corner st.  Finish off.

How to do a bsc (backwards single crochet):

Here’s the video that can show you how.  Keep scrolling down the page to see the pictorial how-to.

Unlike regular crochet stitches and instead of working from right to left in regular crochet (if you’re right handed), you’re going to work from left to right.

Step 1:  Insert the hook from front to back in the next st.

How to crochet a dishcloth

Step 2: Hook the yarn and draw the loop through the front of your work.

Unlike regular crochet stitches and instead of working from right to left in regular crochet (if you're right handed), you're going to work from left to right. Step 1: Insert the hook from front to back in the next st.

Step 3:  Hook the yarn and draw through the two loops.  Pretty simple, huh?

Unlike regular crochet stitches and instead of working from right to left in regular crochet (if you're right handed), you're going to work from left to right. Step 1: Insert the hook from front to back in the next st.

You can adjust the size as you see fit.  I prefer a smaller dishcloth but you may like it larger. You can either add more chains at the start of the cloth or you can make more rows. Either way will work but remember to buy more yarn if you want it larger. You can also use a larger size hook to make the stitches looser.

And as promised, here is the complete step-by-step video for you to watch.

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Knitting for Beginners – How to Knit a Dishcloth

Lacey Dishcloth

If you wanted to learn how to knit, this is the perfect project! Using only 3 basic stitches and including a complete step-by-step video embedded on the bottom of this page, you can make a beautiful lace like dishcloth. If you’d prefer to download the pattern so you can take it wherever you go, the download is available for a small fee on this website – Dishcloth Pattern

And here’s a bit more info for you. Not only can you use the pattern create a dishcloth, but if you add more rows, you can easily use the same pattern to make a scarf!


The pattern itself is very short, repetitive and easy to follow. Exactly what a newbie knitter needs to get his or her knit on! For more the seasoned knitter, this pattern doesn’t require a gauge as it’s a dishcloth and sizing isn’t important. Also, if you want to make a larger dishcloth, increase the number of initial stitches cast on and increase the number of repeated rows to make it square.

free Knitting Pattern - Lacey Dishcloth

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Things you need:

Size 3 US (3 or 3.25 mm) knitting needles

1 3/4 oz (50g) ball of 100% cotton worsted weight yarn

Size 8 US (5 mm) crochet hook – this is optional

Large sewing needle


Cast on 35 sts

Row 1 – 5: Knit across

* Row 6: Lace knit stitch across.

To make this stitch, simply wrap the yarn twice around the knitting needle and work as any knit stitch. (Watch the how-to for this stitch at the bottom of this post.)

Row 7 – 11: Knit across.* Repeat from * to * more times. There will be 9 lace rows.

Cast off

If you want to make a scarf simply repeat from * to * as many times as you like until you knit the length you want.

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You can stop here if you choose to not crochet the edge. If you prefer a more finished edge for your dishcloth, single crochet evenly around the edge. Make 2 sc in each set of 5 rows, 1 sc in the lace knit row, 3 sc in each corner, and 1 sc in each knitted stitch along the cast on edge and the cast off edge.


That’s it! Like I said before, this is a very repetitive pattern that enables the newbie knitter to master a few basic stitches while still making something they can be proud of. A more experienced knitter can make these in a few hours or less and great to whip up if you want to give them as a gift, sell them online or at a local market, or even if you need a dishcloth for yourself. An let’s be honest, can you ever have too many dishcloths? Or is that just me…


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Hand Knit Dishcloths

Custom order handmade dishcloths made from my designs. Made from 100% cotton yarn.

Maybe you’re just learning to knit or looking for complete video tutorials. I have videos that can show you how.

Learn How to Knit with Videos

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Learn how to knit (and crochet) with videos!

If you are just learning the basic knitting stitches and need a bit of help, you’ve come to the right place. This Is great place teaching knitting for beginners!

Here, you can learn how to knit the basic knitting stitches with the easy to follow videos. Once you’ve mastered those techniques (or maybe you already have) then you can progress to the simple knitting patterns with step-by-step videos.

Keep scrolling down the page to see the videos that are available. I’ll add more as I create them, though with all the policy changes YouTube has made lately, it’s not economically rewarding to create them anymore.

And don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about the crocheters out there. I haven’t made many how-to videos for you yet, but I’ve included one that I made here, too. 

I have more videos on YouTube if you’d like to check them out. If you’d like to check out the full video library you can go to my YouTube channel.

Basic Knitting Stitches

Learn how to knit with simple, easy to follow videos! This is a great resource to learn all of the basic knitting stitches that you need. 


How to Knit Adult Slippers

This is by far my most popular how-to video on YouTube! 🥰 You can read and download the knitting patterns for the adult sizes by clicking the links below. Follow the links provided if you require the child sizes.


How to Knit Adult Bootie Slippers

Learn how to knit these comfy bootie slippers with this easy to follow, step-by-step video. If you would like to read the pattern online, you can do that here, too. Click one of the buttons below.


Picking Up Stitches to Make the Heel and Cuff

A snippet from the original video for those who have trouble picking up the stitches to form the heel and cuff for the adult bootie slippers.


Knitting for Beginners – How to Knit a Dishcloth Video

Learn how to knit a simple dishcloth with this step-by-step video. Also includes a FREE knitting pattern that you can download or read online.


How to Crochet a Dishcloth – A Simple Crochet Pattern for Beginners

If you have never crocheted in your life, this video and free pattern will teach you how!


How to Knit A Cable Scarf

Time to move on to something a little more challenging. You’ll need to pick up a cable needle to do this, if you haven’t already.


How to Crochet Edging for a Dishcloth

This technique can be used to edge dishcloths, blankets, slippers, sweaters, or anything else. I’ve used it for a number of dishcloths that you can read online.

Handmade Items

I always am up for knitting a pair of slippers, and have a number of style that I make. They’re all based on the knitting patterns I’ve designed over the years. Even if I haven’t gotten around to listing a style as a pair of slippers you can custom order, just ask. I can totally make you any of the slippers on here in any colour you want.

And I do have a thing for crocheted jewelry. I don’t make much but when the mood strikes… You never know. All of my jewelry pieces are each unique in their own way. I rarely have 2 of the same button and am always switching up colour combinations.

All of the patterns used to make my designs are available right here on my website. Yo can read them for free online and make your own. You can check out my Knit Patterns and Crochet Patterns by clicking the links.

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Hand Knit Dishcloths

A variety of styles and colours of handmade dishcloths. Made with 100% cotton yarn

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Crochet Washcloths – 3 Free Textured Patterns

Crochet washcloth pattern

Who could use more washcloths? Let’s be honest, who couldn’t.

These wonderful and easy to make crochet dishcloths are just what you need to make if you’re looking for something simple and repetitive to occupy your mind while watching TV or binging the latest series on Netflix. I’m partial to Indian Matchmaking right now myself 🥰

As the title and photos suggest, there are three different versions of this washcloth available on the Hands Yarn Hook website, all on one page which makes it even easier to navigate. This link will take you to the page: Crochet Washcloths – 3 Free Textured Patterns

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Stuff for Kids – FREE Knitting Patterns

Dishcloth

Sometimes it’s nice to have smaller projects that use up our stash ends. Sometimes we want to give something to that favourite child in our lives. Maybe we are sill looking for an excuse to make something a little more on the fun and whimsical side. Whatever the reason, knitting patterns designed for children seem to involve all those factors. Here’s a quick sampling of the few things I’ve found lurking about on the web.


Almost Lost Washcloth

So not necessarily a kid thing, it’s a bit more on the whimsical side by not being your basic square washcloth. It looks like tit’s knitted in the round but in reality, it’s knitted flat on 2 needles. The swooping effect is created by leaving a few stitches on the needle. Very ingenious. Click here to read the pattern online.

Stacking Stars

Remember the stacking rings that children played with years ago? MThat was the first thing I thought of when I saw this. The star motif for the pattern is the same regardless of the size. What creates the difference in the sizes of the star is how many repeats you do. Available as a download only, You can get the pattern through Ravelry here – Stacking Stars

Snowman Hat Knitting Pattern

Awesomely super cute! Knit up this toque (I’m Canadian, that’s what we call these here 😉) that’s sure to make all the preschoolers a little envious. You can read the pattern in full online here. There is also a PDF download but there is a fee required for that. The links to the downloads are on the website.

Bear With Me Dishcloth

Available as a PDF download from KnitPicks, (tons of patterns there btw), I added this primarily because of the awwwwwww factor. You can get the pattern here – Bear Washcloth

Knitted Pencil Case

I didn’t know that a knitted pencil case was a thing until I found this. I have to admit, I like it. Available as a download only, you can find it on Ravelry here – The Toby Case

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