Check out these free knitted dishcloth patterns – perfect for a beginner
A knit dishcloth is the perfect project for any knitter, beginner or advanced. Not unlike a swatch (which is used to judge gauge), these free dishcloth patterns are quick, easy and cute.
If you’re just learning how to knit then a dishcloth is the perfect project to start with. They’re small and won’t require you to buy a lot of expensive yarn. And they’re the perfect size to let you get the hang of a new stitch or practice casting on and binding off.
For the seasoned knitting pro, a dishcloth is the ideal mindless knitting project, perfect for when you just want your hands to be busy but don’t want to concentrate too hard on a pattern.
These knitted dishcloths also make wonderful homemade gifts. My mother-in-law uses them to cover the tops of her jars of homemade pickles which she gives away at Christmas.
This cute pattern from Knit Picks is a quick and fun was to practice knitting bobbles.
Suggested yarn: Dishy Yarn
Suggested Needles: Size 7
A cheerful, colorful but simple dishcloth pattern. This pattern used a variation on the Bargello stitch and features a garter stitch border. It’s also possible to only make this cloth in just two or three colors.
Suggested Yarn: CotLin
Suggested Needles: Size 5
The Beginner Knitter – Learn how to Knit a Dishcloth from KweenBee on Craftsy
Not only do you get a free pattern but also a complete how-to video walking you through every step. If you’re just starting out learning how to knit then this would be a great project to start with.
Scrubby Stripes Dishcloth by Courtney Spainhower for Knit Picks
This dishcloth is knit using Mosaic Garter stitch stripes which creates a thick and highly textured dishcloth.
Suggested Yarn: CotLin DK Yarn
Suggested Needles: Size 6
Bright Stripes Knit Dishcloth by Lion Brand
Perfect for adding a splash of color to your kitchen these simple dishclothes are knit using eight different shades of yarn.
Cumulus Knit Dishcloths by Lion Brand
A quick and easy dishcloth pattern. The use of a variegated colored yarn is what makes this one more interesting.
Simple Seed Stitch Dishcloth by Love Knitting
Another quick and easy dishcloth knit using (you guessed it) the seed stitch.
Noni’s Favourite Dishcloth Pattern by Laws of Knitting on Craftsy
A heavily textured dishcloth which will stand up to whatever your dishes dish out.
Rank and File Dishcloth by Verdigris Knits on Craftsy
This dishcloth gets its great texture from the Rank and File stitch used to knit it.
Sunflower Dishcloth by Jenny Williams for Knit Picks
If you’ve mastered the above dishcloths and are looking for a bit more of a challenge then this dishcloth is for you. While this pattern may not be technically quick or easy it was too cute not to include.
Suggested Yarn: Shine Sport Yarn
Suggested Needles: Size 4