Free Knit Dishcloth Patterns |Updated 08-23-2022
When learning to knit, it gets boring after awhile to just knit small swatches with different stitch patterns. Many online and offline classes will expect you to do just that, but if you're like me, I'd like to be able to use what I make.
As a beginner, if you are not comfortable giving those first few projects as gifts, what better use for them than to use them yourself.
I have decided to update this very old page because I think the information is just as relevant in 2022 as it was in 2006 when this site was first made.
Washcloth projects can give you enough of an idea of what a stitch will look like on a larger swatch, and they make something useful too. So if you're wanting to test out a new stitch, why not start with a dishcloth?
These are normally made with cotton yarn, because they are used in the kitchen to scrub dishes and cotton can stand up to bleach, detergent and a lot of use. The most crucial feature of a dishcloth is to finish the ends firmly. Nothing is worse than having it unravel under duress.
As you become more confident, consider making them as Make some gifts for housewarming, hostess, holidays and other events - there are lots of options of different colors of cotton yarn, so you can color coordinate them to match the recipients kitchen, or use seasonal colors.
The usual size is an eight inch square, and some designs have a different stitch on the edges just to add more texture. Great for practicing changing stitches midstream.
Of course, there is no reason to stick with dishcloths just to practice stitches. Beginners can make coasters, cup or bottle cozies, scarves, fingerless mitts and a wide variety of other objects, so don't feel compelled to knit dishcloths. Dish or Facecloths are just the fastest and easiest beginner friendly project for the serious knitting beginner
Check out this selection of patterns and designs from my contributors. As such, this page continues to grow, so be sure to bookmark and come back again and again. Remember these are all Free just for you.
If you can't find something you like, check out this vast assortment of free dishcloth patterns.https://www.knitpicks.com/patterns/free-dishcloth-patterns/c/300256