Free Knit Dishcloth Patterns

And Some Crochet Designs Too...

These knitted and crocheted dishcloths are a good first project for beginners, as well as a way to test patterns and stitches for more experienced crafters.

Free Knit Dishcloth Patterns

They give 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.

Make some for your own kitchen, but don't forget to give them as gifts for housewarming, 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.

Check out this selection of patterns and designs from my contributors.  They are tried under real life conditions!

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Knitted Dishcloths in different stitches 
Knitting Needle size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Cast on 40 stitches Row 1: knit across row Row 2: purl across row Repeat rows 1 and 2 for pattern …

Striped Halloween Dishcloth 
Knitting needle size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Row 1: Cast on 3 stitches Row 2: knit 2 stitches yarn over then knit to the end of the row Row 3-53: …

Easy Candy Corn Dishcloth  
Knitting needles: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn was used for the project Row 1: Cast on 3 stitches Row 2: knit 2 stitches yarn over then …

Pumpkin Applique Dishcloth 
Hook Size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 100 % cotton yarn was used for the project Dishcloth Foundation Row: chain 33 Row 1: double crochet in third …

Iris stitch Dishcloth 
Hook size 4.5 mm Weight: 4 100 % cotton yarn Stitch is based on multiples of 3 plus 2 Foundation Row: chain 30 Row 1: ( 2 double crochet, chain …

A Square Scrubby Pad 
Hook size: 3.5 mm Weight: a combination of Red Heart scrubby cotton yarn and 100% cotton yarn was used for this project Foundation Row: with scrubby …

Dishcloth mixing cotton and scrubby yarn 
Hook size: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn as well as cotton red heart scrubby yarn Foundation Row:chain 4 with scrubby yarn Row 1: with scrubby …

A scrubby Pad 
Hook size 3.5 mm Weight: 4 a combination of red heart scrubby cotton yarn and 100% cotton yarn was used for this project Foundation Row: with the …

Ridged Double Crochet Dishcloth 
This is a really easy pattern for a beginner to do and it will familiarize with a slightly different way of inserting your hook into the work. This stitch …

Color change V Stitch Dishcloth 
Sometimes it is difficult to know what to do with the small amounts of different colors of yarn left over from other projects. This project was created …

Shell Stitch Dishcloth 
4.5 mm hook Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn was used for the project This stitch is created in multiples of 6 stitch increments Foundation Row: …

Crunchy Stitch Crochet Dishcloth 
Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn was used for the project This stitch is created with multiples of 2 + 1 Foundation Row: chain 31 …

Fancy Box Crochet Dishcloth 
This stitch is worked in multiples of 8 plus 1 Foundation Row: chain 41 Row 1: single crochet across row and turn work Row 2: * chain 5 skip 4 …

Mosaic Granny Square Dishcloth 
Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation row: chain 4 Row 1: 2 double crochet in 4th chain from hook, * chain 2 (3 double crochet in the same chain …

Textured Single, Half Double Crochet and Double Crochet Dishcloth 
4.5 mm hook 100 % cotton yarn Foundation Row: chain 32 Row 1: In second chain from hook work 1 single crochet In each stitch across row. Chain …

V Stitch Dishcloth 
Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight 4. 100 % cotton yarn was used for the project Foundation Row: chain 30 Row 1: Into the forth chain from hook double …

Textured Single and Double Crochet Dishcloth 
Hook size: 4.5 mm 100 % cotton yarn Foundation Row: chain 31 Row 1: in the second chain from hook * single crochet, into next stitch double crochet …

Criss Cross Stitch Dishcloth  
Hook size: 6.00 mm Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn was used for this project as it is to use in the kitchen Foundation Row: chain 29 Row 1:( wrong …

Textured Rug Stitch Dishcloth 
Hook size: 6.00 mm Weight: 4 100 % cotton yarn was used for the project as it is to use in the kitchen Foundation Row: chain 22 Row 1: single …

Jacob's Ladder Dishcloth  
Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn was used for the project as it is to use in the kitchen. Foundation Row: chain 29 Row 1: (RS) double …

Round Dishcloth 
Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn was used for this project as it is a dishcloth Foundation Row: chain 4 and join with a slip stitch …

Easter Chick Dishcloth  
Hook size 4.5 mm Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn is used for this project as it will be used in the kitchen. Dishcloth Foundation Row: chain 33 …

Easter Egg Applique Dishcloth  
Hook 4.5 mm Weight: 4 100 % cotton yarn was used for this project Foundation row: chain 33 Row 1: double crochet in third chain from hook …

Machine Knit Easter Egg Dishcloth 
Tension: 4 Weight:4 100 % cotton was used for this project Cast on 12 stitches Increase 1 stitch each row for 10 rows Knit 20 rows Decrease …

Crossed Shell Granny Square Dishcloth 
This would also be a great pattern to use for an afghan. 4.5 mm hook Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn was used as it is intended for use in the kitchen …

Parquet Stitch Dishcloth 
This stitch is a very versatile one and lends itself to many projects. Hook size 4.5 mm Yarn used: 100% cotton yarn was used for this project as …

St. Patrick's Day Dishcloth Crochet 
Dishcloth Pattern with shamrock Hook size: 4.5 mm Yarn used: 100% cotton yarn weight:4 Foundation Row: chain 33 Row 1: double crochet in third …

Wave Length Stitch Dishcloth 
Wave Length Stitch Dishcloth - 4.5mm hook, 100% cotton yarn is used for this project 3 different colors were used Foundation Row: chain 30 ( stitch …

Dishcloth with heart shaped scrubbie in the corner 
Dish Cloth with Heart Shaped Scrubbie in the Corner; Hook 4.5 mm 100% cotton with scrubbie yarn for the heart. Foundation Row: chain 33 Row 1: Double …

Moss Stitch Dish cloth  
Moss Stitch Dish Cloth; This stitch is a multiple of 2 Hook size used 5.75 100 % cotton This is a very easy stitch and lends itself to a great many …

Raised Shell Stitch Pattern Dish cloth  
Raised Shell Stitch Pattern Dish Cloth Use hook size 4.5 mm and 100 % cotton yarn. Foundation Row Chain 26 Row 1 single crochet in 2nd chain …

V-Stitch Square Dishcloth 
V-Stitch Crochet Dish Cloth; I used 100 % cotton yarn Hook size 4.5 mm V stitch v-st = double crochet,1 chain,double crochet Foundation Row chain …

Puff Shell Stitch Pattern Dishcloth 
Make this Puff Shell Stitch Dish Cloth with 100 % cotton yarn - Hook size 4.5 Foundation Row chain 34 Row 1 with right side facing, 2 double crochet …

Wattle Stitch dish cloth 
This is a fun and quick stitch for many different projects. 100% cotton yarn is used for project shown. Hook size 4.5 mm Multiple of 3 + 2 Foundation …

Knitted Cotton Dishcloth 
These dishcloths are quick and easy to work up. They make great hostess gifts. Knitting needle size 4.5 mm The larger the needle size used the larger …

Crochet Scrubbie 
This is a scrubbie made with tulle fabric. Hook size 7 mm The size of the hook you chose will determine the size of your finished project. The larger …