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Knitting patterns for wash cloths and dish cloths. Most patterns are free. Many of these patterns can be adapted to afghan squares oar other projects

Wash cloths and dish cloths make great quick handmade gifts for housewarmings, showers, hostess gifts, and other occasions. They are also great ways to try out a new technique. Many of these patterns have stitch motifs that you can adapt to other projects such as afghan squares, baby sweaters, and more.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Yarn Cloth

Yarn Cloth

Skein-shaped cloth with YARN on the band. The cloth is about 8” x 11”, so it could also be used as a towel, placemat or doily. Designed by Theresa Jones

Free Knitting Pattern for Big Blossom Scrubby

Big Blossom Scrubby

This easy rose-shaped wash cloth is pretty and functional. If you use the recommended Red Heart Cotton Scrubby yarn, the scrubby will get softer when wet but still hold a texture that’s great for bathing. Designed by Carolyn Calderon for Red Heart.

Free Knitting Pattern for Dizzy and Jumpy Dish Cloth

Dizzy and Jumpy Dish Cloth

Cloth inspired by op art. Finished size of pictured project is 18 x 20 cm. Designed by Margot Stock.

Free knitting pattern for Wise Owl Scrubby Wash Cloth

Wise Owl Scrubby

Michele Wilcox designed this cute cloth for Red Heart Yarn. If you use the recommended Red Heart Scrubby yarn, you’ll get a  textured that’s good for getting at dirt even on dishes but soft enough to use on skin. Red Heart sent me a sample of the yarn for review. I haven’t had a chance to use it yet, but I like the texture — it’s softer than I expected.

Free knitting pattern for Bias Rib dish Towel

Bias Rib Dish Towel

Designed by Willow Yarns. 12″ x 28″ (30cm x 71cm)

Free knitting pattern for Starflower dish cloth

Starflower Dishcloth

Kerin Dimeler- Laurence designed this cloth that is knit in the round from the center out and then the lace edge is knit on.

Free knitting pattern for I love you dish or wash cloth in ASL American Sign Language

ASL I Love You Cloth

Amy-Lynne Mitchell designed this cloth with American Sign Language for “I Love You.”

Free knitting pattern for Smiley Face Cloth

Smiley Face Cloth

Designed by Knit a Little Store.

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Owl Pot Holder

This owl motif block designed by Joan Hamer could also be used for a dish cloth or afghan block.

Free knitting pattern for Roller Skating T Rex Dishcloth

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Roller Skating T Rex Dishcloth

Designed by Brett Meyers.

Hearts for Ruthie Free Baby Bib and Cloth Knitting Pattern

Hearts for Ruthie Free Baby Bib

Knitted by Elaine Fitzpatrick, there is also a washcloth version. The link below goes to the blog post. The link to download the pattern is in the list of links on the right side of the post.

Free knitting pattern for Star Dishcloth and more star knitting patterns

Star and Stripes Dishcloth

Designed by Yarnspirations, this dishcloth gets its stripes from self-striping yarn and its shape from knitting in the round. Approx 10 ins [25.5 cm]

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Free knitting pattern for Diamond and Lozenge Washcloth - great stash buster

Diamond and Lozenge Dishcloth

Beth Richardson’s design is a great stash buster for cotton yarn. Easy for beginning knitters!

Be My Dishcloth multiple hearts free knitting pattern, also good for blanket squares, sweater motif, more. More free knitting patterns at www.terrymatz.biz/intheloop

Be My Dishcloth

This multiple heart motif designed by Kris Knits can be used for blanket squares or as a motif on a sweater as well as its use here as a dishcloth.

Free knitting pattern for Santa Dishcloth

Santa Cloth

This Santa Claus motif by Kris Knits could also be used on a blanket square, sweater, or other project.

 

Free knitting pattern for Christmas Tree Scrubby

Christmas Tree Scrubby

Michele Wilcox designed this holiday pattern for Red Heart Yarn. If you use the recommended Red Heart Scrubby yarn, you’ll get a  textured cloth that’s good for getting at dirt but made of polyester so it is durable and easy to clean.

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The St. Patrick’s Day Cloth

This shamrock motif by Kris Knits could also be used on a blanket square, sweater, or other project.

 

Free Knitting Pattern for Lion Washcloth

Lion Washcloth

Alice Bell’s Grrr Washcloth features a loop stitch mane that holds water and make for soft surface for wiping skin. The bumps on the reverse side provide a scrubbing surface. Pictured project by TraceyNicole

Free knitting for Zinnia Dish Cloth

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Zinnia Dishcloth

Susan Mrenna created this lacy shaped cloth.

Free knitting pattern for Single Rose cloth

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Single Rose Cloth

Designed by Amy-lynne Mitchell

Free knitting pattern for Bear With Me Dishcloth

Bear With Me Dishcloth

Emily Guise’s bear face cloth is based on Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Pi shawl ratio to create a flat circle. The eyes are created with duplicate stitch.

Free knitting pattern for That Old Beagle washcloth and more dog knitting patterns

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That Old Beagle Washcloth

Designed by Lisa Vienneau & Allison Barrett, this motif could also be used for baby blankets, sweaters, bibs, and more.

Free knitting pattern for Mini Wash Cloths and other stash busting knitting patterns

Mini Almost Lost Washcloths

This is a knitting pattern for small flower shaped wash cloths by Simply Notable that are great for removing makeup. There is also a link to larger versions. Great for leftover cotton yarn and stocking stuffers!

Whooo Loves Ya, Baby? Cloth

These waving owl motif designed by Elaine Fitzpatrickis perfect for dish cloth, afghan blanket square, and more.

Free knitting pattern for Penguin Washcloth and Bib

Penguin Washcloth and Bib

Designed by Elaine Fitzpatrick, the washcloth expert, this motif can also be used for blankets or other knitting projects.

Mickey's Cat Baby Bib Free Knitting Pattern

Mickey’s Cat Baby Bib

Knitted by Elaine Fitzpatrick based on a design by a grandson, there is also a washcloth version. The link below goes to the blog post. The link to download the pattern is in the list of links on the right side of the post.

Free knitting pattern for Dinosaur washcloth and bib

Dinosaur Washcloth and Bib

Designed by Elaine Fitzpatrick, this set of easy patterns are done with knit and purl. You could easily use this motif for sweaters or blanket squares.

Free knitting pattern for Mitered Hanging Towel

Mitered Hanging Towel

Cristina Bernardi Shiffman’s towel with a loop to hang over a rod is a great use for leftover yarn and a wonderful housewarming gift. Approximately 18″ x 15″ (45.5cm x 38cm), measured at widest point with hanging loop buttoned

Free knitting pattern for Ghostly Dish Scrubber

Ghostly Dish Scrubber

Nancy Anderson designed this Halloween cloth for Red Heart Yarn. If you use the recommended Red Heart Scrubby yarn, you’ll get a  textured that’s good for getting at dirt even on dishes but soft enough to use on skin. Red Heart sent me a sample of the yarn for review. I haven’t had a chance to use it yet, but I like the texture — it’s softer than I expected.

Hugs and kisses free knitting pattern motif for dishcloth, blanket squares and more. More free knitting patterns at www.terrymatz.biz/intheloop

Hugs and Kisses Dishcloth

Designed by Rachel van Schie, here’s another motif that could be used on many other knitting projects.

 

Free knitting pattern for Easter Basket Dishcloth

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Easter Basket Washcloth

This pattern was originally part of a Knit Along and can be used as a motif for other projects.

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Free knitting pattern for Heart and Cross motif

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Shelley’s Heart and Cross

This cross motif by Kathleen Brundige was created for a washcloth but can be used for other projects.

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Free knitting pattern for Christmas Bell Dishcloth

Christmas Bell Knitted Dishcloth

Melissa Bergland Burnham designed this bell motif that can be used for wash cloths, blanket squares, or motif in other projects

Free knitting pattern for Heart Hanging Towel

Two Hearts as One Kitchen Hanging Hand Towel

Cathy Waldie’s design features a loop at the top for hanging and lace details.

Free knitting pattern for Christmas Home Dish Cloth and more Christmas holiday decoration knitting patterns

Home for the Holidays Dishcloth

Designed by Kris Knits, this cloth features a home for the holidays theme and is 9″x10″. The motif could also be used for blankets or other knitting projects.

Patterns for Purchase

Dishcloth Dresses

Dishcloth Dresses

Dress your dish detergent bottle in one of these whimsical cover-ups that doubles as a dishcloth. Designed by Debbie Trainor, the 12 easy projects include A Night on the Town, Princess for a Day, Company ‘s Coming, Dress With Apron, Going Dancing #1, Going Dancing #2, Wedding Day, Happy Day #1, Happy Day #2, Prom Date #1, Prom Date #2, and Garden Party. These make quick and easy gifts, too!

Knitting Pattern for Nineteen Hundred House Dish Cloth

Nineteen Hundred House Dishcloth

Approximately 7″ by 10″, this house also makes a great potholder, hot pad, and housewarming gift!

Knitting Pattern for Skull Wash Cloth

Skull Wash Cloth

Finished Size: 7″W X 7 1/4″ H (18cn X 18.5 cm)

Knitting Pattern for American Flag Cloth

American Flag Cloth

he flag has 13 stripes and uses moss stitch to create stars in the upper corner — although there are not quite 50 of them.

Baby Washcloths to Knit

Baby Washcloths to Knit

9 washcloths including a Sailboat, Little Lamb, Baby Bunny, Butterfly, Rubber Ducky, Stork, Baby Bottle, Baby Buggy, and Rocking Horse.

Knitting pattern for Round Lace Dishcloth

Round Lace Dishcloth

This lovely ruffled lace dish cloth is created with common increases and decreases and would also make a lovely napkin or doily. Finished measurement is about 12 inches diameter.

Dishcloth Diva

20 patterns, including a wide variety of stitches, that are easy and fun to knit.

Knitting patterns for towel and wash cloth set

Arrow Lace Wash Cloth and Towel Set

Seed stitch border and lace pattern gives this towel and washcloth a luxurious look and feel. Towel: 23” x 16” (58 x 41cm) Dishcloth: 11” x 11” (28 x 28cm)

Knitting pattern for Butterfly Cloth

Butterfly Wash Cloth

Finished Size: 7″W X 7 1/4″ H (18cn X 18.5 cm)

Knitting pattern for Lipizzaner Horse Wash Cloth

Lipizzaner Horse Wash Cloth

Finished Size: 8”W X 9.5″H

Knitting pattern for Sweetheart Teddy Bear wash cloth

Sweetheart Bear Wash Cloth

Finished Size: 8”W X 9.75″H

Knitting pattern for Castle Wash Cloth

Castle Wash Cloth

Finished Size: 8.5”W X 9″H

Knitting Pattern for Transformer Wash Cloth

Transformer Wash Cloth

Easy motif with Transformer motif. Finished Size: 7.4″W X 8.25″ H

Knitting Pattern for Wolverine Cloth

Wolverine Cloth

Easy pattern with Wolverine motif. Finished Size: 7.4″W X 8.25″ H

Knitting pattern for Star Cloth and more star knitting patterns

Star Cloth

Knit in cotton worsted yarn with just knit and purl stitches, the cloth measures 7″W X 7 1/4″ H(18cn X 18.5 cm)

Knitting patterns for dish cloths, face cloths, hand towels, more

8 Home Knits

The 8 designs in this pattern are great for last-minute gifts as well as helping beginners get the hang of knitting. Oven Mitt, Pan Holder, Two Colored Dish Cloth, Garter Stitch Dish Cloth, Ribbed Face Cloth, Irish Moss Stitch Face Cloth, Squared Face Cloth, Hand Towel.

Knitting Pattern for Train Wash or Dish Cloth

Train Cloth

Easy knitting pattern for train motif block that you can use for wash or dish cloths or afghans. Great baby shower gift! approx. 8″ x 8″ [20cm X 20cm]

Terry Matz

meTerry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!

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