Knitting patterns for dish and wash cloths that come in matching sets. Also can be used for afghan blocks. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 9/4/23
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Forest Dishcloth Set
Set of 4 garter stitch washcloths or dishcloths including tree shaped triangles, stripes, half and half, and solid color. Finished Size: 8.25” x 7.5” each. Dsigned by Marcia Dallarosa. DK weight.
F587 Baby Washcloths
Set of 4 easy washcloths or dishcloths including Double Moss Stitch in 4 row repeat, Basketweave in 8 row repeat, Broken Rib (or Mistake Rib) in a 1 row repeat, and Faux Cable in a 4 row repeat. Great way for beginners to learn new stitches, perfect quick gift, and great stashbuster. Finished Size: Approx. 5.5” square F587 Baby Washcloths designed by Plymouth Yarn Design Studio. Fingering weight.
Baby Face Spa Cloths
Set of 4 soft, luxurious spa wash cloths, each featuring a different stitch combination including 4 row repeat Thermal Stitch, 4 row Windowpane Stitch, 8 row Windowpane Stitch, and 8 row Bunting Stitch. Designed by Cheryl Toy. Worsted weight.
Set of 3 dish or wash cloths with lots of texture for scrubbing dishes including 8 row repeat Garter Basketweave, 4 row repeat Ridge and Rib Stitch, and 4 row repeat Waffle Stitch. Uses one ball of Lily Sugar'n Cream Worsted weight yarn for all 3. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Size: 6.5 x 6.5 inches. Designed by Joan Janes. Aran weight. Pictured projects by designer and broderick
Wash Cloth Quartet
Collection of 4 easy dish or wash cloths suitable for beginner knitters, including Garter-framed Stockinette Cloth, 4 Row Moss Stitch Cloth, Stockinette Striped Cloth, and 8 Row Basket Weave Cloth. Designed by Jamie Leigh Schmelebeck for My Life in Knots. Worsted weight.
Set of 6 blocks to be used as dish or wash cloths or afghan blocks, inspired by the garden including Beetlemania, Raindrops Keep Fallin’, Umbrella, In De-fence of Fleur, Lattice Bud, and Garden Sculpture. Designed by Margaret MacInnis. Aran weight. Pictured projects by designer and dmbonner
Rustic Cottage Dishcloth Collection
Set of 4 dish or wash cloths, each with a classic textured stitch framed with a contrasting garter edge, including 4 row Hurdle Stitch Cloth, 4 row Waffle Stitch Cloth, 8 row Long Raindrops Cloth, and 4 row Double Fleck Cloth. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Esther Braithwaite. Worsted weight.
Set of 3 dish or wash cloths including 8 row repeat Diagonal Cloth, 12 row repeat Chevron Cloth, and 12 row repeat Triangles Cloth. Finished cloths will be 27.5 cm, 10¾ in, wide and 27.5 cm, 10¾ in, long. Designed by Paintbox Yarns. Worsted weight.
Mostly Manly Dishcloths
Set of 4 dish or wash cloths with lots of texture for scrubbing dishes knit with a 2 or 4 row repeat. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Meaghan Schmaltz. Worsted weight.
More Free Patterns
3 dish or wash cloths including 4 row repeat Sailor’s Rib Stitch Washcloth, 2 row repeat Textured Stripes Washcloth, and Chevron Dishcloth. Designed by Sara Louise Greer for Yarnspirations. Worsted weight.
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Free knitting patterns for afghan or washcloth squares of numbers 1-9 and zero! Use these squares as individual washcloths or dishcloths, or put them together to make ages, birthdays, wedding days or any other important dates. Add to other squares to make an afghan or blanket. Finished square approximately 22 cm x 22 cm (8.5 inches x 8.5 inches) Designed by Daisy and Storm. Web versions are free. PDFs available for purchase
Garter Square Washcloth Set
Set of 3 dish or wash cloths knit on the bias in garter stitch. 3 color combinations: half diagonal stripe/half solid square, 2 solid color half squares, and diagonal stripe square. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Size: 8 x 8 in. (20 x 20 cm). Designed by Lion Brand Yarn. Aran weight. Pictured projects by designer and MissOurlet
5x5x5 Dishcloth Set
May be free a limited time. 5 small dishcloths on the bias, each with a different pattern: garter, seed, basketweave, mock rib, and diamond. Each dishcloth measures about 5” square, and you can make all 5 from a single skein! Can also be knit at a larger size. Designed by Kjosen Day. Worsted weight.
4 Dishcloth Set
Dish cloths with hanging loops in seed stitch, garter ribbed stitch, broken ribbed stitch, and waffle stitch, each of the dishcloths is a real eye-catcher for the kitchen. With the hanger and different border colors, you can immediately see which cloth is intended for which purpose. Designed by Tanja Steinbach for Schachenmayr. Fingering weight.
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Each of these 4 square washcloths feature a different stitch lace patterns and are finished with a tidy I-Cord edging and loop for hanging. Size 9” x 9”. Designed by Universal Yarn. DK weight.
Dish Cloth Patterns and Tutorial
Wendy Bernard demonstrates how to work with linen yarn to create a washcloth with an i-cord loop for hanging. Several stitch patterns are included in the PDF. Pattern and instructional video class available for free with a free trial at Creativebug.
Color Study Dishcloths
Set of 6 dish or wash cloths knit with 2 or 3 colors so they're great for stashbusting. Includes Garter Blocks Dishcloth, Slip Stitches Dishcloth, Bubble Stripes Dishcloth, Crazy Chevron Dishcloth, Stair Steps Washcloth, Triangles Washcloth. Finished size: aApprox 10” x 10” (25cm x 25cm) Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Rae Blackledge for Willow Yarns
Colorful Half + Half Washcloths
Using a clever short-row pattern without any picking up or seaming, these dish or wash cloths are knit in garter stitch with geometric patterns. Designed for at least 5 colors, it's perfect for mini skeins or stashbusting. Size:Approximately 12 inches wide x 11½ inches long. Designed by Purl Soho. DK weight yarn.
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Filled With Texture Dishcloths
Set of four different dishcloths are filled with simple textured knit patterns including chevron, a basketweave, a broken rib, and more. Each cloth measures around 8 1/2” x 8 1/2”. Designed by Sandi Prosser for Annie’s Signature Designs. Worsted weight yarn.
Set of four different washcloths with interesting stitch textures. Each washcloth finishes up approximately 9 inches square. Designed by Lena Skvagerson. Worsted weight yarn.
Sublime Spa Set
Three petite washcloths with their own special keepsake bag. Includes written and select charted instructions. Size: Washcloths: 7 1/2" x 7 1/2". Gift Bag: 6 1/2" x 9 1/2". DK weight yarn
4 different stitch patterns make pretty washcloths. Each washcloth finishes up approximately 10 inches square.
Make In A Weekend Potholders and Dishcloths
10 designs by Rita Weiss
Weekend Knits: Easy To Knit Kitchen Towels and Dishcloths
Matching towels and dish cloth sets from Vicki Becker. Available free with Kindle Unlimited or for purchase as Kindle or paperback
20 patterns, including a wide variety of stitches, that are easy and fun to knit.
15 Knitting Patterns to use for wash cloths, dish cloths, afghan blocks, or other projects including flower motifs and other designs. Designed by Evelyn Clark.
Garden Dishcloths to Knit
12 Knitting Patterns to use for wash cloths, dish cloths, afghan blocks, or other projects: Frog, Hummingbird & Trumpet Vine, Bee Skep, Sunflower, Rose, Topiary with Heart, Butterfly, Michigan Cherries, Ladybug, Tulip, Cardinal, and Birdhouse. Designed by Melissa Bergland Burnham.