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.
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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. ran weight. Pictured projects by designer and MissOurlet
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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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.
More Free Patterns
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 OR purchase pattern and class individually.
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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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Round Facecloths & Soap Sacks
Four different easy and utterly lovely facecloth and soap sack sets perfect for gift-giving or just pampering yourself. Finished size for the facecloths ranges from 8 1/2" to 10" in diameter. The soap sacks hold 1 average-size bar of soap. Rated easy by designer.
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
Quilt Block Dishcloths
15 designs by Julie A. Ray for dishcloths inspired by patchwork quilts.
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20 patterns, including a wide variety of stitches, that are easy and fun to knit.
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
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!
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.