Wash and dish cloth knitting patterns in fun shapes. Most patterns are free.
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Dish or wash cloth shaped like carrots knit in garter stitch with an extended picot bindoff to create the leafy top. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Yarnspirations.
Clover Dish/Wash Cloth
Dish or wash cloth with a four petal shape like a clover leaf or flower. Uses 75 yards of DK weight yarn. Designed by Terry Neal. Pictured projects by catseatyarn and designer
Dish or wash cloth shaped like a swirling star made of six wedges. Perfect showcase for multicolored yarn. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Dione Read. Pictured projects by Kristine3001 and JellyJ
Eco Dishcloth & Scrubby Trio
Easy double diamond shaped dishcloths designed to make cleaning easier. The unique shape gives you more corners to scrub with and get into small spots. Folding it over in the middle gives you a thicker regular sized cloth for wiping up. Then fold it inside out to get even more cleaning out of the cloth! Designed by Happy Knitting Canada who rates it easy. Size varies with yarn used. Web version is free. PDF available for purchase
Dish or wash cloth shaped like the face of a terrier or similar dog. I think you could easily adapt to be a cat face or a different breed of dog. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Yarnspirations.
Lace Star Cloth
Lace dish or wash cloth is a great showcase for self-striping or variegated yarn. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Jill Vosburg. Pictured projects by webberjewels and charmedyarn
Apple and Citrus Slice Dish Cloths
Apple cloth is knit in seed stitch with lace leaf embellishment. Citrus Slice cloth in colors for orange, lemon, and lime, is worked in a spiral and seamed at the end. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Bernat
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Fish Scrubby Wash Cloth
Fish shaped wash or dish cloths. Knit a school of fish in different colors to help little ones learn their colors. Pictured samples knit in Scrubby yarn but you could use regular cotton yarn. Designed by Red Heart
Water Lily Dish Cloth
Flower shaped cloth, coaster, or potholder shaped with short rows. Designed by Sybil R. Pictured projects by shilao, the designer, and boatknit.
Shell shaped wash cloth measures 8½” [21.5 cm] wide and 7″ [17.5 cm] tall. Designed by Michele Wilcox for Red Heart.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended Red Heart Cotton Scrubby yarn
- See more free knitting patterns with Scrubby Cotton Yarn
Flower shaped cloth with each petal is knit separately in garter stitch, with the remaining stitches held on the needles so there’s no seaming. I-cord stem loop. Designed by Allyson Dykhuizen. Pictured project by SusanC0425. DK weight yarn.
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.
Susan Mrenna created this lacy shaped cloth. Pictured project by doulaknitter
Doily Style Dishcloth
Circle shaped lace cloth knit in the round. Also makes pretty table decor. Designed by Lily Sugar'n Cream and Bernat Design Studio. Pictured projects by dzirin and mamacelebrates.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry page
- Get the recommended Lily® Sugar ‘N Cream yarn at Loveknitting
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!
Patterns for Purchase
Dress your dish detergent bottle in one of these 12 whimsical dish cloth knitting patterns. 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! Available in ebook or paperback.
- See more pics and get the Dishcloth Dresses ebook or paperback at Leisure Arts
- Or get the Kindle ebook or paperback at Amazon
Flower-shaped potholder, hotpad or coaster knit in 3 colors and shaped with short rows. Designed by Sybil Ra. Aran weight yarn.