Knitting patterns for dish and wash cloths with loops than let you hang them. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 4/26/23
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At Your Service Knit Cloth
Easy cloth with hanging tab knit in seed stitch and garter stitch. Size: Approx. 11″ x 12″ (when buttoned). Suitable for beginners.
Striped dishcloth knit with slip stitches with a knit basket style handle to hang the cloth. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lily Sugar 'n Cream.
Hanging Waffle Dishcloth
Easy dish cloth knit on the bias with a 4 row repeat waffle texture and a knit hanging loop. Designed by Lily Sugar 'n Cream.
Hanging Mitered Dishcloth
Easy towel or dish cloth knit with a mitered diamond shape with buttoned hanging loop. Great showcase for ombre or self striping yarn. Red White and Blue Dishcloth designed by Lily Sugar 'n Cream. Pictured projects by Gem99 and copilco
Tin Ceiling Washcloth and Hand Towel
Dish or washcloth with matching towel knit with a diamond texture pattern and hanging loops. 2 Sizes: 12¼ inches wide x 11¾ inches high, 18 inches wide x 22½ inches long. Designed by Sandi Rosner for Purl Soho. Worsted weight yarn.
Easy towel or dish cloth knit in garter stitch on the bias with a button loop for hanging the towel. Options for placing loop in middle or corner of towel. Designed by Amanda Zutz.
Checks and Stripes Dishtowels
2 dishtowels with hanging loops, Checked Weave and Striped Weave, each knit in a 2 row repeat. Size: Approximately 10 inches wide x 16 inches long. Designed by Purl Soho. Worsted weight yarn.
Mosaic Dish Towels
Easy towel with hanging loop knit with garter stitch and easy mosaic slip stitch (just one color per row). Size Width: 11” Length: 17”. Designed by Universal Yarn Design Team.
Chevron Stripe Kitchen Towel
Easy towel with hanging loop knit with a 2 row repeat zigzag stripe in 2 colors, a solid and a self-striping. Length: 14” not including hanging loop. Designed by Premier® Yarns Design Team. Worsted weight yarn.
Lace Kitchen Set
Matching kitchen towel with hanging loop, dish cloth, and storage tube to hold your plastic sacks knit with a 4 row repeat lace pattern. Perfect gift. Designed by Cathy Waldie. Worsted weight yarn.
- Get the free HANGING TOWEL knitting pattern
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Gansey Towel Topper
Knit or crochet trim for a towel that gives you a convenient hanger for the towel and transforms the towel to look like a cute dress. Designed by Lena Skvagerson. Worsted weight yarn. One of the patterns featured in Knit and Crochet Now!
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A Little Bit of Lace Bath Set
Lovely bath set including a towel with hanging loop, face cloth, and soap sachet cover with matching lace pattern. Perfect to pamper yourself with, or give as a thoughtful gift. Designed by Faith Schmidt. Worsted weight yarn. A kit is also available.
More Free Patterns
Easy kitchen dish cloth with handy hanging tab knit in rib check stitch with contrasting garter stitch top. Size: Approx 11½" x 13" [29 x 33 cm] (when buttoned). Designed by Yarnspirations.
Quilted Kitchen Towel
Towel with hanging loop knit with a variety of textures including a 12 row repeat quilted pattern. Size: Approximately 14" wide by 18" long when buttoned. Designed by Linda Gloss. Worsted weight yarn.
Hanging with Hestia
Towel with hanging loop knit with an all over 6 row repeat. Size: Approximately 11 x 17 inches. Designed by Ela Steel. Worsted weight yarn.
Slip Stitch Dishcloths
3 dishtowels with hanging loops knit with slip stitch colorwork that uses one color of yarn per row. Patterns include (left to right in top photo) 4 row repeat Three-and-One Tweed Pattern, 6 row repeat Basket Stitch, 6 row repeat Triple L Tweed. Size: Approximately 11 x 17 inches. Designed by Purl Soho. Sport weight yarn.
Classic style slip stitch dish cloths knit with a 2 row repeat for the body with a 4 repeat stitch for the color trim. Designed by Purl Soho. Sport weight.
Two Hearts as One Kitchen Hanging Hand Towel
Cathy Waldie’s design features a loop at the top for hanging and lace details.
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
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.
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.
Dish Towel Topper Kitchen Set
Add a garter stitch topper with buttoned tab to a store-bought towel to create a hanging towel. Great for gifts or holiday decor. Designed by Krista Schaaf. Pictured projects by TimMc and copilco
Knit Topper for Tea Towel
This towel holder designed by Becoming Crafty is perfect for hanging a towel on an oven handled or other type of rod. Perfect use for leftover yarn, the designer said she only used about a yard — but make sure it is heat resistant if you are using this for an oven towel!
Cable Towel Toppers
Turn a store-bought towel into a handmade gift by adding a knitted hanger tab. Designed by Kali Fitzgerald.
Patterns for Purchase
Belle of the Ball Hanging Towel Knitting Pattern
Hanging reversible towel resembles a pinafore dress with a gently scalloped edge. The button tabs crisscross to look like dress straps and hang evenly on a variety of handles, hooks, and knobs. Finished size 13in/33cm high x 13in/33cm wide (widest point). Sport weight yarn. Designed by JeanAnnDesigns
Windowpane Stay Put Towel Knitting Pattern
Hanging towel knitted in garter stitch stripes with slipped stitches that create vertical lines that help give a windowpane check or plaid effect. This towel features a keyhole midway through the towel which allows you to drape the towel over a handle and pull one end through the other so it will stay in place without the use of a button. Finished size - 7½ x 27 inches. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by FancyStepsKnits
Fancy Stay Put Towel Knitting Pattern
Hanging towel knitted in a variation of the knitter’s favorite Old Shale lace stitch. This towel features a keyhole midway through the towel which allows you to drape the towel over a handle and pull one end through the other so it will stay in place without the use of a button. Finished size - 8 x 29.5 inches. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by FancyStepsKnits
Stay Put Kitchen Towel Knitting Pattern
Handy towel has a keyhole that allows one end of the towel to pull through to hang the towel without loops or tabs. Knitted with soft cotton worsted weight yarn in garter stitch and a slipped stitch edge for keyhole. Finished size - 8 x 27 inches. Designed by FancyStepsKnits
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