Knitting patterns for dish and wash cloths with loops than let you hang them. Many of the patterns are free.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
More Free Patterns
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
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