Dish and wash cloths are designed to use up leftover yarn. Most are free.
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Round dish or washcloths deisgned to use up leftover or scrap yarn. Easy to memorize pattern knit with garter stitch shaped with short rows. 3 sizes: 8.5”, 9.5” and 10.5”. Designed by Linda Fosdick. Worsted weight yarn.
Bibbity Bobblety Boo Dish Cloth
Striped garter stitch dish cloth knit in three colors with a festive bobble edge. Great way to use up leftover or scrap yarn. Designed by Ashley Lambert-Maberly. Worsted weight yarn.
Garter stitch dish cloth with mitered squares for extra interest and optional border. Great way to use up leftover or scrap yarn and the garter stitch texture is great for scrubbing. Designed by Kay Gardiner. Worsted weight yarn.
More Free Patterns
Stripes + Blocks Towel Set
Matching Bath Towel, 2 Hand Towels, and 6 Washcloths knit in a simple two-row slip stitch pattern that creates a beautiful ripple. Designed for at least 6 colors, it's perfect for mini skeins or stashbusting. Size: Bath Towel: 26 inches wide x 49 inches long, Hand Towel: 20 inches wide x 30 inches long, Washcloth: 8 x 8 inchesApproximately 12 inches wide x 11½ inches long. Designed by Purl Soho. Fingering weight yarn.
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.
Patterns for Purchase
Collection of six garter stitch washcloths include stripes, knitting on the bias, mitered squares, and garter stitch intarsia techniques. No purling needed! DK weight yarn. Total yardage for all six washcloths shown is about 108 yards 99 m each of five colors, so this is great for scrap yarn or mini skeins. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Edie Eckman.