Learn how to knit a dishcloth scrubbie with this quick and easy beginner knitting pattern and tutorial using scrap cotton and scrubby yarn. Dish Scrubbies make the perfect handmade addition to any housewarming, graduation or birthday gift.
Knit Scrubbies are all the rage amongst knitters lately with the new addition of scrubbie yarns filling the craft aisles.
I personally prefer the variegated scrubbie and cotton mix as they are easier to knit with for beginners and less abrasive. These dish scrubbier can be used as face clothes as well as dishcloths because of their convient size.
I knit up these scrubbies for my younger brothers house warming gift as a bigger sisters hint to remember to clean the dishes 😉
These dish scrubbies paired fun colours to compliment my parents new lake house kitchen as a housewarming gift for them and a few for our farmhouse in the same time it takes to watch a few episodes of our favourite show.
I highly recommend knitting up these dishcloths to stash away in your gift box to add a special handmade addition to your gift. Once grandma passed, papa was more than happy to receive new knit dishcloths and some canning.
HOW TO KNIT A DISHCLOTH SCRUBBIE
Knitting dishcloth scrubbies is a quick and easy knit pattern that takes less than an hour to complete. It’s also the perfect beginner pattern for a new knitter to create and finish a project with confidence.
This pattern calls for circular needles, and only uses a cast on, knit and cast off stitch. Hello easy!
LEARN WHY CIRCULAR NEEDLES ARE EASIER TO KNIT WITH
I love knitting on circular needles for so many reasons. The most important one is there’s less of a chance I’ll loose one in the couch or the toddlers will run away with it when I’m not looking.
Circular needles can easily be used to knit lay flat projects like blankets, dishcloths, and scarves.
MATERIALS TO KNIT THIS SCRUBBIE
COTTON DISHCLOTH YARN LIKE THE ONE BELOW
CIRCULAR NEEDLES SIZE 9 ( 4.5 mm)
SIMPLE KNIT STITCH SCRUBBIE
KNITTED DISHCLOTH PATTERN:
This dishcloth pattern requires double knitting, using two strands of yarn instead of one.
Knitting with two strands of yarn at the same time isn’t as difficult as it sounds, just hold them together.
I like to get cut a very long strand of yarn, and start with both ends. If I need to tie in another then it’s easy on a looped end.
STEP ONE: Double knit cast on 15 stitches.
STEP TWO: Knit stitches back and forth to desired size.
STEP THREE: 15 rows knit will give you a square dishcloth as pictured below.
STEP FOUR: Cast off.
STEP FIVE: Weave in Ends
What do you think of the dishcloth/washcloth pattern? The gauge of the pattern really doesn’t matter as the final size will be dependant on how many rows you choose to do.
Fold in half to make a perfect square before casting off or knit into a rectangle based on your preference.
Throw some scrap cotton and scrubby yarn with a set of needles in your purse for the next time you’re stuck in traffic, or sitting waiting at the doctors office.
Knitting in a peaceful hobby, enjoy the calm.
MORE FREE KNITTED DISHCLOTH PATTERNS
ZIG ZAG DISHCLOTH
Knit up some new fun and bright dishcloths with this easy knit dishcloth pattern using variegated cotton yarn and a garter stitch combination!
Knitting a dishcloth is a perfect project for a beginner knitter. Check out this free knitted dishcloth pattern our Oma uses over and over again. Traditionally it’s known as the grandmothers dishcloth pattern. Learn it now to impress your own grandmother!
KNIT PROJECT PLANNER FREEBIE
Dish cloths are the best way to use up a stash of cotton yarn. Go ahead and plan this project out using our Yarn Stash Project Planner and you’ll be through that stash in no time!
Pst. Don’t have yarn, I’m sure your grandmother has some stashed away somewhere.