I’m sure you’ll agree trying to knit a pattern without distraction or mistake as a beginner is next to impossible. But it doesn’t have to be that way with this collection of knit dishcloth patterns.
These are the best free knit dishcloth patterns, perfect for beginner knitters to memorize and master. In today’s post I’m going to share with you five easy beginner knit patterns you can easily memorize and master as a beginner knitter.
Knitting isn’t just for grandma anymore. At Wandering Hoof Ranch I want to help you learn how to knit practical products to provide for your home and family so you can scratch items off your shopping list.
Knit dishcloths are often thought of as a creative project that your grandmother did in her rocking chair, but as we move towards wanting to lead a simpler happy life it’s time to learn from the master!
Knitting is a calming and productive creative outlet that is perfect for traveling and completing on the couch. It’s my favourite hobby to do with our busy homesteading lifestyle and while chasing two toddler boys around.
From knitting in the boat, on hunting road trips and while sitting on a lawn chair around the campfire knitting dishcloths has become my way of fitting in self care as a mom.
But as a beginner knitter where do you start? How can you get to the point of knitting calming and collectively without a pattern to follow and a final product that’s practical?
In this round up I’m sharing with you my top five dishcloth patterns that I’ve memorized by heart and love to knit because I know that you too can easily memorize and master them.
For these patterns you’ll need to know the following knitting skills;
How to cast on
How to knit
How to purl
How to cast off
Optional – How to increase and decrease stitches
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Dish scrubbies make the perfect handmade addition to any housewarming, graduation or birthday gift.
This pattern is very simple and easy to complete. Simply knit with two strands of yarn at the same time to complete an extra thick and densely stitched scrubby.
Learn how to knit a dishcloth scrubbie with this quick and easy beginner knitting pattern and tutorial using scrap cotton and scrubby yarn.
Framed Zig Zag Dishcloth Pattern
This has to be my new favourite pattern. I created this pattern as inspiration from my latest baby blanket pattern that’s been popular amongst readers.
The framed zig zag dishcloth pattern is just as it sounds, it’s the stockinette framed by the garter stitch .
Grab the free pattern and get more details below.
Seed Stitch isn’t anything new for a beginner. In fact it’s the simple stitch pattern of combining the knit and the purl stitch to create the seed stitch over and over.
I love this pattern, and it’s honestly my new favourite to complete. As a beginner once you’ve learned to create a knit stitch the natural next step is to learn how to make a purl stitch.
This pattern is simply a knit and purl stitch on repeat. Therefore it’s easy to memorize and complete with the kids at your feet, or while watching the latest zoom meeting or webinar.
Garter Stitch is simply a knit stitch on repeat. The garter stitch dishcloth pattern is great for beginner knitters because it can easily turn a learn to knit session into completing a first project.
Garter stitch dishcloths are the same pattern on each side of the created cotton fabric and make for a good scrub cloth either in the kitchen or as a washcloth in the bathroom.
This knitted dishcloth pattern is a perfect project for a beginner knitter. Check out this knitted dishcloth pattern our Oma uses over and over again.
Odds are you’ve seen this dishcloth before. It’s known as the grandmothers dishcloth pattern and is quite popular to know as it’s easy to memorize and has a great finished look.
Learn it now to impress your own grandmother!
I love this pattern because it’s still a beginner level, but it takes a bit of a jump up from knitting back and forth to knitting on a diagonal. As a beginner knitter you’ll also learn how to increase and decrease stitches to complete the pattern.
And those are my top five patterns for knitting dish clothes with ease for beginners, in no time at all you’ll have these patterns memorized and mastered! .
Let me know which one was your favorite and why in the comments!
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!
Make more time to do the things you love, that bring you moments of peace and offer a creative outlet as part of your self care plan.
Knitting isn’t just something to do on long dark winter nights
Pst. Don’t have yarn, I’m sure your grandmother has some stashed away somewhere.