Knitted Dishcloth Patterns are the perfect first project to complete as a beginner knitter. They are quick and simple and useful. I mean who needs 100’s of scarves?
Today I share with you the very basic easy peasy garter stitch knitted dishcloth pattern that will shock and amaze you just how easy it really is.
KNITTED DISHCLOTH PATTERN: Easy Peasy Garter Stitch
Once you’ve learned how to cast on, knit and cast off you can do this dishcloth pattern!
It’s beyond easy to use a garter stitch to complete your first dishcloth. A garter stitch is simply a repeated knit stitch flat lay piece of knitted fabric.
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.
I love to knit this pattern as a go to project for long car rides, while camping or even fishing because it’s simple to remember and fun to create with the wide variety of colour selections out there.
I’ve used a variegated cotton yarn in the images on this post because I just love the combination. Shocking, as it’s also on brand with the blog.
Knitting dish cloths 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.
Don’t just use these dishclothes for dishes. Try using them as facecloths and in the tub.
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)
Easy Peasy Garter Stitch
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: Cast on 30 Stitches
STEP TWO: Knit stitches back and forth to desired size.
STEP THREE: 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 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!
If you’re looking for another knitted dishcloth pattern for beginners that’s super simple, quick and easy and looks more impressive than it truly is, The Simple Seed Stitch Scrubbie is just what you need.
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.