Textured Dishcloth Knitting Pattern


As you know I love to knit. My favorite thing to knit is dishcloths because they are quick and easy. I knit in the pickup line at school, while watching TV at night and anytime I have spare time. I’ve even learned to knit while my toddler is sleeping on me.


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Knitting is a calming activity for me. I’m able to focus my thoughts and relax while knitting. It brings feelings of comfort. My mom taught me to knit shortly after I had my first child. Since then I’ve learned to crochet as well. If you want to hone your knitting skills make sure to check out all of these amazing classes.


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During one of my husbands deployments I even started my own business selling crochet newborn photo props. I sold online and at craft fairs. It really helped to pass the time during the nine month deployment. While I loved it, it took up too much of my time. I decided to crochet and knit for myself.


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Free dishcloth knitting pattern. Easy squares dishcloth knitting pattern. A great pattern for beginners.




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I recently came across this pattern for a textured dishcloth and fell in love. Not only does it look fantastic but it’s functional.



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Textured Dishcloth Knitting Pattern


-1 skein of Sugar and Cream Yarn or Crafter’s Secret

-size 7 knitting needles



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K- Knit

P- Purl


-Cast on 38 stitches

-Row 1- K1, *P2, K2* Repeat from * to * until the last stitch. K the last stitch.

-Row 2- P1, *K2, P2* Repeat from * to * until the last stitch. P the last stitch.


-Row 3- K1, *K2, P2 * Repeat from * to * until the last stitch. K the last stitch.

-Row 4- P1, *P2, K2 * Repeat from * to * until the last stitch. P the last stitch.

-Repeat these 4 rows until your dishcloth measures 6 inches. Bind off and weave your loose strand into the dishcloth.


These dishcloths make great gifts. I’ve given them as Christmas gifts and housewarming gifts.


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Do you have a favorite knitted dishcloth pattern? I’d love to give it a try.

Written by: Devon



  1. Ashley Millar | 26th Apr 17

    This is great because while I love to knit, all I can do is knit and purl pretty much! Occasionally I try some fancy stuff like K2tog but pretty much I’m k2, p2 kinda gal hehe! This looks like an awesome quick project- great for gifts!

  2. Lindsay Bozek | 26th Apr 17

    Thank you for the simple pattern! When my grandmother was alive she used to make hundreds of these and give them to us at christmas. I think of her every time I wash the dishes 🙂

  3. Debby | 26th Apr 17

    I love the way these look! Would absolutely buy them at the store. I have tried to learn to knit and to crochet in the past. It was not pretty!! Now I just buy cute things someone else made!

  4. Afra Said | 27th Apr 17

    These are so cute! I wish I could knit, or rather I wish I had the TIME to knit! It must be such a therapeutic activity! One of my best friends gifted me a knitted blanket for my first baby and I loved it, I have kept it and will never get rid of it, it was made with love <3

  5. Marinka | 27th Apr 17

    OMG, this brings back memories of my grandmother. I remember we made potholders, using the same technique.

  6. Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms | 27th Apr 17

    This is an awesome project! I love using the Sugar ‘N Cream yarn to make small projects.

  7. Kristen | 27th Apr 17

    These are so cute! I have always wanted to learn how to knit!

  8. Dawn Rae | 4th Mar 18

    I am glad to have found your blog today. I’m pinning this in case I ever learn to knit with needles. So far, I can only round loom knit – and that’s only a new skill. Crochet seems to be my thing.

    • dbern582@gmail.com | 7th Mar 18

      That’s great! Thanks for stopping by.

  9. felivity | 31st Aug 18

    I love these.I am going to knit them on a smaller gauge needle and sew two together leaving an opening for soap and add a hanging loop.xmas gift with home or handmade soaps .just lovely x or as guest wash items when visitors arrive .thank you

    • dbern582@gmail.com | 31st Aug 18

      Great idea! Thanks for stopping by. ?

  10. Susan Melaragno | 9th Sep 18

    Hi! I don’t know if I am doing something wrong but the first row I ended up P2, not K2 before the last stitch. I double checked that I did cast on 36 stitches.

    • dbern582@gmail.com | 9th Sep 18

      The cast on was off. Thanks so much for pointing that out. I’ve updated it to say cast on 38.

  11. Rebecca | 1st Feb 19

    I absolutely love this pattern. Had seen it on another post a year or so ago, and think it’s the best dish/wash cloth out there. Their dimensions were 11″×11″ which I think is larger than necessary. I’ll cut back to 38 cast on, but will probably have to go more than 6 inches as I like my clothes as square as possible. I love these because they’re so useful, fun, and quick. I also love making coasters, which make great gifts too.

    • dbern582@gmail.com | 2nd Feb 19

      I’m so glad you stopped by! I was actually just working on some dishcloths. I don’t like mine large either.

  12. Gloria | 21st Jun 19

    Thanks for being so kind

  13. Pahla | 29th Jun 19

    Would you possibly happen to have this lovely pattern in crochet? I’m not too good at knitting yet lol? Thanks.

    • dbern582@gmail.com | 1st Jul 19

      Oh I don’t 🙁

  14. Constance | 18th Sep 19

    Opps! Found the instructions for The textured dishcloth! Can’t wait to work it up! The diagonal pattern is fun, but I’ve made so many I’d like to try something a bit prettier. Thank you for your site, it’s great, as well as inspiring.

  15. Judy | 16th Jan 20

    I’ve never had luck with washing the dishcloths. Is there a certain way to wash them?

    • dbern582@gmail.com | 17th Jan 20

      I just throw them in with my regular laundry. If they get too smelly I add vinegar to the wash.

  16. Connie | 18th Mar 20

    Hi. Hello. Howdy. Thank you for sharing. I will try this dishcloth out.

  17. jojo vito | 7th Apr 20

    I love the colors, these are nice gift items too because these are functional.

    • dbern582@gmail.com | 7th Apr 20

      Thank you! I love giving them as gifts.

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