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.





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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.

free knitting pattern


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.

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

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-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.


Free textured dishcloth knitting pattern. #knitting #knittingpattern #freeknittingpattern


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 🙁

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