Dishcloth Set 4 free patterns

DISHCLOTH SET 4 free patterns

In my new “Dishcloth set 4 free patterns” I share 4 designs: 2 have a BEGINNER level (only KNITS and PURLS) and the other 2 are suited for INTERMEDIATE knitters.

dishcloth set 4, new dishcloth patterns knitted in grey cotton yarn
NEW dishcloth set N°4

Of course, in addition to using them as dishcloths / washcloths, they’re perfect as blocks to make blankets. Or many small blankets! You can also adapt them to make shawls, scarves… The possibilities are endless 🙂 PLEASE contact me at any time if you need help to adapt a pattern. I’ll be happy to help 🙂

The instructions for my new 4 patterns are below.

You can also purchase this dishcloth set pattern in a high quality PDF file HERE in my blog, or in my Etsy Shop HERE.

All blocks share the same characteristics:

– the same number of sts (43 sts)
– the same number of rows (63 rows)

SIZE

The approximate measure (after blocking) of each of my dishcloths is 8.75” x 8.75” (22.5 cm x 22.5 cm). Of course, this will vary if your tension is different than mine or if you decide to knit them with another yarn weight and needle size.

Do you want more square patterns with the same size?

You can take a look to my following collections:

MATERIALS

You can change the yarn weight and needle size to obtain different sized blocks. Send me a message if you need help.

– 1 straight needle US 7 (4.5 mm) for Casting on and Binding Off sts.
– 1 pair of straight needles US 6 (4 mm).
– For EACH BLOCK: approx. 70 yds (64 m) of DK yarn (8 ply). OR 140 yds (128 m) of light fingering yarn (approx 3 ply) USED DOUBLE.
– Tapestry needle to weave in yarn ends and scissors.

GAUGE / TENSION

21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st with US 6 (4 mm needles) and DK yarn = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)

ABBREVIATIONS

  • CO: cast on
  • RS: right side
  • WS: wrong side
  • st: stitch
  • k: knit
  • p: purl
  • k2tog: knit 2 sts together
  • skp: slip 1 st as if to knit, knit 1 st, pass the slipped st over
  • k3tog: knit 3 sts together
  • SK2P: slip 1 st as if to knit, k2tog, pass the slipped st over
  • yo: yarn over

DISHCLOTH SET 4 FREE PATTERNS: General Instructions

– CO 43 sts with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.

I always cast on and bind off stitches with larger needles than I use for the main work. This prevent my cast on and bind off rows from being too tight.

– With US 6 (4 mm) needles, knit 4 rows.

Slip first stitch on every row as if you were to knit it, but without knitting it (except on the first row). It will form a neat and sturdy border.

– Continue working for 55 rows as follows:

4 garter sts, MAIN PATTERN over 35 sts (see detailed instructions below each square photo), 4 garter sts​ 

– Knit 4 rows.

– Bind off with US 7 (4.5 mm) needle. Cut yarn and weave in ends.


PATTERN N°1

lace pattern dishcloth, grey delicate dishcloth pattern

Details for this pattern

After finishing the garter stitch band at the beginning you should continue working:

  • 4 garter sts, Pattern N°1 (17 sts), 1 reverse st st, Pattern N°1 (17 sts), 4 garter sts.
  • Work 6 times the pattern N°1 complete + rows 1) to 7) again.

PATTERN N°1 (lace panel) – Written instructions

(Over a multiple of 17 sts.)

Row 1) (RS) p1, yo, k2, skp, yo, k2, SK2P, k2, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k1

Row 2) k1, p15, k1

Row 3) p1, k1, yo, k2, skp, k5, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, p1

Row 4) k1, p15, k1

Row 5) p1, k2, yo, k2, skp, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k2, p1

Row 6) k1, p15, k1

Row 7) p1, k3, yo, k2, skp, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, p1

Row 8) k1, p15, k1

PATTERN N°1 (lace panel) – Charted instructions

  • Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.

PATTERN N°2

pattern n2 of dishcloth set 4, beginner quick dishcloth

PATTERN N°2 – Written instructions

(Over a multiple of 2 sts. I added 1 more st to adjust for our needed 35.)

Repeat instructions between brackets a total of 17 times.

Row 1) (RS) k all sts

Row 2) k1, [p1, k1]

  • Work 27 times the Pattern N° 2 complete + row 1) again (in other words, a total of 55 rows).

PATTERN N°2 – Charted instructions

  • Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.
  • Repeat the grey painted part as many times as needed.

PATTERN N°3

Details for this pattern

After finishing the garter stitch band at the beginning you should continue working:

  • 4 garter sts, Pattern C1 (2sts), Pattern A (9 sts), Pattern B (13 sts), Pattern A (9 sts), Pattern C2 (2 sts), 4 garter sts.
  • Work 13 times the combination mentioned above complete + rows 1) to 3) again.

PATTERN N°3 A (lace panel) – Written instructions

(Over a multiple of 9 sts.)

Row 1) (RS) p1, k3tog, yo, k1, yo, SK2P, p1

Row 2) k1, p1, yo, p3, yo, p1, k1

Row 3) p1, k7, p1

Row 4) k1, p7, k1

PATTERN N°3 A (lace panel) – Charted instructions

  • Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.

PATTERN N°3 B – Written instructions

(Over a multiple of 13 sts.)

Row 1) (RS) k2, p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k2

Row 2) p2, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p2

Row 3) p2, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p2

Row 4) k2, p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k2

PATTERN N°3 C1 – Written instructions

(Over 2 sts.)

Row 1) (RS) p1, k1

Row 2) p1, k1

Row 3) k1, p1

Row 4) k1, p1

PATTERN N°3 C2 – Written instructions

(Over 2 sts.)

Row 1) (RS) p1, k1

Row 2) p1, k1

Row 3) k1, p1

Row 4) k1, p1

PATTERN N°3 C1 – B – C2 – Charted instructions

  • Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.

PATTERN N°4

pattern n4 of dishcloth set 4, beginner friendly washcloth, free dishcloth for beginners, waffle dishcloth pattern

PATTERN N°4 – Written instructions

(Over a multiple of 4 sts. I added 3 more sts to adjust for our needed 35.)

Row 1) (RS) k all sts

Row 2) k1, p1, [k3, p1], k1

Row 3) p1, [k1, p3], k1, p1

Row 4) k1, p1, [k3, p1], k1

Row 5) k all sts

Row 6) p all sts

Row 7) p1, [k1, p3], k1, p1

Row 8) k1, p1, [k3, p1], k1

Row 9) p1, [k1, p3], k1, p1

Row 10) p all sts

  • Work 5 times the Pattern N° 4 complete + rows 1) to 5) again.

PATTERN N°4 – Charted instructions

  • Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.
  • Repeat the grey painted part as many times as needed.

You can also purchase this dishcloth set pattern in a high quality PDF file HERE in my blog, or in my Etsy Shop HERE.

– If you have any doubt or need help, do not hesitate to write me at ohlalana.designs@gmail.com. I will reply ASAP.

Thanks for stopping by, and HAPPY KNITTING!!
Cecilia @ohlalana.designs


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© Cecilia Fameli, 2020, 2022. The instructions, charts, photos, and illustrations contained in this post (DISHCLOTH SET 4 FREE PATTERNS) are subject to copyright protections. The patterns are for personal use only and may not be used for profit. You can, however, sell items made with my pattern. Thanks in advance for being respectful with my work.

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