FREE dishcloth knitting patterns

FREE dishcloth knitting patterns

FREE dishcloth knitting patterns – 4 patterns to make 10” cloths

A customer asked me recently to modify my Dishcloth Set 2 to make each square 10 inches by 10 inches. The original size of the patterns is 8.75” x 8.75” (the same as every pattern of my 52 Square Pickup, Alphabet and Numbers collections, as well as many others). Therefore, I decided to write a “FREE dischloth knitting patterns” post and share them with you!

You can find below the new row-by-row and charted instructions for all 4 dishcloths. PLEASE note that I didn’t knit them myself in this size: the details are just the result of my calculations 🙂

I hope you enjoy my FREE dischloth knitting patterns!

FREE dishcloth knitting patterns, BEGINNER pattern, beginner dishcloth, only knits and purls, ohlalana

MATERIALS

  • 1 straight needle US 7 (4.5 mm) for Casting on and Binding Off sts.
  • 1 pair of straight needles US 6 (4 mm).
  • DK yarn (8 ply). OR 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

FREE dischloth knitting patterns: GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

– CO 52 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 65 rows as follows:

4 garter sts, MAIN PATTERN over 44 sts, 4 garter sts​

– Knit 4 rows.

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

FREE dishcloth knitting patterns, BEGINNER pattern, beginner dishcloth, only knits and purls, ohlalana

DIAMOND PADDING pattern – Written instructions

(Over a multiple of 4 sts)

Row 1) (RS) [k1, p1, k1, p1]
Row 2) [k1, p1, k1, p1]
Row 3) [p1, k3]
Row 4) [p3, k1]
Row 5) [k1, p1, k1, p1]
Row 6) [k1, p1, k1, p1]
Row 7) [k2, p1, k1]
Row 8) [p1, k1, p2]

Work 8 times the DIAMOND PADDING pattern complete + row 1) again.

DIAMOND PADDING pattern – Charted instructions

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


FREE dishcloth knitting patterns, BEGINNER pattern, beginner dishcloth, only knits and purls, ohlalanaLITTLE GEMS pattern – Written instructions

(Over a multiple of 10 sts. I added 4 more sts to adjust for our needed 44.)
Repeat instructions between brackets a total of 4 times.

Row 1) (RS) k1, p1, [k1, p1, k7, p1], k1, p1
Row 2) p1, k1, [p4, k1, p4, k1], p2
Row 3) k2, [k4, p1, k1, p1, k3], k2
Row 4) p2, [p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p3], p2
Row 5) k2, [k4, p1, k1, p1, k3], k2
Row 6) p1, k1, [p4, k1, p4, k1], p2
Row 7) k1, p1, [k1, p1, k7, p1], k1, p1
Row 8) p1, k1, [p1, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1], p1, k1

Work 8 times the LITTLE GEMS pattern complete + row 1) again.

LITTLE GEMS pattern – Written instructions

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


FREE dishcloth knitting patterns, BEGINNER pattern, beginner dishcloth, only knits and purls, ohlalana

WICKER pattern – Written instructions

(Over a multiple of 16 sts. I added 12 more sts to adjust for our needed 44.)
Repeat instructions between brackets a total of 2 times.

Row 1) (RS) k2, [k2, p1, k2, p1, k10], k2, p1, k2, p1, k4
Row 2) k2, p2, k1, p2, k1, p2, [k8, p2, k1, p2, k1, p2], k2
Row 3) p2, [k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p8], k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p2
Row 4) p4, k1, p2, k1, p2, [p10, k1, p2, k1, p2], p2
Row 5) p2, [k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p8], k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p2
Row 6) k2, p2, k1, p2, k1, p2, [k8, p2, k1, p2, k1, p2], k2
Row 7) k2, [k2, p1, k2, p1, k10], k2, p1, k2, p1, k4
Row 8) p10, [p2, k1, p2, k1, p10], p2
Row 9) k2, [p8, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2], p8, k2
Row 10) p2, k8, [p2, k1, p2, k1, p2, k8], p2
Row 11) k2, [k10, p1, k2, p1, k2], k10
Row 12) p2, k8, [p2, k1, p2, k1, p2, k8], p2
Row 13) k2, [p8, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2], p8, k2
Row 14) p10, [p2, k1, p2, k1, p10], p2

Work 4 times the WICKER pattern complete + rows 1) to 9) again.

WICKER pattern – Written instructions

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


FREE dishcloth knitting patterns, BEGINNER pattern, beginner dishcloth, only knits and purls, ohlalana

 

MOCK DROP STITCH pattern – Written instructions

(Over a multiple of 2 sts)

Row 1) (RS) k all sts
Row 2) [k1, p1]
Row 3) [k1, p1]
Row 4) [k1, p1]
Row 5) [k1, p1]
Row 6) [k1, p1]
Row 7) k all sts
Row 8) k all sts
Row 9) k all sts
Row 10) k all sts
Row 11) k all sts
Row 12) [p1, k1]
Row 13) [p1, k1]
Row 14) [p1, k1]
Row 15) [p1, k1]
Row 16) [p1, k1]
Row 17) k all sts
Row 18) k all sts
Row 19) k all sts
Row 20) k all sts

Work 3 times the MOCK DROP STITCH pattern complete + rows 1) to 5) again.

MOCK DROP STITCH pattern – Written instructions

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


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© Cecilia Fameli, 2020, 2021. The instructions, charts, photos, and illustrations contained in this post (FREE dishcloth knitting 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.

2 Comments on “FREE dishcloth knitting patterns

  1. I’m the opposite & like to make cloths into coaster size. Is it safe to assume I can just reduce instructions by half for these 10 inch for a nice size coaster?

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