I made this knit washcloth pattern last year and thought this would be a good time to share it since I recently shared a crocheted “Farmhouse Washcloth” pattern. During the warmer months of the year, it’s nice to have easy, small projects to throw in your bag to take the pool or on vacation. This is a super simple pattern that results in a pretty washcloth that you could be used to brighten up a bathroom or kitchen. While I’ve used shades of yellow here, you can certainly use whatever colors that you prefer. Feel free to use colors that match your kitchen. These also make great hostess gifts, so get ready to get knitting!
Isn’t the texture wonderful? This is why I love the seed stitch. It’s so simple, yet gives you a beautiful looking fabric. The little nubs from this stitch are also great to scrub dishes with.
You only need to be comfortable with knitting and purling. If you haven’t learned these two stitches, you can find my tutorials for knitting here and for purling here. Once you’ve got it down, come back and make this washcloth!
This dishcloth is made with the seed stitch (Alternate the knit and purl stitches across the row. You will be knitting the purl stitches, and purling the knit stitches.)
I use cotton yarn for dishcloths and washcloths because of it’s ability to absorb. It also feels nice on the skin!
Gauge isn’t important here, which makes this project even easier!
**If you find that you’d like to make the washcloth larger or smaller, simply cast on more stitches or less stitches while keeping an odd stitch count.
Abbreviations & Skills:
k – knit
p – purl
You will need:
One skein of Drops Paris 100% Cotton in Strong Yellow or comparable worsted weight cotton yarn (Main color)
Small amount of Drops Paris 100% Cotton in Light Yellow or comparable worsted weight yarn (Contrast color)
US Size 7, 4.5 mm Knitting Needles
Tapestry Needle to weave in ends
This cotton is so incredibly soft. Perfect for a nice dishcloth!
Cast on 37 stitches with main color
Row 1: K1, p1 across row
Repeat row 1 until piece measures 6”
Change color to contrast color (light yellow)
Repeat row 1 for 1” inch
Change color to main color
Repeat row 1 for 2” inches
Weave in ends
The dishcloth/washcloth should measure approximately 9”X9” but may be slightly different depending on how tight or loosely you knit
Have you tried the seed stitch before? Such a wonderful stitch that doesn’t take much thinking. Perfect for easy summer knits!
I hope you enjoy knitting your “Sunshine Dishcloth”!
You might also like the Oversized Crochet Farmhouse Washcloths Pattern