This knit dishcloth pattern is an easy project for any level knitter. All you need is cotton yarn, needles and a basic knowledge of a few knitting terms. These knit dishcloths make wonderful gifts for anyone in your life!
I took up knitting eight years ago. I was newly married and my husband was working long hours so he told me to get a hobby. I headed to Walmart and bought a small “how to knit” booklet, knitting needles and yarn. I haven't put the needles and yarn down since. Knitting has provided me with a fun outlet to give handmade gifts.
I love knitting for babies and I just recently finished a dinosaur hat and diaper cover. Fingerless mitts are always a favorite with the tween and teen crowd. I've been working completing a knitted nativity for about five years now — someday I will finish! One of my all time favorite knitted items to give are simple dishcloths. They are quick, easy and can be used in either the kitchen or the bathroom and everyone loves them.
This is a very easy knitted dishcloth, simple for beginners and mindless enough for more advanced knitters to have as a project on the go. This pattern will teach you how to do a yarn over (YO) and a knit two together (K2TOG). Other than that, it's just a simple knit stitch (K). Use any cotton yarn you like and any size needle. I usually use a slightly smaller needle, like a US 5 or US 6, because cotton stretches a bit.
Easy Knit Dishcloth
Cast on 4 stitches.
Step 1: Knit 4.
Step 2: Knit 2, yarn over, knit to end of row.
Step 3: Repeat Step 2 until you have 44 stitches on your needle (or more or less depending on the size cloth you want)
Step 4: Knit 1, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to the end of the row.
Repeat Step 4 until you 4 stitches remaining.
Step 5: Cast off and weave in ends.