I learned the basics of both knitting and crocheting as a child, but stuck with crochet in adulthood since it’s so much quicker. I love knit dishcloths, though, so after making many of the plain diagonal knit dishcloth pattern that’s been handed down for generations, I decided to try to design my own simple pattern. I crochet dishcloths too, but there’s something about knit stitches that feels more pliable in my hands.
This knit dishcloth pattern doesn't require a lot of counting and the pattern repeat is easy to follow, so anyone who knows how to cast on and hold knitting needles should be able to work this up lickety-split.
Lickety-Split Knit Dishcloth
Finished size approximately 8"x8"
Materials needed: Kitchen cotton yarn, size 6 knitting needles
Note: I've written the pattern to slip stitch the first stitch and purl the last stitch in every row. Doing this helps keeps the finished piece from curling.
With size 6 knitting needles and kitchen cotton yarn, cast on 42
Rows 1-4: SS, knit remainder of row to last stitch, P1
Row 5: SS, knit remainder of row to last stitch, P1
Row 6: SS, K3 (P4, K2) to last 4 sts, K3, P1
Row 7: SS, knit remainder of row to last stitch, P1
Row 8: SS, K3 (P4, K2) to last 4 sts, K3, P1
Row 9: SS, knit remainder of row to last stitch, P1
Row 10: SS, K3, purl across to last 4 sts, K3, P1
Row 11: SS, knit across to last stitch, P1
Row 12: SS, K3, purl across to last 4 sts, K3, P1
Row 13-44: Repeat pattern rows 5-12 four times
Row 45-48: Repeat rows 5-8
Row 49-53: SS, knit remainder of row to last stitch, P1
Bind off, weave in ends.
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