Tuesday, June 19, 2012

My Favorite Knit Wash Cloth - Free Pattern

I thought it was time that I share a free knitting pattern here on Jestti.  :)



If you haven't noticed by now, I love to knit.  One of my favorite projects is a simple wash cloth.  It is relatively quick and is easy enough for a beginner.  These wash cloths make wonderful gifts.  I've given away quite a few of them and some recipients use them as dish rags, some for bathing and some use them as pot holders.  They are versatile little goobers!



Here is the pattern:

You will need size 7 knitting needles and cotton yarn.  My favorite is Lily Sugar 'n Cream yarn - but feel free to use your favorite cotton worsted weight yarn.

Cast on 40 stitches.

Row 1:  Knit
Row 2:  Knit
Row 3:  Knit 2, *knit 1, purl 1; repeat from * across to last 2 stitches.  Knit those last two.
Row 4:  Knit 2, *knit 1, purl 1; repeat from * across to last 2 stitches.  Knit those last two.

Those first four rows are the basic pattern for this wash cloth.  Now just repeat rows 1-4 until your cloth is square.  It will be around 8 inches by 8 inches depending on how tight/lose of a knitter you are.  When you bind off, make sure you end on row 4 (bind off with row 4).



And that's it!  Enjoy!

17 comments:

  1. Thanks! That's really pretty!

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  2. You are very welcome, and thank you! :)

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  3. I am a beginner and this pattern is perfect. Easy and it turned out great. Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. I love this pattern! So easy and so pretty whether in ombré, stripes or solids.

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  6. Thanks! Making one in ombre....that's a great idea!

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  7. what does the last instruction mean:
    "When you bind off, make sure you end on row 4."
    thanks, e

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    1. It means, as you are finishing your washcloth, the last row you should be doing is row 4. You will be binding off with row 4.

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    2. Thanks for that clarification. I wondered too thinking it might have meant to work a row 4 and then bind off.

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    3. So you are saying you do not actually work Row 4 as to knit that row and then bind off?

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    4. Correct. When you work row 4, you are also binding off.

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  8. Looks lovely thanks for shareing.

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  9. Trying to find the decorative plastic holding these wash cloths for gifts

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    1. It's raffia. You should be able to find it in any craft store like Michael's and Joann Fabric.

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  10. I have such a need to knit,don't know why but I wanted to make myself some socks,that didn't work out so I'm going to try my hands a dish cloths that might be a beginners place to start!

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