Favorite Washcloth Patterns
Laura’s Blog Entry
One thing I like to knit, when I am tired and everything else seems too complicated, is washcloths. Mari uses them to wash her face each morning, so they are useful. Many patterns also double as great dishcloths in the kitchen. Sometimes working on a sweater is just too hot. A small cotton dishcloth is a good diversion. They work up quickly. Boom, you’re done. Nearly instant gratification.
I’ve found some nice patterns lately on Ravelry, so I thought I’d share them all in a blog post. They are all free downloads. Gotta love that!
Note: All should be made in a cotton yarn for washability.
My new favorite. Pretty. Nice for gifts. Easy pattern repeat. (Shown in mercerized cotton.)
Sometimes I like to crochet for change of pace from knitting. I prefer the version with more pronounced ribbing. Looks nice in even the most inexpensive cotton yarn. Result is a thicker, more substantial cloth – well suited for dishes. (Shown in a worsted weight dishcloth cotton.)
Love this seed stitch bordered one. Has a sophisticated look. I think it is best done in a smoother, higher end yarn or a mercerized cotton. (Shown in mercerized cotton.)
Fun to do a different shape! (Shown in a worsted weight dishcloth cotton.)
Shown in the pattern with a contrast stripe for a vintage cloth look. I prefer to do it in a solid color yarn. (Shown in mercerized cotton.)
I adapted this pattern from a baby burp cloth to a washcloth size. It appears in the book Mason-Dixon Knitting. Love the slip-stitch pattern. I’ve done a few of these! (Shown in KnitPicks CotLin yarn. Love this yarn! Cotton and linen blend.)
Anyone have any other go-to washcloth or dishcloth patterns? Love to get some more ideas!
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