Because we’re talking about potholders, dishcloths and other kitchen knitting this week I thought I’d head to Ravelry and take a look at some dishcloth knitting patterns.
Of course when you search for free knit dishcloth patterns you get more than 4,000, so I couldn’t possibly share them all, but I picked out a few that are interesting and fun and I hope you’ll check them out!
Dishcloths are a great way to try new-to-you knitting stitch patterns on a small project, so there are lots of different patterns available, including:
- Star Stitch (from Dishcloth Boutique, via web archive)
- Chevron (same)
- Scallops (Love2Knit Dishcloths)
- Fir Cones (same)
- Reversible Cables (Sara’s Colorwave Blog)
Really those top two sites have a ton of different designs with basic stitch patterns, I just didn’t want to fill up the post with them, especially considering the sites are no longer published.
You can also find patterns with all sorts of shapes on them, such as:
- frogs (from Melissa’s Knit Dishcloth Patterns, via web archive)
- butterflies (Knits by Rachel)
- dolphins (One Crafty Mama)
- a monkey (Lindsay Sasseville)
- a stegosaurus (Knitted Kitty Creations)
- or one shaped like a fish (cheezombie)
J.G. Miller has a ton (OK, like 52) of different mosaic patterns worked in dishcloths; here is one.
Need even more options? Knit Picks is now on its second year of free dishcloth patterns, though some of them are crocheted. You can find more than 50 linked at All Free Crafts, and more than you can count at Knitting Pattern Central.
That should keep you in stitches for a while!