Nifty Knitted Dishcloth

Nifty Knitted Dishcloth

If you're thinking about picking up knitting or needlework again, shoot for a simple craft to get back in the swing of things. This Nifty Knitted Dishcloth from Henriette Pieket is a great project to try. Whether you're getting reacquainted with knitting or simply want a therapeutic, easy craft, this is the project for you. Learn how to knit a dishcloth from these excellent instructions. You'll not only have fun with this knitted dishcloth pattern, but you'll have a functional addition to your kitchen.

Nifty Knitted Dishcloth



  • Regular kitchen cotton yarn (Lily sugar ‘n cream)
  • Needle size US 7



  1. Techniques are: Binding off – casting on – knit stitch – purl stitch – weaving in yarn tails.  Length is approx. 28cm
  2. Cast on 45 stitches.
  3. Row 1:  *Purl 6, knit 3*  repeat from * to * to end of row
  4. Row 2: *Purl 3,  knit 6* repeat from * to * to end of row
  5. Repeat rows 1 + 2  two more times
  6. Row 7: *Knit 6, purl 3* repeat from * to * to end of row
  7. Row 8: *Knit 3, purl 6* repeat from * to * to end of row
  8. repeat row 7 + 8 one more time
  9. Repeat rows 1 through 10 until work measure about 11″

When work is done weave end of yarn in and with contrasting color use single crochet around your cloth and make a loop of single chain stitches in a corner of your cloth.


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