Ridged or Waffle Dishcloth

Ridged or Waffle Dishcloth

Use these free dishcloth knitting patterns from Bernat Yarns to create a ridged dishcloth or a waffle dishcloth. The raised textures of these easy dishcloths will help in cleaning dishes. Dishcloths make great knitting patterns for beginners.

Textured Knit Dishcloths



  • Yarn:

    Ridged Dishcloth

Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Twists (42.5 g/1.5 oz)

2 balls of #41244 (Green Twists).

OR (340 g/12 oz) 1 ball of #42244 (Green Twists).

Waffle Dishcloth

Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Twists (42.5 g/1.5 oz)

1 ball of #41117 (Denim Twists).

OR (340 g/12 oz) 1 ball of #42117 (Denim Twists).

  • Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.


15 sts and 20 rows = 4 ins 10 cm in stocking st.


Approx 10"  [25.5 cm] square.



Cast on 38 sts.
Work 5 rows in garter st (knit every row), noting that first row is WS.
*Beg with a purl row, work 4 rows in stocking st (knit on RS and purl on WS).
Work 5 rows in garter st.
Rep from * 6 times more, ending with RS facing for next row.
Knit 1 row. Cast off knitwise (WS).

Cast on 47 sts.
**1st row: (WS). Knit.
2nd row: K1. *K1 in next stitch in row below. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: K2. *K1 in next stitch in row below. K1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Rep from ** until from beg measures 10" [25.5 cm], ending with 1st or 3rd row. Cast off knitwise.

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Looking for a sock easy pattern to cover a cast to keep toes woarm quick and easy one??

love knitted dishcloths that is pretty much the only thing I use my mom ask me what I want for christmas or my bday & that is what I say she now asked what we need for our anniversary I said more dishcloths lol I love them

In answer to my own question, I googled knit in the row below and got a great video clip explaining and showing how to do this stitch. In making this dishcloth, I REALLY liked this stitch, and the hand of the cloth it makes. I did not start in the 2nd row as the pattern suggests. I knitted 3 rows and started on the 4th row instead. I will do the same at the end giving it a border.

I have a question. In the waffle dishcloth in row 2, it says to knit 1 in the st in the row below. Do you slide off the stitch on your needle? That's kind of scary.


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