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Basket Weave Dishcloth Pattern

Basket Weave Dishcloth Pattern

It’s spring!  The weather is warming up and trees and flowers are starting to bloom, so we all know what this means….its time to spring clean!  I’m typically not ever excited to clean but I thought making some cute bold colored dishcloths would help motivate me to do the job.  Will it work… maybe.  Only time will tell.  I will say though that I do like how they look resting over the kitchen sink.  They brighten up the whole space!

Basket Weave Dishcloth Pattern

Basket Weave Dishcloth Pattern

This is a great pattern for the knitter seeking instant gratification as they can be made in just a little over an hour!  I really love the basket weave design and think the contrast in stitch will help make for a great scrubbie surface.  I do hope you enjoy them as well. 🙂

A printable PDF version of this pattern is available for purchase here.

Basket Weave Dishcloth Pattern

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Materials:

  • Lily Sugar n’Cream Yarn – worsted weight 100% cotton yarn (pictured in Hot Blue, Hot Pink and Hot Purple)
  • US size 8 straight knitting needles
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Finished Measurement:

  • Approximately 7 inches by 7 inches

Key:

  • k – knit
  • p – purl

Pattern:

Cast on 30 stitches

Row 1: knit

Row 2: * k6, p6; repeat from * to end of row

Row 3: knit

Row 4: * k6, p6; repeat from * to end of row

Row 5: knit

Row 6: * k6, p6; repeat from * to end of row

Row 7: knit

Row 8: * p6, k6; repeat from * to end of row

Row 9: knit

Row 10: * p6, k6; repeat from * to end of row

Row 11: knit

Row 12: * p6, k6; repeat from * to end of row

Row 13: knit

Row 14: * k6, p6; repeat from * to end of row

Row 15: knit

Row 16: * k6, p6; repeat from * to end of row

Row 17: knit

Row 18: * k6, p6; repeat from * to end of row

Row 19: knit

Row 20: * p6, k6; repeat from * to end of row

Row 21: knit

Row 22: * p6, k6; repeat from * to end of row

Row 23: knit

Row 24: * p6, k6; repeat from * to end of row

Row 25: knit

Row 26: * k6, p6; repeat from * to end of row

Row 27: knit

Row 28: * k6, p6; repeat from * to end of row

Row 29: knit

Row 30: * k6, p6; repeat from * to end of row

Row 31: knit

Row 32: * p6, k6; repeat from * to end of row

Row 33: knit

Row 34: * p6, k6; repeat from * to end of row

Row 35: knit

Row 36: * p6, k6; repeat from * to end of row

Row 37: knit

Row 38: * k6, p6; repeat from * to end of row

Row 39: knit

Row 40: * k6, p6; repeat from * to end of row

Row 41: knit

Row 42: * k6, p6; repeat from * to end of row

Row 43: knit

Bind off.  Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Basket Weave Dishcloth Pattern

Enjoy!

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44 Comments

  1. What wonderful spring colors! And thats such a cool texture!

    Also I wanted to nominate you for the Liebster Award. If you don't know what that is its an award passed around newbie bloggers to learn more about each other, make friends, and network. If you want to know more just email me!

  2. Hey Brittany! I noticed staring on row 8 instead of 3 groupings of the stitches there are 4…..This is the only time this happens! Should it be this way? Just checking as I am new to using patterns! Thanks for sharing ! On my second Basket Weave washcloth!

  3. I made this and it came out great! Thanks for sharing your pattern. As Annette said I also noticed the 1 grouping of 4 P6, K6 and just did it as 3. Anyway, thanks! I've shared on Ravelry and linked to your pattern.

  4. How do you bind off so that the end looks as good as the beginning. I made your seed stitch pattern and it went really well until I tried to finish it. It looked as if I had crocheted it. I am an inexperienced knitter. I love your patterns and you give great directions.

    1. Hi, thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed the seed stitch pattern! As for binding off…I know what you mean. With something like a dishcloth the bind off row won't match exactly to the cast on row, but it shouldn't be too noticeable.

      This is the bind off method I use: knit 2, slip first knit stitch over 2nd knit stitch and off the needle. Knit 1, slide prior knit stitch over and off needle. Keep repeating until the end of the row and secure.

  5. I love how simple it is to knit this design!
    I’m going to be volunteer teaching a knitting class at a summer camp, and this pattern seems like a great one for beginners. Could I share this pattern with my students, if I include credit to you and your blog?

    1. Hi Sabrina, that’s awesome!! Yes of course you can share this pattern with your students! I am flattered! 🙂

  6. Thank you for this pattern, just love it,
    I have made a total of 12, so far, giving
    Them out for Christmas,,, ?but I hate to
    See them go, but I will give them ☺️ out,
    it just has been fun making them, thanks,?de

  7. Love these dishcloth ideas. So simple to make. I`m getting ready for a craft show for in November. I`ll definitely make a few of these.

    1. Hi Geneva! Thank you so much, but unfortunately that is from an old giveaway and has since closed. I will hopefully be hosting another giveaway soon. Be sure to check back! 🙂

  8. Since I have retired I have been knitting. I would truly like to have a copy of the instructions for the above dish cloth. Is their any way a copy can be made. Jacklyn

  9. The directions do not create a basketweave pattern. Instructions say to knit every other row which appear to be incorrect.. I researched this pattern online and none of them have alternating knit rows. Might be a nice pattern if corrected. As a beginning knitter I wasn’t sophisticated enough to realize the instructions were wrong and wasted a lot of time on this.

    1. Hi Loleta! Thank you for leaving your comment. I’m sorry you’re having trouble! Where specifically are you having issues? The basket weave design in this pattern only shows on the front, and is not visible on the back.

      The pattern is correct as written, and it is my original design so it should not match another pattern’s instructions. Please let me know the row you are specifically having issues on and I will see what I can do to help.

  10. Just discovered your basket dishcloth love it I made a couple of baskets in the basket weave but now going to try your great dishcloth also do you have directions for your bows you show on this page thanks

  11. Just discovered your basket dishcloth love it I made a couple of baskets in the basket weave but now going to try your great dishcloth also do you have directions for your bows you show on this page thanks
    Nice design

    1. Hi Eva!

      From looking at your dishcloth, it looks like you have gotten switched up on your rows. It is important to note that the odd number rows is the front of the work, and the even numbered rows are the back of the work.

      On the odd numbered rows (or front), you will only ever knit and the even numbered rows (or back) you will be alternating the groups of knit and purl stitches.

      Also, this basket weave pattern will only show on the front side, it is not a reversible design.

      Hope this helps, let me know if you need any more assistance!

      Happy knitting!
      Brittany

  12. I love the dish clothes! I am confused though with the pattern. It says to cast on 30 stitches: row 1. Knit across. row 2. K6 P6 repeat to end. That is a total of 12 repeated stitches and it doesn’t divide evenly by 10… Should the cast on be 36 instead?

    Thank you!
    Georgia

    1. Hi Georgia! When you knit it out, row 2 will end up being: k6, p6, k6, p6, k6, and should technically read *k6, p6; repeat from * 1x, k6. (This will equal 30 stitches) This was one of my early patterns and was not written in the most efficient way :).

      Let me know if you have any other questions!

  13. I love these patterns. I only wish I could finish one without making a stupid mistake! I am making them for my sis in law.

    1. Oh no! I do that too. Some projects I feel like I am constantly knitting and ripping stitches out, you’re not alone! 🙂

      1. I ripped out all of the stitches on this one and started over. I finished it today with no mistakes! I made it in turquoise and it is very pretty. I would like to do one of the textured ones with no mistakes! I would also like to make the seed stitch one but I am just not understanding those instructions. I have several colors of this yarn that I bought a couple of years ago to make Ojo de Dios with. I am so happy that I found your patterns!!

        1. Hi Marjorie, where exactly are you having trouble with the Seed Stitch dishcloth? Let me know what row and I’ll help you out 🙂

          1. The whole knit the purl and purl the knit just throws me. I watched the video and still don’t get it. I guess I just have to have it written out like the other steps.

            I finished my second textured one today and it has the same mistake as the other one, only in a different place! It looks like I put in an extra row or something. I don’t know how it happens or how to fix it. I’ll try for a third time though and try to get it right!

    1. Hi Debbie! You will need to cast on 42 stitches in order for the pattern to work. Let me know if you have any other questions!

  14. I love this pattern! I just tried it out for the first time tonight. However, I’ve found that I’m sneaking in an extra stitch every few rows somehow. I casted on 30, after a few rows I was at 34, and now I am up to 40+ stitches with no idea how I’m knitting in some extra ones! (Thus, my basket weave squares are shifted and look diagonal / random). I’m guessing this may be because when I am knitting the stitches of the preceding even rows, I am knitting in an extra stitch at the crossover point between purl and knit. I have no idea though! Any help or ideas would be appreciated 🙂

    1. Hi Olivia! Hmm… without seeing it, it is hard to say! I am thinking you should probably rip out all of your stitches and start fresh. Cast on your 30 stitches. Then proceed with Row 1. You should only be knitting into the stitches that are casted on to your needle. Once you have completed Row 1, count your stitches and make sure you still have 30. As you complete each row, make sure you only have 30 stitches.

      Perhaps when you are wrapping your yarn around your needle to complete a new knit or purl stitch, you are not completely sliding the new stitch and its entirety on to your working needle, thus leaving a loop of yarn around your needle in addition to the new stitch. Feel free to send a picture to my email: brittany@justbecrafty.com if you’d like, and we can get it figured out that way too!

      Happy knitting to you!

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