Beach House Knitted Dishcloth – Free Pattern
The Beach House Knitted Dishcloth is the perfect pattern to add a pop of color to your kitchen! The ad-free version of the pattern is available for purchase here.
Hello and welcome back to my blog! Today I am sharing a new dishcloth pattern with you – the Beach House Knitted Dishcloth. This pattern is great for both complete beginners as well as seasoned knitters looking for a quick and easy project!
If you’ve been around my blog for a little while you might have noticed that I love Lily Sugar’n Cream yarn! And honestly, how could I not!? Its super affordable, comes in SO many colors, and can be easily found at most major craft stores. For this reason it is my absolute go-to for dishcloth, washcloth and bag patterns. (I am not sponsored, just love it that much!)
This yarn is both durable and absorbent which is perfect for scrubbing dishes and soaking up excess water. For this project I wanted to make something that was both quick to make and super colorful so I grabbed for my favorites from the brand – Tea Rose, Beach Glass, and Hot Green.
This dishcloth is worked up in garter stitch. Garter stitch is formed when the knit stitch is worked on both the front and back of a knitting piece. The fabric formed is both dense, stretchy and squishy, making it ideal for items like dishcloths, blankets, shawls and so much more! Because working garter stitch only requires the knowledge of how to complete the knit stitch, it is great for beginners and quick projects that you can pretty much mindlessly work. The garter stitch was the first stitch I learned many years ago and is still one of my absolute favorites!
Are you new to knitting and want to try out this pattern but unsure where to start? No worries – I have your back! I’ve made a step by step video tutorial showing you exactly how to go from start to finish on this project. The video tutorial goes over:
- Casting on
- How to complete the knit stitch
- Casting off
- How to adjust the size of your dishcloth
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The ad-free printable version of this pattern is available for purchase here.
Beach House Knitted Dishcloth Pattern
- US size 8 knitting needles
- Lily Sugar’n Cream Cotton yarn in two color ways (pictured in Tea Rose, Beach Glass, and Hot Green)
- Tape Measure
- Yarn needle
- CO – cast on
- Approximately 8 x 8 inches
- Note – You can make this dishcloth either larger or smaller by simply adding on more and leaving off cast on stitches.
With main color, CO 33 stitches
Row 1: knit across row
Repeat Row 1 until piece measures approximately 5.75 inches from the cast on edge, ending after completing a row on the back of your work. (You are working garter stitch, which is reversible. You can pick whichever side you prefer to be the front or the back.)
Cut yarn, attach contrast color.
Beginning on the front side of your work, repeat Row 1.
Repeat Row 1 until piece measures approximately 8 inches, ending after completing a row on the back of your work.
Cut yarn and weave in your ends.
I enjoye the you tube on dishcloth of two colos.
Hi Joan! Yay! I am so glad that you enjoyed it! Happy knitting!
Is there something similar for crochet? Love the look of this and am just a beginner at crochet.
Hi Kelly! I do have a few crochet dishcloths! Both the Crochet Textured Dishcloth and Crochet Cabin Dishcloth are pretty beginner friendly and I have video tutorials on them. You can search for them in the search bar on the upper right section of my site! Happy Crocheting!
Thanks Brittany! Have been looking for an easy garter stitch cloth which is modern, interesting and colorful. I think this fits. I need to make something that can be used as a dishcloth or a washcloth. Looking forward to seeing the results.
Happy knitting Esther! Let me know how your dishcloth/washcloth turns out! 🙂
Loved your tutorial, looks very easy and you explained everything completely. Going to try it. Thank you so much!!
Hi Janice! So glad you found the tutorial helpful! Happy knitting to you! 🙂
I was wondering, Its says cast on with main color, and knit for 5.75 inches, shouldnt this be for the contrast color and the 8 inches be the main color. For a first time knitter this is confusing. Just wondering, tho
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