One of the easiest items for a beginner that is learning to knit is to make a Knitted dishcloth. A dishcloth is easy because it is a simple square that can be made using one solid color and in many sizes and patterns. Making a dishcloth is quick and fun! Plus there are so many different designs to choose from when knitting a dishcloth you will be able to make plenty for gifts or to sell online or at craft shows. The above photos show dishcloths knitted using the Knook tool, which is another way to make some handy kitchen helpers. Typically when knitting a dishcloth you can use a cotton yarn or a scrubby yarn. Below are some knitting pattern suggestions and yarn ideas for knitting your next dishcloth or dish towel.
This pattern is perfect for a beginner using scrubby yarn the pattern knits up quickly and the yarn dries fast and is machine washable.
12 Designs: Frog, Hummingbird & Trumpet Vine, Bee Skep, Sunflower, Rose, Topiary with Heart, Butterfly, Michigan Cherries, Ladybug, Tulip, Cardinal, and Birdhouse.
Patterns include Bee Stitch, Crocus Buds, Elfin Lace, Trinity Stitch, Valentine Hearts, Zigzag Filet, Climbing Lattice, Slanted Squares, Basic Diamonds, and Shapely Diamond
Add a handmade touch to your home with classic, colorful dish towels. The simple stitch pattern creates a subtle, yet practical texture while contrasting lines at either end add a playful touch. Ideal for beginning knitters who are looking to take the next step beyond simple garter and stockinette stitches, a simple yet effective slipped stitch pattern create a thick texture while the stripes add a burst of color.
Finished Size: 10in x 16in
This beautiful dishcloth and towel topper set will provide unexpected pleasure to anyone you give them to. Make them to match the kitchen decor to really customize and surprise! Knit with approximately 695 yds of worsted-weight yarn at a gauge of 20 sts and 26 rows per 4" using U.S. size 7/4.5mm needles.
In More Than a Dozen Dishcloths, you get 16 patterns to practice your knit and purl stitches. Each pattern can be made in just a couple of hours, and the finished dishcloths are great to use in your own kitchen or to give away to friends.