Free knitting patterns: How to make a washcloth

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Add a touch of handmade to your beauty regime with our free knitting patterns. Use up the last of your favourite yarn to make a stack of simple knitted washcloths

Don’t let your beauty regime become routine. Make like the pampered dames and dolls of the 1940s and knit a swell washcloth. Rosy cheeks will be yours with this clever knitted texture, and extra-soft yarn. Make a stack for a different colour every day.

You will need:
■ Jil Eaton Cottontail in Lime. Or, try Debbie Bliss Cotton DK in Avocado.
■ One pair 4mm (UK 8, US 6) knitting needles
■ Stitch marker
■ Tapestry needle
■ Scissors

Dimensions
18 x 18cm (7 x 7″)

Abbreviations
k knit
p purl
rep repeat
st(s) stitch(es)
Garter stitch Knit every row

Mollie Makes free knitting pattern washcloth step 1

Cast on 31 sts and then k 6 rows in garter stitch.

Row 7: K 4 sts, place marker for garter stitch border, k to last four st, place marker, k last 4 sts.

Mollie Makes free knitting pattern washcloth step 2

Row 8: K 4, p to marker, k 4.

Mollie Makes free knitting pattern washcloth step 3

Row 9: K 4, k1, *p1, k1; rep from * to marker, k 4.

Mollie Makes free knitting pattern washcloth step 4

Row 10: K 4, p to marker, k 4. Repeat these 4 Rows until your piece measures 18 x 18 cm (7 x 7”).

Mollie Makes free knitting pattern washcloth step 5

Finish with 6 rows of garter stitch for the border.

Mollie Makes free knitting pattern washcloth step 6

Cast off. Weave in all ends. Scrub a dub dub right away to try it out!

  • http://lovinglymadeltd.co.uk LOVINGLY MADE LTD

    Again, another fabulous little pattern to follow and so easy peasy (I think, I will let you know!…x

  • Laine

    Im a beginner… im following your pattern. It seems simple and easy to understand! What I’ve got so far doesn’t look like this! I’ve got a similar border but the center pattern isnt coming out the same… I’ll keep trying!

  • thehurrells

    I’ve just finished one in Debbie Bliss cotton dk yarn in purple