Easy to Knit Washcloth for Beginners

I love knitting washclothes. They are an easy, beautiful, and quick knitting project which is great for beginners. All you need to know to knit this washcloth is the basic knit and purl stitches.

If you need help with these stitches check out these great tutorials:

How to Knit

How to Purl

 You will use two patterns for this washcloth:

The Loop and  Cartridge Stitch

Materials: 

1 :  One Skein of Peaches and Cream Yarn in your favorite color

(or any  cotton worsted weight yarn)

2:   No. 7  4.5mm knitting needles

Washcloth Pattern/Instructions : 

Cast on 34 stitches

Not sure how to cast on? View this tutorial: Casting On

Loop Pattern Bottom Boarder

Row 1:  Knit all the way across

Row 2:  Knit one, Slip one (this means you slip the loop off of the left hand needle onto the right hand needle without knitting): repeat this pattern all the way across

Row 3: Knit all the way across

Row 4:  Knit two, Slip one : Then  continue knitting  one and  slipping one all the way across

Repeat

Repeat these four rows in order two more times  for a total of 12 rows all together. Congratulations you’ve created your washcloth’s bottom border and you should have something that looks like this:

The center of your washcloth will be knitted using a cartridge stitch pattern.

Cartridge Stitch Pattern:

Row 13:   Knit all the way across

Row 14: Purl all the way across

Row 15:  Knit all the way across

Row 16:  Knit all the way across

Row 17:  Purl all the way across

Row 18:  Knit all the way across

Repeat

Repeat these six rows in order 8 more times for a total of 36 Cartridge Stitch rows and a grand total of 48 rows counting your Loop Pattern border.

To finish up your washcloth you just repeat the loop pattern boarder again.

Loop Pattern Top Boarder

Row 49:  Knit all the way across

Row 50:  Knit one, Slip one (this means you slip the loop off of the left hand needle onto the right hand needle without knitting): repeat this pattern all the way across

Row 51: Knit all the way across

Row 52:  Knit two, Slip one : Then  continue knitting  one and  slipping one all the way across

Repeat

Repeat these four rows in order two more times  for a total of 12 more loop rows and a grand total of 60 rows all together.

To finish up just cast off and weave in the stray end.

Need help casting off and weaving stray end visit these tutorials:  Casting Off       Weaving in Ends

Congratulations on knitting your washcloth! Soon you’ll be making them for everyone.

 

 

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