Looking for a quick and easy knit gift idea? Try the Easy Basketweave Knitted Dishcloth pattern! Makes an excellent dishcloth or washcloth.
If you know how to knit and purl, you can make this easy pattern. Pair it with some coordinating kitchen or bath items and you’re good to go – it can be used as a dishcloth or washcloth!
Design Story and Inspiration for the Easy Basketweave Knitted Dishcloth
I love making quick and easy gifts that are no-fuss and easy enough for beginners. I wanted a pattern that had a bit more interest than just plain Stockinette, though!
I settled for this simple basketweave pattern and I absolutely love how it turned out! It lies flat (which a lot of basketweave knits don’t) and it’s a super easy 6 row repeat.
About the Yarn
I love, love, love Lion Brand LB Collection Mako Cotton!!! It is seriously my favorite cotton yarn, and just because it’s in the LB Collection doesn’t mean it’s pricey.
In fact, the regular retail for a skein of this yarn is less than $7 and it has really good yardage! If you haven’t tried it, you really need to pamper yourself and order some of this.
The only down side it that it recommends hand washing, which for me isn’t a big deal. I quickly wash them in the sink and hang to dry in the kitchen. Easy peasy! I actually really want to knit a warm weather sweater with this yarn… but I digress. 🙂
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This is a super easy pattern that makes an excellent wash cloth or dishcloth.
It has a garter stitch border (knit every row) of four rows on top and bottom and 4 sts on either side of basketweave pattern.
Easy Basketweave Knitted Dishcloth
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Lion Brand LB Collection Mako Cotton, 1 skein Mint (worsted #4)
Needles: US Size 7 (4.5mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors
Gauge: 23 sts and 25 rows = 4″ (10cm) in pattern st after wet blocking
Finished Size: Approximately 8×8″
Easy Basketweave Knitted Dishcloth Pattern
Cast on 46 sts.
Rows 1-4: Knit.
Row 5: K5, p1, *k1, p1; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 6: K7, p1, *k3, p1; repeat from * to last 6 sts, k6.
Row 7: K4, p2, *k1, p3; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 8: Repeat row 5.
Row 9: K5, p3, *k1, p3; repeat from * to last 6 sts, k1, p1, k4.
Row 10: K5, p1, *k3, p1; repeat from * to last 4, k4.
Rows 11-46: Repeat rows 5-10.
Rows 47-49: Knit.
Bind off knitwise.
That’s it!! Weave in your ends and you are good to go.
Here is a view of how the back should look:
Today we learned how to knit the Easy Basketweave Knitted Dishcloth. I hope you enjoy this free knitting pattern and whip up a few for yourself or for gifts!
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This one really looks easy and great to make. Will try it soon. thank you!
This is a great quick pattern for a beginner! I think you have the rows wrong though, repeating until row 46 is only 7 sets which doesn’t make a square washcloth (at least not for me). Looking at your top picture you have 9 sets instead which would be repeating until row 58.
I also personally find it easier to split out the first and last knit 4 for the edging which makes the pattern a little easier to follow – putting here in case it helps any other new knitters!
5: k4 (k1p1)* k4
6: k4 (k3p1)* k2 k4
7: k4 p2 (k1p3)* k4
8: K4 (k1p1)* k4
9: k4 (k1p3)* k1p1 k4
10: k4 k1p1 (k3p1)* k4