30 Beginner Knitting Cloths And Hand Towels Projects

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Beginner Knitting Cloths Projects
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Whether you are just starting out with knitting or have a kid who would like to learn something new, try beginner knitting cloths projects first.

Dishcloths are perfect for honing your skills – simple rectangles are small enough not to be intimidating, and you can try all the stitches you want. Repetition is a beginner’s friend, so work those stitches again and again until you know the movements. Colorful rectangles will be useful in the kitchen or can become a lovely gift to a friend or family member. Take a look at the knitting cloths below and search for links to free patterns under the pictures.

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1. Easy Farmhouse Kitchen Dishcloths 

These cute dishcloths use rows of purls and stitches to create a stripy design. The free knitted dishcloth pattern is a perfect piece to learn how to knit and practice basic techniques.

  • DESIGNED by Brittany from justbcrafty.com
  • PROJECT TYPE knitted cloth 
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Easy Farmhouse Kitchen Dishcloths Free Knitting Pattern

Photos by Brittany / allfreeknitting.com

Find the original free pattern on allfreeknitting.com.

2. Clean & Colourful 

Simple design is great in combination with rich colors. Good quality yarn will make the simplest patterns look very elegant. The free knitted cloth pattern will guide you from the first step till the last stitch. Enjoy!

  • DESIGNED by DROPS design
  • PROJECT TYPE knit cloth 
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Clean & Colourful Free Knitting Pattern

Photos by DROPS design / garnstudio.com

Find the original free pattern on garnstudio.com.

3. No-Purl Rib Hand Towel

This fantastic knitted cloth in the pictures below is an incredibly soft, warm and nice-in-touch project that will make your night and morning routine so much better! You can also use these clothes ass hand towels and enjoy how luxurious and elegant they look in your bathroom. The finished size is 15 inches wide x 25 inches long.

  • DESIGNED by Purl Soho
  • PROJECT TYPE knitting cloth 
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
No-Purl Rib Hand Towel

PHOTOS by Purl Soho / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on purlsoho.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

4. Simple Lines Dishtowel

When you want to get rid of your yarn leftovers, there’s no better stash buster than a knitted dishtowel! You can make these really quickly and they’re surprisingly simple. What’s more, they’re very practical and zero waste, so you can wash them and use them for years. The finished size is 14” x 17”.

  • DESIGNED by Shelby Nichols
  • PROJECT TYPE knitting cloth 
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
Simple Lines Dishtowel

PHOTOS by Shelby Nichols / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on nichknit.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

5. Woven Waves Dishtowel

This beautiful knitted dishtowel in the pictures below will brighten up your kitchen and give it a pop of color! Of course feel free to go for neutrals and keep your kitchen in a minimalistic color palette. It’s made using slip-stitch knitting, which creates a woven fabric using basic stitches. You will have lots of fun with this pattern!

  • DESIGNED by Shelby Nichols
  • PROJECT TYPE knitting cloth 
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
Woven Waves Dishtowel

PHOTOS by Shelby Nichols / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

6. 2-Color Combo

These lovely, two-colored knitted towels will make the perfect embellishment for your bathroom or a set of towels for your guests. Both sides of these towels look so beautiful. They reminded the author of the amazing island of Santorini. Each towel is approximately 12 inches wide and 14 inches long.

  • DESIGNED by Isabel Baumgardt
  • PROJECT TYPE knitting cloth 
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
2 Color Combo

PHOTOS by Isabel Baumgardt / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

7. Honeycomb Dishtowel

Beautifully textured and super functional, this knitted tea towel is the perfect gift for your busy bee friend. The structure of this knitted kitchen tool is inspired by a honeycomb. The piece is knit with a repeating pattern of simple stitches and yarnovers. Check out the easy-to-follow knitting pattern and get started right away!

  • DESIGNED by Willow Yarns Design Team
  • PROJECT TYPE knitting washcloth 
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
knitted washcloth with honeycomb texture

PHOTOS by Willow Yarns Design Team / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on willowyarns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

8. Hopscotch Washcloth + Hand Towel

Another great set of kitchen tools to make your household easier. This knit pattern includes a washcloth and a towel. The texture of these pieces is beautiful, and you won’t find this quality in stores. The towels are practical and durable. The step-by-step knitting pattern for this project is free.

  • DESIGNED by Deborah Newton
  • PROJECT TYPE hand towel and washcloth 
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
knitted hand towels and washcloths

PHOTOS by Deborah Newton / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on purlsoho.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

9. Honey Tea Towel

Spruce up your kitchen and make your chores easier with a handmade accessory! This knitted towel is a high-quality product that you can make even if you’re a beginner. It absorbs well, washes easily and the fabric is durable. The finished product will last a long time, yet can be completed quickly. All you have to do is follow the step-by-step instructions on the website. Give it a try!

  • DESIGNED by Izabela Grzybek
  • PROJECT TYPE tea towel
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a knitted towel.

PHOTOS by Izabela Grzybek / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on whileberry.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

10. Philoxenia Guest Towels

These beautifully textured knitted towels will help you get rid of the cheap ones from the store. The beginner-friendly pattern will make a handy and durable kitchen tool and help you get the job done effortlessly. This project can be knitted quickly once you get the hang of it. Visit the original site for the free knitted towel pattern.

  • DESIGNED by Anna Pantelous
  • PROJECT TYPE hand towel
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A stack of knitted cloths on a table with knitting needles.

PHOTOS by Anna Pantelous / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on annaplexisinenglish.wordpress.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

11. Waffle Dishcloth

Quick, durable, yet easy to make, this knitted dishcloth is a must for beginners. If you’re looking for an easy project to practice and master your knitting basics, look no further. This piece will help you with knit and purl stitches, plus you will learn how to create a voluminous waffle texture. The dishcloth is practical and will look great in your kitchen. Follow the step-by-step instructions to get started.

  • DESIGNED by Izabela Grzybek
  • PROJECT TYPE dishcloths
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a brown crocheted dishcloth on a rattan knitting.

Photos by Izabela Grzybek / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on whileberry.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

12. Dishcloth 26

This beginner-friendly pattern creates a charming textured dishcloth. Whether you want to step up your kitchen accessory game or just want to keep your hands busy with a practical project, this one should be on your list. All the techniques used in this dishcloth are simple and easy to learn. You can be sure that with the easy to follow knitting pattern, you will have it finished in no time.

  • DESIGNED by nalhcib
  • PROJECT TYPE dishcloths
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A knitted dishcloth with knitting needles.

Photos by nalhcib / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on knittingunlimited.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

13. 0-1615 Holiday Towels

This garter stitch knitted towel is a handy accessory that will make you get rid of your store-bought ones. The design is both durable and functional. It’s a good idea to start this project even if you’re not a fan of such pieces. It will also make a great gift for someone who appreciates practical things. Make it today, and you won’t regret it!

  • DESIGNED by DROPS design
  • PROJECT TYPE washcloths
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A set of knitted cloths on a table.

Photos by DROPS design / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on garnstudio.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

14. Corner-To-Corner Washcloth

Another simple knit towel pattern for crafters of all levels. This minimalist design has nothing unnecessary. The project uses the Corner to Corner technique, so consider starting there if you want to try it. Whether you want to liven up your kitchen or make something simple with a repeating pattern, this will do the trick. With the free tutorial, it’s a joy to make.

  • DESIGNED by Purl Soho
  • PROJECT TYPE washcloths
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A stack of **knitted** towels on top of each other.

Photos by Purl Soho / purlsoho.com

Find the original free pattern on purlsoho.com.

15. Confab 2023 KAL

This textured knit dishcloth is a great addition to your kitchen tool set. The pattern is provided as a KAL, which stands for Knit-Along challenge. If you’re looking for an easy project to enjoy the process of making, this is it. The pattern is very easy to follow and is suitable for knitters of all levels, including beginners.

  • DESIGNED by Lisa Bean
  • PROJECT TYPE dishcloths
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A set of knitted cloths in red and white.

Photos by Lisa Bean / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

16. Easy Garter Dishcloth

A simple knitted dishcloth for beginners. This pattern is based on the garter stitch – a basic beginner-friendly technique. If you’re looking for an easy-to-follow pattern for your first knitting project, this is it. More experienced knitters who want to relax and make something useful will find it interesting. Either way, this project is a lot of fun.

  • DESIGNED by Tori Gurbisz
  • PROJECT TYPE dishcloths
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A vibrant assortment of knitted cloths on a vivid blue background.

Photos by Tori Gurbisz / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on premieryarns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

17. Sparkling Clean Dishcloth

There are no limits on the number of dishwasher sponges we have used for years. That’s why the crocheted dishwasher is an amazing replacement. It will last a long time and the nice thing is that you can make it any color you want, which would be a nice decoration in your kitchen. Don’t wait another minute, grab a hook, and some yarn, and follow the free knitting pattern for dishcloth.

  • DESIGNED by Louise Bollanos
  • PROJECT TYPE Knitted cloth 
  • CRAFT Knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL Beginner
a simple knitted dishcloth in red

Photos by Louise Bollanos / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on handylittleme.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

18. Bubble Squares Dishcloth

Let’s stop thinking of kitchen responsibilities as boring punishment. With our skillful hands, we can transform it into an enjoyable activity by creating a knitted dishcloth using a free pattern. This will help to brighten up our kitchen and make a wonderful sustainable thing.

  • DESIGNED by Anne With
  • PROJECT TYPE Knitted cloth 
  • CRAFT Knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL Beginner
a red knitted dishcloth with a bobble texture

Photos by Anne With / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

19. Easy Knit Fancy Face Cloth

The reversible textured knitted washcloth is the perfect choice for those who love quality and sustainability. This free knitting pattern is great for making also face cloths, and dishcloths. According to your needs and preferences in decor the colors can be various.

  • DESIGNED by Janine Dalton
  • PROJECT TYPE Knitted washcloth
  • CRAFT Knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL Beginner
a green knitted dishcloth

Photos by Janine Dalton / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on craftfix.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

20. 1970s Retro Dishcloth / Tea Towel

No boring cleaning routine anymore! Let’s add some 70s to our kitchen with this delightful knitted washcloth. A combination of colors is stunning and brings us 50 years back. I strongly recommend using this free knitting pattern by Clarice Asquith and feel these wonderful retro vibes.

  • DESIGNED by Clarice Asquith
  • PROJECT TYPE Knitted washcloth
  • CRAFT Knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL Beginner
a colorful knit dishcloth

Photos by Clarice Asquith / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on makedoandmendnovice.blogspot.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

21. The Basketweave Dishcloth

Knitting needles, yarn, and your skillful hands will easily create such a magically knitting washcloth. It is made with basketweave stitches, which look fantastic, and you can learn them with this free knitting pattern by Louise Bollanos. There is no time to waste – time to create amazing things.

  • DESIGNED by Louise Bollanos
  • PROJECT TYPE Knitted washcloth
  • CRAFT Knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL Beginner
a knit dishcloth with a basketweave pattern

Photos by Louise Bollanos / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on handylittleme.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

22. Double Moss Dishcloth

This beginner-friendly free knitting pattern may lead you in learning double moss stitches and you will easily create an awesome knitted washcloth. The perfect decision to make your tidying routine easier and more pleasant by adding a beautiful knitted helper.

  • DESIGNED by Louise Bollanos
  • PROJECT TYPE Knitted washcloth
  • CRAFT Knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL Beginner
a knitted dishcloth in a cream color

Photos by Louise Bollanos / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on handylittleme.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

23. Slay + Saute Towel

This knitted washcloth will be an indispensable helper in your daily chores. Thanks to its structure and various stitches, you’ll refine your knitting skills and be able to create even more amazing items. This knitted dishcloth can be made in any color you like to complement your kitchen or simply serve as a bright accent.

  • DESIGNED by Kristin Rhea
  • PROJECT TYPE Knitted washcloth
  • CRAFT Knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL Beginner
a pink knitted washcloth with an inscription

Photos by Kristin Rhea / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

24. Knitted Dishcloths

Using this free knitting pattern by Nicola Valiji, you can learn to create these easy dishcloths. It’s a great way to start your knitting journey, as this pattern is suitable for beginners and allows you to learn various knitting techniques. So, don’t wait any longer. I recommend starting to knit as soon as possible.

  • DESIGNED by Nicola Valiji
  • PROJECT TYPE Knitted washcloth
  • CRAFT Knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL Beginner
a set of simple knitted dishcloths in white

Photos by Nicola Valiji / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on www.woolbox.co.uk, or read more about it on Ravelry.

25. Bikini Dish Cloth

The look of a bikini top and bottom, complete with a cute belly button detail in the center – it’s the most amazing design for knitted washcloth. This creative piece combines practicality with a fun, stylish twist, making it an essential item for those who appreciate both functionality and artistic design in their everyday items.

  • DESIGNED by Yarnspirations Design Studio
  • PROJECT TYPE Knitted washcloth
  • CRAFT Knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL Beginner
knitted dishclothes with a bikini motif

Photos by Yarnspirations Design Studio / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

26. Thyme Dishcloth

This knitted washcloth features an intricate graphic design, showcasing a beautiful pattern of interwoven stitches. Its versatility allows it to be used for various cleaning tasks, from dishes to delicate surfaces. This knitted washcloth is an essential addition for those who value both style and sustainability in their everyday items.

  • DESIGNED by Izabela Grzybek
  • PROJECT TYPE Knitted washcloth
  • CRAFT Knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL Beginner
a stylish knitted dishcloth

Photos by Izabela Grzybek / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on whileberry.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

27. Vanilla Tea Towel

With this free knitting pattern, you can create an equally amazing knitted towel. Knitted diagonally gives it uniqueness and style. You’ll enjoy using this beautiful towel in your daily routines, finding joy in its practicality and elegance.

  • DESIGNED by Izabela Grzybek
  • PROJECT TYPE Knitted towel
  • CRAFT Knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL Beginner
a simple white knit towel

Photos by Izabela Grzybek / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on whileberry.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

28. Slipped Seed Stitch Hand Towel

This free knitting pattern not only teaches you a stunning two-color technique but also results in a delightful knitted kitchen towel. It’s an absolutely practical item that enhances both your decor and daily routine. Ready to embark on a rewarding knitting adventure?

  • DESIGNED by Purl Soho
  • PROJECT TYPE Knit towel
  • CRAFT Knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL Beginner
a set of knitted towls in different colors and sizes

Photos by Purl Soho / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on purlsoho.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

29. Wash Your Troubles Away Dishcloth

The vibrant color and unique striped texture will bring you joy and unforgettable emotions during your daily routine. This knitted dishcloth will become your favorite helper in the kitchen. So, don’t waste any time and start knitting this one-of-a-kind kitchen assistant today.

  • DESIGNED by Anne With
  • PROJECT TYPE Knitted washcloth
  • CRAFT Knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL Beginner
a blue knitted dishcloth

Photos by Anne With / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

30. Checkerboard Dishcloth

Say goodbye to boring dishwashing and hello to fun and unforgettable kitchen routines. Let’s turn this chore into an enjoyable activity and add vibrant accents to your kitchen. A knitted dishcloth is a perfect solution to brighten your day, while also being an eco-friendly, sustainable choice that helps reduce plastic use and protect the environment.

  • DESIGNED by Kiersten Harrod
  • PROJECT TYPE Knitted washcloth
  • CRAFT Knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL Beginner
knitted dshclothes in different colors

Photos by Kiersten Harrod / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

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