16 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.

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