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Free Knit Pattern: Beginner Washcloth

If you’ve been waiting to teach yourself how to knit, or are just looking for a quick and easy pattern, a washcloth or dishcloth is an amazingly useful and simple piece to knit. This Beginner Washcloth is made with the knit moss stitch, and is comprised only of knit and purl stitches, making it easy for beginners to learn and quick to whip up for those with more experience.

To add thickness and additional texture, this Beginner Washcloth is made with two yarns held together: Lily Sugar’n Cream, and Red Heart Scrubby.

Washcloths and dishcloths make a wonderful holiday gift for friends and family–these are home staples, and easy to customize by mixing up the colors and styles to make a personalized set. To make your washcloths truly giftable, think about packaging them with some twine or ribbon and a gift tag labeled with the care instructions.

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Lily Sugar’n Cream, Solids – 1 ball, Ecru

Red Heart Scrubby Solid – 1 ball, Loofa


US Size 9 (5.50mm)


Crochet Hook, US Size I/9 (5.50mm)

Yarn Needle


11.5″ x 11.5″


13 stitches and 16 rows over 4in. x 4in.

free knit pattern easy beginner washcloth


rsRight Side
sl stSlip Stitch


This pattern is worked using two strands (one strand of Lily Sugar’n Cream, and one strand of Red Heart Scrubby) held together throughout. To make the corner loop, cast off using the Crochet Cast Off, then–instead of fastening off at the last stitch–chain 10 and slip stitch to the first stitch of the last row of knit.


Crochet Cast-Off

  1. Hold yarn in left hand (as if crocheting) and keep it at the back of the work. Slip the first st purl-wise onto the crochet hook.
  2. Insert hook into next st and slide it off the needle. Catch yarn at back and pull it through both loops on crochet hook. Rep to end of row, pulling the last loop through itself.

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Pattern: Moss Stitch

Multiple: Cast on an odd number of stitches

(Note: this pattern is worked holding both yarn strands together throughout)

Using both yarns, cast on 37sts.

Row 1 (RS): *k1, p1, rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: *p1, k1, rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 3: *p1, k1, rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 4: *k1, p1, rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 5-48: Rep rows 1-4 to form pattern, [12 reps].


Cast off using Crochet Cast-Off. Don’t fasten off. With crochet hook, ch 10, then sl st to first stitch of the final row of knitting. Cut yarn and fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

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