Beginner Knit Washcloth

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Beginner Knit Washcloths

Knitting Pattern by B. Hooked Knitting, Copyright 2017.

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Gather Your Supplies

  • Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream Cotton, approx 54 yds each
  • US 8 Knitting Needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors

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  • K – knit
  • CO – Cast On
  • Sts – Stitches

Gauge and Sizing

7.5 sts x 16 rows = 2″

Your finished knit washcloth will measure approximately 8″ wide by 8″ long.

Pattern Notes

This knit washcloth is perfect for beginners! Practice your garter stitch skills while creating something useful. Hand knit washcloths are wonderful to use! For assistance with the cast on process, have a look at my video demonstrating the long tail cast on:

How to Knit the Long Tail Cast On 

For assistance with the garter stitch, have a look at my video demonstrating how to knit the garter stitch:

How to Knit the Garter Stitch

For assistance with the cast off, have a look at my video demonstrating the simple bind off:

How to Knit a Simple Bind Off

These three videos cover the entire process of knitting this pattern. Feel free to leave comments below with any questions!


Written Instructions

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Cast on 31 sts

Row 1: Knit all stitches.

Repeat row one until your knit washcloth measures 8″ from top to bottom. Bind off and weave in your ends.

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