The Bamboo Stitch Dishcloth written pattern can be used with the video tutorial on the “Handmade by Stacy J” YouTube channel. It‘s a beginner friendly knit pattern that only uses Knit, Purl and Yarn Over while slipping a stitch.There is also a row by row checklist to help you with keeping track.  Enjoy!

Tutorial available on YouTube at:
At the bottom of this post you will find a pdf that contains a checklist.

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Difficulty level:

Easy / Beginner


8.5” x 8.5” / Gauge not important, but if you knit loose, you will use more yarn.

Stitches used:

Knit (k)

Purl (p)

Yarn Over (yo)

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Materials Needed:

Lilly, Sugar’n Cream yarn in Color “Swimming Pool”  (100% Cotton, Medium 4 weight) 65 yards 

Size 7 (4.5mm) Knitting Needles

2 stitch markers (optional for garter edge)

1 lockable stitch marker (for marking front of work) 

Tapestry needle and scissors


Pattern length can be adjusted by continuing to do more repeats. End with “Final Row” repeat when you come to desired length. To adjust width, calculate the number of stitches in increments of 2 + 6.

Directions for the Bamboo Stitch Dishcloth:

Set up Rows

Cast on 44

K across for 3 rows


Use lockable stitch marker to mark RS / Insert stitch markers after beg k3 and before ending k3; carry them up the work until final rows.

(RS) K3, *yo, k2, pass yo over k2; rep from * until 3 sts remain, k3

(WS) K3, p across until 3 sts remain, k3

Rep rows 1-2 sixteen more times or until piece measures 8”

Final Rows

K across for 3 rows

Bind off knit wise and weave in ends. 

Please remember to tag me on your makes @handmadebystacyj and #handmadebystacyj – I’d love to see them!

If you prefer a pdf, please feel free to download this printable pdf 🙂

This pattern is not to be sold or copied in any way. The images, pattern and charts are copyrighted by Handmade by Stacy J and may not be duplicated. You are welcome to sell your makes, however I ask that you credit me as the designer. Also, you are responsible for providing your own photographs. Thank you!

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