The written pattern for the Learn to Knit – Dishcloth 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 and Purl. Enjoy!

At the bottom of this post you will find a chart and a pdf.

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Difficulty level:

Easy / Beginner


11” x 10” / Gauge isn’t critical

Stitches used:

Knit (k) and Purl (p)

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Materials Needed:

Peaches & Cream (100% Cotton, Medium 4 weight) 85 yards

Size 7 (4.5mm) Knitting Needles

2 stitch markers

Tapestry needle and scissors


Pattern length can be adjusted by doing “Middle Ridge Row” repeats. End with “Final Row” repeat when you come to desired length.

*Purl will always be on WS (bumpy side) of work*



Directions for the Learn to Knit Dishcloth:

Set up Rows

1: Cast on 44 sts

2: Knit across for 5 rows

3: K5, p34, k5

4: K across

5: Repeat steps 3 & 4 six more times (12 rows total)

Middle Ridge Rows:

6: K across for 2 rows

7: K5, p34, k5

8: K across

9: Repeat steps 7 & 8 twice more

10: Repeat steps 6 – 9 once more

Final Rows

11: K across for 2 rows

12: K5, p34, k5

13: K across

14: Repeat steps 12 & 13 six more times (12 rows total); Remove stitch markers

15: K across for 5 rows

Bind off knit-wise and weave in ends


Below is the chart to help you along with your dishcloth. 🙂

Chart for knit instructions on the Learn to Knit Dishcloth from Handmade by Stacy J

When you choose to make your dishcloth, please 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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