How To Knit a Dishcloth – Garter Stitch

I decided I wanted to start knitting using the basic knit stitch which is also known as the garter stitch. When most people start knitting they typically start off by knitting a dishcloth or washcloth as these are very quick to knit and super easy.

I decided I needed to pick up some yarn because all of the yarn I own is made with acrylic. I went to my local Walmart because I didn’t have time to make it to the local yarn stores I usually shop at. I could only find one brand of 100% cotton yarn, which was the brand peaches and cream.

I recommend 100% cotton yarn because it will be less likely to shrink when washing as with some of the acrylic yarns.

This was my first time working with cotton yarn. I loved that it was less likely to fuzz up like acrylic yarn and I didn’t have to worry about accidentally breaking the yarn. I really enjoyed it and absolutely love the bright colors. I ended up buying almost every color they had with plans to make many different wash cloths with different patterns. I’m still a beginner knitter so I’m not sure how many different patterns I’ll really be able to create but I look forward to trying out different things. I hope you all come along with me on this journey.

If you’re interested in learning how I created this dishcloth please continue reading for the pattern. I also have a video tutorial below.

MATERIALS:

100% cotton yarn

Knitting needle

Scissors

Yarn needle

INSTRUCTIONS:

Cast on 40 stitches

Knit all stitches until you reach a square shape. You can knit to your desired length.

Bind off.

Use the yarn needle to weave in the tails.

EXCELLENT WORK!!

VIDEO TUTORIAL

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42 thoughts on “How To Knit a Dishcloth – Garter Stitch

  1. I really love those bright colors babe. Perfect combination!

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  2. I love these colors! If I knew how to knit, I’d make this for sure! I just don’t have the patience to do it.

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  3. My Nana used to knit all the time. I wish I would have had her teach me.

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  4. I have never tried knitting but I could completely do! it sounds like such a great hobby!

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  5. successunscrambled December 31, 2018 — 9:17 pm

    I am not too sure if I would make this and use it for a dishcloth it is far too pretty to be used as a dishcloth. Most likely I would use it for something else.

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  6. Such a fantastic combination! Now I wish I could knit too!

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  7. I need to do this right away! My mother in law has dish clothes like this and I always love using them when we are at her house. They are so much easier for clean up!!

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    1. Yes I agree they are great! I love them

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  8. I love the colors, and I love that you are making eco-friendly dish cloths! This is such a great way to reuse. We use a lot of rags but this would be great for dishes.

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  9. You are so talented! I have always wanted to learn to knit, and I just can’t figure it out. Your blog is an inspiration! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. I like how it turned out! So colorful and pretty. I know knitting is hard but I think it could be a useful skill.

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    1. Thank you! It’s actually easier than it looks.

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  11. My mom knits wash rags and pot holders for this place all the time. I love watching her make them ! I keep telling myself that I need to learn, but I always put it off. maybe 2019 will be my year to learn..

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  12. The colors are beautiful! My mother in law knits and I love the things she makes. I would love to try it some time also.

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    1. Thank you! You should definitely try it!

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  13. It’s wonderful you have found a pass time that you desire and love. Knitting can be so calming and bring you peace. Your dish clothes have such bright colours and professionally made.

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    1. Thank you! Yes it is very calming.

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  14. blair villanueva January 3, 2019 — 6:04 am

    The colors are so gorgeous, the color of nature and water 😀 I know how to crochet but I don’t know how to knit 😀

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  15. Amna Tariq Shah January 3, 2019 — 1:42 pm

    I have recently developed a taste for knitting so I am always on a hunt to find posts and videos for ideas. So glad to have landed on your page 🙂 This is awesomely described… will definitely try knitting a dishcloth. I’m sure to impress a few people with this haha

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  16. I don’t have the patience or time for such a project, but it sure is cute!

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  17. Love your personal art passion sharing here, let’s continue enjoy art & craft in 2019, happy new year 2019. cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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  18. My grandmother taught me the basics of knitting years ago but I never did much with it. This year, I’m hoping to dedicate time to a few projects. This one is perfect!

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  19. I crochet, but gave up knitting a long time ago. Just couldn’t grasp how to coordinate the needles. But with your video so well done, I think I might give it another try. Thanks! 🙂

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  20. You are so talented! Anything handmade is very special!

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  21. I cannot really seem to get into knitting. I would love to crochet something like this, though.

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  22. My mom loves to knit 🙂 I am sure she would love to know about this type of knit 😀 and since it has a video I guess I can try my hands on it too 😀

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  23. Geraline Batarra January 9, 2019 — 6:58 am

    Wow, you knit a very beautiful dishcloth! I love the colors, looking for you to knit bigger clothes.

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