Are you read for a pattern for a Knit Cotton Washcloth? This one has a lovely crochet edge to give it a little something special.

I’m not an overly materialistic person.  I do like my stuff, but I love experiences more.  Without a doubt, when considering things/experiences that I can’t have too many of, kisses from my husband and children are far and away the first thing on that list, followed by travels to new places.  However, there are some other things I can never have too many of (in no particular order):

Pillows on my bed

Fresh tomatoes

Organic blueberries

Fresh flowers on my kitchen table

Hot out of the oven chocolate chip cookies with cold milk


DisneyWorld vacations

Family photos

Fresh squeezed lemonade on a hot day

Great books

Pretty cloth napkins and tablecloths

If washcloths are on your list too, you are in luck today!  I’m still entertaining myself knitting and crocheting washcloths for myself and for gifts.  I get bored doing the same ones over and over, so I keep trying out new knit cotton washcloth patterns. For this pattern, I knit the Woven Lattice Cable Stitch for the base of the washcloth and edged it with a simple double crochet stitch.   Lattice Washcloth

 What you need to make these knit cotton washcloths:

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Instructions to make these 11 x 11 inch knit cotton washcloths:

If you want to resize your washcloth, I have explained that process on this post: How to Resize a Blanket, Washcloth or Towel.

  • Cast on 56 stitches (or a multiple of 6 plus 2)
  •  1st row(RS): Knit
  • 2nd row(WS): K3, p4, *k2, p4; rep from * to last st, k1.
  • 3rd row: P1, C4F, *p2, C4F; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.
  • 4th row: Rep Row 2.
  • 5th row: P3, *k2, T4B; rep from * to last 5 sts, k4, p1.
  • 6th row: K1, p4, *k2, p4; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
  • 7th row: P3, C4B, * p2, C4B; rep from * to last st, p1.
  • 8th row: Rep Row 6.
  • 9th row: P1, k4, *T4F, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3
  • Repeat rows 2-9 7 times, or until desired height.
  • Cast off, but don’t cut yarn
  • Pick up yarn with the crochet hook and work a double crochet into each edge stitch
  • Bind off and secure all loose ends


C4B – Cable 4 Back. Slip next 2 sts onto a cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 2 sts from left-hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle.

C4F – Cable 4 Front or Forward. Slip next 2 sts onto a cable needle and hold at front of work, knit 2 sts from left-hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle.

T4B – Twist 4 Back-.Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 2 sts from left-hand needle, then purl the 2 sts from cable needle.

T4F – Twist 4 Front. Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at front of work, purl next 2 sts from left-hpnd needle, then knit sts from cable needle.

edge of lattice washcloth

These really do knit up quickly and make great gifts.  The crochet edging really finishes the knit cotton washcloth nicely.  If you’re doing any travel this summer, knitting these will help you occupy your time and be productive at the same time.

These washcloths really knit up pretty quickly.  If you get started, you could make quite a gift stash for the holidays!

Here’s a round-up of some great items to accompany your knit cotton washcloth if you’re looking to gift them.

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However you decide to ‘gift’ your washcloths, I know the recipient will be thrilled.  Pin the following image so that you can refer back to this page the next time you want to make a knit cotton washcloth.

If you’re looking to make an assortment of washcloths or if you are looking for a different knit cotton washcloth pattern, here are some others:

Hand Knit Washcloth at

 Chinese Wave Washcloth with crocheted edge

partially folded washcloth-1

 Double Seed Stitch Washcloth pattern

Happy Knitting!

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  1. Pam

    July 8, 2015 at 8:33 am

    I never knew that we shared a love of washcloths! I am loving these patterns…but I’m still crochet challenged! BTW, Frankie loves washcloths, too!

    • lynn

      July 15, 2015 at 3:20 pm

      You can do it!!! ( as it relates to crochet!)

  2. Vicki

    July 27, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Love them! soo pretty! I’m embarking on my first washcloth now as my little on loves them so I’m making one in her favourite colour, Blue!

  3. Kellie

    September 14, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Wow how pretty is that washcloth! I’m a newbie at knitting but I’ve pinned this to make in the near future. Thank you 🙂

    • lynn

      September 14, 2015 at 11:28 am

      Hi Kellie, enjoy your knitting!Its a fun hobby and these washcloths are quick, gratifying projects.

  4. Ruthie

    October 9, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Lovely patterns! I look forward to making these! Thank you! I plan to visit your site often, It seems so wonderful 🙂

    • lynn

      October 10, 2015 at 8:10 am

      Thanks Ruthie! I’d love for you to come visit very often. It makes my heart happy to know that I have kindred spirits out there who find my site useful and enjoyable. Thanks again for the kind comments.

  5. lin

    November 22, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Thanks for the great patterns. I like experiences better than most things but love hand
    knits, especially washcloths, I think knitting the cable spa cloth will be an experience, hopefully a good one.

    • lynn

      November 22, 2015 at 4:30 pm

      I hope so too Lin. Do let me know if you have any questions!

      Thanks for stopping by today!


  6. Ilka

    December 18, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    I just saw this on Pinterest. I love it. hope when I have time to make some of these. Love it. Pinning!:)

    • lynn

      December 19, 2015 at 10:24 am

      Good Morning Ilka…it all comes down to having the time, doesn’t it?! I know how that is. I’d love to make some more too…but just haven’t had the time lately. So glad to see you’re posting more gluten free recipes! My daughter and I will hopefully get a lot of baking in this weekend.



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