Knit Basket Weave Dishcloth Directions

Easy to make, a dream to use, and wonderly quick to give as gifts.

1 skein Lily “Sugar ‘n Cream" 100% cotton yarn (4 ply – 2 oz.)
Knitting needles US 7 (4.50 mm)
Yarn needle


Cast on 44 stitches.

Bottom border:
Rows 1 – 6: k row.

Row 1: k4, *k4, p4* repeat between* a total of 4 times (32 stitches), k 8.
Row 2: k4, *p4, k4* repeat between * a total of 4 times (32 stitches), p4, k4.
Row 3: repeat row 1.
Row 4: repeat row 2.
Row 5: k4, *p4, k4* repeat between * a total of 5 times (40 stitches).
Row 6: k8, *p4, k4* repeat between * a total of 4 times (32 stitches), k4.
Row 7: repeat row 5.
Row 8: repeat row 6.

These 8 rows make up the pattern. Repeat these 8 rows 7 times (56 rows).

Top border:
Rows 1 – 6: k row.

Cast off.

Using yarn needle, weave in loose ends.

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Part of my Christmas gifts

Thank you for this pattern :) I started making these today. I am making household gift bags with these wash clothes, scrubies, and wool dryer balls <3

What lovely gifts! I love

What lovely gifts! I love knitting dish/wash clothes. They knit up so fast. Very gratifying :)

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knit basket weave dishcloth directions

I have started knitting this washcloth. I am a new knitter. So maybe I don't understand. I casted on 44 stitches and worked 44 stitches for the bottom border and first row. Row 2 and row 5 only have 40 stitches in the instructions. I am not sure where to add the other four stitches.

Thank you. I love this site!


Correction made!

Sorry, Donna, but there was an omission. Row 2 should read as follows:

Row 2: k4, *p4, k4* repeat between * a total of 4 times (32 stitches), p4, k4.

The final p4 was missing :(   This will now give you the 44 stitches necessary. I worked through the rest of the pattern just to make sure it was okay. Think it should be smooth sailing now.

Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for bringing it to our attention. We really depend on our readers being our beta testers for us! Let us know if you come across any other mistakes... let's hope not!... or if you have any questions.

Good luck. Let us know how it turns out!

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thank you

Kimara, thank you for the speedy response. I will work on the dishcloth today.



Lightening hit in my mom's

Lightening hit in my mom's yard last night, burning out several major appliances... including her modem and ac (sounds like a hefty bill to fix it... doh). Fortunately I think her computers are fine. I called her and asked her your question... I personally have not made the dish cloth in question and she has promised to take a look at it as soon as she can get online again. I am thinking that she might have left out a P4 prior to the last K4 on line two.... but like I said, without the project or her orginal pattern in front of me I'm just making a quick guess.

Sorry for any confusion and thanks for the head's up on the typo... we appriciate it. She will get back to you shortly.


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