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Here you'll find tales of my domestic adventures and my mostly free knitting and quilting patterns. My most popular patterns include monster baby booties, ski hat with ear flaps, Lotus baby blanket, and men's cable hat.

Simple Weave Washcloth

Published by Shana | Filed under Free, Knitting, Patterns

Finished Washcloth

Super easy to make. Finished size is about 9″ or 10″ square.

No gauge. It’s a washcloth. Live free.


  • A ball Peaches and Cream yarn.
  • Size 8 knitting needles
  • Darning needle


Cast-on 38 sts
K four rows
Rows 1 & 2: k3 *p2 k2 Repeat from * 8 times k3

Row 3: Knit
Row 4: k3 *p2 k2 Repeat from * 8 times k3
Repeat rows 1 -4 until it’s the length you want.
K four rows.
Bind off, weave in ends, be clean.

Simple Weave Washcloth, 2.8 out of 5 based on 11 ratings
May 9th, 2009
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12 Responses to “Simple Weave Washcloth”

  1. Philipa (Pipscape on Rav) Says:

    Hi Shana,

    I found your washcloths on Rav and I’m in love! They are beautiful, simple knits and seem to suit me just perfectly.  I’ve made 2 and wanted to start on the simple weave pattern, but it looks like the same pattern as the seed stitch cloth. I know I’m still learning to knit, but could you check on that? I’d love to know how to make the simple weave cloth and don’t know if I’m up to “reverse engineering it from a photo” yet.



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  2. Philipa (Pipscape on Rav) Says:

    Thanks so much for the corrections, Shana. These are just lovely and I an enjoying knitting them. Cheers!

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  3. Lorraine Says:

    Very nice cloth……….Thanks.

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  4. Crafting Incognito Says:

    Yes, that is correct. The K5 at the end of those rows is the 3 stitch wide border on the side of the washcloth.

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  5. Jackie Says:

    I have a question do you end the  row P2 K2 and then K3 which makes it K 5 at the end of the row it just does not seem right and need to know before I work any more on it

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  6. shana Says:

    You do end it knitting five stitches, but since you purl on other rows, it ends up being stockinette on the cloth with a garter stitch edge.

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  7. Crafting Incognito Says:

    "No gauge.  It's a washcloth.  Live free."   That cracked me right up!   LOL

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  8. Mary Ann S Says:

    Is this pattern suppose to look like the picture as shown. Mine does not look the same. Can you help me. Thanks

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  9. Mary Ann S Says:

    Is the pattern listed here suppose to look like the picture shown? I don’t seem to get the same design?

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  10. LoraG Says:

    Hi! I just had to tell you how much I enjoyed making the Simple Weave washcloth. The pattern is so lovely! I gave it to my sister and she loved it! I can’t wait to make another! Thank you for sharing1

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  11. fariba Says:

    Hi Shana ,I ‘m going to make it.thank you

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  12. gen Says:

    Yes, this is a great cloth. it cleans, scrubs, exfoliates…and I need to make several more toad to my kitchen bath collection exclusively. Thank you for sharing this pattern with us!

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