I love knitting dishcloths. There's something so satisfying about being able to finish a project so quickly and be able to use it straight away. And having something so practical that also has a touch of handmade luxury to it is delightful.
I was rummaging through my knitting pattern notes and scribblings last week and came across my hand written pattern for a basic stocking stitch dishcloth. It was the pattern I had written out when I used to sell my knitted items. I got tired of measuring dishcloths all the time so I had written out the pattern to ensure they all came out identical.
This pattern has a simple garter stitch edging to prevent the edges from rolling over. I've put it onto Ravelry as a free downloadble PDF. Worked in DK yarn the dishcloth measures 16 x 16cm finished. You can of course also knit them as washcloths, too!
Download the pattern for free here.
The yarn I've used is discontinued, but KnitPicks has some beautiful cottons.
Let me know what you think if you try them!