3 Easy Washcloth Patterns for Beginners

Often people ask me what they should do to learn the needlecraft of knitting.  Typically people buy a lovely yarn and start with a scarf.  The thought is that once they are done they will have something pretty and useful.

Patterns for the Beginner: Knitted Washcloths

I don’t recommend knitting a scarf for a first project.  Why?  Scarves take a long time to knit and many end up as UFOs (industry term for UnFinished Objects) heaped and stuffed in the back of the closet. We are a culture who wants instant satisfaction, and frankly who wants to knit 5+ feet to complete a first time project? And let’s be honest, first projects are not pretty.  Mistakes are made, ripping out stitches is expected and holding those sticks is downright awkward.

Free Pattern: Garter Stitch Washcloth by SonyaKay for Grace Elizabeth's

Learning a new craft is exciting and can be challenging. I recommend knitting washcloths for the beginner knitter because they are small projects and you can concentrate on one stitch pattern at a time.  If you need more practice on a particular stitch you can make another washcloth.  Hey, who couldn’t use another washcloth?  They make great gifts too.  So don’t wait – get your FREE downloadable pattern for 3 basic knitting stitches: garter, stockinette and double seed.

Free Pattern: Stockinette Stitch Washcloth by SonyaKay for Grace Elizabeth's


Free Pattern: Double Seed Stitch Washcloth by SonyaKay for Grace Elizabeth's

3 Beginner Washcloth Patterns for FREE Download

Entrepreneurship flows in Sonya’s blood. Two successes include an artistic rubber stamp manufacturing business and opening and running a bed & breakfast. As a serial entrepreneur she loves to mentor and coach small businesses, specializing in handcrafted crocheting and knitting and social media. She misses farm life, loves to travel and can’t wait for grandchildren.

2 thoughts on “3 Easy Washcloth Patterns for Beginners

  1. It’s as if you were spying on me – ha! Just picked up knitting again after always having putting it off in the past (troubles with tension and such, but apparently my patience level is higher now!). Have just been practicing stitches, but am feeling ready to create something – and washing cloths are the perfect project. They’re useful, they’re small, and if they aren’t 100% perfect, you can chuck them in the wash and say the wash did it, ha! 😀 Thank you so much for sharing these!

    1. Love your perspective! I have a few more patterns to release for more “practice.” Make sure you are signed up for our news and keep informed on their release. :)

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