Basket Weave Dishcloth

This quick scrubber pattern is great for knitting up leftover skeins of cotton yarn.
Skill Level: easy
Stitches Used: cast on, knit, purl, bind off
Abbreviations: knit (k), purl (p)
Measures: 6 ½” wide and 7 ½” long
Gauge: in basket weave stitch, 15 stitches and 23 rows = 4” by 4”


  • 1 skein Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing Co. inc. Peaches & Creme – 122 yds (100% cotton)
  • size 8 knitting needles
  • yarn needle
  • Cast on 25 stitches (to make a larger dishcloth, cast on a number that is a multiple of ten then add 5)

Rows 1, 3, 5, 7: *K5, p5,* till there are 5 stitches left, k5.
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8: *P5, k5,* till there are 5 stitches left, p5.
Rows 9, 11, 13, 15: *P5, k5,* till there are 5 stitches left, p5.
Rows 10, 12, 14, 16: *K5, p5,* till there are 5 stitches left, k5.

  • Repeat rows 1-16 till scrubby measures 7 1/2″ long , ending on row 8 of pattern (or desired length).
  • Bind off and weave in ends.

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4 thoughts on “Basket Weave Dishcloth

  1. Very nice cloths! I just finished the basket weave cloth in a variegate cotton. Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful pattern. I hope that you don’t mind that I also pinned a pic of your snug slippers to my Pintrest board.
    I love the look of them and want to make them next :-)

    Pam in Sewickley PA

  2. Looks like an easy pattern for beginners (which I am!) Thanks for posting this pattern, can’t wait to try it! :)

  3. Just made this, very easy and quick project. I have tons of yarn to use up so I may make a few of these as Xmas gifts. Thanks fof the pattern:-)

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