In this post, you will see a beginner-friendly Irish moss stitch dishcloth knitting pattern.
This is an awesome pattern for anyone who is new to knitting and learning simple knitting stitches.
You can also grab your free pattern PDF below to print out and enjoy!
Make An Easy Knit Dishcloth
Dishcloths are great first projects for beginners because they’re small and quick projects.
They will also allow you to work on practicing your newly learned stitches.
This pattern uses knit and purl stitches only to create the textured Irish moss stitch.
Reusable and eco-friendly too!
Making dishcloths is really eco-friendly, as they are easily washable and ready to re-use.
They will also look amazing in your kitchen or make a really amazing gift for friends and family.
You can make one in around an hour to two and a whole stack in a weekend of knitting!
Choose your colors to match your kitchen or use up whatever you have leftover in your yarn stash.
The Irish moss stitch pattern
In this dishcloth pattern, you will create a garter stitch border at the top and bottom of the design.
There is also a 6 stitch garter border on either side of the main stitch pattern.
This 4-row repeat knit stitch pattern is a variation of the Seed Stitch and has a really great texture.
American moss stitch or double moss stitch are other terms used for this pattern.
If you already love this stitch pattern you may also enjoy this Irish moss stitch hat pattern.
Irish Moss Stitch Dishcloth Knitting Pattern
Skill Level – Basic (Beginner)
This dishcloth knits up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
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Gauge – 17 sts x 24 rows = 4×4″/10x10cm in Irish moss stitch.
You can learn more about measuring gauge here – How to measure gauge in knitting.
Size – 26×26 cm/10×10 inches.
The supplies you need
- 1 x 50g ball of yarn suitable for 4.5mm (US 7) knitting needles.
- I used Rico Creative Cotton Aran 50g/85m/93yds in the color 67 – pastel green.
- Any DK/light worsted/8 ply yarn or Aran/worsted/10 ply yarn.
- would recommend using cotton.
- Yarn weight guide
Abbreviations (Abbreviations and terms + free PDF download)
- CO – Cast on
- Cont – Continue
- K – Knit
- P – Purl
- PM – Place marker
- SM – Slip marker
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
- Rep – Repeat
- RS – Right side
- WS – Wrong side
Cast on 46 sts
Now you will start the 4-row repeat pattern:
- Row 1 (RS) – K6, pm, *P1, K1 – rep from * to last 6 sts, pm, K6.
- Row 2 (WS) – K6, sm, *K1, P1 – rep from * to last 6 sts, sm, K6.
- Row 3 (RS) – K6, sm, *K1, P1 – rep from * to last 6 sts, sm, K6.
- Row 4 (WS) – K6, sm, *P1, K1 – rep from * to last 6 sts, sm, K6.
Rep rows 1-4 slipping the markers as you work until the piece measures 24cm/9.5″ from the cast on edge (the beginning).
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