Gladys – Dishcloths are a quick, satisfying knit that doesn’t require a whole lot of yarn while allowing you to try out new stitches and build on your skills. Dishcloths also make a wonderful housewarming or holiday gifts! Wrap them up with some ribbon, and you’re good to go. If you’re feeling entrepreneurial, they’re great for craft fairs – low time, cost, & effort to make!


Drop a photo of your dishcloth in the rhyFlower Knits Facebook Group or the #dishclothmadness tag on social media! ♥


Want more Dishcloth Madness? You’ll find more Dishcloth Patterns here.



  • US7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles (Either flat or circular needles will work)
  • 75 yds (68.5 m) worsted weight yarn, preferably 100% cotton
  • Tapestry needle
  • Crochet hook (optional)
Yarn used in Gladys

Knit Picks – Dishie
100% Cotton yarn
190 yds (174 m)/ 3.5 oz (100 g)
Colorway: Azure


20 stitches by 22 rows in pattern stitch = 4”/ 10 cm on US7 (4.5 mm) metal needles, unblocked. While gauge is not important, changes in gauge will result in size differences and the amount of yarn needed to complete the project.

Finished Measurements

8.5”/21.5 cm wide by 9”/23 cm in length, but adjustable should a different size be required.

Stitch Glossary

K: Knit.
K3tog: Knit 3 stitches together.
P: Purl.
(k1, p1, k1) in 1 stitch: Knit, purl and knit into the same stitch to make 3 stitches from 1.

Gladys Directions

Using your preferred cast-on, cast on 44 stitches.

Rows 1 (RS): Knit across row.
Row 2 (WS): Knit across row.
Rows 3-4: Repeat rows 1-2 once more.
Row 5: K4, *(k1, p1, k1) in 1 stitch, k3tog; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k4.
Row 6: K3, purl to last 3 stitches, k3.
Row 7: K4, *k3tog, (k1, p1, k1) in 1 stitch; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k4.
Row 8: K3, purl to last 3 stitches, k3.
Row 9:K4, *(k1, p1, k1) in 1 stitch, k3tog; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k4.
Rows 10-61: Repeat rows 6-9 thirteen more times.
Rows 62-65: Knit across row.

Bind off your stitches using your preferred bind-off. If desired, do not cut your yarn and single crochet 15 chains to make a little loop for hanging your dishcloth. With your tapestry needle, weave in all your ends.


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