boho knit dishcloth

Guess what? I FINALLY design a knitted dishcloth pattern! I will admit I still prefer crocheting with cotton yarn, but I am so obsessed with how this turned out and I think it will be so cute in so many kitchens! If you’ve never knit a bobble before, don’t freak out! I’ve got you covered with a video I created! BUT, if you have knitted a bobble before, please make sure you take a look too. There are many ways to knit a bobble so it might be different than what you’re used to!

Make sure you also read through the abbreviations and notes before jumping in! Happy knitting!

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Materials

To knit this dishcloth you will need the following items:

  • Worsted weight (4) yarn – about 60 yards or less. I used Lily Sugar’n Cream Cotton yarn in the color Overcast.
  • US 6 / 5.5 mm knitting needles (straight or circular)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • sl – slip
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • wyib – with yarn in back
  • wyif – with yarn in front
  • * – repeat as directed

Notes

ALL slip stitches are purl wise.

This dishcloth is worked flat.

The odd rows are the wrong side, and even rows are the right side.

Pay careful attention to the beginning and end of each row so you have a lovely, i-cord edge. For example, each even row ends with a purl. If you accidentally knit the last stitch it will create an awkward bump on the edge.

Bobble Stitch

Make sure to check out the video if you need a visual! To knit the bobble stitch in this pattern, you will knit into the front of the stitch, knit into the back, and knit into the front again before slipping the stitch off your left needle. Then turn your work to the back and purl 3. Then turn your work to the front and knit 3. Then pass the second loop over the first and the third loop over the first to close the top of the bobble. Voila!

I-Cord Edge

You will probably begin to notice a pattern with the first and last 2 stitches of each row. I have written each row out in the pattern exactly how you will knit them, but for a short hand reference, the edge is worked as follows:

Odd rows (wrong side): Sl 1 wyib, p1; work in the written stitch pattern to last 2 sts; sl 1 wyif, p1.

Even rows (right side): Sl 1 wyib, k1; work in the written stitch pattern to last 2 sts; sl 1 wyib, p1.

Pattern

Long Tail Cast On 33 sts.

Row 1: sl 1 wyib, p each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyif, p 1.

Row 2: sl 1 wyib, k each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyib, p 1.

Row 3: sl 1 wyib, p each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyif, p 1.

Row 4: sl 1 wyib, k each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyib, p 1.

Row 5: sl 1 wyib, p 1, k each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyif, p 1.

Row 6: sl 1 wyib, k each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyib, p 1.

Row 7: sl 1 wyib, p each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyif, p 1.

Row 8: sl 1 wyib, k each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyib, p 1.

Row 9: sl 1 wyib, p 1, k each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyif, p 1.

Row 10: sl 1 wyib, k each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyib, p 1.

Row 11: sl 1 wyib, p each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyif, p 1.

Row 12: sl 1 wyib, k each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyib, p 1.

Row 13: sl 1 wyib, p each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyif, p 1.

Row 14: sl 1 wyib, k 3, *bobble, k5 until you have 4 stitches left, k 2, sl 1 wyib, p 1.

Row 15: sl 1 wyib, p each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyif, p 1.

Row 16: sl 1 wyib, k each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyib, p 1.

Row 17: sl 1 wyib, p each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyif, p 1.

Row 18: sl 1 wyib, k each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyib, p 1.

Repeat rows 5-18 one time. At this point you should have 32 rows. Now continue to row 33.

Row 33: sl 1 wyib, p 1, k each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyif, p 1.

Row 34: sl 1 wyib, k each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyib, p 1.

Row 35: sl 1 wyib, p each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyif, p 1.

Row 36: sl 1 wyib, k each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyib, p 1.

Row 37: sl 1 wyib, p 1, k each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyif, p 1.

Row 38: sl 1 wyib, k each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyib, p 1.

Row 39: sl 1 wyib, p each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyif, p 1.

Row 40: sl 1 wyib, k each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyib, p 1.

Row 41: sl 1 wyib, p each st until you have 2 sts left, sl 1 wyif, p 1.

Row 42: Bind off in stockinette. I slipped the very last stitch knit wise instead of knitting it. Cut yarn, fasten off and weave in both ends.

Congratulations, you just finished your Boho Knit Dishcloth! Please take a picture and tag me @kneedlesandlove and hashtag #bohoknitdishcloth and #madewithkneedlesandlove on Instagram so I can see!

How do you use your handmade dishcloths? Do you keep them or gift them? We usually clean our countertops with them and I love giving dishcloths as gifts for Mother’s Day and other holidays too!

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2 Comments

  1. 5.12.20
    Dawn said:

    I can’t see the purl ridge in the Boho knit dishcloth . Am I reading it wrong

    • 5.12.20
      Kalley said:

      It is a knit row on the wrong side.