How to Knit a Washcloth for a Baby


This all-cotton baby washcloth is simple and quick. A set of these would make a perfect baby shower gift.

Things You'll Need

  • Knitting Needle Point Protectors
  • Knitting Baskets
  • Size 4 Knitting Needles
  • Skein Of 100 Percent Cotton Yarns
  • Scissors
  • Purchase one skein of a light- to medium-weight, 100 percent cotton yarn for this washcloth. The finished washcloth will be about 6 or 7 inches square.

  • Use size 4 knitting needles. If you find this size needle too small to work with, move up a needle size. The dimensions of your washcloth will increase as you increase needle size.

  • Cast on 35 stitches. For the first row: knit one, then purl the remainder of the row. For the second row: purl one, then knit the remainder of the row.

  • Repeat this pattern 18 times.

  • Cast off your knitting.

Tips & Warnings

  • Purchase a large spool of cotton yarn at most craft and discount stores. This large spool comes in a variety of pastel colors (and white) and is the most economical choice if you are making more than one washcloth.
  • Refer to "How to Cast On in Knitting," "How to Do the Knit Stitch," "How to Purl" and "How to Cast Off in Knitting" in the Related eHows if you are a beginning knitter.

Related Searches

Promoted By Zergnet


You May Also Like

  • How to Knit a Dish Towel

    Create a set of dish towels by using this simple and flexible knitting pattern. Enjoy a quick and relaxing project by working...

  • How to Knit Dishcloths With a Distinctive Diagonal Pattern

    Even a knitting beginner can make distinctive dishcloths with a diagonal pattern while perfecting the basic knitting techniques of increasing and decreasing...

  • How to Make Washcloth Flowers

    Wrap washcloths into flower shapes for a cute and colorful presentation as a housewarming or baby-shower gift. Rose shapes are simple enough...

  • How to Knit a Large Blanket

    There is nothing like a handmade knit blanket. Thick and cozy, handmade knit blankets quickly turn into treasured heirlooms. Knitting a blanket...

Related Searches

Check It Out

DIY Wood Transfer Christmas Ornaments

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!