Knit Dishcloth Sampler Book


After I mentioned this little knitting book the other day in this post, a number of people asked about it, so here it is! As you can see, it’s more of an over-sized pamphlet than a book. It’s 17 pages. It’s called Knit Dishcloth Sampler and I found it in a rack in the yarn aisle at Michael’s.


  1. blueberrylu says:

    The cover looks pretty nice—almost suitable for framing for a quirky picture to hang in a kitchen. The colors of their sample cloths are great.

  2. Leah says:

    Oooh those are pretty. Esp like the torqoise one!

  3. Sandra says:

    At very first glance I thought you had knitted those dishcloths and laid them out to photograph them for us to see your handiwork! Maybe that will be tomorrow’s photo???

  4. Queenbuffness says:

    Any of these you feel compelled to whip up and send to ME would be most excellent. :shimmy: And I agree w/first comment, frame that up!!!

  5. queenymom says:

    Now I’m wanting to go down to my local Michaels to see if they have that booklet. It is so pretty. they look simple enough for beginners. :turtle:

  6. Michele Messier says:

    I have knitted dishcloths they are quick and easy!

  7. Lili says:

    Here’s a link to some EASY ones I found on-line: Just in case you finish up knitting the ones in your pamphlet, that is!

  8. brenda harmon says:

    My mom knitted and crocheted me a bunch of dishcloths. I used to use sponges to do dishes, not anymore. Handmade dishcloths are the best and washable. Those store bought sponges can get expensive. Love the cover of the book/pamphlet, very nostalgic looking.

  9. blueberrylu says:

    That is one jazzy looking dish cloth :shimmy:

  10. Natalie says:

    I love making these little washcloths. It is an easy project to have in my bag…handy to work on at my daughter’s swim meet or track meet…

    Happy New Year ~Natalie

  11. Jodie says:

    Dish cloths and wash cloths are easy projects for a beginner knitter like me. I just get varigated cotton yarn and straight knit a square of the size I’m wanting. For my new baby niece (now 5 months old, my photo on Facebook), I knitted smaller pink/white varigated baby wash cloths.

  12. Blessings says:

    I have been knitting cotton dish cloths for myself & for gifts for all most a year now.
    They are great in the kitchen and wash well!
    Another project that is simple and useful is sewing napkins, easy 9×9 cotton fabric, edged square. Both projects are simple and save money.

  13. Betty Ireland says:

    What do you make these from? Pure cotton? Do they really work on spills, etc., or are tyey more for washing dishes in the sink? It would seem to me that anything synthetic would not hold water very well.

  14. Tobey says:

    I knit and crochet cloths from both cotton and acrylic. The cotton are softer and more absorbent, but I like washing dishes with the acrylic ones best as they are just a tiny bit “scrubbier” and really remove the food particles. It is humid in Fla and they dry much faster, too.

    I highly recommend joining if for nothing else but access to the patterns. I have found it very intuitive and easy to find and save patterns with tags for easy searching in the future. It can be addictive and I could knit a lot more if I wasn’t spending so much time on “Rav”

  15. Barbee' says:

    Pretty photo. What a clever way to learn the different stitches and patterns. Good idea. If I ever got all of them worked, I would probably be tempted to frame the dishcloths themselves all together in a frame to show the sampler! And, maybe frame the cover in there with them.

  16. Cheryl says:

    They look pretty. I may have to learn to knit….yeah!

  17. lisa b says:

    Those are so coming back into style. You can use taslin yarn ..which is really sturdy and rough..and do small ones for pot scrubbers . And small ones with baby yarns make great wash rags for the face

  18. kerri says:

    That’s a great way to learn the different stitches. I hope it helps you get into the swing of knitting. Looks like fun, and yes, that cover is so pretty!

  19. Ulrike says:

    When I was learning to knit (just a couple of years ago), I found a list of free dishcloth patterns* on line and picked out my favorites. I have my favorites now, but dishcloths are also a great way to try something new. I recently read about K1B (Knit One Below), which sounds neat, but I definitely don’t have the time or desire to knit an entire sweater just to try it out, so a new K1B dishcloth is on my to-do list this month.

    *I almost called them “recipes” just now. 😆

  20. Linda says:

    I am learning to knit and saw this dish cloth booklet at Michaels today! I am struggling but enjoying the process.

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