Double Fleck Dishcloth - Knitting Pattern


A teal and a lilac knit dishcloth lay on a cement curb.

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Are you ready for the next pattern in my FREE dishcloth series?

The Double Fleck Dishcloth is a fun knit dishcloth pattern using the double fleck stitch with garter top and bottom edging and an I-cord side edging. Its a really squishy absorbent dishcloth! These dishcloths are super quick to make and practical in your home/kitchen. I love that these dishcloths are a great way to add long lasting, quality products to your home! You can pop them in the washer and dryer and they will last for years!

I used my FAVOURITE cotton yarn, KnitPicks Dishie cotton yarn in the colors Lilac Mist and Kenai! KnitPicks sent me some balls of Dishie yarn to try out earlier this year, and they blew me away so I ordered a bunch more colors! It is a really soft and flexible cotton yarn, while still having enough structure, and it doesn't split while working with it!

You can use any weight 4 worsted cotton yarn for these patterns, but I definitely recommend Dishie if you haven't tried it before! 

I hope you enjoy this free pattern! If you would like to purchase an ad free PDF copy of the pattern, it is available on Ravelry, Etsy and my website at a low price. Make sure to tag me on Instagram @perfectlyknotted and use the hashtag #DoubleFleckDishcloth so I can see what you make! You may sell finished items but please credit Perfectly Knotted as the designer. Selling or distributing this written pattern as your own is a violation of copyright and will not be tolerated.


  • 5 mm needles (US 8)
  • ~57 yards / 30 grams of worsted weight (4) cotton yarn. Click here for my favorite cotton yarn.
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tool
  • Tapestry needle


This pattern makes a dishcloth that is approx. 8.5 x 8.5 inches (22 x 22 cm). To make a larger/smaller item, cast on more/less stitches in multiples of 6, and alter # of rows to match.


st(s)      stitch(es)

k            knit

p            purl

sl           slip stitch (purlwise)

wyif       with yarn in front

wyib      with yarn in back

RS         right side of work

WS        wrong side of work


Note: Gauge is not super important for this design, as the sizing of the finished items does not need to be exact. I recommend using a needle size that will get you fairly close to this gauge, but you can also add extra sts/rows to alter the size.

Gauge swatch should be in the double fleck stitch pattern, and blocked.

4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm) = 16 sts x 21 rows


- Keep track of row counts and any sizing modifications so that you can replicate it if you make more!

- I use a digital row counter to keep track of my rows.

- You could use stitch markers to mark between the I cord edging and the body double fleck stitches to make it clear where to switch.

- In this pattern, even rows are the wrong side, odd rows are the right side.

- Pay careful attention to the beginning and end of each row for the i-cord edge. The first two stitches will always knit (RS) or purl (WS), and the last two stitches are always sl wyib (RS) or sl wyif (WS).


To purchase an ad free PDF copy of this pattern, click here!

Click here for the best cotton yarn ever!

Dishcloth Pattern

Using the Long Tail Cast On (or any other preferred cast on method), cast on 38 stitches.

Row 1 (RS):   k all until you have 2 sts left, sl both sts wyib

Row 2 (WS):  p2, k all until you have 2 sts left, sl both sts wyif

Rows 3 – 4:  repeat rows 1 and 2

Row 5:   as row 1

Row 6:   p6, *k2, p4*, rep *  * until you have 2 sts left, sl both sts wyif

Row 7:   as row 1

Row 8:   p3, k2, p1, *p3, k2, p1*, rep *  * until you have 2 sts left, sl both sts wyif

Rows 9 – 40:  repeat rows 5-8

Rows 41-43:  repeat rows 5-7

Rows 44-47:  repeat rows 2, 1, 2, 1 in that order to stay in the correct edging pattern

Bind off all stitches. For the cleanest edge, I recommend binding off purlwise, as you are

binding off on a WS row.

Weave in ends and block your piece to straighten out the edges and corners!

Loop (optional):     

I added a removable rivet style thin label to a corner of my dishcloth as a hanging loop. You could also tie a couple strands of leather as a hanging loop, or crochet a chain loop.

Thanks for knitting with me! I can’t wait to see what colors you choose to make your dishcloths! If you’d like to check out Dishie yarn you can click here.

Remember to tag me on Instagram @perfectlyknotted and use the hashtags #DoubleFleckDishcloth so I can see what you make!

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A lilac knit dishcloth lays on top of a dark red knit dishcloth on a cement curb.

P.S. Here is a sneak peek of next month's free dishcloth pattern!!

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