Exposed Brick Dishcloth - Knitting Pattern


Exposed Brick dishcloth

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

The Exposed Brick Dishcloth is a fun knit dishcloth pattern using a cool brick style pattern with garter edging. Its a really soft, 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 color Pomegranate! KnitPicks sent me some balls of Dishie yarn to try out earlier this year, and they blew me away so I have been making tons of dishcloths with it! 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 #ExposedBrickDishcloth 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)
  • ~76 yards / 40 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. 9.5 x 9.5 inches (24 x 24 cm). 


st(s)      stitch(es)

k            knit

p            purl

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 can be a little off.

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

4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm) = 16 sts x 23 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.

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

- The 3 stitches on each edge will always be knit, this will create the garter side edge. The stitches between the brick panels will also always be knit, for a garter stitch pattern.

- Even rows are always all knit.

- There will be three full repeats of the Brick pattern (rows 5-20), with 4 rows of garter stitch at the beginning and end. This may help you visualize the pattern.


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 40 stitches.

Row 1 - 4:   k all

Row 5:  k10, p6, k8, p6, k10

Row 6:  k all

Row 7:   k3, *p6, k1* x 4, p6, k3

Row 8:   k all

Rows 9 - 10:   repeat rows 7 - 8

Row 11:   k3, *p6, k8* x 2, p6, k3

Row 12:  k all

Rows 13-14:  repeat rows 11 - 12

Rows 15-18:  repeat rows 7 – 8 twice

Row 19:  k10, p6, k8, p6, k10

Row 20:  k all

Rows 21 – 52:    repeat rows 5 – 20 twice

Rows 53 – 55:  k all

Bind off all stitches knitwise.

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


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 #ExposedBrickDishcloth so I can see what you make!

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