Intertwined Basketweave Dishcloth Knitting Pattern

I’m excited to share the twenty-fourth pattern in the fourth annual Christmas in July Make Along and the third pattern by the Underground Crafter Design Team! The Intertwined Dishcloth is a beginner-friendly basketweave dishcloth knitting pattern that works up like magic. It’s perfect for last-minute gifts. Pair it with handmade soaps as a washcloth for a spa gift, or with baking or cooking utensils as a gift for your favorite foodie.

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The beautiful textures of the Intertwined Dishcloth are made with a simple basketweave stitch pattern. Make your version with 100% cotton yarn so they are easy to clean, absorbent, and durable. The sample is made with King Cole Vogue DK, and I just love the subtle color changes.

Vogue DK is available from your local yarn shop or online at LoveCrafts or Wool Warehouse UK.

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Intertwined Dishcloth

Basketweave Dishcloth Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

This beginner-friendly basketweave dishcloth knitting pattern works up like magic! Perfect for last-minute gifts! This pattern is part of the fourth annual Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter.

Finished Size

  • 9” (23 cm) square.


  • King Cole Vogue DK yarn (100% cotton, 1.75 oz/50 g/113 yd/103 m) – 1 skein in 2119 Egg Blue, or approximately 113 yd (103 m) in any light weight, cotton yarn.
  • US Size 5/3.75 mm knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.


  • 20 sts = 4” (10 cm) across in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern. Your stitches should make a tight fabric because cotton dishcloths loosen when wet.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • rep – repeat
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Note

  • Very Pink Knits has a helpful video tutorial for the long-tail cast on here.

Pattern Instructions


  • With long-tail cast on, cast on 45 stitches.

Bottom Border

  • Border Rows 1-5: K across.

Main Dishcloth Pattern

  • Row 1: (Wrong Side) K3, p across to last 3 stitches, k3.
  • Row 2: (Right Side) K6, p6, [k3, p6] 3 times, k6.
  • Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1-2 twice.
  • Row 7: Rep Row 1.
  • Row 8: K3, p3, [k6, p3] 4 times, k3.
  • Rows 9-10: Rep Rows 7-8.
  • Row 11: Rep Row 1.
  • Rep Rows 2-11, 5 more times.

Top Border

  • Rep Border Rows 1-5.
  • Bind off knitwise.


  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails on wrong side.
© 2022 Underground Crafter. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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