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Beehive Washcloth Free Knit Pattern

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Are you a beginner knitter? I have been upping my knitting game, and if you, too, would like to work on your bi-stitchual fiber skills, this new, free, beginner-friendly knit washcloth pattern will be perfect for you! I am calling this one the Beehive Washcloth because it uses the Beehive Waffle Knit Stitch.

Beehive Washcloth Free Knit Pattern

Beehive Washcloth Knit Pattern

No matter if I am crocheting or knitting, I love to make washcloths when learning new stitches. Even if I mess it up, I’ve still got a usable item for the kitchen, or a dust rag, or a coaster, or a face cloth! Function over form, so to speak.

easy knit washcloth pattern

What I love about this cloth is the texture created with the ups and downs. By making the Knit 1 Below (k1b) stitches going into the row below as well as the current row, we get such an amazing texture and a plush fabric. This would be such a fun stitch set to use for a textured baby blanket with a nice bulky weight yarn and big ol’ knitting needles.

Knit 1 below: Insert needle from front to back into the st one row directly below and the stitch you would have been knitting in.

I am using Dishie cotton yarn from WeCrochet. This is my new favorite cotton and I use it for so many different things.


Dishie Cotton (approx. 60 yards)

Size 6 needles (4mm)

Finished Dimensions: Approx. 8.5″ square

Gauge: 14 knit sts and 26 rows = 4″ (11 cm)

Beginner knit washcloth pattern


Use long tail cast on, cast on 31 sts.

Row 1: Knit across.

Row 2: K1, * k1b, k1 * repeat between * * to end.

Row 3: Knit across.

Row 4: K1, * k1, k1b * repeat to last 2 sts, K2.

Repeat rows 1 – 4 until piece is square, ending on a row 2. Cast off. Weave in all ends.

I hope you’ll continue with me along this knitting journey. As I have said before, I am not a pro – yet! – but I do enjoy a challenge and working on my tension and even stitching is the priority for right now. I’ll continue learning new knit stitch sets and we will continue making new washcloths together as we grow our abilities – together! ♥

free knit washcloth pattern

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  1. I made this & when i finished i realized that i had gotten my row count off for a few stiches in one of the early rows. I didn't want to frog the whole thing, but it got me to thinking, because i REALLY liked the look of it! So I immediately started another one, just alternating knit one row & then the Row 4 from the pattern & i am LOVING how it is turning out! so my Beehive washcloth will have a buddy made with just 2 of the 4 rows repeating from the Beehive pattern! I am a very brand-new knitter after 30 years of crochet & I AM HAVING A BLAST!!!
  2. Found this video to show how to do the knit one below. https://www.google.com/search?q=HOW+DO+Y+OU+DO+A+BEEHIVE+wAFFLE+KNIT+STITCH&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS937US937&oq=HOW+DO++Y+OU+DO+A+BEEHIVE+wAFFLE+KNIT+STITCH&aqs=chrome..69i57j33i10i160l2j33i10i299l2.38269j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
  3. Beehive Washcloth - gorgeous. I just don't get the instructions. Would love to see a video of the stitch. I tried and tried and it was very frustrations. Help, please.
  4. I am starting over on the beehive cloth. Just have to learn how to repàir dropped stitch below. Thank you for the pattern.
  5. Hi there, I'm a bit confused with how you did the knit one below stitch going into both the stitch below and stitch you would be working on... would you be able to share a video of this, or maybe explain in more detail? I really want to make this beautiful cloth. Thanks so much!
  6. OMGOODNESS!!! I still feel like a beginner/Intermediate Crocheter. BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL Such talent Ashlea. Thank you again