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Free Pattern — Lacey Linen Washcloths

These linen washcloths are a great, simple and satisfying knit. Practice your lace knitting and make a set as a gift for a baby or bridal shower!

Download the pattern PDF here.

Finished measurements: approximately 10 ½” x 10 ½”

Materials:
Louet Euroflax Sport Weight, 270 yards, 100% Linen
1 skein will make 2-3 washcloths
Size 5 needle, or size needed to get gauge
Darning needle

Gauge: approximately 5 sts = 1 inch in st st, however gauge is not as important for this project, and a different gauge will make a smaller or larger washcloth.

Flying Eyelets Washcloth (on the right in photo below):

CO 52 sts

Knit 3 rows then start eyelet pattern:

Row 1 and all WS Rows: K3, P46, K3

Row 2 (RS): K9, *yo, ssk, K9, rep from * to last 10 sts, yo, ssk, K8.

Row 4: K10, *yo, ssk, K9, rep from * to last 9 sts, yo, ssk, K7.

Row 6: K6, *K2tog, yo, K3, yo, ssk, K4 rep from * to last 13 sts, K2tog, yo, K3, yo, ssk, K6.

Row 8: K3, *K2, K2tog, yo, K5, yo, ssk, rep from * to last 5 sts, K5.

Row 10: K4, *K2tog, yo, K9, rep from * to last 4 sts, K4.

Row 12: K3, *K2tog, yo, K9, rep from * to last 5 sts, K5.

Repeat these 12 rows 7 times, project should measure approximately 10”.

Knit 3 rows, BO and weave in ends.

Cat’s Paw Washcloth (on left in photo below):

CO 55 sts

Knit 3 rows then start Cat’s Paw pattern:

Row 1 and all WS rows: K3, P49, K3.

Row 2 (RS): K3, *K1, yo, SSK, K7, K2tog, yo, rep from * to last 4 sts, K4.

Row 4: K3, *K2, yo, ssk, K5, K2tog, yo, K1, rep from * to last 4 sts, K4.

Row 6: K3, *K1, yo, SSK, K7, K2tog, yo, rep from * to last 4 sts, K4.

Row 8: K3, *K4, K2tog, yo, K1, yo, ssk, K3, rep from * to last 4 sts, K4.

Row 10: K3, *K3, K2tog, yo, K3, yo, ssk, K2, rep from * to last 4 sts, K4.

Row 12: K3, *K4, K2tog, yo, K1, yo, ssk, K3, rep from * to last 4 sts, K4.

Repeat these 12 rows 7 times, project should measure approximately 10”.

Knit 3 rows, BO and weave in ends.

Download the pattern PDF here.

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