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Mom's Shower Cloth

Mom's Shower Cloth

This was my first ever self-published knitting pattern (hence the quality of the photos, lol) and it still holds up nicely as a good, scrubby wash cloth. The yarn I used in the original is no longer available, but knitters have made this pattern with normal cotton yarn and theirs have turned out lovely so don't be afraid to substitute your favorite yarn here. I've linked some of my favorite cotton yarns that would make good replacements in this post if you need some suggestions. (Tip: Use less cast-on sts & bigger needles if using thicker yarn.)

The main stitch pattern that I used in this cloth was one that I learned while making my Sense and Sensibility socks (linked to Ravelry) and is a variation of the Eye-Of-Partrige stitch that is usually seen on sock heels. I modified the stitch pattern further so that you could make use of the purl-bump pattern that appeared on the inside of the socks because I really thought both sides looked nice and deserved some attention.

  • Notes

    This pattern is designed to make a large-ish shower cloth, bigger than a standard dishcloth. Please keep this in mind if you're planning on using it as a dishcloth instead.

  • Finished Size

    10” (25 cm) x 10” (25 cm)

    Easily adjusted by changing yarn weight and needle size.

  • Yarn

    Sport Weight
    Approx 143 yds (131 m)

    Sample Used:
    South West Trading Co.
    100% Cellulose
    143 yds (131 m) / 50g

    In the colorway:
    365 Green

  • Needles

    US 5 (3.75 mm) Needles or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Notions

    • Scissors
    • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitches Used

    (Visit the Tutorials page for Photo & Video Tutorials)

    • Bind Off

    • Cast On

    • Knit

    • Purl

    • Sl 1 wyif (twisted) explained in pattern

    • Sl 1 wyib (twisted) explained in pattern

  • Digital Download & Copyright Info

    This pattern will arrive as downloadable PDF through a link that will be emailed to the address you provide at check-out. This is for personal use only, not for print or distribution without prior consent from the author. Link will expire after 30 days, please contact me if you need a refreshed link.


    If you would like to use this pattern as a teaching resource, please contact me at so we can discuss options.


    Wholesale inquiries are welcome.


    If you would like a copy for your Ravelry library, you can get it directly from my Ravelry pattern shop.

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