Free Dishcloth Pattern – Honeycomb

Welcome to Week 16 of our Clean & Crafty Free Pattern series! Our pattern this week is perfect for those who need a quick and easy project to practice lace skills – check out the Honeycomb Dishcloth.

Free Honeycomb Dishcloth Pattern from

This lovely little dishcloth by Faith Schmidt features a simple stitch pattern of increases and decreases combined with double yarn overs. The result is a fun honeycomb-like texture that looks so impressive when you show it off to your non-crafty friends! We knit ours in Dishie, ideal for a kitchen dishcloth, but this kind of pattern would be superb in yarns such as Shine and Comfy to use as a spa cloth. Knit a few up in multiple colors and pair with a softly scented soap for a Mother’s Day gift that is sure to get rave reviews.

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  1. Janette Wright / July 18, 2017

    I am rather confused by some of the directions for this pattern. Rows 4 and 8 state that you should knit the first two stitches, then purl over to the last two stitches, then knit those two. The note for these two rows states what should be done with the 2 yarn overs, then states to knit the rest of the row. Do I knit or purl these two rows.

    Also on row 7 there is only one yarn over mentioned, how does that work for row 8, do i knit or purl those yarn overs?

    Thank you for your help

    • admin / July 18, 2017

      Hi Janette, I hope we can help! For rows 4 and 8, you will be knitting the first two stitches, then purling across the rest of the stitches EXCEPT when you come to the double yarn overs from the previous row – it should be pretty obvious, as they will look different than the regular stitch. With those, you will knit in the first loop, then purl into the second loop.

      As for row 7, there are two yarn overs in a row – the stitch repeat begins and ends with a yarn over, so there will be 2 lined up.

      Hope this helps! – Stacey

  2. MariposaKnits / April 23, 2017

    Love the honeycomb pattern 🙂