Box Stitch Washcloth Pattern

Loom: AllnOne Loom

Yarn: 60 yards of worsted weight cotton

Notions: Knitting tool

Size: 8 inches x 8.5 inches


  • k=knit stitch
  • p=purl stitch
  • CO= Cast on
  • BBO=Basic Bind Off
  • sts= stitches
  • Rep= repeat


Cast on 38 sts.


Row 1: k.

Row 2: p.

Row 3: k.

Row 4: k.


Row 1: k2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, k2.

Row 2: p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, p2.

Row 3: k2, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 4 sts, p2, k2.

Row 4: p2, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 4 sts, p2, p2.

Rep BODY rows 1-4 until piece measures 8 inches.

Rep BORDER rows.

BBO.Weave ends in.



16 thoughts on “Box Stitch Washcloth Pattern

  1. Has anyone laundered one of these to see if it remained square after washing and drying? The reason I ask this is because any washcloths that I have made on a knitting loom have had to be longer than they are wide in order to remain square after washing.

  2. I notice that my dishcloths always change shape whether needle knit or loom knit. You would probably be smart to do a gauge swatch and wash it to recalculate your rows and stitches if you wanted it to remain square. I once knit a cotton sleeveless top and was so proud of how it turned out. After it was washed, it was wider and shorter and that’s when I learned you can’t trust cotton yarn.

    Karen C.

  3. Isela, do you think sometime you could explain how to set up a pattern with yo’s and k2’s and sskp on a loom so one could read the pattern and know what they are doing? I understand what to do when needle knitting but when loom knitting it all turns greek to me. I’m thinking primarily of the tulip face cloth you did recently.


  4. Karen,
    I use them to wash my body or dishes and to tell you the truth, I have never looked to see if they end up squarish after washing them. Since it is just for either my body or the dishes, I don’t mind if they don’t end up being square. Typically, my washclothes end up being my test swatches for bigger projects.

  5. That would be great Isela. Thank you so much. I found the video you did on the fern lace stitch and the light bulb is slowly becoming brighter.

  6. This is a great pattern. Thanks for posting it! So far it’s working up very nicely, and the All n One is a pleasure to use for making it.

  7. i have tried four times to make the box stitch washcloth on the all-n-one and just cannot get it right somehow. i am using Village yarn, craft cotton #4 and the size comes out 12 ” and the pattern is just a jumbled mess. i am following the pattern exactly but don-t know what is wrong. could i be using the wrong yarn type? any input would be greatly appreciate.

  8. The yarn should be about worsted weight. A few people have already knitted the cloth so the pattern seems to be okay, can you perhaps tell me what you are doing, step by step and then I probably will be able to help you.

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