How to Knit a Face Washcloth

How to Knit a Face Cloth or Washcloth - blossom jar natural skincare

courtesy Ravelry

As the days begin to get shorter and darker, we have a fun and crafty project for your beauty cupboard. Grab some knitting needles and make a handful of soft face washcloths!

Handmade face cloths offer gentle yet effective daily exfoliation, especially when washing up before bedtime. They also can be used to open up pores and prime skin for applying masks or peels.

Even if you’ve never knit a straight stitch, this beginner pattern (excerpted below) from Life in Grace Blog is simple and easy to pick up (there’s also a step-by-step instructional video to guide you through the process). For a more in-depth tutorial for beginners, we recommend the e-book You Can Knit! It’ll have you knitting away in no time. And for the more ambitious knitter, we adore this pretty spa cloth pattern from Ravelry / Anne Mancine.

Be sure to make enough to rotate throughout the week, around 3-5 washcloths. And if you’re feeling inspired, knit some extras to give as gifts this year!


Size 8, 9, or 10 knitting needles
Clover Takumi 13-Inch Single point, Size 9

Cotton yarn (Usually called Sugar and Cream and it comes in a variety of colors)
Lily Sugar’n Cream Yarn, Potpourri

Washcloth Instructions

Cast on 4 sts.

Row 1: Knit one row.

Row 2: K2, YO, knit to the end of the row.

Repeat row 2 until there are 44 sts

Next row: K1, K2tog, YO, K2tog, knit to the end of the row.

Continue decreasing until 4 sts left. Cast off.

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K1—knit one stitch

K2tog—knit two together

YO—yarn over