Free knitting patterns for a basic dishcloth are available online at About.com and KnittingPatternCentral.com, as of 2015. Each website offers a variety of patterns for dishcloths.
About.com features knitting patterns for a stockinette washcloth and a garter stitch with eyelets washcloth. Patterns for a seed stitch washcloth and broken rib washcloth are also available. The seed stitch washcloth has a nubby texture.
Patterns for extra-large size and reversible dishcloths are among the dozens of patterns available on KnittingPatternCentral.com. This site also offers a flower-shaped pattern and patterns with designs such as birds knitted into them.
Both websites also provide knitting patterns for more elaborate washcloths and more experienced knitters.