KnitPicks.com and KnittingHelp.com both offer dozens of free patterns for knit dish rags. The patterns include solid colors, multi-colored patterns and designs including animals, plants and holiday characters.
On KnitPicks.com, visitors click on a thumbnail photo, which provides further information concerning size, difficulty level, yardage, needles, fiber type and weight. A Download button provides access to printable instructions. The directions include details about approximate gauge, an explanation of common knitting abbreviations and a brief biography of the pattern designer.
KnittingHelp.com links to dish cloth patterns on other sites, including personal blogs. Each pattern is identified by difficulty level and features a Pinterest link, so that users may collect patterns on their personal Pinterest boards.