Google "knitted dishcloth patterns" and you'll get a ton of responses - for free patterns! The dragonfly pattern in this photo is one of my favorites. They are super easy and fast to knit up. Pair a washcloth with a beautiful bar of soap and give it as a gift - this gift is so appreciated! I've made over a dozen of these. It's also a good way to practice new stitches - maybe a lace pattern or a cable. I use the inexpensive Sugar & Cream cotton yarn; it knits up beautifully and comes in so many pretty colors. I've done the dragonfly several times, a fish, a rose, a lighthouse, a martini glass, a flamingo, the letter "S" and the letter "H", a hummingbird ... no kidding, there are a gazillion free patterns out there.
Please visit Cotton Fields Quilt Shop to see the lovely fabrics Lori carries in her shop as well as the books, patterns, kits and notions she has available. She has a fabulous assortment of beautiful batiks!