I have been knitting my own dishcloths for sometime. I am a beginner knitter and am self taught over the internet. Once I got the hang of it, it was very easy.
In our never ending quest to simplify our lives I have found that knitting is a good skill as well as a wonderful method of relaxing in the evening time. I like to think that anything you can make for yourself at home is a wonderful alternative to store bought items. Not to mention that these cloths make wonderful Christmas presents.
Knitting is rather easy to do, there are lots of great tutorials and videos on the internet to help you get started.
Here are a few of my favorite knitted dishcloth knitted washcloth patterns.
PurlBee -Wedding Washclothes
Rainy K dishclothes
Homespun Living - Waffle knit dishcloth
Dishcloth Pattern Corner ( They update their site often with new free patterns)
Dish and Wash Cloth Mania
Rigid Ribbon Dishcloth- Down to Earth
Once you learn how to knit or crochet your own dish/wash cloths you will never go back to store bought again.