I’m still knitting dishcloths this summer. So far, I have knit dishcloths in garter stitch, waffle stitch, seed stitch and reverse garter stitch. Now, I’m adding the moss stitch dishcloth to the collection.

moss stitch dishcloth folded (top view)
Like the seed stitch dishcloth, the moss stitch dishcloth features a series of alternating knit and purl stitches on the same row. Unlike the seed stitch dishcloth, you knit the opposite stitch that you see on the odd-numbered (right side) rows and the same stitch that you see on the even-numbered (wrong side) rows.

close up of moss stitch dishcloth

Knit a few of these for your kitchen, or knit sets of these to give as gifts. As always, please wash and block the finished dishcloths before gifting them.

Here are the instructions:

Moss Stitch Dishcloth


materials for the moss stitch dishcloth

Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn (100% cotton; 2.5oz/70.9g; 120yds/109m) in Light Blue
US 8 (5 mm) needles (straight or DPN)
tapestry needle or crochet hook

gauge: 5 stitches/1″ (6 rows/1”) in moss stitch pattern

dimensions: 9” square

CO- cast on
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
K – knit
P – purl


CO 41 stitches using long tail method

Row 1 (RS): K1, *P1, K1, *continue to end of row

Row 2 (WS): P1, *K1, P1, *continue to end of row

Continue until dishcloth is approximately 9” from the beginning.

Bind off on WS in pattern.

Cut excess yarn. Weave in ends with either the tapestry needle or the crochet hook.

Wash in water with a capful of white vinegar. Squeeze excess water in towel. Dry flat.

Your dishcloth should look like this:

moss stitch dishcloth flat on table

I would love to know if you tried making this project. Please let me know through the Comments section below. You may also share a picture of your results on Pinterest.

If you like this project, then check out my other dishcloth projects.

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Spinster Simone 🙂

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