I’m still knitting dishcloths for my niece and me. I previously made garter stitch and waffle stitch dishcloths. Now, I’m sharing my seed stitch dishcloth:

seed stitch dishcloth folded - side view

The seed stitch dishcloth features a series of alternating knit and purl stitches. The stitches look and feel like bumps which allow for an absorbent fabric.

seed stitch close up

It’s easy to knit. Just cast on an odd number of stitches and make the opposite stitch that you see (i.e. when you see a knit stitch, make a purl stitch and vice versa). The first and last stitches on each row will always be knit stitches.

Knit a few of these for your kitchen, or knit sets of these to give as gifts. Just make certain that you wash and block the finished dishcloths before wrapping them up.

Here are the instructions:

Seed Stitch Dishcloth


materials for the seed 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: 10 stitches/2” (13 rows/2”) in seed stitch pattern

dimensions: 9” square


CO- cast on

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

K – knit

P – purl


CO 41 stitches using the long tail method.

Row 1 (RS): K1, P1, Kcontinue to end of row.

Row 2 (WS): repeat row 1.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 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:

seed stitch dishcloth 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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