Today I wanted to share my Moss Stitch / Seed Stitch Dishcloth free knitting pattern.
Seed stitch is my favorite pattern for washcloths, since it combines an extra absorbent texture with a great scrubbie power. Plus is very easy to make!!
So, if you’re a knitter in search of an easy and quick project, either for yourself or to make some wonderful gifts, this is for you!
8.75’’ (22.5 cm) square
You can easily modify these measures.
– 1 straight needle US 8 (5 mm) for Cast on and Bind Off
– 1 pair of straight needles US 7 (4.5 mm)
– Approx. 110 yd (100 m) of Worsted / Aran yarn.
– Tapestry needle to loose yarn ends and scissors.
– OPTIONAL: stitch markers.
18.5 sts x 25 rows in stocking st with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)
(Although gauge is not very important in this project…)
CO: cast on
– CO 40 sts with US 8 (5 mm) needles.
|I always cast on and bind off stitches with larger needles than I use for the main work. This prevent my cast on and bind off rows from being too tight.|
– With US 7 (4.5 mm) needles knit 6 rows (Garter Stitch preparation rows).
|Slip first stitch on every row as if you were to knit it, but without knitting it (except on the first row). It will form a nicer border.|
– Work (5 garter st, 30 seed sts, 5 garter st) each row, until you reach the desired length for your washcloth.
Seed stitch consists of single knits and purls that alternate horizontally and vertically.
Row 1) * k1, p1 ** Repeat from * to ** until the end of row.
Row 2) * p1, k1 ** Repeat from * to ** until the end of row.
Repeat these 2 rows.
– Knit 6 rows (Garter Stitch ending rows).
– Bind Off with US 8 (5 mm) needles.
– Cut yarn and loose ends with tapestry needle.
I hope you enjoy the pattern, and…
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