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!
♥ FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
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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