Seed Stitch Washcloth Free Knitting Pattern

Seed Stitch Washcloth

A Free Knitting Pattern from Liz @PurlsAndPixels

Seed stitch knit washcloth, free knitting pattern by PurlsAndPixels

This easy and quick seed stitch washcloth knitting pattern lets you learn the seed stitch. Plus, using these handmade washcloths feels so much better than store bought cloths. The 100% cotton yarn makes them both absorbent and exfoliating. A bundle of these in pretty colors might make a nice baby shower gift or housewarming present.

How this Seed Stitch Washcloth is Made

The seed stitch is a very simple knitting pattern that can be easily made by alternating knit and purl stitches in the pattern below.



  • k = knit
  • p = purl
  • ** = repeat the pattern between the asterisks

GaugeSeed stitch knit washcloth, free knitting pattern by PurlsAndPixels

20 stitches and 30 rows in seed stitch = 4 inches by 4 inches square


Row 1: Cast on 40 stitches. Turn.

Row 2: *k, p* x 20 (40 stitches).

Row 3: *p, k* x 20 (40 stitches).

Repeat rows 2 and 3 28 more times (60 rows total) or until piece measures 8 inches square.

Bind off and weave in ends. Block if desired.

Printable version of this free knitting pattern


Print the PDF version of this Seed Stitch Washcloth Free Knitting Pattern.


Size Notes

This washcloth will be an 8-inch by 8-inch square.


If you use the materials called for in the pattern, your final product will be machine washable. To keep your seed stitch washcloth looking its best, hand wash or machine wash separately on delicate cycle in cold water. You may tumble dry on low heat.

Seed Stitch Washcloth, Free knitting pattern for beginners using 100% cotton yarn, from Liz @PurlsAndPixels

©2016, Liz Chandler of PurlsAndPixels.

This pattern is for personal use, gifting, and charitable donation of completed items. You may also sell handmade items created using this pattern. Do not copy this pattern and distribute it. If you’d like to share the pattern, refer your friends to my website, purlsandpixels.com so they may obtain a copy.

If you find any errors or have any questions, email purlsandpixels@gmail.com and I will do my best to help.

I’d love to see your finished work! Tag your photos with @PurlsAndPixels on Twitter or Instagram.


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