Seed Stitch Washcloth
A Free Knitting Pattern from Liz @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.
- No. 7/4.50 MM 29” circular needles or 14” straight needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
- One 95-Yard (2 oz) skein Lily Sugar ‘n Cream 100% Cotton Worsted Weight Yarn in your preferred color
- Tapestry needle
- k = knit
- p = purl
- ** = repeat the pattern between the asterisks
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.
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.
©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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to help.