Seed Stitch Dish Cloth

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Looking for your go to dishcloth crochet pattern that is fun to make and perfect for gift giving (not to mention great for dish washing?)  Look no further.  Meet the Seed Stitch Crochet Dishcloth.Blue crochet dishcloth

Remember when we learned about the Linen Stitch?  I told you this exact same stitch had a lot of names?  Well Seed Stitch is one of them (and Moss Stitch and Woven Stitch and Granite Stitch).  I love and hate this at the same time. And to make it even more confusing, there is also a knitting stitch called the knitted seed stitch! Sigh.

On the one hand I find it annoying…all these names for the exact same stitch, this seed stitch.  It would be nice if you were chatting with crochet friends and could sort of offhand mention a stitch and everyone would nod and know exactly what stitch you were talking about.  Kind of like when you say the word “chain” and everyone gets this instant visual picture in their head.

We really can’t quite do that with a large number of crochet stitches.  And the reason why is part of what I love about it all.  Crochet is a tradition handed down from mother to daughter, grandmother to grandchild, father to son–in other words from one person to another.  And those teachers just named stitches what made sense to them at the time.  So that is why we have so many names for the exact same stitch pattern.

Image representation of a stitch dictionary printable

I love being part of that long history of tradition.  Of stitches taught one at a time in soft whispers and hands upon hands.  Guiding movements.  Creativity.  I feel connected by this yarn and hook that winds through time and across barriers.  It doesn’t care what color you are, what you own or don’t own, who or what you are.  It just is and I love being part of it.

Blue Seed Stitch Dish Cloth

But let’s talk about this delightful Seed Stitch Crochet Washcloth.  When I first spied the seed stitch worked corner to corner, I immediately thought of a corner to corner knit dish cloth, like this one.  Go to any craft show and you are bound to see a knit washcloth for sale just like it!


If you love this crochet washcloth pattern, you might also like to check out these other dishcloth patterns:

crochet dishcloths and sponge for kitchen

1. Crochet Scrubbie //   2. Mama’s Crochet Dishcloth //   3. All Washed Up Crochet Washcloth

Inspired, I decided to tweak the corner to corner construction a bit to flow a bit better and to add a crochet border reminiscent of the knit dishcloth.  I see myself making many of these to gift to others.  It is such a fun project to crochet and the crochet stitch works up really quickly.  It is easy to memorize the “increase” portion and then the “decrease” portion of the crochet pattern.  I think you will enjoy it too!

blue crocheted dishclothPurchase an ad-free printable version of the Seed Stitch Dishcloth Pattern Here

Seed Stitch Dish Cloth

Here is what you will need:

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet AbbreviationsUS to UK Crochet Conversion Chart.  Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches (including the chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet stitch, half double crochet, double crochet) and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.

Finished Size:  Seed Stitch Crochet Dishcloth is approximately 10″ x 10″. 

Seed Stitch Crochet Pattern:

Ch 3

R1: sc in 3rd ch from hook. Turn

R2:  ch 3 (counts as 1st sc and ch 1 here and throughout), skip next st, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch 3 space.  Turn.

R3:  ch 3, skip first st, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 1, skip next st, (sc, ch1, sc) in ch 3 space.  Turn.

R4-29:  ch 3, skip first st, *sc in next ch 1 space, ch 1, skip next st*, repeat * to * across to last ch 3 space.  Work (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch 3 space.  Turn.

If you wish your dishcloth to be bigger, continue to work in pattern until desired size.  Now it is time to work the decreases.

R30:  ch 3, skip first st, *sc in next ch 1 space, ch 1, skip next st*, repeat * to * across to last sc in row. Sc in next sp, hdc in the ch 3 space.  Turn

Decrease Rows (approx R31-57):  ch2,  skip first 2 st, *sc in next ch 1 space, ch 1, skip next st*, repeat * to * across to last sc in row. Sc in next sp, hdc in the ch 2 space.  Turn

Note:  each decrease row ends with a sc, (NO SPACE) and then a hdc into ch 2 space at the end of the row

Continue Decrease rows until there are 4 stitches remaining.

R58:  ch 2, skip next 2 st, hdc in the ch 2 space. Turn.

R59 (or last row):  ch 1, skip first 2 st, sc in next ch 1 sp.  Fasten off.


R1:  Attach yarn to any stitch and chain 1.  sc evenly around dishcloth, working 3 sc in each corner.  Join with first sc and chain 1.

R2:  sc around, working 3 sc in each corner.  Join with first sc and fasten off.

Here’s an up close look at the Seed Stitch Pattern.  Lovely, don’t you think?

Blue Seed Stitch Dish ClothPurchase an ad-free printable version of the Seed Stitch Dishcloth Pattern Here

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  1. Beautiful pattern! I love the way you write your posts!!

    So appreciate the back story:)

    Eager to purchase the yarn and get going…

    Thanks so much,

  2. I like this pattern in the multi color ‘pops the stich. Already made one , working on second one.
    Thank you for sharing. I love the way you patterns are written, precise and easy to follow.
    And if we have any questions, can always drop a line for you too help us get back on track.

  3. I am struggling with this so much. >_< I have been trying and trying to figure out this pattern, but nothing I try looks anything like a dishcloth. I wish this pattern included stitch counts at the end of each row or something to help me gauge whether I'm on track or not. I might attempt one more but then I'm giving up on this. What's frustrating is that when I look up a 'seed stitch' crochet pattern elsewhere, the others look nothing like this. They are all bumpy and textured, whereas this one looks very flat. I wish this had a video tutorial or something to help me figure it out.

    1. The pattern is worked on the diagonal. The rows repeat, but also increase and then work the same way as it decreases back down. Because of this, stitch counts aren’t given for those repeating rows. This pattern is NOT textured. As I mention at the top of the post, the Seed stitch is also known as the Moss Stitch and Woven Stitch and Granite Stitch. There are many stitches in crochet with multiple names (and the same name for DIFFERENT stitches).

      Hope that helps a bit.