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 Dish Cloth.
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.
On the one hand I find it annoying…all these names for the exact same 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 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.
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.
But let’s talk about this delightful Seed Stitch Dish Cloth. 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 dish cloth for sale just like it!
So I decided to tweak the corner to corner construction a bit to flow a bit better and to add a 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 they make up really quickly. It is easy to memorize the “increase” portion and then the “decrease” portion of the pattern. I think you will enjoy it too!
Seed Stitch Dish Cloth
Here is what you will need:
- US G6/4mm crochet hook Did you know you can purchase my go-to hooks on Amazon?)
- 2 oz Cotton Worsted weight yarn, sample used Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton in Aqua Ombre
- Tapestry needle and scissors
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, US to UK Crochet Conversion Chart. Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.
10″ x 10″ square.
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.
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?
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