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Knitting the Seed Stitch Washcloth
Seed Stitch Washcloth without Border

The Seed Stitch Washcloth before the border is added.

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This Seed Stitch Washcloth is quick and easy to knit, and the crocheted border is pretty easy even for those who don't do a lot of crochet. The combo of Seed Stitch and crochet is nice because the knitting stitch has a look that's reminiscent of crochet.


  • 32 yards main color and 20 yards contrasting color of medium-weight cotton yarn (I used Lily Sugar'n Cream in Jute and Soft Violet
  • one pair size 8 US (5 mm) knitting needles
  • size 7 (4.5 mm) crochet hook
  • tape measure, scissors, yarn needle


Gauge is not critical, but I got 16 stitches and 24 rows per 4 inches (4 stitches and 6 rows per inch) in Seed Stitch.


Seed Stitch portion is 6.25 inches square; border adds almost an inch all around.

Knitting the Cloth:

  1. With main color, cast on 25 stitches.
  2. Knit 1, *purl 1, knit 1. Repeat from * across.
  3. Repeat this row until piece measures about 6.25 inches.
  4. Bind off in pattern. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
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