A Very Seedy Dishcloth

by Daisy

Another breeze of a knit.  Easy and fast.  This was done while the children were couch-jumping and trying their best to make off with my pattern book.

This is a reversible seeded rib.

I love the scrunchiness of the ribbing and how easy it is to memorize the pattern so I can knit this anywhere.


A Very Seedy Dishcloth

Yarn:  cotton worsted, like Lily Sugar ‘n Cream

Needles:  US size 6, some knitters use size 7 for their dishcloths

Cast on 29 sts.

Rows 1-3: Knit all.

Row 4:  K6, *P1, K3, rep from * to last 3 sts.  K3.

Row 5:  K4, *P1, K3, rep from * to last 5 sts, P1, K4.

Repeat rows 4 & 5, nineteen times, or until desired length.

Knit all three more rows.

Cast off, cut yarn, and weave in ends.


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terri November 5, 2011 at 7:26 am

Love this pattern! Thanks for a free and easy to knit discloth. Crocheting is easier for me to do, but I can knit also. These little dishcloths make wonderful presents and are quick to work up.

Pamela Foster November 5, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I really have to learn to knit!

NJ November 5, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Thank you! I was looking for something quick to help fill up some Xmas boxes and this looks perfect.

Stephanie A. November 5, 2011 at 3:36 pm

I love all the knit patterns you put up for us! Thank you so much! Knit dishcloths are my comfort knitting!

Deb November 5, 2011 at 5:29 pm

keep the dishcloths coming!!

Stacy November 19, 2011 at 8:12 pm

I just fell in love with this pattern and just kept on knitting and knitting……now I have a beautiful cotton scarf! Thank you!!!

Tomato Lady November 20, 2011 at 5:56 am

Stacy–So cool! Thanks for letting me know!

Bev December 28, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Why oh why do I have to waste 8 pages of paper to print a pattern that would easly fit on 1 page? Please don’t do that.

Tomato Lady December 29, 2011 at 12:29 am

Bev–Do what we always do. Select and copy only the text you want reproduced and paste it to a word processing document. I can get several patterns on one page this way.

Nonnie March 29, 2012 at 10:14 pm

I make the same thing only I crochet them so if you don’t know how to knit you can crochet if you know how to do that. I have also made hand towels for the kitchen by making the pattern wider and longer.

Bali April 2, 2012 at 7:26 pm

RE Seedy Disshcloth – would appreicate if you’d clarify on last instructions:KNIT All three more rows- Does that mean to knit 3 more rows or knit rows 1 -3, 4 & 5?

Tomato Lady April 2, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Bali–Just knit three more knit rows to wrap it up.

Susan November 30, 2012 at 6:50 pm

I love this dishcloth pattern and would like to write about making them for Christmas presents in my blog. May I post a link to your pattern in my blog?

Daisy November 30, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Susan–Thank you and yes that would be perfectly fine.

Heather July 16, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Was wondering if anyone knows the stitch pattern so that I can make this dish cloth wider? Pattern calls for 29 cast on stitches, is it just needing to be an odd number of cast on?

Candy July 15, 2015 at 8:30 am

Heather, I was wondering the same thing. How many stitches are used for the border? I want to make this in a DK weight yarn.


Holly April 15, 2017 at 11:42 am

I would like this on a blankets what’s the multiple for a blanket

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