How would you like to use (or give as gifts) washcloths you’ve crocheted yourself? The Seed Stitch Crochet Washcloth is a great pattern to start with and is perfect for beginners!
Seed Stitch Free Washcloth Pattern
I’ve been quite busy stitching up washcloths for our family to use, plus to tuck into gift baskets for friends and family.
I love the idea of using something I’ve personally made. Like these waffle stitch crochet dishcloths that not only look fantastic sitting in a container by the sink, but they work so well for clean-up jobs and for drying hands.
After making these dishcloths, I knew I wanted to make something for our bathrooms as well. So I whipped up four crochet washcloths – two regular crochet and two Tunisian crochet.
Keep an eye out for the other patterns coming in the next few weeks.
But for today, we’ll start with the gray one which was made using the crochet seed stitch. A fun stitch that is perfect for the crochet beginner.
The Crochet Seed Stitch
The seed stitch uses only single crochet and double crochet, alternating the two stitches across the row.
A beautiful closed-work project that’s perfect for cold-weather garments, blankets and yes, washcloths.
How to Do the Seed Stitch
Here’s a video tutorial on how to do the crochet seed stitch.
The Color + The Yarn
I had quite a bit of cotton blend yarn leftover from the waffle stitch dishcloths and these washcloths ended up being the perfect project to use up that yarn stash.
For the seed stitch washcloth, I used Loops & Threads Creme Cotton yarn in light gray. The yarn is 87% cotton and 13% nylon and very easy to work with.
Crochet Seed Stitch Washcloth Pattern
Why buy washcloths when you can make your own? The crochet seed stitch washcloth works up quickly and is the perfect project for some mindless crocheting. The end result is a closed-work washcloth that looks and feels amazing.
Skill Level Beginner
Hook 4.25 mm / US G-6
Other Yarn Needle
Gauge 4” x 4” = 15 sts x 14 rows (doesn’t matter greatly for this type of project)
Final Size 11″ x 11″
sc single crochet
dc double crochet
Notes about the pattern:
- Turning ch 3 counts as a dc stitch on every row
- sc is always worked into turning chain of the previous row
- You will always be working a dc in sc from previous row and sc in dc from the previous row
sc in 4th chain from hook, *dc, sc; repeat from * across to end of the row, ch 3; turn (40 sts)
The first 3 chain sts are your turning chain
You should have 20 sc and 20 dc stitches across the row; turning chain that started foundation row counts as a dc
*sc, dc; repeat from * across to end of row, ch 3; turn (40 sts)
- Your first dc is the turning ch
- The last stitch will be an sc worked in turning chain of the previous row
Continue Row 1 pattern until your project is square
Do not fasten off; continue with edging
- For edging work 2 sc into corner
- Along the side work 1 sc into stitch and then 2sc into a stitch, alternating 1 sc, 2 sc down the side
- 3 sc into corner
- 1 sc into each stitch along the bottom
- 3 sc into corner
- Along the side work 1 sc into stitch and then 2 sc into a stitch, alternating 1 sc, 2sc down the side
- 3 sc into corner
- 1 sc into each stitch along the top
- When you get to the corner you started the edging in, do 1 sc in corner, join with slip stitch to next sc
Stay tuned for more crochet washcloth patterns coming soon!
Hi! I’m Julie. I design modern crochet patterns and tutorials to help you learn to crochet. I’ve been crocheting for over two decades and with the gentle nudging of my husband, decided to turn this passion into a career. Although we travel a lot in our campervan, you’ll never find me without a bag of yarn and projects.