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Double Seed Stitch Dishcloth Free Knitting Pattern

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The double seed stitch makes a fabulous dishcloth. This knit stitch has perfect texture for scrubbing in the kitchen. Plus it’s a fun project that you can make many of!

And since this double seed stitch pattern lays flat you can just knit away. If you prefer to add a border I include a garter stitch border for the edges too.

The garter stitch is great because this beautiful textured fabric is reversible. So no matter which way you grab it, it’s right side up, there’s no wrong side.

Beige and white dishcloth squares on white wood.

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In this free pattern below I include 3 sizes and the written instructions for knitting this dishcloth with or without the border. This stitch works up flat so you can knit these dishcloths without any border if you like.

Knit dishcloths are such a quick project that even a beginner knitter will enjoy. The simple pattern looks great in a solid color, but you could do stripes and use up leftover yarn.

Handy tip: Neat Edges!

When knitting many of us struggle with keep our edges neat. Knit the first stitch (or two) of each row a little tighter to help make your edges neat & tidy!

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Brown dishcloth on knitting needles on white wood.



  1. Stitch multiple is an even number.
  2. 8 stitches are for the edges.

Stitches / Abbreviations

US Terms

co – cast on You can use any cast on method. I have linked the long tail cast on. Here are 4 easy cast ons for beginners to choose from.

bo – bind off

garter stitch – knit stitches on both sides used for the border here.

k – knit

p – purl

rep – repeat

st(s) – stitch(es)

Skill Level



4″ / 10 cm x 4″ / 10 cm = 18 sts x 26 rows in pattern


To make this pattern wider or narrower cast on any number of stitches. Keep an even number of stitches if you would like to adjust the width. 

Remember 8 stitches are for the edges. You can adjust this to any number, just make sure the center keeps an even number of stitches.

To change the length, continue to repeat rows until it’s to your desired length. Stop after a row 4 repeat.

Don’t forget to pin this for later!

Brown textured dishcloth on the knitting needles on white wood box.

More Patterns Featuring This Stitch

This simple snood pattern is a great way to use up that chunky yarn!

Video Tutorial

If this is a new stitch pattern to you watch the video on how to make it on my YouTube.

Scroll down for the free pattern!

White dishcloth with knitting needles and yarn on table.

How to Knit a Double Seed Stitch Dishcloth

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 1 minute
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1

Learn how to knit this easy dishcloth pattern with the double seed stitch.


  • #4 medium worsted weight yarn, either 100% cotton yarn or cotton blend yarn is a great choice.


  • 4.5 mm needles (US Size 7) knitting needles
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape


Cast On

  1. For a 6" dishcloth CO 28
    8" CO 36
    10" CO 44

No Border Pattern

  1. Row 1. *K1, P1 rep from * to the end of the row.
    Row 2. (WS). Rep Row 1.
    Row 3. (RS) *P1, K1 rep from * to the end of row.
    Row 4. Rep Row 3. White dishcloth with knitting needles and yarn on table.

With a Border

  1. K all for 4 rows.


  1. Row 1. K4, *K1, P1 rep from * until last 4 sts, K4.
  2. Row 2. (WS). K4, *K1, P1 rep from * until last 4 sts, K4.
  3. Row 3. (RS) K4, *P1, K1 rep from * to until last 4 sts, K4.
  4. Row 4. K4, *P1, K1 rep from * to until last 4 sts, K4.
  5. Rep these 4 rows until last half inch or last 4 rows.Brown dishcloth on knitting needles on white wood.
  6. Finish with 4 rows of K all, or just as you started.


  1. BO.
  2. Cut yarn and weave in loose ends.

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