When I decided to write up and share my Knitted Seed Stitch Dishcloths, I got to wondering if there was a crocheted version of seed stitch so I could make a crocheted dishcloth pattern to share with those of you who either don’t knit or who simply prefer to crochet.
After a quick search I discovered that there was. As you can see from this side by side comparison with the knitted seed stitch on the left (blue) and the crocheted seed stitch on the right (green,) they aren’t exactly alike but there’s a certain similarity.
And the good news… if you like quick projects, the crocheted version works up a whole lot faster than the knit version!
In fact, I’ve already made 4 of them!
Here are the first three:
The one on the left (bottom) was made using Coats Creme de la Creme Greentones
The middle one is Creme de la Creme Brite Green
Coats Creme de la Creme Lime Ombre was used for the one on the right (top.)
For this 4th crocheted seed stitch dishcloth, I used the leftover Brite Green and Greentones.
3 rows of the Greentones, 32 rows of Brite Green, 3 rows of Greentones with the shell edge also worked in the Greentones.
Crocheted Seed Stitch Dishcloth Pattern
Approximately 2 7/8 oz (82 g) 100% cotton yarn
Size 5mm (Canadian 6, American H/8) crochet hook
Bodkin or tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)
Note: To make a shell for around the finished dishcloth: Sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc into the stitch indicated.
Begin by chaining 42.
Row 1: Sc in second stitch from the hook. *Dc in next stitch. sc in next stitch.* Repeat to end of row. Turn.
Row 2: Chain 1, Sc in first sc. *Dc in next stitch, sc in next* to end of row.
Repeat Row 2 for 36 more rows (total of 38 rows.)
In the last stitch of Row 38, *sc, hdc dc, hdc, sc.
Working along the edge of the dishcloth, sc in first post, *shell in next post, sc in next post* Repeat until you reach the first row.
As you turn the corner to work across the bottom of the dishcloth, shell in the first stitch, skip a stitch, sc in next stitch, skip a stitch, *shell in next stitch, skip a stitch, sc in next stitch, skip a stitch* to end of row. Shell in the last stitch.
Work along the second edge of the dishcloth in the same manner as the first edge.
Shell in the first stitch of Row 38, skip a stitch, sc in next stitch, *shell in next stitch, skip a stitch, sc in next stitch, skip a stitch* repeat until you reach the end of the row. Sl st in first sc of first shell. Finish off.
Weave in all ends.
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