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February 15, 2020

Easy Seed Stitch Patterns for Loom Knitters

Does your loom knitting just feel flat? Lifeless? Maybe you need to bump up your loom knitting skills and add some texture. These easy seed stitch patterns for loom knitters give you a hint of texture.

I love using seed stitch as a border. I know garter stitch is the “go to” for many blankets, but seed stitch is a little more interesting than it’s bland cousin. That’s why I included a seed stitch bordered dishcloth for you.

So I feel a little guilty for calling garter stitch bland just because it doesn’t have as much texture as seed stitch. These garter patterns are far from bland!

Easy Garter Stitch Patterns
Garter Stitch Baby Blanket
Garter Stitch Cowl
Teacher Thank You Note Blanket

The Seed Dishcloths set comes with 2 patterns in 1. The Seed Border Dishcloth has a stockinette center so it’s fast to whip up as a quick gift. The All-Over Seed Dishcloth is borderless showing off the bumpy seed stitch texture across the whole dishcloth. That also adds a little more scrubability. (That’s word, right?)

easy seed stitch patterns for loom knitters closeup of dishcloths
Lovin’ that bumpy texture!

If you’re looking for something even easier. You may want to start with the Seed Coasters.

easy seed stitch patterns for loom knitters coasters with coffee cup

These little beauties knit up in no time and they’re small enough that you can use up your scrap yarn from other projects. These make great gifts!

Both of these easy seed stitch patterns for loom knitters are designed just for beginners. Be sure to scroll to the bottom and watch the seed stitch tutorial video!

If you need a loom knitting refresher, check out the basics here:
13 Questions from Beginner Loom Knitters
How to Loom Knit for Beginners – Basics
How to Loom Knit Easy Stitch Patterns


Seed Dishcloth (Seed Border & All-Over Seed)

By Kristen Mangus

Loom knit the Seed Dishcloth two ways with just knits and purls.  The Seed Border Dishcloth shows a seed stitch border around a stockinette stitch center.  The All-Over Seed Dishcloth provides more texture by using all seed stitch. Both dishcloths are fast and easy to make for a quick gift.

The patterns include written instructions and a video link to GoodKnit Kisses’ YouTube channel to show you all the skills you need to make this project.

A downloadable PDF of this pattern is available in my Etsy store and from Ravelry at the links below:

MATERIALS

Links below are affiliate links to products I used to create this pattern/video. Clicking the links costs you nothing, but helps support GoodKnit Kisses.

Yarn: Medium weight (#4) cotton yarn 

Seed Border: Peaches & Creme in color Sunshine used in sample. 

(2.5 oz/70.9g/ 120 yds/109 m). Makes 2. 

All-Over Seed: Lion Brand Yarn Re-Up in color Grey used in sample. 

(2.5 oz/70g/ 115 yds/105 m). Makes 2. 

Loom: ⅜” small gauge (SG) loom with at least 36 pegs 

Seed Border: Knitting Board Baby Knit Loom with 56 pegs used in sample.

All-Over Seed: Knitting Board Premium Round Loom used in sample.

8 Stitch markers or 2 small rubber bands

Tapestry needle

Measuring tape

SKILL LEVEL Beginner

NOTES 

Cast on: I recommend the chain cast on.

Bind off: I recommend the basic bind off “in-pattern”. Bind off as you would continue the pattern in a knit or purl for that row. For seed stitch alternate knit and purl.

Place rubber bands or stitch markers over the first 4 and last 4 pegs to mark stitches for garter edge. 

You may make this pattern using the Ewrap knit stitch instead of the U knit stitch.  Note that it will make the dishcloth slightly larger than if you use the U knit. The All-Over Seed Dishcloth sample was knit using the Ewrap knit stitch while the Seed Border Dishcloth was knit using U knit.

seed border dishcloth finished

SEED BORDER DISHCLOTH

GAUGE

20 sts x 34 rows = 4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch

MEASUREMENTS

8” x 8” (20.5 x 20.5 cm)

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 36 stitches.

Beginning Border

Row 1: *Knit 1, Purl 1. Repeat from * (asterisk) to end of row.

Repeat Row 1 5 times. (6 rows total in this section). Approximately 0.875” (2.22 cm) from cast on.

Edge Borders and Stockinette field

Row 2: **Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1**, then knit until 4 stitches remain, Repeat between **, ** (asterisks to asterisks). 

Row 3: Repeat Row 2. 

Repeat Row 2-3 27 more times (54 rows total in this section). Approximately 7.25” (18.4 cm) from cast on including beginning border.

Ending Border

Rows 4-8: Repeat Row 1 5 times.  

Bind off in pattern as continuing Row 1 pattern.

Weave in ends.


all over seed dishcloth in progress

ALL-OVER SEED DISHCLOTH

GAUGE

15 sts x 28 rows = 4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm) in Ewrap seed stitch

MEASUREMENTS

9.5” x 9.5” (24 x 24 cm)

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 36 stitches.

Row 1: *Knit 1, Purl 1. Repeat from * (asterisk) to end of row.

Row 2: Repeat Row 1. 

Repeat Row 1-2 31 more times (64 rows total) or until knitting reaches approximately 9.5” (17 cm) from cast on. 

Bind off in pattern as continuing Row 1 pattern.

Weave in ends.

PIN IT!


Seed Coasters

By Kristen Mangus

Need a quick gift? Have some scrap yarn left over from another project?   Loom knit a set of Seed Coasters with just 2 stitches: knit and purl. This beginner pattern features  seed stitch all over for a beautiful, simple textured coaster.  

The pattern includes written instructions and a video link to GoodKnit Kisses’ YouTube channel to show you all the skills you need to make this project.

easy seed stitch patterns for loom knitters finished coaster in grey and purple
A downloadable PDF of this pattern is available in my Etsy store and from Ravelry at the links below:

MATERIALS

Links below are affiliate links to products I used to create this pattern/video. Clicking the links costs you nothing, but helps support GoodKnit Kisses.

Yarn: Super Bulky weight (#6) acrylic or wool yarn 
Bernat Beyond in colors Slate & Lilac used in sample. (4.2 oz/120 g/ 80 yds/120 m). 

Loom: ⅝” large gauge (LG) loom with at least 11 pegs 

Knitting Board Chunky Round Loom with 24 pegs used in sample 

(Alternate: Knifty Knitter 24-peg blue round loom or equivalent).

Tapestry needle

Measuring tape

GAUGE

3 sts x 6 rows = 1” x 1” (2.5 x 2.5cm) in Seed stitch pattern

SKILL LEVEL Beginner

MEASUREMENTS

Medium: Approx. 4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm)

NOTES 

Instructions are for 1 coaster.

Cast on: I recommend the chain cast on.

Bind off: I recommend the basic bind off “in-pattern”. Bind off as you would continue the pattern in a knit or purl for that row. For seed stitch alternate knit and purl.

You may make this pattern using the Ewrap knit stitch instead of the U knit stitch.  Note that it will make the coaster larger and less dense than if you use the U knit.

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 12 stitches.

Row 1: *Knit 1, Purl 1. Repeat from * (asterisk) to end of row.

Repeat Row 1. (24 rows total in this section). Approximately 4” (10 cm) from cast on.

Bind off in pattern as continuing Row 1 pattern.

Weave in ends.

PIN IT!

easy seed stitch patterns for loom knitters seed coasters pin image

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Kristen Mangus
About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the Owner, Host and Creative Director of GoodKnit Kisses. GoodKnit Kisses is a company positioned to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal on-line community of followers by sharing her personal passion for knitting and all things creative through YouTube video tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and patterns. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.
3 Comments
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    Hello! I’ve only using the e-wrap stitch to make my hat, headbands and cowl neck scarves cause it’s easy and now I’m going to try this seed stitch. Thanks! Diane

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    Marc Edward Shelton February 15, 2020 at 7:11 pm Reply

    Where can I get the two patterns in a more organized form, without the adds in this pattern page. Do you have a PDF version I can get.

    Thanks, Marc Shelton

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