LOOM KNIT Dishcloth Washcloth Seed Stitch Textured – Beginner Easy

LOOM KNIT Dishcloth Washcloth Seed Stitch Textured – Beginner Easy


Yep, we’re going to be knitting dishcloth
or if you want washcloths.For more information and a list of supplies
visit the website. As always, please, please watch the video completely, before
you start the project. Now before I show you how to do the cast-on, let me show
you this. I’m going to put stitch markers, on the first and last peg, as well as
every other peg. Alright now get your yarn and hopefully it is a cotton or a
cotton blend and I’m going to do a simple knot. You can do a slip knot, if
you’re more comfortable with that. Take your working yarn and put it between the
first and last peg. The direction that you go, in for this one, is not going
to matter. I’m gonna go to the right and we’re going to wrap 23 pegs. Just keep
going all the way, until you get to peg 23, for me it has a little green a rubber
band and that tells me it’s the last peg I’m going to wrap. Now we’re turning
direction, because we’re knitting flat, means we’re going back and forth instead
of in the round. And, I’m going to loosely place my yarn over the existing loop and
knit off. It creates this funky little loose loop, don’t worry about it,
bring your yarn behind peg 23 and pull on it. That will straighten out that
really loose loop. Then, as I said, we’re going in the opposite direction. So
take the working yarn and place it over that loop and knit off. We will not be
slipping or skipping any of our pegs, so that we’re going to knit all of them now.
I have my yarn nice and loose, maybe it doesn’t seem that way, but it is, it’s
nice and loose. You don’t want to tighten the yarn, here a lot, because it’s going
to make your next row really difficult. Just for information purposes, this is
called a flat knit stitch because basically, you’re laying your yarn, flat
over your pegs. Alright, keep going all the way, until
get back to that first peg, which is peg number one. Once you knit off, you’re
done with the cast-on. We’re moving on to Row 1 and for Row 1, you’re just going to
knit the whole row. So, remember we’re knitting flat. I’m gonna push these first
few down, a little bit, don’t push them all the way down, it just makes things
more difficult. Eemember we’re knitting flat so we’re gonna turn around
and knit off. This time we’re doing the U-wrap version of the knit stitch
and so what I’m doing, if you notice, is I am half wrapping the peg, I hold with my
two fingers and then I knit off the peg. I do each peg one at a time. We’re
not doing e-Wraps, so it’s preferable not to do it. Make sure your fabric is very loose.
So, this is a better version of the knit stitch. It happens to be my favorite. Again, all you’re doing is half wrapping the peg and then knit off. Keep going all
the way to the very last peg and that would be 23 and total, so once you knit
that peg 23, you’re done with row . For row 2 we’re going to do a, purl, 1 knit 1.
So, you’re going to take that working yarn and put it under the existing loop,
take your hook and you’re going to then scoop up that working yarn, to create a
new loop. Take the old loop off the peg and then put this new loop on and
tighten. Your next peg then, needs a knit stitch. This is the U-wrap version of
the knit stitch and you knit off. Now you go to the next one and again you’re
going to purl. So, scoop up the existing loop, create a new one, take the old one
off and put the new one. Now as you can see, I’m doing purl stitches wherever I
have a little white rubber band, so tighten. Now remember, that I told you
there’s also the flat version of the knit stitch. It is a tighter stitch and
if you want your fabric to look a little tighter, you can do that knit stitch. But
your next one has to be a purl, because it’s every other one. So, wherever I have
a rubber band, I’m going to do a purl , where I don’t, I have a knit stitch. And, you
could do a flat version of the knit stitch, or the U-wrap version of the
knit stitch, as long as you do a knit stitch, wherever there is no rubber band.
So, it’s every other one. If you don’t use stitch markers, don’t worry, just keep up
with the purl one, knit one, purl one, knit one and as long as you’re doing that,
until you get back to that very first peg, that you’re going to purl.
You’re all done and that’s row two. For Row 3, we’re going to do the opposite.
We’re going to, knit one, purl one. So this first peg, we’re going to knit. Remember that we’re knitting flat, so we’re going to turn around. Here we’re
going to knit and here we’re going to knit and the ones that don’t have
markers I’m going to purl. So basically, I’m stacking opposites. Where I had
purled before, now I’m going to knit. So, here’s a rubber
band, right here. I’m going to knit. The next stitch I’m going to purl. Now
remember, I’m using stitch markers because hey I got ADD and this just
works better for me. If you don’t need the stitch markers, don’t worry about it.
Just remember, that for this row, for Row three
you’re going to knit one, purl one, knit one, purl one, which is the opposite of
what you did in row two. Once you knit off peg 23, you are done with Row three.
What we’re going to do from this point on is just repeat rows 2 & 3, 19
more times. When you’ve done that you will have a total of 39 rows. Now in my
case, I know that when I’m going from right to left, I’m going to do a purl,
knit, purl, knit, purl, right. All the way around, until I get back to peg one, here.
This direction, I’m going to do the opposite, right. I’m going to then, knit,
purl, knit, purl, knit, purl, because I’m doing the opposite. And, just repeat
that until I have 39 rows. Once I’m done knitting those 39 rows, I
will be ready for the basic bind off. To do this, you’re going to take your
working yarn and we’re going to knit off pegs 23 and 22, both of them. You’re going
to knit off, take that loop off of 22, bring it over to peg 23, tighten your
loop, knit off and bring the loop over from 23 over to 22. So this time, and from
now on, you’re only going to knit the peg that’s in front, so that is peg 20, you
take it, you move the loop over to 21, knit off and bring the loop back over to
20. All right so to make the explanation a little easier, we’re going to call them
pegs 1 & 2. So you’re going to knit off peg 1 and take the loop over to peg 2,
put it on top, right there, tighten, knit off peg 2 and bring the loop back
over from 2 over to 1. So this technique is done over two pegs and that’s why now
we’re calling these two pegs, pegs one and two. So you knit off peg one, bring
that loop over and put it on two and then you’re going to knit off peg two
and you’re going to take the loop off and bring it over to peg one and you see
that from this point on we’re only knitting one of the two pegs. So I’m
going to knit peg one, right. I knit off and then I take that loop and I bring it
over to peg 2. I’m repeating this a lot because it can be confusing for some
people so I want to make sure you’re understanding what I’m doing. So, I
knit off peg two and then I’m taking the loop and I move it over to peg one and
I tighten. Tightening this is very important because you don’t want it to
look really sloppy. In fact, you can pull on this one a little extra, to kind of
tighten the last loop. Don’t overdo it because they’re
gonna look funky and you want to keep your tension as consistent as possible,
because you want your loops to look nice. I’m sorry, you want your stitches, to look
nice. So when you pull, make sure that you don’t overdo it
and that you’re keeping it as constant as possible so that all your stitches
can look alike. See how I pull this, just a little extra,
to kind of tighten and then just keep doing this. You’re just going to continue
to work over two pegs. If necessary, go slow on this one. You don’t want to
get stuck or mess anything up. Alright so, you have the last three here and you
knit off, take that from one put it put it over to two, tighten and knit off two
and bring it over and now we only have two pegs left. But, you’re still going to
do the same thing. You’re going to knit off peg two and bring it over to one and
you’re going to then knit off that peg and you’re going to knit it one last
time. So you knit off and then you can get your scissors and you can cut the
working yarn. Alright and then just pull the string and that leaves you with
a knot. Now you are done and you need to stretch these stitches or in other words,
stretch your fabric, because it’s going to look funny if you don’t stretch it. in
order for you to see the seed stitch, you need to stretch, so stretch them.
There’s your bind off, isn’t it pretty? Now if you want both sides to look alike,
you’re going to have to tighten this and over here. You can leave it like it is
but it looks really sloppy and I don’t like it. So you’re gonna go to the end
where you don’t have that cast off, you see, this is one end, the other one has
the string and then just start tightening, those really loose loops. Just
do the front ones, see right here. You can see it right there, it’s
the loose cast on loop and all you want to do is pull on it and when you
pull on one, it tightens the one before it. This is only gonna work, if you do the
e-Wrap, you know the cast on, where you wrapped all your pegs. If you use a
different cast on, this is not going to work, It’s a little extra but it’s
nice, because both of your ends are going to look the same. This is why you do this.
If necessary there’s another video, just for this technique and you could take a
look at it. I would tell you, if necessary practice this technique on a
smaller version, a smaller, make a smaller one of these and practice. This is so
well worth you understanding how to do it. It totally, totally neatens up your
project and it makes it look so much nicer, especially when you’re using large
gauge looms. Just keep going. You pull on it and you see it it does work easily, as
long as you go slow. Don’t rush this, take it a little bit at a time. I’ll tell
you that where people usually get stuck on this technique, is not here midway,
it’s usually at the end because they get a little zealous, then they just want to
pull. There’s a little knot at the end that will prevent you from pulling
what’s left. This is where folks get confused and so I’m going to slowly take
you through pulling the very last one, right. Remember that you have to
start on the correct edge. so this is the edge that has the the knot that you did
on the anchor peg, you see now right there, you’ll see that there’s a knot,
that’s not going to let you pull. So you can see it’s at the very, very, end, just
pull that knot apart enough. You see how it’s pulling on the string. That knot is
not going to let you finish. So that’s the one that you have to pull loose and
then you’ll see how, what do you have to pull in order to get
this really long, long string. See, that’s key to this technique, is just make sure
you get rid of that knot and then you can pull the rest of your string, there
we go. If necessary rewind and look at this section, right here, because that’s
going to make this technique real easy for you. Then the very, very last one bit
of it, just make a knot with it before you completely tighten it and there you
have it, boom, done, see and your project will look
really good. Now this little one here, looks a little smaller than because I’m
using a different type of cotton blended fabric. But it feels amazing and as you
can see my two ends look really good and I like these scrubby edges and the
texture is amazing. This is milk yarn and it’s, I’m doing a baby washcloth so
that’s why this one is a little smaller. If you use 100% cotton, yours will be a
little bigger and of course you need to weave in your ends. I’m using a
needle to weave in my ends you, can use a crochet hook if you like, either one
works well just remember to get it nice and hidden. Then just clean up your
edges, so I am putting, threading a needle and then just basically feeding the
leftover working yarn through these little loops on the edges.
I will confess that I rushed this process a little bit and weaving in my
ends, I do after going in one direction weaving in the left over working yarn, I
do turn the item around and weave a little bit in the opposite direction. It
secures the leftover working yarn, so that when you wash the item, it doesn’t
fall apart and of course remember to cut off any excess yarn. Well I hope you guys
really liked this item. The stitch is so, so beautiful. The seed stitch is one of
my favorites because it looks amazing on both, the front of your item, as well as
the opposite side. There you go. Alright guys, thanks so much for watching. If you
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64 thoughts on “LOOM KNIT Dishcloth Washcloth Seed Stitch Textured – Beginner Easy

  1. I have been using the chain stitch cast on so that I will not have to pull the other end. Also, the chain stitch looks alot like the bind off. Thanks for the videos. Please show an easy way to do a graphghan where the back is not so messy.

  2. Another excellent project, as usual. Would this work on a small gauge loom? Have a wonderful weekend 😎

  3. Yay! Thank you for taking the time to show this and explain the way you did. Very easy to follow! I will be making these today😍

  4. Thank you for this easy and lovely stitch! I think this would make a cute baby hat and will be trying it after I finish my open weave stitch project (love this stitch too-easy and pretty). Hugs to you, Denise

  5. You are such a fantastic teacher! I tried looming years ago but quit cuz I couldn't figure out what the heck I was doing. Now, I found you, yea!!

  6. Love this video. Went to your yarn link and noticed that it was for milk cotton yarn. Is that what your using? Is it because it's a better yarn to use when making a wash cloth? Wanted to make a few of these for my friend who is having a baby. So wanted your advice on the best yarn to use for a baby wash cloth

  7. Good description about tightening the cast on stitches. This washcloth has so many uses and so comfortable to use for bathing, kitchen, baby or beauty. Very nice.

  8. Could you do the crochet cast on to get a pretty edge like that? Or would it still be wicked loose like the e wrap was? I’m just wondering if that would make it so you don’t have to tighten up the edge?

  9. I really enjoy your videos. Very clear and well explained directions. I will have to add this to my list. Going to see if I can find the tool you are using with the larger handle. The smaller ones bend on me

  10. Thank you for making this video. Did not know you could use one strand of yarn on this type of loom

  11. Love all of your videos. Made one and decided I want more of this stitch, but a little bigger. So easy to follow. Thank you, Denise.

  12. Thank you! So easy to follow your videos! My first loom project was the brimmed hat! Loved the explanation to clean up the beginning edge stitches. The explanation and visual was super clear. Will be making this today. Good way to learn stitches on a small piece that is also functional! Love & Happy Mother’s Day!

  13. I love milk yarn and buy it from a shop on Ali Express. Your videos are so helpful. Thank you from my heart.

  14. I really love the way that you give instructions and display what you are talking about. Me and my mother love to watch you. My mother would like to say thank you for helping her get comfortable and learn so much on the loom. You are great and have amazing skills and I love that you take the time and energy to make these videos for us.

  15. Can you use 2 strands of yarn , one scrubby yarn and the other cotton ? I make scrubbies , but would like to make a washcloth with the scrubby yarn . Thank you

  16. I love your videos, thank you so much for the key to P1, K1 when going left and K1, P1 when going to the right, my old brain just struggled with remembering. Any easy ways to remember when working in the round ?

  17. Thank you for the tidying up the end tip. I am a large gauge loom worker and that tip has proved to be most easier and does tidy up the beginning of project. 👍🏻🌹👍🏻

  18. Omg! I knew I had seen this pattern before. There’s a lady on Facebook selling this exact pattern!!! So I’m assuming she used your pattern as her own!!!

  19. Your tutorial videos are some of the best. Very clear directions, and you hold the project so that the viewer can see what you are doing. Keep up the good work!

  20. My poor menopause brain has a hard time with patterns, sometimes I forget what I'm doing while I'm doing it! So I really love your tip, by doing an odd number of stitches and marking every other peg, and doing the K1 P1 to the right and P1 K1 to the left, I'm able to use this tutorial to learn the seed stitch. I really hate making swatches so a dishcloth is nice, and in this case I'm using some leftover number 4 worsted weight on a half inch gauge loom and if it works out well I'm going to call it a coaster 🙂 as many people have said before I just love your tutorials.

  21. You are amazing!!  Thank you for explaining how to do these.  Your instruction is easy to follow, and I appreciate you making these videos.

  22. I'm going to invent a loom with led displays under each peg, so that you can change the letters as you need to. K/P, P/K. Lol

  23. This is my first time making anything other than scarves. Is there any reason I shouldnt use 100% soft acrylic yarn?

  24. Edit: I was finally able to pick up a round loom and just finished my first washcloth. I had only been able to do double knit stitches on a rectangle loom before this and had almost given up on being able to do single stitch projects. Now I am looking forward to see what else I can make, thank you for these videos and the confidence they add to my crafting. Also the trick about tightening the cast on loops worked perfectly. Thank you again 🙂

    this is the best loom knit video i've seen, the way you slowly describe the stitches, the pattern of them. I have just gotten into loom knitting and so far have not been able to do single stitch knitting because everyone always says to do the ewrap, except for me that stitch always ends up too tight. I'm going to give this pattern a try and see if that will make a difference.

  25. Love, love, love your videos. I'm new to this and have found your videos are amazing. So easy to understand. I don't get frustrated so much anymore and i'm proud of my projects
    Thank you.

  26. thank you , that was so helpful showing how to tighten up the tie off like that. I will be a regular on your channel from now on.

  27. thank you. I have learned so much from you and your videos. My wife is amazed at what I do and I conpliment you every time. Again thanks.

  28. Can you make the washcloth/dishcloth on a 31 peg loom the next step up from the 24? Or should I get a 24 peg small loom

  29. Thank you so much for your videos. I wanted to ask you if dish cloths need to be cotton? And if yes you only used 1, my cotton is so thin I would think I'd need to use 2. Thank you.

  30. Ugh! I just was watched this tutorial to knit off my loom. I didn't pay attention and knit off opposite side of my working yarn. Is there anything I can do to save my washcloth?

  31. I have the same gauge loom as hers but find that I have to do the bind off really loose to make it look nice. This is just the opposite of what she says to tighten.

    She might be using a cotton blend yarn and not 100% cotton which doesn't stretch. I am using I love this cotton yarn by Hobby Lobby.

    FYI my bind off has a lot of slack.

  32. I am looking for a loom knit dishcloth that has a cross design. I cannot find a pattern for looms. And I don't know how to convert knitting to looms. These will be used for charity and WILL NOT BE SOLD. Can someone please help. [email protected]

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