Variation on Crochet Seed Stitch

Whether knitting or crocheting, the seed stitch creates a neat bumpy look to accent your project.

The crochet technique for making a seed stitch is usually based on alternating a single crochet with a double crochet, which creates a strong, dense looking pattern.  My variation is created by alternating a half double crochet stitch and a treble crochet stitch.  This gives a more open look to your crochet design pattern.  Of course, type of yarn used and size of crochet hook will make different looks too.

 

1st row of alternating HDC and TR

1st row of alternating HDC and TR

For my sample, I used a Size H crochet hook and 100% cotton yarn.  You want to begin by chain stitching an odd number of chains, (I chained 21 stitches in sample).  Now make a HDC (half double crochet) in the 2nd chain from hook.  In the next chain, make a TR (treble crochet), in next chain make a HDC,  next chain a TR and so forth until to get to the end of your chain stitches.  If you started your first row with a HDC, you will end with a TR crochet and have 20 stitches in your row.

 

Turn, make a SL stitch in first stitch, CH 1 (counts as your first HDC), then continue in pattern – TR, HDC, TR, HDC, TR, making last TR stitch in top of CH 1 stitch from previous row.

Go thru both loops of previous row to make your HDC and TR stitches

Go thru both loops of previous row to make your HDC and TR stitches

So your pattern is alternating HDC and TR within each row as well as alternating HDC and TR vertically.   As you begin your next row, your first SL stitch and chain is your HDC made directly above the TR stitch made in the previous row.  Continue crocheting in this manner,  thus creating your seed stitch pattern.

Picking up CH stitch to create last TR stitch in row

Picking up CH stitch to create last TR stitch in row

Seed stitch pattern, close up

Seed stitch pattern, close up

Another pic of several rows of seed stitch variation pattern

Another pic of several rows of seed stitch variation pattern

HAPPY CREATING!!

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