How to Crochet the Seed Stitch

How to Crochet the Seed Stitch ~ A Crochet Tutorial

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This stitch is also called the Up and Down stitch. 

This tutorial uses US stitch abbreviation.

The Seed stitch pattern is a combination of Single Crochet (SC) and Double Crochet (DC) in alternate stitch.

Crochet Seed Stitch Tutorial

Begin by crochet a chain. 

Row 1. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, * 1 dc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch*, repeat between ** to end. Turn. (If you ended the row with a Single Crochet begin the next row with Ch 3 which acts as 1st dc of the row. If you ended the row with a Double Crochet begin the next row with ch 1 which acts as 1st sc of the row.

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Row 2. Continue crochet dc in sc previous row and sc in dc previous row to end.

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Repeat row 2 until you have desired length.

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Free Crochet Pattern using the Seed Crochet Stitch

Crochet Materials

Yarn in colors Red and Black.

Crochet hook size 4.0

Special Crochet stitches:

Picot stitch.

Seed crochet stitch: See instructions above.

Decrease crochet stitch: Insert hook in next st, yarn over, pull yarn through st, insert hook into next st, yarn over, pull yarn through st (you now have 3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

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Decrease in crochet.

Crochet Rose Free Pattern:

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Ch 30,

  1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *1 dc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch*, repeat between ** to end, ending with sc in last st, all up 29 sts.
  2. Ch 3, *1 sc in next st, 1 dc in next st*, repeat between ** to end, ending with 1 dc in last st.
  3. Ch 1, *1 dc in next st, 1 sc in next st*, repeat between ** to end, ending with 1 sc in last st.
  4. Ch 3, *1 sc in next st, 1 dc in next st*, repeat between **4 times, 2 sts tog x 3,  (push skipped work to point towards you), continue between ** to end. Turn.                                                                                        crochet rose petals free pattern
  5. Ch 1, *1 dc in next st, 1 sc in next st*, repeat between ** 6 times, 2 sts tog x 6, 1 sc in ch 3. Turn.
  6. Sk 6 sts, *1 sc in next st, 1 dc in next st*, repeat between to end, ending with 1 dc in last st. Turn.
  7. Ch 1, *1 dc in next st, 1 sc in next st*, repeat between ** 6 times, 1 dc in sl st, continue crochet on side of where beginning of work is attached with sl st (see picture) as follows: 1 sc in next st, **ch 3, 1 sc in next 2 sts**, continue between ** ** all across to work until you reach the beginning of row 7. Sl st in ch 1.                                   crochet rose petals free patterncrochet rose petals patterncrochet rose petals pattern
  8. 2 sts tog x 6, 1 sl st in next st, turn.
  9. 2 sts tog x 3, sl st in next st, turn.
  10. 2 sts tog x 2, crochet 2 x 3-ch sp together twice. Fold the rose together as picture shows. crochet rose petals free patterncrochet rose petals pattern
  11. Insert hook through 3 -ch sp and through all the layers of the rose creating the bottom of the rose, secure with another sl st. Attach black colored yarn. Continue crochet the stalk.                                           crochet rose patterncrochet rose petal patterncrochet rose petal pattern

Crochet Rose Stalk:

Ch 30, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in every ch to end, sl st in rose petals to secure the stalk. Turn. Sl st in every sc, crochet a 3-ch picot (picotes creates the thorns) in every 4th sc, twist the cord between picots to create thorns on both sides, sl st in last st. Fasten off.

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