How to Crochet the Seed Stitch!

Pinterest pic How to seed stitch

Not too seedy! The seed stitch provides a sturdy warm, luxuriously textured fabric that’s good for wash cloths, handbags and anything else that calls for a closed stitch fabric. It’s super easy too! If you already know how to single crochet and double crochet, you are well on your way to mastering the seed stitch. In case you need a refresher on how to single stitch, you can find it here. If you need to learn how to double crochet, you can do so here.

Supplies you’ll need to learn the seed stitch

A number 4 weight worsted yarn is good to practice with. It’s not too chunky and not too fine. I’m using a size H/8-5.mm hook for the same reason. It’s not too big and not too slim. I can concentrate on learning the stitch without the challenge of handling extreme size hooks or more challenging sizes of yarn.

Let’s get seedy!

First you’ll need a foundation row, so chain 20.

A row of 20 chains
Chain 20 for a foundation row

Row 1

Single crochet in the second chain from the hook. Double crochet in the third chain. Repeat this pattern: single crochet in the next stitch, double crochet in the next stitch across the row. Your last stitch will be a single crochet. You’ll have 19 stitches in this row. Chain 3, turn.

Row of chains, 1 sc, 1 dc
Sc in second chain from hook,, dc in next chain.

You first row will look something like this:

One row of seed stitches
One row of seed stitches

Row 2

Double crochet in the first stitch. You’ll work this first dc stitch into the last single crochet stitch from the first row. Single crochet in the second stitch. You’ll be working this single crochet stitch into the last double crochet on row 1. Repeat this pattern across the row: double crochet in next stitch, single crochet in next stitch. Your last stitch will be a double crochet. Chain 1, turn.

2 rows of seed stitches
2 rows of seed stitches.

It’s pretty already!

That’s all there is to it! You will always be double crocheting into a single crochet on the previous row and you’ll always be single crocheting into a double crochet on the previous row. You can create more rows following the same pattern repeating rows 1 and 2 until you’re satisfied or until you run out of yarn.

Here’s a swatch of seed stitches:

Swatch of seed stitches
A swatch of seed stitch

It’s not too shabby, but pretty seedy!