How to Crochet the Seed Stitch

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Perfect for beginners, the crochet seed stitch is a very quick crochet stitch to learn. You will only need to know how to crochet single crochet stitches (sc) and chain stitches (sc).

Over the years the Seed Stitch has also become known as the Woven Stitch, the Moss Stitch, the Linen Stitch and the Granite Stitch. Whatever name you call it, you are likely to save this crochet stitch as a favorite for future projects.

It works especially well for scrap yarn projects since you can change up colors on every row and with very little effort have a striking blanket or scarf.

How to Crochet the Seed Stitch

  • Row 1: Ch an even number of chains. Sk the first ch, 1 sc in the next ch. *Ch 1, sk the next ch, 1 sc in the next ch**. Work from * to ** across. Ch 1, turn.
  • Row 2: 1 sc in the first st. *1 sc in the next ch1sp, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last ch1sp. 1 sc in the ch1sp, 1 sc in the last st. Ch 1, turn.
  • Row 3: 1 sc in the first st. *Ch 1, sk the next st, 1 sc in the next ch1sp**. Work from * to ** across to the last 2 sc. Ch 1, sk the next st, 1 sc in the last st. Ch 1, turn.
  • Repeat Row 2 and Row 3 for pattern.

That really is all there is to it!

Crochet Seed Stitch Tutorial

Seed Stitch Photo Tutorial

You can see me crocheting my Crochet Seed Stitch Scarf in the video tutorial at the end of this post.

Practise the Seed Stitch with these Free Patterns

If you want to practise, you can try one of these patterns that use the Seed Stitch:

Quick and Easy Color Changes

I find it very rewarding to use a cake yarn that has long color changes but you can also do this in a solid color yarn and it gives you a pretty woven effect. TIP: If you want a quick and easy blanket, with very few yarn ends to sew in then choose a cake yarn that has multiple colors.

How to Change Colors for the Seed Stitch

If you are changing your yarn colors at the end of each row, I recommend changing colors on the last yarn over of the last single crochet of the row (if you are planning on carrying your yarn up the side of your project).

Finishing Suggestions

If you are leaving a fringe or planning on weaving in the ends, simply finish off at the end of every row and rejoin using a standing single crochet. If you are leaving a fringe, try to keep your yarn ends the same length so the fringe is easy to tidy up at the end of the project. If you are weaving in the ends, try to weave your yarn ends into the same color rows as the yarn.

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About Rhondda Mol

Rhondda Mol, an Ontario, Canada-based professional crochet designer and blogger, is passionate about helping the online crochet community create amazing projects. Through her easy-to-follow patterns and tutorials, she aims to help fellow crocheters - regardless of their level of experience - make handmade items. She recently launched a second website,, dedicated to providing free, indie-designed crochet patterns and tutorials, so anyone with the desire to learn how to crochet can reach their goals.

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