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Published on October 25th, 2016 | by Kath Webber


Seed stitch cowl

Cosy up with Kath Webber’s softly-textured  seed stitch cowl that’s perfectly big enough for peek-a-boo cosiness and soft enough for snuggly, everyday warmth.

Soft, textured seed stitch need not be only for knitters- crocheters can easily create this pleasingly nubbly texture using just double crochet and trebles. The cowl is crocheted along a chain, then sewn up afterwards, or if you’re feeling brave, you can work the pattern on a loop, joining with a slip stitch and turning after each row.

You Will Need:

Paintbox Yarns Simply DK

Abbreviations: (All terms are in UK crochet terminology) ss- slip stitch; ch- chain; dc- double crochet (single for our American cousins); tr- treble (double for our American cousins).

Tension and Measurements: Tension is not critical with this project; cowl measures approx. 20cm x 58cm.

Using 4mm hook and Dark Aubergine yarn, make 97ch to begin. If you wish to join into a loop, join using ss.

  • 1dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1dc into each rem ch across. Turn. [96 dc]

crochet hook seed stitch cowl

  • 1ch (does not count as st), 1dc into each st across. Turn.

crochet hook seed stitch cowl using Paintbox Yarns

  • Change to Peach Orange yarn. 3ch (counts as 1tr), 1tr into each st across. Turn.

crochet hook seed stitch cowl

  • Join in Dark Aubergine yarn and cut the Peach Orange yarn, leaving a 10cm tail for sewing up. 1ch (does not count as st), (1dc into next st, 1tr into next st) 48 times. Turn.

crochet hook seed stitch cowl with purple yarn

Row 4 sets the pattern. Continue in Seed Stitch until pieces measure 18cm, and RS is facing, approx. 25 rows. Turn.

seed stitch cowl with purple Paintbox Yarns

Edging rows: Change to Peach Orange. With RS facing, 3ch (counts as 1tr), 1tr into each st across. Turn.

seed stitch cowl with pink and purple Simply DK yarn

Edging row 2 & 3: Change back to Aubergine. 1ch, 1dc into each st across. Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing up.

seed stitch cowl with purple and pink Paintbox Yarns

Making up: Stitch up first 2 rows with aubergine, then stitch up peach row and weave in tail end of peach.

Stitching a peach row in a cowl

Pick up Aubergine yarn again and stitch up until you reach the edging rows, then repeat the each section and Aubergine as before. Weave in all ends and sling over your head for cosy times!

About the Author

Kath has been a yarn fancier since 2008 when she crocheted her first granny square. Now a designer, mother, writer and prolific faffer, Kath spends her time stroking yarn and is still searching for the perfect mustard merino... Suggestions welcomed!

2 Responses to Seed stitch cowl

  1. Merion says:

    I absolutely LOVE this Kath! I’m going to make one at the weekend!! xxx

  2. Deb Jackson says:

    Love looking at your patterns and color selections. Very nice work!

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