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Use this Seed Stitch Bow to trim your tree, or when wrapping the presents underneath it. It’s also a great addition to headbands and hats. The Red Heart Holiday yarn is soft and shimmery, and the seed stitch adds a bit of fun texture.
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Seed Stitch Bow
- Red Heart Holiday Yarn
- 25 yds cream/gold
- 20 yds red/red
- Size H/8 (5 mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge
- Yarn or Tapestry needle
Easy – Worked flat, basic stitches.
About 3 inches x 6 inches.
13 sc x 15 rows = 4 inches. Exact gauge is not critical. You can use the first few rows as your gauge swatch. After row 8, your work should measure about 2.5″ wide by 3 inches long.
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
- sl st = slip stitch
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- sp(s) = space(s)
With cream, ch 9.
Row 1 (RS): sc in 2nd ch from hook, (dc in next ch, sc in next ch) 3 times, dc in last ch. (8 sts)
Rows 2-32: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, (dc in next sc, sc in next dc) 3 times, dc in last sc. (8 sts)
Note: Work should now measure 2.5 inches wide x 12 inches long.
Fold work in half lengthwise, so that row 32 lines up with the bottom of foundation chain.
Working through both pieces together, sl st in each st across to join. (8 sl sts). Change to red, cut cream yarn.
Turn work right-side-out (so that bulky part of seam is on inside).
Edging Rnd: Ch 1, work 38 sc evenly spaced around edge, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off red.
Join red with slip stitch at other end of seam.
Repeat edging rnd. When you fasten off, leave a longer tail (about 12 inches).
Weave in all tails except for the last one. Arrange loop so that right side is facing and seam is on top, at the center.
Pinch center together.
Wrap remaining tail tightly around two or 3 times, to hold it in place.
Adjust as needed. Once you’re happy with the shape, finish weaving in the tail.
With red, ch 5.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, sc in next ch, dc in last ch. (4 sts)
Rows 2-8: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, dc in next sc, sc in next dc, dc in last sc. (4 sts).
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Weave in starting tail.
Wrap band around center of bow and sew ends together using the long tail. It should be tight, and you will need to stretch the yarn to make the ends meet.
Arrange so seam is at the back. Sew up through the center of the bow and back down again once or twice to hold everything in place neatly, then finish weaving in end.
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