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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

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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.

Abbreviations used:

  • 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.

Fold in half - Seed Stitch Bow -

Working through both pieces together, sl st in each st across to join. (8 sl sts).  Change to red, cut cream yarn.

Joining - Seed Stitch Bow -


Turn work right-side-out (so that bulky part of seam is on inside).

Starting edging - Seed Stitch Bow -

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.

Joining for 2nd edge- Seed Stitch Bow -

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.

Edging Done - Seed Stitch Bow -

Pinch center together.

Pinch middle - Seed Stitch Bow -

Wrap remaining tail tightly around two or 3 times, to hold it in place.

Wrap center - Seed Stitch Bow -

Adjust as needed. Once you’re happy with the shape, finish weaving in the tail.

Center Band:

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.

Center band - Seed Stitch Bow -

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.


I hope you enjoy the pattern. A downloadable pdf of this pattern is also available in my Craftsy store or on Ravelry, for a $1 fee. The fee for the pdf format is to offset the advertising revenue lost when you print or download the pattern rather than viewing it online.

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