extendedseedmainimage How to Crochet the Extended Seed Stitch

The seed stitch is a simple stitch pattern of alternating single crochet and double crochet stitches. The extended seed stitch is a variation that uses half double crochet (hdc) and treble crochet (tr) stitches instead. The pattern has a slightly more openwork design and works up more quickly than the traditional seed stitch but is still a great textured stitch for items such as scarves and washcloths.

Step One:

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Crochet a starting chain. Any even numbered length will work. This example shows a starting chain of 20.

Step Two:

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Crochet Instagrammed

by Kathryn on September 1, 2014 · 0 comments

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Sundays are usually the day on Crochet Concupiscence when we celebrate the best crochet on Instagram. I’m a day late because I was down for the count yesterday due to some kind of sun sick/ food poison/ flu bug thing. Feeling better today and ready to share the awesome Instagram crochet photos that I’m lucky enough to have people share with me.

And actually, I’m super excited about this week’s shares. There were some truly beautiful crochet photos shared from some of my favorite Instagrammers that come back week after week. And there were some new people who joined with great shares as well. I’m lucky to get the chance to see these photos and to share them here with you!

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Featured Instagrammer

This week’s featured Instagrammer is Alexandra of CrochetingThruChronicDiseases. The first thing that you read about her in her bio is: “Raising awareness for chronic illnesses while having fun with crochet.” If you dig deeper and look at the info on her Facebook page you’ll learn more about her own personal journey through illness and how crafting has helped. You know that health-related crochet is super important to me so I was already excited about that as soon as she began joining in with the Instagram tags. Her Instagram feed is filled with joyous crochet work. You’ll find a lot of cute amigurumi and crochet dolls there. You’ll also find adorable crochet hats, especially animal designs for kids. Alex takes several photos of each WIP so you can see how it’s all put together and then see how the finished item looks from different angles. A fun feed to follow and a great person to support in crochet. Here are some of the things that she shared with us this week:

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Crochet Blog Roundup: August in Review

by Kathryn on September 1, 2014 · 0 comments

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Here’s a recap of all of the things I blogged about crochet in August. Check out the links to anything you missed and be sure to share your favorites so others can see them too.

52 Weeks Crochet Blog Challenge

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I am doing weekly posts for the 52 Weeks Crochet Challenge hosted by Red Berry Crochet. This month’s posts were:

Crochet Art

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Visual Chronology of Crochet Artist Olek

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Marcy Kraft AKA Crochet Grenade

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15 Crochet Cacti for the Desert Lover at Heart

Crochet Inspiration September 1, 2014

Today I thought I’d give a nod to the desert with this roundup of 15 different examples of crochet cacti; some are patterns and others are finished art.

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Link Love for Best Crochet Patterns, Ideas and News

Crochet Link Love August 30, 2014

Link love is my way of giving back to the crochet community by highlighting the great work out there each week from crochet bloggers, designers, artists and more. Here are this week’s links …

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Yarn Review: Mistero by Adriafil

Yarn Reviews August 29, 2014

All of these Italian yarns are lovely but I’ve saved the best for last (or at least the one that was my favorite): Mistero.

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Visual Chronology of Crochet Artist Olek

Crochet Artists August 29, 2014

The very first crochet artist that I ever profiled on this blog was Olek. At the time (January 2011) she was just beginning to get widespread attention for her unique style of crochet art. I

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