I saw this beautiful wrap on the Purl Bee blog and I’d love to make something similar. But that particular wrap is knitted and I’m not terribly great at knitting. And I also have it on good authority that the wrap done in all seed stitch would bore me to tears.
So, I’ve been trying to find out how to do something that looks like seed stitch but is crochet instead of knitting. I found a few tutorials suggesting that alternating sc and dc (US term.) will produce something similar to seed stitch. The lower third of that swatch is done using that method, but it seems too uniform/flat to me – compared to the knitted variety. So for the rest of the swatch I alternated sc and tr. It looks like that produces a bit more texture.
I haven’t got a knitted sample (I’m not even sure where my knitting needles are right now!) to compare with, so if you’re familiar with knitted seed stitch I’d love to hear your opinion! Am I on the right track? Which part looks most like the knitted version?
And completely unrelated to anything – I got a new purse! I’m so happy about it because it’s not made of leather (is it just me or is it really difficult to find pretty non-leather purses?), it’s pretty and it was a steal at just £5 in Tesco. The only thing I’m not quite in love with is the closure – it feels a bit big. But I think I can get over that.. ;-)