Sedge Stitch

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Meet your next favorite all around stitch:  The Sedge Stitch! Perfect for those evenings when you just want to crochet away, enjoying your hobby without a lot of effort.

Lilac color yarn sample in sedge stitch

I seriously love a mindless crochet project.  You know the kind I mean. When you memorize some simple little number and your hands on the hook just fly.  Maybe you’re watching something fun on TV.  Maybe you’re chatting it up with someone you love. But before you know it that THING you’re making just grows and grows. You just can’t beat that kind of satisfaction, I think.

The Sedge Stitch is the perfect stitch for that kinda project.  Great for a sedge stitch baby blanket. Great for an all over afghan in a solid color or even using a fun ombre or cake yarn color way.  Perfect for a pillow, a bag.. well just about ANYTHING really where mindless work meets beauty.

Lilac color yarn sample in sedge stitch

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Before moving over to my awesome new Stitch Dictionary Binder, I used to attach hang tags to my swatches.  To learn more or to learn about stitch swatching in general please visit my post about stitch swatching here.

Sedge Stitch Crochet Tutorial

And what makes the Sedge Stitch so mindless you might ask?  Well the easy repeat, of course!  You need to know the simplest of stitches:  chain, single crochet, half double and double crochet.  And you’re off to your next favorite make!

Lilac color yarn sample in sedge stitch

Sedge Stitch Crochet

Here is what you will need:

Remember, you can make your swatch with any size hook and yarn weight.  Read all about How to Swatch Here.

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet AbbreviationsUS to UK Crochet Conversion Chart.  Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.

Lilac color yarn sample in sedge stitch

How to Crochet the Sedge Stitch

Swatch Foundation:

Multiple of 3 (for information on what this means, please read How to Swatch)


Ch 27 (or to desired length)

R1: In the 2nd ch from hook, work a hdc and a dc.  *Skip 2 ch.  In next ch, work (sc, hdc, dc).  Repeat from * across to last ch.  Sc in last ch.  Turn

R2: Ch 1, (hdc and dc) in next st.  *Skip next 2 st.  In next st (which is the sc from the prior row), work (sc, hdc, dc).  Repeat from * to last 2 stitches in row.  Skip next stitch.  Sc into the last stitch. Turn

Subsequent Rows:  Repeat row 2 to desired length.  At the end of the last row, fasten off and weave in ends.

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Lilac color yarn sample in sedge stitch

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