If you would like to learn how to crochet the sedge stitch, you have come to the right place! This versatile stitch has a beautiful texture, looking stunning from both front and back.
The dense, slightly raised stitches give your crochet projects extra texture, and is a great stitch for cozy winter accessories and blankets. It is the perfect stitch to use for baby blankets with its puffy squishy fabric.
The sedge stitch uses only basic crochet stitches: single crochet stitch (sc), half double crochet stitch (hdc), and double crochet stitch (dc), making it perfect for any skill level.
Crocheting the Sedge Stitch
Once you have practised the stitch repeat pattern row, you will find the sedge stitch very relaxing and perfect for mindless crocheting. It is sure to become one of your favorite stitches!
One little tip – the last stitch at the end of the row is often the trickiest. Insert your hook into the last st which is the turning chain from the previous row.
Crochet Projects for the Sedge Stitch
The crochet sedge stitch is a versatile stitch that lends itself beautifully to a variety of crochet projects. It is an excellent choice for items like blankets and scarves, where both sides are often visible.
It can also be used for accessories such as bags, shawls, and hats. The dense stitch pattern makes for cozy throws or baby blankets. Its great texture and basic stitches make it great for home decor items like dishcloths.
You may like to try my pattern for a simple crochet dishcloth using the sedge stitch. It is an easy square pattern for you to practice this new crochet stitch!
You can use different yarn weights for the sedge stitch. Just match your hook size to the yarn chosen.
If you’re making a cozy blanket or a warm scarf, consider using worsted weight yarn for its thickness and durability.
For a lighter project like a summer scarf or a sedge stitch baby blanket, you might prefer a medium weight yarn.
For creating dishcloths or potholders, a cotton yarn would work best due to its absorbency and heat resistance.
For my sample I used a dk weight cotton yarn and a 4 mm crochet hook.
You can more free patterns for crochet stitch tutorials on my blog
US Crochet Terms
Sc single crochet
Hdc half double crochet
Dc double crochet
- Multiple for this stitch is a multiple of 3 for the foundation chain. Just make your chain with a multiple of 3 – eg. 15, 30 or 45
- The pattern is in US crochet terms
- Ch 1 at beginning of a row counts as 1 sc
- For the instructions below you will crochet a small sample to learn this stitch
How to Crochet the Sedge Stitch
Row 1: Work [1 hdc, 1 dc] in the 3rd ch from your hook (skipped 2 chs count as 1 sc), * skip 2 chs, [1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc] in next ch; rep from * across until 3 chs remain, skip 2 chs, 1 sc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), [1 hdc, 1 dc] into the 1st st (base of ch 1), * skip 2 sts, [1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc] into next st (sc from previous row); rep from * across until 3 sts remain, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in last st (turning ch), turn.
Row 3: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), [1 hdc, 1 dc] into the 1st st (base of ch 1), * skip 2 sts, [1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc] into next st (sc from previous row); rep from * across until 3 sts remain, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in last st (beg ch 1), turn.
Repeat row 3 for the pattern.
Why don’t you try my simple crochet dishcloth pattern to practice!
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