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How To Crochet The Easy Sedge Stitch + Video Tutorial

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The sedge stitch is an easy stitch pattern that’s made from combining basic stitches. To make it you work a single crochet, half double crochet and a double crochet all in the same stitch.

Not only is it made with basic crochet stitches, the stitch repeat is simple and it’s also has only one repeat row. So you’ll quickly have this one memorized.

Green swatch with crochet hook, scissors and yarn.

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This is one of my favorite stitches to work. It’s a great stitch for relaxing and easy crochet evenings. You can check out the Wild Lupine crochet washcloth pattern which features this stitch.

Crochet sedge stitch washcloth in yellow and blue.

The Tivoli Purse crochet pattern works it up in the round. These are both great projects to work on with this stitch.

Crochet bag with green lining flat on wood floor.

This is one of those stitches that would work well for baby blankets. Like the wattle stitch it has texture without too many holes. You can see what I mean in the Eileen baby blanket pattern.

You might also enjoy the spiked sedge stitch.

Stitches / Abbreviations

U.S. Crochet Terms

ch – chain

sc – single crochet stitch

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

Skill Level

Beginner – Easy

Video Tutorial

Watch the video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Green swatch with crochet hook, scissors and yarn.

How to Crochet Sedge Stitch

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1

Learn how to crochet the easy and textured sedge stitch.

Materials

  • Any weight yarn, I'm using a #4 worsted weight yarn.

Tools

  • Hook size to match your yarn, I'm using a 6 mm hook (US Size J-10) for my medium weight yarn).
  • tapestry needle
  • measuring tape
  • scissors
  • stitch markers

Instructions

  1. Start with a stitch multiple of 3, plus 1 more.
  2. Here I chain 25.Green crochet chain on hook.
  3. Row 1. In the second ch from your hook place (hdc, dc) place st marker in skipped ch as it counts as the first sc and you will work the last stitch of the next row into it.First chain with green stitch marker and hdc and dc in same stitch.
  4. (Row 1 cont.) Skip 2 ch, place (sc, hdc, dc) all in next ch Two clusters of sedge stitch.
  5. (Row 1 cont.) Repeat step 4 across the row.
  6. (Row 1 cont.)When you have 2 chs left, sk next ch and sc in last ch, turn. (25 sts)Single crochet in last stitch.
  7. Row 2. Ch 1, Chain 1 to start row 2 with orange stitch marker.in same st place (hdc, dc),First cluster with hdc and dc in same stitch.
  8. (Row 2 cont.)*{Sk next 2 sts, place (sc, hdc, dc) all in next st} Two sets of sedge stitches.
  9. (Row 2 cont.)Rep step 8 to last 3 sts at the end of the row.Row 2 of sedge stitches except last 3 stitches.
  10. (Row 2 cont.)Sk next 2 sts, place last sc in ch 1, turn. (25 sts)Single crochet in turning chain.
  11. Row 3. Ch 1, in same st place (hdc, dc), *{sk next 2 sts, place (sc, hdc, dc) all in next st}, rep from * Row 3 of sedge stitches with last 3 stitches unworked.until last 3 sts at end of row, sk next 2 sts, sc in ch 1, turn. (25 sts)Single crochet in chain 1.
  12. Rep Row 3 for desired length of project.3 rows complete sedge stitch on red hook.
  13. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

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