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This is one of those blankets you can’t not touch. The texture of the sedge stitch is fab of course, but boy the colors and the softness of the Caron Simply Soft sure draw you in.
This blanket has a large color way folks. I mean we’re talking nine colors, but I think the results are totally worth it!
What is the Sedge Stitch?
A cousin to the Wattle stitch, the Sedge stitch on a cluster of stitches consisting of the single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet (sc,hdc,dc). Your chain is worked in Multiples of 3. This stitch works up surprisingly fast and creates fabulous texture!
YO – Yarn Over
SC – Single Crochet
CH – Chain
HDC – Half Double Crochet
ST – Stitch
DC – Double Crochet
REP – Repeat
**All stitches and abbreviations are in U.S. Terms.
Gauge: 4 rounds = 4” (10cm)
Crochet hook size I (5.5 mm) or size needed for gauge.
Single Crochet (SC) – Insert your hook, YO pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops.
Half Double Crochet (HDC) – YO, insert your hook, YO pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops, YO and pull through remaining two loops.
Double Crochet (DC) – YO, insert your hook, YO pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops, YO and pull through remaining two loops.
In the 3rd chain from the hook, work 1 HDC and 1 DC. *Skip two chains. In the next chain work SC, HDC, DC. Repeat from * across the row until there is one chain left. Work 1 SC into the final chain. CH 1 and turn.
Work 1 HDC and 1 DC into the top of the SC of the previous row. *Skip two stitches, then SC, HDC, DC into the next stitch. Repeat from * across the row ending in the last stitch with 1 SC. CH 1 and turn.
REPEAT ROW 2
If you’re not familiar with the Sedge Stitch or you need a refresher we recommend THIS video.
In today’s post I will share everything you need to make the lovey. You can can a FREE PRINTABLE of this HERE.
Sedge Stitch Lovey
Caron Simply Soft (CSS) medium (worsted) weight 100%
acrylic yarn (170g/6oz./315 yd. per skein)
1 skein each (unless otherwise noted):
4-(W) White, (F) Fuchsia, (P) Persimmon, (S) Strawberry, (LP) Light Country Peach,
(SG) Soft Green (SB) Soft Blue, (B) Blue MInt, (PG) Pagoda
Size I/9/5.5mm crochet hook
The graphic above is a digital mock up of the finished blanket.
You can find CARON SIMPLY SOFT – HERE
If the first couple of rows seem loose, try going down a hook size.
- ROWS 1-4: White
- ROWS 5-7: Fuchsia
- ROWS 8-10: Persimmon
- ROWS 11-13: Strawberry
- ROWS 14-16: Lt. Country Peach
- ROWS 17-19: Soft Green
- ROWS 20-22: Soft Blue
- ROWS 23-25: Blue Mint
- ROWS 26-28: Pagoda
- ROWS 29-32: White
- ROWS 33-35: REP ROWS 26-28
- ROWS 36-38: REP ROWS 23-25
- ROWS 39-41: REP ROWS 20-22
- ROWS 42-44: REP ROWS 17-19
- ROWS 45-47: REP ROWS 14-16
- ROWS 48-50: REP ROWS 11-13
- ROWS 51-53: REP ROWS 8-10
- ROWS 54-56: REP ROWS 5-7
- ROW 57-60: REP ROWS 1-4
Fasten off, Weave in ends.
Want an easy way to keep track of each row? We sure do, so we include row trackers in our PDF’s! You can download that HERE. I don’t know about you, but if I don’t have something to physically check off, I spend more time counting and recounting instead of crocheting!
While the Sedge stitch is super easy to crochet, we have a few tips for ya to make it (hopefully) smooth sailing. You can always do what works the best for you, but these are what we find to be tried and true for us!
- It’s a good idea to weave in those ends with a darning/tapestry needle instead of crocheting over the top of them, Since you skip 2 chains/stitches there isn’t a lot of opportunity for security.
- If you’re having a hard time finding that last stitch at the end of the row to crochet into, try chaining 2 before you turn. It creates just a wee bit more height and loosens then end of the row up.
- Not every blanket needs a border! Don’t be afraid to skip it. If you edges are straight and consistent, there’s really no need!
For this border, I did a SC in the Back Loop Only (SCBLO) with a chain of 7 for a ribbed border of 6 SC.
Want the FULL printable version of this pattern? You can do that HERE. It has everything you see in this post and more. Included are sizes for Lovey, Baby and a Full Throw!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be sure to show us you finished blanket and tag us using #rubygraceinspo.
Love. your. Face. – Ruby Grace
2 thoughts on “Emmy Lou Sedge Stitch Crochet Blanket”
Can you explain the border a little more. I don’t understand what you mean by a chain of 7 for a ribbed border of 6 sc.
You bet! What I mean is you chain up 7 and then single crochet in the second chain from the hook. Then single crochet in the next five chains for a total of 6 sc. I do have a video coming soon! Hang in there with me! 🙂