Hello and Welcome!
Ruby here. Fall is one of my favorite seasons! Partly because I’m tired of feeling like a baked potato from the summer heat, but also because I love it when Mother Nature gets to work on the landscape.
I know every place is different, but where we’re from just as the weather starts to cool down all of nature’s colors start to warm up.
Our blanket today features the Sedge Stitch. This is perfect for fall because it creates a nice dense fabric, but it’s super easy! This stitch becomes extra special when paired with a nice soft yarn like Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti Pilling yarn too!
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.
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, but if you’re interested in making this bigger you can get the downloadable pdf HERE.
The row counts for all 3 sizes are super easy. Each one is large chunks of color blocking, mirrored on both sides. The graphic above is a digital mock up of the finished blanket.
- **Prism – 4
- Mustard – 8
- *Pomegranate – 12
- Charcoal Grey – 10
REPEAT FROM * TO **
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!
I just mentioned skipping the border above in the tips, and that’s exactly what I did with this one. There are sooo many options for this blanket and I really couldn’t decide on just one. I mean, I guess I could have done a different border on each side, but I feel ya’ll would look at me funny so here we are. No border!
A few option I considered were the Double Crochet Ribbed Border, Crochet Front Bottom Loop HDC Border or just 2 rows of single crochet.
Sometimes it’s easier to shop your stash so we worked out some alternative brands for ya. We’ve matched each one in person so we know first hand they’ll play nice and look lovely! To see the exact amounts of each you will need to purchase and doweled the pdf. You can do that HERE.
Red Heart With Love: Cameo, Cornsilk, Merlot and Pewter
Paintbox Simply Aran: Tea Rose, Mustard Yellow, Red Wine and Granite Grey
Premier Basix: Lilac, Mustard, Burgundy and Charcoal
Brava Worsted: Lady Slipper, Caution, Currant and Cobblestone Heather
Joann Big Twist: Lilac, Mustard, Wine and Medium Grey
For you folks that are looking for something dark, a little moody and a lot masculine, next up is the Black and Blue Infinity Moss Crochet Blanket! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be sure to show us you finished blanket and tag us using #rubygraceinspo.
Love. your. Face. – Ruby Grace