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Our blanket today features the sedge stitch. One of my favorite stitches! Next to the granny of course. I think these color blocks would look fab in any stitch, but I wanted the added texture the sedge stitch gives.
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, but if you’re interested in making this bigger you can get the downloadable pdf HERE.
Sedge Stitch Lovey
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! (HLL) medium (worsted) weight 100% acrylic yarn (199g/7oz./355 yd. per skein)
1 skein each (unless otherwise noted):
(W) White, (B) Mid Blue, (G) Grape, (H) Hot Rose, (R)Fire Red
Size I/9/5.5mm crochet hook
The graphic above is a digital mock up of the finished blanket.
You can find HOBBY LOBBY I LOVE THIS YARN! – HERE
- White – 7
- Mid Blue – 6
- White – 6
- Grape – 6
- White – 6
- Hot Rose – 6
- White – 6
- Fire Red – 6
- White – 7
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 simply added 2 rows of single crochet on this one. I felt those bold stripes were enough!
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: White, Bluebell, Lilac, Hot Pink and Holly Berry
Paintbox Simply Aran: Paper White, Dolphin Blue, Pansy Purple, Raspberry Pink and Pillar Red
Caron Simply Soft: White, Light Country Blue, Grape, Watermelon and Red
Brava Worsted: White, Denim, Mulberry, Rouge and Red
Red Heart Super Saver: White, Light Periwinkle, Amethyst, Shocking Pink and Cherry Red
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be sure to show us you finished blanket and tag us using #rubygraceinspo.
Love. your. Face. – Ruby Grace