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Crochet Tutorial Sedge Stitch

In this crochet tutorial, you will learn to master the sedge stitch. It will be easy to do as it encompasses three of the basic stitches every beginner should already know. This textured stitch can be used in a variety of projects, such as washcloths, towels, or scarves. This is one of my all time favorite stitches.

Any weight yarn can be used. The square pictured is worsted weight #4 acrylic Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice. Your hook choice will be based on how tight or loose you would like the stitch and thickness of yarn.

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Crochet Tutorial

The sedge stitch is worked in multiples of 3 + 1, plus 2 for foundation chain. For the square I did, which measures approximately 6″ wide(a standard size of scarf width), I chained 24 + 1 + 2= 27 chains.

Abbreviations Used: (US Terms)



sc=single crochet

hdc=half double crochet

dc=double crochet



Ch 1 counts as a stitch throughout

The stitches in ( ) are worked into the same stitch

Begin the Sedge Stitch

Row 1: Ch 27, {or how every many you’re using for your project, making sure you are following the multiple of 3+1+2}, sk first 2 ch{counts as a sc}, (hdc, dc) in next ch, *sk 2 ch, (sc, hdc, dc) next ch; rep from * until 3 ch remain, sk 2 ch, sc in last ch, turn [8 sedge clusters]

Row 1

Row 2: Ch 1{counts as sc}, (hdc, dc) in first st, * sk dc and hdc, work (sc, hdc, dc) next sc; rep from * until 3 sts remain, sk dc and hdc, sc in ch 1, turn

Row 2

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Row 3: rep row 2

Row 3

You can repeat row 2 for however long you want to use the sedge stitch in your project. If you were making a simple scarf, repeat until the scarf is as long as you desire.

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Put this Crochet Tutorial to Use

Are you ready to try out what you learned? Try my cozy kitchen towels, which use the sedge stitch. Leave off the autumn and winter appliques for everyday towels. Click the picture below for the pattern.

Two crochet hanging towels, one blue with snowflakes, one off white with autumn leaves.

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How many WIP’s do you usually have going at a time? If you are anything like me, it’s several. So many times I’ve gone back to work on one and realize I’ve forgotten what hook I used or what row of the pattern I was on.

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I hope you enjoyed learning the sedge stitch and love it as much as I do. Leave me a comment to let me know how you did.

Until next time, have a happy day and Happy Crocheting!

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