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How to Crochet the Sedge Stitch

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Learn how to crochet the sedge stitch. This stitch looks complicated but it’s actually really easy to do. The sedge stitch is a beautiful and versatile crochet stitch that can be used to create all kinds of textures.

I am always looking for a new crochet stitch to learn. This sedge stitch is a beauty, and it uses basic stitches. It’s one of those stitches that can add a bit of interest and texture to your work and give it a bit of elegance.  It works great for so many great projects, baby blankets, accessories, and home decor items like potholders and washcloths.

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How to Crochet the Sedge Stitch

Easy Crochet Sedge Stitch Pattern

Even if you are a beginner at crochet, you can master this crochet pattern. You should be able to crochet the single crochet stitch, half double crochet stitch, and the double crochet stitch to work the Sedge Stitch.  The pattern is a 3 stitch repeat so it’s easy to make it larger or smaller. Crochet multiple stitches into one stitch and skip stitches. As a result, there is a puffiness that has a gorgeous look to it.

Once you memorize the stitch pattern, you will be off to the races. This crochet pattern is a repeat of row 2 until you reach your desired length.

It is a great stitch to work while watching your favorite television show with your favorite people.

Close up of Stitches

Directions: How to Crochet the Sedge Stitch

Skill Level

Just beyond beginner crocheter. You should be able to crochet the single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet to work the Sedge Stitch.  


The size of the project will be decided by your beginning chain stitches and the number of rows completed.

This stitch uses multiples of 3.


Different yarn weights will work with this stitch. I think worsted weight yarn shows this stitch off nicely.

Crochet hook right for the yarn used

Tapestry needle



CH = Chain

DC = Double Crochet

HDC = Half Double Crochet

SC = Single Crochet

SK = Skip

SP = Space

ST = Stitch

STs = Stitches

[ ] = Repeat Between

Beautiful crochet stitch

Pattern Notes

This pattern uses multiples of 3 for the beginning chain. That means 3 X 7 = 21. Therefore, the sample size I used today is 21 stitches.

Each row has a turning chain.

Turn at the end of the row.

This pattern is written in U.S. Crochet Terms.

Crochet Stitch with Texture

Crochet Pattern Directions

This sample used a beginning chain of 21 stitches. This can be adjusted using multiples of 3.

Row 1

In the second CH from the hook, work 1 HDC and 1 DC. [SK 2 CH STs. In the next CH work (SC, HDC, DC)]. Repeat between [ ] across until there is 1 CH left. In the last CH SP work 1 SC. CH 1 and turn.

Row 2

In the top SC of the previous row (the very first stitch), work (1 HDC and 1 DC). [SK 2 STs. In the next stitch work (SC, HDC, DC)]. Repeat between [ ] across until there is 1 CH left. In the last stitch work 1 SC. CH 1 and turn.

Repeat Row 2 for the rest of the pattern.

When complete weave in yarn ends and remove the excess yarn.

Video Tutorials for the Sedge Stitch

Left hand crochet

Right hand crochet

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