Stitch of the Week: Sedge Stitch

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By Crochet Contributors Sara & Helen. Follow them on their blog, Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

Join us today as we look at the sedge stitch in our Stitch of the Week series.


Despite having what I think is quite a dull and uninspiring name (it reminds me of words such as ‘sludge’), this stitch is far from dull!

It is a durable and attractive stitch which is worked over a 1 row repeat. This makes it easy to master and the effects are simply stunning! In case you can’t tell I am a BIG fan of this stitch….

The sedge stitch is a great stitch to use whilst watching TV on an evening – once you get the hang of it, it has just the right amount of thought required whilst also allowing you to stay focused on your favourite shows. Your eyes will adjust very quickly to where the stitches need to be worked.


The sedge stitch has a really simple construction in that it is a repeat of *(sc, hdc and dc) in the same st and then sk2*.

It is worked using a starting chain of multiples of 3 (although this isn’t the case in our pattern. I started with a row of sc which is explained in the video).

In accordance with the free pattern you work the sedge st as follows from row 2

Step 1 – ch1 (counts as a sc) (1hdc and 1 dc in same st), sk2, *(1sc, 1hdc, 1dc) in next st, sk2* until the last st where you will put a sc only. Turn.

Step 2 – repeat step 1 for as many rows as desired.

It really is that easy!

We also have a video on our YouTube channel.

Visit Sunflower Cottage Crochet to get a free Susan Wrist-Warmers Pattern using the Sedge Stitch.  The Susan Wrist-warmers are surprisingly simple and have an optional cuff pattern just to finish them off.

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