Crochet Simple Sedge Stitch Blanket in Cotton Blend

Crochet Simple Sedge Stitch Blanket

If you are looking for a simple and fast crochet blanket to make, the sedge stitch must be on your list. It is one of the most popular blanket stitches in our Daisy Farm Crafters Group. (Have you joined? It’s a great group on Facebook where everyone is sharing what project they have made using our patterns. We see so many beautiful blankets shared every day, we recently reached 80k people in the group!)

It is so popular, that about a year ago we did a roundup of all the sedge stitch blankets at the time. We called it Design Ideas for Sedge Stitch Blankets. 

Tap here if you’d like to see the Sedge Stitch ideas. 

Why is the Sedge Stitch so popular you might wonder? It combines the three most common crochet stitches, the single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet, and works them into the top of one stitch. It creates a pretty little puffy look and becomes so rhythmic that the blanket works up in no time. 

Simple Sedge Stitch Blanket

We have added a simple double crochet border to this version of the sedge stitch, but you can also leave this blanket without a border. That also adds to the quickness of this stitch and you’ll have the blanket done in no time. 

We have a popular pattern on our site called the Sedge Stripes Blanket that my daughter Nicolina designed years ago. It was with that blanket that she realized that it looks great without a border. (Borders are notoriously tricky for beginners.) Nicolina was a beginner at the time and needed to make a blanket for her friend’s new baby. 

You can read more about her pattern for the Sedge Stripes here.  

So don’t feel intimidated by this border if you are a beginner and not comfortable working around the edges of the blanket just yet. However, if you are ready, this is an easy all double crochet border that adds a nice drapey, open look to the edges. 

Crochet Simple Sedge Stitch Blanket in Cotton Blend

Making a cotton blend baby blanket with Bernat Softee Cotton has been a favorite of ours for a few years now. The finished project feels so nice and luxurious. The bonus is that the blanket is completely washable and dryable for baby. 

(I just realized as I was getting links for this post that it is on sale at for $5.24 a skein, regular $7.49 which is a great sale price.)

These are the types of blankets that we are excited to give as gifts since we know they will be used and well-loved. We loved this one so much however, it’s staying the family for baby Nora! 

Crochet Simple Sedge Stitch Blanket


Bernat Softee Baby Cotton (60% cotton, 40% acrylic, 120 g/ 4.2 oz, 232 m/ 254 yds)

4 skeins Pale Periwinkle 

G 4.0 mm hook, tapestry needle, scissors


SINGLE CROCHET (SC): Insert your hook, yarn over (YO) and pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops.

HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (HDC): YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO, pull through three loops.

DOUBLE CROCHET (DC): YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops, YO, pull through last two loops. 


33 x 33 inches

Gauge: 4 inches = 13 rows and 10 groups of sedge sts (taken from pattern)


CHAIN 111. (To make your blanket bigger or smaller, start with a chain that is any multiple of 3.)

ROW 1: In the second chain from the hook, work HDC (half double crochet) and DC (double crochet), skip two chains and in the next chain work “SC, HDC, DC.” *Skip two chains and work “SC, HDC, DC”. Repeat from * across the row until there is one chain left. Work 1 SC, turn. 

ROW 2: Chain one (this counts as your first SC), HDC and DC into the top of the SC you just made. Skip over the DC and HDC, “SC, HDC, DC” into the SC. You’ll always be looking for the SC to do your “SC, HDC, DC” into. Repeat the pattern across ending the last stitch with one single crochet. Turn.

REPEAT ROW 2 for the remainder of the blanket and until blanket is 33 inches high or size wanted.


Round 1: Work SC into each stitch across the top and bottom of the blanket, “SC, CH 2, SC” into each corner, work SC as evenly as possible on the sides of the blanket. Join with a SL ST to the first st of the round, CH 2 and do not turn. 

Round 2 – 4: Work DC into each SC and work “DC, CH 2, DC” around each ch 2 space in the corners. Join each round with a Slip Stitch to the first stitch, Ch 2 and do not turn. 

Tie off and weave in all ends. 

Enjoy gifting your beautiful blanket! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! We love sharing what we are making with you. If you need more blanket ideas, be sure and visit our blog post 50 Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns.

XO, Tiffany

Crochet Sedge Stitch Blanket in Cotton Blend


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