How to crochet the sedge stitch (video tutorial)

The sedge stitch is a texture-adding crochet technique that adds texture without adding too much volume to your finished project. This stitch is nice because it looks very thick and put together. The pattern is very tidy, and it's almost impossible to tell where one stitch ends and the other begins.
This is a perfect stitch for sweaters, blankets, and scarfs because it is a tighter stitch, which means fewer holes in the pattern.
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How to crochet the sedge stitch video tutorial:
What can you make with the sedge stitch?
This is also a good option for hot pads, which need a bit more thickness to be effective.
The tight stitch is perfect for creating cozy cup holders (like the one below) to keep your hands safe from a hot cup. ​
This stitch works in multiples of three plus one. The base row has an additional two chains. To master this pattern, you'll need to know how to work chains, single crochets, and double crochets.
The reason this stitch is so thick is that you will be doing multiple double stitches in single chains, this adds volume to your stitch. Keep in mind the tighter your muscles, the tighter your stitches. Simply relaxing and loosening your grip on the needle can give the pattern and entirely different feel.
This pattern looks nice with a rough edge, but you can always finish off your project with a contrasting colored border. This simple addition can make your work look just a little neater and more put together.
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Try this stitch with a baby blanket, booties, or a hat for cozy results that look tidy and clean. If you loved these ideas, share them with your friends on Facebook.

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