Part 2 of the Winter Waves Crochet Along starts now! This is the first of three divider panels. This will sit between last week’s square panel and next week’s square panel. If you are just joining us you can find all the information about our Winter CAL here.
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Sedge Stitch Divider Panel
Today’s divider panel uses the sedge stitch. You might recognize it from last year’s CAL! This is a pretty easy stitch that has some great texture. This crochet stitch is made by crochet a single crochet and two double crochets in the same stitch, skipping a couple of stitches and doing it again.
You will work this stitch in short rows of just 13 stitches. This makes it easy to modify the length based on your first panel. Just add more rows if you need it longer and fewer rows if you need it shorter. We are also going to single crochet around your entire panel to make it easier to join together and I think it gives it a more polished look.
Materials and Pattern Information
-#4 worsted weight yarn in one of your coordinating colors.
-6mm crochet hook
-tapestry needle and scissors
Gauge: 2 groups x 2 rows= 2 in
I use US terminology
Sc: single crochet
Dc: double crochet
Sl st: slip stitch
-This panel is worked in rows
-To make longer or shorter add or remove rows
-We are using the sedge stitch for this divider panel.
-The finished panel should measure just over 4 in wide.
Sedge Stitch Divider Panel #1 Pattern
Row 1: (sc, 2 dc) in 2nd ch from hook, skip 2 chs, *(sc, 2 dc) in next ch, skip 2 chs. Repeat from * across. Sc in last ch. Turn (13 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, (sc, 2 dc) in same st as ch 1, skip 2 sts, *(sc, 2 dc) in next st, skip 2 sts. Repeat from * across. Sc in last st. Turn. (13 sts)
Repeat row 2 until piece is square. There are 95 rows or your panel is as long as your first square panel. Do not turn after last row. Continue to border.
Ch 1, sc evenly around placing 3 sc in each corner stitch. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st. Finish off and weave in ends.
**TIP: When working down the raw edge I place 1 sc in one row end and then 2 in the next all the way across and it laid flat with no rippling.
You may block your panel if desired, I did not.
We are whip stitching again with your MC. See this post for whip stitch instructions if needed.
A helper I discovered this time was: after you fold the divider panel on top of the square panel, place some safety pins along the edge to hold the two pieces together and keep them even.
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