Modified Sedge Stitch Tutorial and Dishcloth Pattern
Happy Thursday! Welcome to this week’s Let’s Learn a New Crochet Stitch – Kitchen Crochet Edition event. This week I am going to show you the Modified Sedge Stitch (also known as the Riddle Stitch) in this photo tutorial, plus give you instructions for this simple dishcloth in sizes 6″ x 6″, 9″ x 9″ and 12″ x 12″. I hope you enjoy this easy dishcloth tutorial and pattern! Happy Crocheting!
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Modified Sedge Stitch Tutorial & Dishcloth Pattern
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- Approximately 38 yds of worsted weight cotton yarn in any color of your choosing (I used Creme de la Creme* yarn in Navy)
- Size I Crochet Hook*
- Yarn Needle* for weaving ends
ch(s) – chain(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
t-ch – turning chain
sk – skip
() – indicates stitch counts
Chain a multiple of 3
4 sts & 2.2 rows = 1″
6″ x 6″
9″ x 9″
12″ x 12″
- This pattern is written in US terms
- Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. Gauge is not necessary for this pattern but if you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
- This pattern is written for a 6″ x 6″ dishcloth with stitch counts for 9″ x 9″ and 12″ x 12″ written in parenthesis. The 9″ dishcloth stitch counts will be written in italics and the 12″ dishcloth stitch counts will be written in bold.
Row 1: Work 1 dc in the 4th ch from hook (skipped 3 chs count as a dc)
Row 1 cont’d: Sk 2 sts, sc in the next st
Row 1 cont’d: Work 2 dc in the same st as the sc
Row 1 cont’d: *sk 2 sts, [1 sc, 2 dc] in the next st** Repeat from * to ** across until there are 2 sts remaining.
Row 1 cont’d: Sk the next st, 1 sc into the last st, turn.
Row 2 cont’d: Work 1 dc in the first st
Row 2 cont’d: *sk 2 sts, [1 sc, 2 dc] in the next st**
Row 2 cont’d: Repeat from * to ** across until there are 2 sts remaining (1 dc and ch-3)
Row 2 cont’d: Sk the next st (the dc), 1 sc into the t-ch, turn.
Row 3-12: Repeat Row 2
Row 13: Repeat Row 2, fasten off, weave ends.
This will give you approximately an 6″ x 6″ square. You can add a simple sc border around the square to finish it off.
Ch 24 (36, 48)
Row 1: 1 dc into the 4th ch from hook (skipped 3 chs count as a dc), *sk 2 sts, [1 sc, 2 dc] into next st** Repeat from * to ** across until there are 2 sts remaining, sk next st, 1 sc in last st, turn. (21, 33, 45)
Row 2: Ch 3 (count as dc), 1 dc into the first st, *sk 2 sts, [1 sc, 2 dc] in next st** Repeat from * to ** across until there are 2 sts remaining, sk next st, 1 sc in the last st, turn. (21, 33, 45)
Row 3-13: Repeat Row 2 (Fasten off for 6″ dishcloth, continue on for other sizes)
Row 14-20: Repeat Row 2 (Fasten off for 9″ dishcloth, continue on for 12″ size)
Row 21-27: Repeat Row 2, fasten off and weave ends.
You can add a simple border by joining your yarn with a sl st in one of the stitches, sc evenly around placing 3 sc sts in each corner, join in beginning sc with an invisible join. Fasten off, weave ends.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!
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I love this pattern. Thanks for sharing it. I couldn’t see from the photo on Ravelry just how pretty it is. I’ve done it in cream cotton and would be happy to send a photo.
So glad you love the pattern Julia! I would love to see your finish project 🙂