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Week 11 of the Ray Of Hope crochet along features the Sedge stitch. This stitch has a lovely delicate texture, that has a pretty look while being flat and hole free.

The free pattern is below, but if you’d like the ad free printable version, it is available either as part of my Lifetime Pattern Pass, or you can purchase it on its own for £5 from Ravelry

If you would like to follow my colour scheme, you can find the list of colours in both Scheepjes Softfun and Stylecraft Special DK in this document here

The pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below in brackets along with the abbreviations we will be using

  • Chain = ch
  • Single crochet (double crochet) = sc
  • Double crochet (treble crochet) = dc

The Pattern

You will need a 3.5mm hook for this piece

With Colour D make a chain of 22

Row 1, in 4th chain from hook make a dc (turning chain counts as the first dc) dc in each chain across – 20 stitches

Row 2. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog. Dc in each stitch across until you have 2 stitches left. Make a dc2tog in last stitch – 18 stitches

Row 3. Turn, chain1, make a sc in the 1st stitch. *In the next stitch make a sc and a dc. Skip the next stitch* repeat between *and* sc in the last stitch.

Rows 4-8 Turn, chain 1. Make a sc in the 1st stitch. *skip the next stitch and make a sc and dc in the sc in the row below* repeat between *and* sc in the last stitch.

Row 9. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog. Dc in each stitch across until you have 2 stitches left. Make a dc2tog in last stitch – 16 stitches

Row 10. Turn, chain1, make a sc in the 1st stitch. *Skip the next stitch. In the next stitch make a sc and a dc.* repeat between *and* sc in the last stitch

Rows 11-15. Turn, chain 1. Make a sc in the 1st stitch. *skip the next stitch and make a sc and dc in the sc in the row below* repeat between *and* sc in the last stitch.

Row 16. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog. Dc in each stitch across until you have 2 stitches left. Make a dc2tog in last stitch – 14 stitches

Rows 17-22. Turn, chain 1. Make a sc in the 1st stitch. *skip the next stitch and make a sc and dc in the sc in the row below* repeat between *and* sc in the last stitch.

Row 23. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog over the first 2 stitches. Dc in each stitch across until you have 2 stitches left. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 12 stitches

Rows 24- 26. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 12 stitches

Row 27. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog over the first 2 stitches. Dc in the next 8 stitches. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 10 stitches

Rows 28-30. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 10 stitches

Row 31. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog over the first 2 stitches. Dc in the next 6 stitches. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 8 stitches

Rows 32-34. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 8 stitches

Row 35. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog over the first 2 stitches. Dc in the next 4 stitches. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 6 stitches

Rows 36-38. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 6 stitches

Row 39. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog over the first 2 stitches. Dc in the next 2 stitches. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 4 stitches

Rows 40-42. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 4 stitches

Row 43. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog over the first 2 stitches. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 2 stitches

Rows 44-46. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in the last stitch – 2 stithes

Row 47. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog over both stitches – 1 stitch

Row 48. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain. Cut off and weave in your ends

The Border

Change to a 4mm hook for the border. Join Colour E (your joining colour) into the side of any stitch. Make 2 slst into the side of every dc and 1 slst into the side of every sc.

When you get to the tip of the ray, make 2 slst into 1 side, but when you turn only make 1 slst into the other side of the stitch. Continue to make 2 slst into the side of all other stitches.

You don’t need to add any extra stitches for the corners.

You should have 78 slst down one long side and 77 down the other, and 20 slst across the bottom.

Weave in your ends, and join the piece to week 10

To see how to join the pieces together click here

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