Stitch School: Pretty Crochet Edging with Anna Nikipirowicz
Anna Nikipirowicz shows us how to add a pretty crochet edging to garments, accessories and homeware in this great tutorial!
The sun is out; the trees and flowers are beginning to bloom… spring has most definitely sprung on this side of the earth! For this week’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make a beautiful crochet edging, which is a perfect way of adding a bit of spring to your wardrobe and home. Sew it onto the hem of your favourite dress or attach it to the edge of shelves in your kitchen for an instant boost of happy!
The edging is made lengthways, which means you do not have to measure and estimate how many chains you need to make to give you the length you need, all you do is just carry on making until the edging is the desired size.
I’m using Paintbox Cotton DK and 3.5mm (US E/4) crochet hook
Ch – chain
Ch-sp – chain space
Dc (US sc) – double crochet (US single crochet)
Miss (US skip) – omit stitches
Tch – turning chain
Tr (US dc) – treble (US double crochet)
RS – right side
Ss – slip stitch
WS – wrong side
Make 20 ch.
Row 1 (WS): 1 dc in 11th ch from hook, miss 2 ch, 5 tr in next ch, miss 2 ch, 1 dc in next ch, ch 5, miss 2 ch, 1 dc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: ch 3, 5 tr in 1st dc, 1 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, miss 2 tr, 1 dc in next tr, ch 5, 1 dc in 3rd tch, turn.
Row 3: ch 7, 1 dc in first ch-5 sp, ch 5, 1 dc in next ch-5 sp, 5 tr in next next dc, miss 2 tr, 1 dc in next tr, miss 2 tr, 5 tr in top of tch, turn.
Row 4: ss in each of next 2 tr, 1 dc in next tr, miss 2 tr, 5 tr in next dc, miss 2 tr, 1 dc in next tr, ch 5, 1 dc in next ch -5 sp, ch 5, 1 dc in 3rd tch, turn.
Row 5: ch 7, 1 dc in first ch-5 sp, 5 tr in next dc, 1 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, miss 1 dc and 2 tr, 1 dc in next tr, turn.
Rep rows 2 to 5 until required length is reached.
Try this beautiful edging on the hem of a cardigan, or a summer blanket!
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