Simplicity is the key to this arched edging. That's the beauty of crochet stitch patterns, they have the ability to look pretty at the same time as being neat and fuss free. This design gives a small and firm edge to your crochet items and is particularly suited for jacket or cardigan plackets.
It has a little bit of a lacy feel to it because of the holes and looks good with crochet netting (see netting bag) as it complements the stitch pattern
Work it with a tiny hook and thin cotton to make a pretty trim for handkerchiefs nightwear or lingerie. To do this, work some embroidery blanket stitch onto the edge of your garment and then crochet onto the horizontal threads.
Try it out with cushions, blankets afghans and baby bonnets and weave ribbon through the holes for extra cuteness.
You can use any thickness of yarn or hook size. With a bit of experimentation you can come up with a lot of different styles and looks just by changing the size and texture.
Turn this edging to a functional use working a length in sturdy cotton. String it along the edge of a bedroom shelf. You can then use it to store earrings by hooking them into the loops.
If you are wanting a fringe on an item try this for a neat idea: Work the edging first and attach your fringe to the arches.
Use the written instructions below or follow the video tutorial at the bottom of the page.
UK terminology used (US in brackets)
Work on a foundation row of firm straight stitches such as double crochet or treble crochet (US single crochet or double crochet)
1 chain, 1 double crochet (US single crochet) into first stitch.
* 4 chain, miss 3 stitches, 1 double crochet (US single crochet) into next stitch **
repeat from * to ** to end
Turn, but do not make a turning chain
Slip stitch into first stitch.
* 5 double crochet (US single crochet) into chain space. Slip stitch into double crochet (US single crochet) of previous row **
Repeat from * to ** to end
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