Crochet Edges

Crochet edges add the finishing touches to your work. You can also make up crocheted edgings to stitch onto fabric items such as tablecloths.

You can use fancy edgings or if you just want to give a neat and firm edge to an item you can simply work a row of single crochet (UK double crochet) or a row of crab stitch which is simply single crochet worked backwards.

Edgings can also hide things you don't want to see, especially if you are working in more than one colour - loose ends and and yarn taken up the sides of your work are hidden by a well constructed edging.


Instructions for the net edging pictured above (scroll down for instructions for more crochet edges and videos at the bottom of the page)


ABBREVIATIONS

ch = chain

dc = double crochet (US single crochet)

tr = treble crochet (US double crochet)

tch = turning chain


First work 2 foundation rows of double crochet (US single crochet)

if you want a ribbon insert follow instructions for the next 2 rows.  if you don't then just replace them with 2 rows of dc


NEXT ROW

1ch, turn

1dc * 2ch 1dc*   repeat from * to * to end of row


NEXT ROW

1ch, turn

1dc  *2dc into ch space, 1dc*

repeat from * to * to end.


NEXT ROW

1ch, turn

work dc into every st to end


Now start on the netting pattern

NEXT ROW

1ch, turn

1dc,  *3ch, miss 1dc, 1dc*


NEXT ROW

3ch, turn

1dc into ch space

*3ch, 1dc into ch space*

repeat from * to * to end of row, finishing with 1tr into dc of previous row


NEXT ROW

1ch, turn

1dc into tr of previous row

3ch

*1dc into ch space, 3ch*

repeat from * to * to end of row finishing with 1dc into top of tch



Instructions for Some More Crochet Edges




More crochet edging patterns


Other ideas for finishing off are to use tassles, pom poms or fringes. these are especially useful for scarves and ponchos.

or if you are a whizz with a needle and thread or a sewing machine you could bind your edges with a contrasting or matching fabric.



Click here for a free pattern of a crocheted purse with a shell edge

Videos

Some instructional videos.  You will also find videos on the various pages - links above

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