Crochet Shell Edging

Making a crochet shell edging is an easy way to give a knitted or crocheted item a pretty finish without looking too fussy. there are many different versions of this pattern stitch and here are just three for you to choose from.

crocheting Small shell edging

crocheting Large shell edging




crocheting Triangular (pennant or bunting) edging




With all of these examples you will need a base row first. Either carry on working using the last row of your item as your base row, or if you are working down a side edge, work a row of single crochet, half double crochet or double crochet (UK double crochet half trebles or trebles)

If you want to make a braid for sewing onto another item (like the ones in the photos), make a chain the length you want your braid to be and then work a base row before following the instructions.

Abbreviations

ch = chain

st = stitch

sts = stitches

tog = together

sc = single crochet (UK double crochet)

dc = double crochet (UK treble)

tr = treble (UK double treble)

sl st = slip stitch

Small Shell Edging Instructions

First make your base row then work as follows:

Make 1ch

1sc into first st

* miss 2, 5dc into next stitch, miss 2 1sc into next stitch **

Repeat from * to **

Large Shell Edging Instructions

First make your base row then work as follows:

Make 1ch

1sc into first st

* Miss 3, 7tr into next stitch, miss 3, 1sc into next st **

repeat from * to **

Triangular Edging Instructions

First make your base row then work as follows:

Make 1 sl st into first st

* 2ch, dc 3tog into next 3 sts, 2ch sl st into first of these 2ch, 2ch, 1 sl st into next st **

repeat from * to **

Video Tutorial



If you are looking for more than just a crochet shell edging click here for more edging ideas




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