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Crochet Rope Edging - neat little edge stitch. This crochet rope edging (also known as Crab Stitch) is so easy you'll be working it on everything.

Crochet Rope Edging - neat little edge stitch.

At first it will feel like you're working all twisted up and back to front (as it's worked from left to right), but once you get used to the action you'll be off and running. The only stitches you need to know are single crochet and slip stitch. So, you have your finished piece you want to edge. Hold it right side facing you, chain 1, then work single crochet stitches in the normal way (right to left) around where you want your edging to go. When you get right around your work don't turn your work over. Sometimes the second row of single crochets in the crochet rope edging are a little difficult to work. See the step by step pictures below to help show you how this stitch is worked. Free crochet patterns.

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Grannie Patches Border Tutorial. ★☆☆ - Beginner Crochet Terms: This pattern is written in UK terms.

Grannie Patches Border Tutorial

American terms are given below in green. sp - Space ss - Slip Stitch (Slip Stitch) htr - Half Treble (Half Double) dtr - Double Treble (Treble) If you're interested in the colours I used, all the information is at the bottom of the post. You can use this border pattern on any blanket which uses traditional granny squares, or even a large granny blanket. Attach new yarn colour to any of the chain spaces along the side of the blanket and chain 1. Free Edgings Crochet Pattern Link Directory. Bunny Mummy: Adding a Chain Round to Granny squares...a tutorial. Hello Lovelies , Have you ever made a motif that calls for a "chain round"?

Bunny Mummy: Adding a Chain Round to Granny squares...a tutorial

The first time I encountered this technique was when I tried Lucy's much loved Hexagon pattern back in 2009. HERE is a lovely image of one of these hexagons at the chain round stage.I will admit I found it rather tricky at first....all those slip stitches........ not the easiest when you are starting out in (or in my case getting reacquainted with) crochet. Once Upon A Pink Moon: Pom Pom Edge. I was looking for a cute border.

Once Upon A Pink Moon: Pom Pom Edge

How to Add Granny Square Corners to a large circular motif. How to turn a large circle or Mandala into a square using Granny Square corners NOTE: To see how many rows of granny shells you need to add to create each corner place Place your circular motif onto a basic granny square made in the same yarn as the motif to give you an idea of what needs to be added.

How to Add Granny Square Corners to a large circular motif

Divide the circle into 8ths and mark with a length of yarn It's not an exact science but it will give you an idea of what you need to add to the corner markers 4 times. looking at the picture the first row of granny shells need to cover about 6 sts either side of the marker. ROW1: Att. yarn 3 sts away from the corner marker, miss 2sts, 3dc, ch3, 3dc in the corner marker, pulling out the marker. miss 2sts, sl st, into next st. ROW 2: ch 3, miss 2sts, sl st into next st, turn, 2dc into sp between circle and last dc of row1. 3dc, ch3, 3dc into point of corner, 3dc in the sp between the circle and the first dc of row1, miss 2 sts, sl st,into next st. 10 Ways To Get The Perfect Finish On Your Crochet Afghan. Basic Shell Edging. Crocheted edgings are very pretty, whether they are on blankets, skirts, bags, or anything you can thing of!

Basic Shell Edging

The item you add a crocheted edging to doesn’t even have to be crocheted. In fact, here is a very simple edging pattern that you can sew onto the border of your items. Sometimes it’s difficult for beginners to crochet evenly around an item, so this method of creating an edging and sewing it on, can simplify the process. Note: it may be tricky for beginners to keep track of all the stitches if your foundation chain is long. Be careful counting your stitches! Finished Size: each shell is 3/4″ (2 cm) tall, but edging can be as long as you want it to be Use the instructions at the beginning of the pattern to make the edging fit your item. Double V Edging. Hello lovelies , well it's not quite the ta dah post , but bear with me , I'm sooo nearly there ...hip, hip, Hurray :0) I've been working on the edging this weekend .

Double V Edging

After trying a couple of patterns I didn't like , I've pulled it all out and gone back to the same edging I used on my square throw... I made this up for that project , though no doubt it's not original .It's so simple but effective , just the right amount of prettiness without being too fussy ...in my opinion :0)..... Here's a quick "how to " for those of you who are interested ...

Working in the spaces between the clusters of the previous round , make 2 U.S. double ( U.K. treble ) crochet ... Chain 2.... Then make 2 more double/trebles in the same space.Then repeat in the next space .... Giant Granny Patches Border by Sandra Paul. Scalloped Border. Woohoo, we’re on the final installment of my pattern and photo step-by-step tutorial to make this sweet little granny stripe baby blanket!

Scalloped Border

I’m glad we’ve made it this far. I’m not going to lie to you, friends, I’ve gotten tired of photographing and writing up steps for this blanket. But I will never get tired of this classic, simple style. So pretty. If you’re just joining in, or need to jump back, feel free to revisit the first two parts of this series using the links below . . . Part 1: Blanket PatternPart 2: Timesaving Tips and Tricks Today we’ll finish it up with a nice wide border, ending with some sweet little scallops. After working through parts 1 and 2, you should have a nice little blanket, completed and ready to add a border. Simple Crocheted Bobble Edging by Heidi Bears. Straight edge for a chevron or ripple.

Whenever I hear that friends of mine are having a baby, I start thinking blanket.

Straight edge for a chevron or ripple

The idea of making something soft and snugly for this tiny, new person is too compelling to ignore. Plus, since you have 8+ months to make it, it always seems like a manageable project(yet somehow I always end up knitting or crocheting frantically, racing against the due date). My friends with amazing taste are expecting their first baby this April. They did the nursery in muted shades of gray with green accents, and chevron stripes. So I knew I had to make them a chevron blanket, in green to match the nursery (and also because they are letting the gender be a surprise.) I used Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn in soft fern and aran.