Edging – Shells and picots

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Shells or fans are very popular for a decorative edging. If you get them spaced properly, they will lie flat and create a nice scalloped edge. My Blueberry Hill shawl has a simple shell edging that you can see in the picture below. Picots work well with shells too, and can add a little extra elegance and interest. Simple shell / … Continue reading →

Edging – Ruffles

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This week, let’s get frilly! Ruffles are a fun and versatile way to edge your projects. Almost any stitch pattern can become a ruffle. The key is to work extra stitches into every stitch. Simple DC Ruffles If you’ve seen my Anemone blanket, you’ve seen a basic double crochet ruffle. To make this edge, I just worked 2 dc in … Continue reading →

Edging – Crab Stitch & Twisted SC

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Crab stitch was one of the first decorative, single row edgings I learned. It creates a rope like edge by working backwards (from left to right). I recently learned a stitch called the twisted single crochet, which creates a very similar edge, but working forwards. Crab Stitch (Reverse Single Crochet) The instructions are simple – single crochet in each stitch, working … Continue reading →

Edging – Slip Stitch Edgings

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One very popular edging technique is the slip stitch edging. It’s easy to do and creates a nice, finished edge without adding a lot of bulk or length. By adding a chain between the stitches, you can get an entirely different, stretchier edging. Basic slip stitch edging For this edging, just slip stitch into every stitch.The slip stitches form a … Continue reading →

Edging – Working Evenly Across/Around

Many edgings start by working evenly across or around the edge of your project. To make this edge nice and even, you need to work the right number of stitches, and space them evenly. If your stitches are too close together, you’ll end up with a ruffled effect. If they are too far apart, it will pucker. When using a pattern, it … Continue reading →

Tutorial – Why Continuous Rounds Shift

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Yesterday, we looked at crocheting in continuous rounds and using a running stitch marker. The stitch marker shows clearly that the first stitch of the round shifts slightly to the right (or left, if you’re left handed) with each round. Why does this happen? Let’s look at the way the stitches are lined up in the middle of this swatch. If … Continue reading →


Reversible Color Crochet - by Laurinda Reddig

This post contains affiliate links (click for more info). If you click one of these links and then make a purchase, I may be compensated. You get the same great prices, and you will be helping to support this site! I just read an article about Laurinda Reddig’s book “Reversible Color Crochet” has me itching to do some colorwork. I’ll … Continue reading →