Add a lovely finish to your crochet projects with a wrap-around single crochet edging! It all starts with a normal single crochet. Then a backward slip stitch twists the single crochet back over the edge and locks it in place, creating a decorative, wrapped edge that looks good on both sides!
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I’m working on a new cowl pattern that uses this edging. Check back here next week for the link!
Wrap-Around Single Crochet
Join your edging yarn and chain 1 as you normally would to start working in single crochet.
Single Crochet – Make a single crochet as normal: Insert your hook as desired, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook.
Backward Slip Stitch – Next, insert your hook from back to front through exactly the same place as for the single crochet.
Yarn over and pull that yarn through the fabric and through the loop on your hook, as for a slip stitch.
Chain 1 – Finish the stitch and return everything to the correct height and position by working a chain.
Continue in this manner across your work!
A Note About Gauge
The wrap-around single crochet stitch is wider than a normal/basic stitch. If you work your stitches too close together, they will ruffle.
When working into the tops or bottoms of stitches, you can skip a stitch every so often to spread things out more. I find that working 2 stitches and then skipping 1 works well for me. You may find a different ratio that works better for you.
You can also use a smaller hook and/or thinner yarn to tighten the gauge without skipping stitches.
Wrap-Around Single Crochet Edging Video Tutorial
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