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How To Crochet Scalloped Edging

Scalloped edgings are great for sweater trims, hat trims, pillowcase edges and more.

They can even be used as simple laces for anything. There are many stitches and patterns to make scalloped edgings. Here are a few basic ones:


ANGLES:

Make 4 chains. Work 1 dc and 1 treble into the first of these 4 chain, *turn the work and 3 chain, work 1 dc and 1 treble into previous treble, repeat it from* for length required.

ARCHES:

Make 5 chains and join into a ring with a slip stitch. Into this loop work 6 dc, 4 chain, 1 dc, and turn. Repeat the pattern for the required length.

CLOVER:

1. Work a number of chains divisible by 8, plus 1, for the required length.
2. 1st row: 1 dc into 2nd chain from hook, * 1 dc into next chain, repeat the pattern from * to the end.
3. 2nd row: 2 chain, miss first dc, *3 chain, miss 3 dc and into next dc work 1 dc, 5 chain to form picot (1 double treble into same dc, 1 picot of 5 chain) twice and 1 dc all into the same dc forming clover group, 3 chain, miss 3 dc, 1 dc into next dc, repeat the pattern from* to end.
4. Finish off. Thread ribbon between dc of the first row for that extra special touch.

CRAB:

This is the simplest of all double crochet and can be worked backwards, forwards or even in circles, as in around the cuffs.

1. 1st row: Work along edge using double crochet. If working a circular edge, join with a slip stitch to the first stitch.

2. 2nd row: If the work is in circular pattern, work base along the round already made, making one double crochet in each double crochet and working from left to right instead of the normal right to left.

If you are working in rows then do not turn the work but simply make one double crochet in each double crochet that has already been made. Fasten off and you are done.

PICOT, LACE:

Work 2 chains, *into the first of these 2 chains, insert hook, yarn round hook, and draw through 1 loop. There are now 2 loops on hook. Into the loop nearest the hook, point works 2 chains. Slip both loops off hook and insert hook back only in to the loop further to the left. Without turning your work, repeat the pattern from * until edging is of the required length. Now finish off and enjoy the pretty pattern.

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