So, you've made a blanket and now you're looking for an edging. Congratulations on being almost done with your project! It's always such a great feeling!
This edging can be worked around any square or rectangle shape.
To get started with this, attach your yarn to one of the corners. Next, work single crochet stitches around the perimeter of the blanket. Do this so that you end up with a multiple of 4+1. That's a multiple of four and then add one more stitch.
Then continue on with the pattern listed below.
This pattern was published by Royal Society in 1919. No designer is credited.
- Sport weight yarn
- Hook — H-8 (5 mm)
- Yarn needle
- st(s) - stitch(es)
- ch – chain
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- dc– double crochet
- picot - ch 3, sc into the prior dc st to secure
This edging needs to be worked in the round. We begin by attaching the yarn to a corner. Then we work single crochet stitches around the edge of the blanket and finish the pattern as follows.
Please note that the final stitch is worked so that you begin the next row in the middle of a chain five space.
Attach yarn at a corner
Multiples of 4 +1
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, sl st to join
Round 2: *Ch 5, sk 3 sts, sc in next st, repeat * around, final stitch: ch 2, dc into 1 st to join, ch 1, sc in same st space
Rounds 3-4: *Ch 5, sc in next ch 5 space, repeat * around, final stitch: ch 2, dc into 1 st to join, ch 1, sc in same st space
Round 5: *In next ch 5 sp: 3 dc, picot, 2 dc, picot, 2 dc, picot, 2 dc, sc in next ch 5 space, repeat * around, sl st to join
Royal Society. Royal Society Crochet No 14 Knitting. [New York] : Royal Society, 1919. Antique Pattern Library, http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/contrast/D-SW011-43.htm
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