All you need to know about edgings
TRANSFORM ANY FABRIC WITH A FABULOUS EDGING.
Edgings are a great way to finish any fabric, whether it’s crocheted, knitted or woven. First you need to prepare the fabric – this means weaving in ends and blocking a crochet fabric. With a woven fabric, you need to hem or finish the edges so they won’t fray and work blanket stitches along the edge to create loops that you can crochet into (see image below). We’ve covered this technique in issue 16 of
Simply Crochet, or find our tutorial at www.simplycrochetmag.co.uk Next, you need to work a base row of plain crochet stitches before the edging pattern – we used double crochet stitches (see image below) but you can use the same techniques with longer stitches to make the edging wider, if desired. Take a matching or contrasting yarn and join at the start of the fabric edge. Make the turning chain and work stitches along the edge – your pattern might tell you how many to work, or you can use a pre-worked tension swatch to guide you, or you can judge it by eye. However, you’ll need to make sure you work the right multiple of stitches for your edging pattern repeat. Read on to find out how to do this.