How to add a cro­chet edge

Use the ba­sic cro­chet stitches to add dec­o­ra­tive edg­ings and more! CHAIN STITCH This is the foun­da­tion of all cro­chet stitches.

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1

About 15cm (6in) from the end of the yarn, make a loop with the ball end on top. Insert the hook through this loop and catch the yarn, pulling it through the loop. Slide the slip­knot up to the hook.

2

With the hook in your right hand, hold the slip­knot between thumb and fin­ger of the left hand. Move the hook un­der and over the yarn.

3

Pull the hook and yarn back through the slip­knot loop to form your first chain (ch) stitch. Now re­peat steps 1 & 2 un­til you’ve formed a chain.

4

This is what your row of chains will look like. Keep go­ing un­til you have the num­ber of chains that are stated on your pat­tern. (Don’t count the slip­knot.)

DOU­BLE CRO­CHET Dou­ble cro­chet is an easy stitch of­ten used for edg­ing knit­ted gar­ments.

1

To make a dou­ble cro­chet stitch, insert the hook un­der the top two loops of the first stitch on the pre­vi­ous row.

2

Wind the yarn around the hook and pull it through the stitch, giv­ing you two loops on your cro­chet hook.

3

Yarn round hook again, then pull the yarn through both loops. You’ve made one dou­ble cro­chet and have a loop on your hook ready for the next stitch.

4

For fol­low­ing rows, turn and make one turn­ing chain. T-ch doesn’t count as a st. Work first dc in the st at base of ch. At end of row work into top of t-ch.

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