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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To make a double crochet stitch, insert the hook under the top two loops of the first stitch on the previous row.
Wind the yarn around the hook and pull it through the stitch, giving you two loops on your crochet hook.
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.
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.