Simple and Stunning Crochet Edge

This lacy crochet edging really helps make your crochet project pop. I made a granny square afghan and I added this simple and stunning crochet edge and it gives the afghan a whole new look. It went from looking good to Wow! This border consists of five rows of crochet stitches.

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The edging that is below was done on a granny square afghan that had two double crochet all the way around each. Therefore, you will see that the corners have a few extra stitches to help the afghan lay flat.

Here are some closeups of the border.

Directions: Simple and Stunning Crochet Edge

Corner lacy edge          Lacy Crochet Edge

Supplies:

Abbreviations:

CH = chain

DC = double crochet

SK =skip

SL ST = slip stitch

SP = space

ST = stitch

YO = yarn over

Border

Border Round One: With the Red Heart Super Saver Yarn White color I did a DC all the way around the outside. After completing the last ST, SL ST to join to the top ST of the first CH 3.

  • Outer corners: In the corners in order to ease the yarn around the corner and have less puckering, I did a DC, CH 1, DC, CH 1, DC continuing on with my DC around.

Border Round Two: CH 4, Insert hook into the same ST and complete a DC (this is the first V-Stitch with a CH 1 in the middle). *SK 2 ST. DC, CH 1, DC in the next ST*. Continue this pattern until you reach your first corner. In the corner (and each corner after this too) only skip 1 ST between the V-Stitch pattern twice, then continue on with the *SK 2 ST. DC, CH 1, DC in the next ST* pattern. At the end of the round CH 1 and SL ST into the top CH 3 beginning ST.

Here is a good tutorial on how to complete the V-Stitch. 

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Edging Stitch Guide

Border Round Three: CH 4, Insert hook into the CH 1 SP of the previous row and complete a DC (this is the first V-Stitch with a CH 1 in the middle). *In the next CH 1 SP, DC, CH 1, DC *. Continue this pattern all the way around. At the end of the round CH 1 and SL ST into the top CH 3 beginning ST.

Border Round Four: CH 3 and 2 DC in the CH 1 SP in the previous row. CH 1. *3 DC in next CH 1 SP, CH 1*. Continue the pattern between * all the way around. At the end CH 1 and SL ST into the top CH 3 beginning ST.

Border Round Five: In this round, you will complete a Picot stitch in middle ST of the 3 DC in the previous row with SC in the other Stitches. To begin, CH 1, in the next ST SC, in the next ST Picot ST, then SC until the middle DC in the next area where you will complete a Picot ST. Continue this pattern completing the round with a SL ST. Cut off the yarn and weave in the ends.

  • Here is how to complete the Picot ST: Most Picot stitches call for a CH 3, I wanted mine a bit taller, so I did a CH 4 and insert hook into the back bar of the first CH, YO, Pull through all loops on the hook. Continue on with the next SC.

Here is a good picture tutorial on how to complete the Picot Stitch.

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