Free Tutorial: Crochet Edging

Date: 6th June 2014 | Category: Tutorials

Yesterday we looked at many of the uses for crochet edging (see here), today we look at some of Inside Crochet's favourite edgings.


Not just for fabric

One quirky mixed media choice for a crocheted edge is punching holes around the edge of a piece of paper, and then crocheting from that edge. This is especially effective as an attractive finish to a handmade greetings card, or even as a frame for a child’s painting to preserve and display it proudly. Some borders are not actually worked from the fabric outwards at all, but made in strips, from one end to the other. These can be sewn or crocheted to the desired ground afterwards, or used in many other ways.

This type of edging looks particularly good as an accessory, such as a bracelet or neckpiece and can even worked in a chunky yarn as a beautiful statement scarf. These can also be used as interior decorations, as colourful garlands hanging in a children’s bedroom or along a bookshelf rim for a pretty English country cottage style finish.

If you are short on time, then you can cheat and buy a length of stunning hand crocheted trim from a shop such as, which sells intricate trims worked in their own sublime linen thread. The stitches are worked from vintage patterns and the colours are a palette of soft neutrals and pretty sherbet shades. With so many uses for the basic crochet trim, there’s bound to be a perfect project for everyone, so take a look at how to create some of Inside Crochet’s favourite edges and give one or two a go.


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