Sunday, February 10, 2013

Free Pattern for Crochet Blanket Stitch Edging

Free Crochet Blanket Stitch Edging

(c) Evelyn Mayfield 2013
(For blocks - e.g., granny squares, shells, or clusters of any sort)

(this is an updated version of a pattern posted back in 2011 - photos of edging on scarf and on lapghan at end of post)

Our charity crafting group has recently been obsessed with the diagonal stitch. This stitch looks very nice when making a project (scarf, lap cover, etc.) from lots of different color scraps. However, the edge is often not very attractive or neat. I wanted a sort of blanket-stitch look and worked this one up. This will also work well, I believe, on a granny square type of pattern.

A beginner should be able to do this. Photos of edged scarf and lap cover below.
Use same hook size and yarn weight as that used with project
ch chain
ss slip stitch
sc single crochet

Join with ss in space created on one corner; 3 sc for corner shaping

Ch 3, sc in space between blocks; ch 3, continue around, with 3 sc in each corner.

Easy, huh? Following are photos of edging on both a scarf and a lapghan.

 For a .pdf file, instead of trying to print this out from the blog, just email me at emayfieldz (at) aol (dot) com and put the pattern name in the subject line.  

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