How To: Crochet A Scalloped Edging

It might seem hard to believe, but one of my very first crochet projects was unfortunately an unevenly stitched blanket. 
To be honest, it didn't look like a square or rectangle when it was finished since I had somehow managed to create a shape I didn't even know existed!... I'm pretty sure my fluctuating crochet tension was to blame for that little mishap.
Seeing my frustration, my mum promptly sat down next to me and taught me how to crochet a scalloped edging. My eyes were opened. That scalloped border helped take that blanket from a meager 2.5 to a solid 4.0... I was happy!
Since that day I've adored scallops, and often add them to my projects. They add a lovely touch to anything from blankets and headbands, to bags and beanies.
If you had to pick one, what would be your favourite stitch?


What You'll Need
5.00mm Crochet Hook
20g DK Yarn {8ply} 
Tapestry/Wool Needle
Scissors

Note
You can use any size crochet hook and yarn weight to make this scallop.



To create this sampler, take your yarn and 6.00mm crochet hook, and start of by making a Slip Knot. Then crochet 13 Chains. {Note: For every scallop you'd like to add, crochet an extra 4 chains/stitches.}
Row 1~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the fourth chain from your hook. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every chain across. You should have 13 half double crochets now.
Row 2 - 3~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch across.


~ Scalloped Edging ~

Row 1~ Chain 1. Single Crochet into the same stitch. Then skip one stitch before crocheting 5 Double Crochets into the following stitch. Skip a stitch, then crochet a Single Crochet. *Skip one stitch before crocheting 5 Double Crochets. Skip a stitch, then crochet a Single Crochet. Repeat from the * mark all across, making sure to end with a Single Crochet.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


Hope you all enjoyed this quick tutorial!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting,


13 comments:

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  3. Your instructions are the best, especially for a beginner like myself. You are very clear, concise and don't go too fast. Thank you so much

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    1. Aw, thank you so much! So glad you find them easy to understand :)

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  4. I Love this! I am wondering would you suggest doing this border seperatly and then join it on a blanket, or would you suggest simply doing it on the blanket?

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    1. I would crochet it directly on the blanket :)

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  5. I Love this! I am wondering would you suggest doing this border seperatly and then join it on a blanket, or would you suggest simply doing it on the blanket?

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  6. what do you do on the corners?

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  8. Thank you! Was looking for a simple edging I could do with worsted weight yarn, and this was perfect! - Tori

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  10. hi! How do I do if I want to e a long edging? I want to be added to my skirt. Please let me know. Thank you

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  11. hi! How do I do if I want to e a long edging? I want to be added to my skirt. Please let me know. Thank you

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