Be Inspired with a Free Beaded Crochet Edging

crochet edging shown on a stole

Generations of women in diverse cultures have used crochet edging to communicate emotions or decorate their clothing and accessories. In Turkey these decorative edgings are called "oya" and are used to decorate beautiful scarves which are often worn for traditional or religious occasions.

I fell in love with the elegant beauty of these crocheted beaded edgings the instant I picked up The Beaded Edge. Along with a fascinating history on oya edgings, I was inspired by the 18 designs, each accompanied by step by step instructions and stitch diagrams. And the beaded crochet edged scarves are just the beginning. You will also find instructions for creating stand alone necklaces and edgings for skirts, tops, jeans, accessories, and household items.

Depending on the color and type of beads and thread you use, you can add an elegant and sophisticated or an edgy and modern feel to your piece.


To get you started on your edging adventure, you will find the Lace Flowers edging, my personal favorite, at the end of this newsletter. For more crocheted edgings, pick up a copy of The Beaded Edge today and join me in exploring this centuries old tradition. What will your first project be? 

Best wishes,

close up of this beaded crochet edging
chart and instructions for making the beaded edging
written instructions for completing this crocheted edge.

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About Toni Rexroat

Toni Rexroat is the Online Editor of Crochet Me. Outfitted with several crochet hooks and surrounded by bins of yarn, she has been the assistant editor for Interweave Crochet magazine as well as PieceWork, Interweave Crochet’s sister magazine. She was born and raised in a little town in Wyoming where she was exposed to wool and other fibers at an early age, and began crocheting in her early teens. Enjoying a wide variety of fibery hobbies from crochet and knitting to sewing, she is determined to learn to spin so she can crochet with her own yarn.

4 thoughts on “Be Inspired with a Free Beaded Crochet Edging

  1. Thanks for the pattern. I’m looking forward to trying it. The book is tempting but I haven’t decided whether or not to purchase it. Maybe this pattern will push me over the edge.