Trimmed in Crochet

Jan 17, 2013

Are you ready for more crochet techniques, yarn tips, and gorgeous projects? KDTV producer Annie Bakken joins us to share some of the tips, tricks, and how-to segments in the upcoming 10th series of Knitting Daily TV. — Toni

 
Robyn Chachula and Kristin Omdahl  

Grab your hooks and take a seat!
Another season of Knitting Daily TV is about to air on Public Television stations nationwide, and once again this 10th series has a lot to offer crocheters. Yarn expert Clara Parkes joins the cast for her second season with the much loved a yarn spotlight, a look at yarn characteristics and best uses. And, guest star Robyn Chachula pays a visit with crochet segments on jewelry and afghan edgings.

On episode 1008, Robyn demonstrates a crocheted ruffle edging that is both easy to crochet and charming. Add this to the bottom of a lace tank, crochet this edging around a blanket or afghan, or even add this to the bottom of a crocheted shawl and you have an instantly feminine project with a bit of flair. Watch this episode for a first-hand look at Robyn's ruffled stitch.

 

Robyn Chachula's Ruffle Edging, a free crochet pattern as seen on Knitting Daily TV:

Edging Rnd: Join yarn to edge of blanket, sc a multiple of 4 plus 1 along each side of the blanket, 3 sc in ea corner, sl st to first sc, do not turn.

Ruffle Row 1: Ch 9, ([dc, ch 2] 3 times, dc) in 6th ch from hook, ch 2, sk 1 sc on edging rnd, sl st to next sc, ch 2, turn.

Ruffle Row 2: ([Dc, ch 2] 3 times, dc) in second ch-2 sp, ch 5, turn.

Ruffle Row 3: ([Dc, ch 2] 3 times, dc) in second ch-2 sp, ch 2, sk 3 dc on edging rnd, sl st to next sc, ch 2, turn.

Rep Ruffle Rows 2–3 around to last sc on edging rnd.

Last Ruffle Row: (Dc, ch 2, dc) in second ch-2 sp, sl st to 4th ch of first Ruffle Row 1, ch 1, (dc, ch 2) in same ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st in 8th ch of Ruffle Row 1, do not turn.

DC Edging Row: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in first ch-sp, 9 dc in ea ch-5 sp around to last ch-sp, 4 dc in last ch-sp, sl st to top of tch, fasten off.

Be sure to tune into Knitting Daily TV for more crochet tips and tricks. Or, purchase the entire series on DVD.

— Annie


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