Kristin Omdahl had done it again. Her newest book, The Finer Edge: Crocheted Trims, Motifs
& Borders, is a brilliant collection of edgings, ideal for crochet
sweaters, afghans, shawls, and more. Kristin has included a broad variety of
edging crochet styles, including top-down, bottom-up, side-to-side, and miscellaneous
edgings. Add these lacy embellishments to your crochet patterns or try one of
Kristin's ten included patterns.
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Here is an excerpt from Kristin on working edgings around
Edging Around the
There are a couple of ways to turn corners in a rectangular
piece when applying an edging. In any case, you need to take into account that
it takes more stitches to turn a corner with the edging remaining flat than it
does to work the edging in a straight line, so you almost always need to work
increases at the corner and/on either side of it.
The most straightforward way to add fullness in a pattern
involving a stitch repeat is to increase for a full additional repeat on either
side of the corner on the first row or round of the edging. For example, let's
say your edging-stitch repeat is 5 stitches. I would work a round of single or
double crochet and increase at the corners to accommodate an additional repeat
on either side.
If you are making the edging separate from the fabric to
apply later, you could even gather or pleat the edging to create the fullness
required for turning the corner. In the case of the Luxor Blanket, we changed
direction on the stand-alone edging-by 90 or 270 degrees-to create the corners
to wrap around the completed afghan.
— Kristin Omdahl
Make any project uniquely yours or take a basic rectangular
blanket or double crochet pullover from drab to fab with the perfect crochet
edging. Order The Finer Edge: Crocheted
Trims, Motifs & Borders today and find the perfect edging for your next