Crochet Scallop Edging
Simple Yet Effective
Want to try to crochet scallop edging? It's also known as shell edging too, as it's formed in the same way as the crochet shell stitch.
Basically - a scallop or shell is formed by working several stitchesinto one base stitch forming a shell, semi-circle or scallop shape. Usually you work 3 or more double crochets
or longer stitches into the same stitch like ina granny square
To work this crochet scallop edging you need to know... single crochet,double crochet and slip stitch.
First of all, with the right side facing you work 1 row of single crochet right around your project or along the edge where you want your scallops, then turnover your project and work another row. This way the right sideof your scallops will show on the right side of your project.
You can work your crochet scallop edging straight into a raw edge, but it's much easier to fitin the stitches if you have single crochet stitches to follow.
To be exact in your numbers, you'll need a multiple of 6 stitches plus 1,
ie. 36 + 1 = 37 or 18 + 1 = 19, etc,.
If you're just doing a row of crochet scallop edging along one edge, then here you go...
- Turn, *skip 2 stitches, 5 double crochets into next stitch, skip next 2 stitches, single crochet into next stitch, repeat from * to end and finish off.
If you want to work right around the edge of an afghan or scarf then this is what you do...
- Turn so right side is facing you, and chain 2, work 4 doublecrochets into the first (corner) stitch, *skip next 2 stitches, single crochet in next stitch, skip next 2 stitches, work 5 double crochets into next stitch, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, single crochet in next stitch, skip next 2 stitches, work 8 double crochetsinto corner stitch, skip next 2 stitches, single crochet in next stitch, continue all the way around as per above instructions working 8 dc into each corner stitch until the last (or first) corner, work 3 double crochetsinto first corner stitch, then join to chain 2 with slip stitch and finish off.
This will give you a large scallop on each corner.
Here's the instructions in abbreviations...
If you're just doing a row of crochet scallop edging along one side then here you go...
- Turn, *sk 2 sts, 5dc in next st, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, rep from* to end and finish off.
If you want to work around the edge of an afghan or scarf then thisis what you do...
- With rs facing, ch 2, 4 dc in first (corner)st, *sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, sk next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, rep from * to last 4 sts, sc in next st, sk next 2 sts, 8 dcin corner st, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, cont rnd working 8 dc in ea corner st to last (or first) corner, 3 dcin first corner st, join to ch 2 with sl st, finish off.
- ch - chain
- cont - continue
- dc - double crochet
- ea - each
- rnd - round
- rs - right side
- sc - single crochet
- sk - skip
- sl - slip
- st(s) - stitch(es)
Now you know how to crochet scallop edging. Well done!
It's a great stitch for edging something simple like a scarf or afghanand making it look a whole lot more. You could also use it to edgea poncho or stitch it to a pair of jeans or a skirt bottom to fancy things up.
Stitch it around a collar, baby blanket or cuffs, or work it around the hem of an old sweater to spruce it up.
Where will you use your crochet scallop edging?
Try these amazing crochet tassels too.
Check out the crochet rope edging - or crab stitch too.
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