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You Need These 5 Stunning Crochet Edges In Your Arsenal!

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There’s nothing worse than getting to the end of a huge crochet project, and not being sure of exactly how to end it. The pattern is done, but it doesn’t feel finished. Now what? Glad you asked. Here are five super simple edges that are the perfect finishing touch to any project. They are easy to memorize and have on hand! Check out the written patterns below the video to see the stitches written out.

Crochet away!



– Crochet hook

– Current crochet project

– Matching Yarn


Before starting an edge on any crochet project, crocheting a row of single crochet around the border is suggested, so you can work in an even line.

Crab Stitch

(Worked over any number of stitches)

Work an odd number of rows (at least one) of single crochet (SC). At the end of the row **Do not turn.** Chain (CH) 1, skip the stitch to the right

*Insert hook in next stitch to the right, yarn over, pull loop through, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.* This is the Reverse Single Crochet (rev SC) stitch.

Rev SC into each single crochet (SC). End with a slip stitch (sl st) in the turning chain of the previous row. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Shell Edging

(Worked over multiple of 4 stitches 1)

Chain 1, *Single Crochet in first stitch. Skip 1 stitch. 5 Double crochet in next stitch. Repeat from *

Single crochet in last stitch, fasten off, weave in ends.

Picot Edging

(Worked over any number of stitches)

Treat like a row of Single Crochet. After 1st stitch, *chain 3,4, or 5, depending on how tall you want the picot
Slip stitch into 1st chain (First picot made!) Work 2,3,or 4 stitches, make another picot. Repeat from *

End with a picot over second to last single crochet. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Block Edging

(Worked over multiple of 4 stitches 1)

Chain 3. Skip first 3 stitches. *1 Double Crochet in next stitch, Chain 3, 3 Double Crochet around the post of the original Double Crochet, skip next 3 stitches. Repeat from *

Slip stitch in last stitch. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Blanket Edging

(Worked over any number of stitches, depending on your pattern)

This uses the Spike Single Crochet stitch.

Chain 1, Single Crochet in first 3 stitches *1 Single Crochet in next stitch by inserting hook about ¼ inch below the edge. Single crochet next 3 stitches.* Repeat from * to end.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

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