Crochet edgings and trims

Crochet edgings and trims can be used to decorate all kinds of things from household items to clothing.

Yarn

King Cole Cottonsoft DK in 100g (210m) balls, using a 4.00mm crochet hook. 

Abbreviations

Ch, chain, dc, double crochet; tr, treble; dtr, double treble; dtrcl, double treble cluster: without completing last wrap, make 3 dtr in one ch, yarn round hook and pull it through all 4 loops on hook; trtr, triple treble: yarn round hook 3 times, insert hook and pull yarn through, [yarn round hook and pull through 2 loops] 4 times; st, stitch; slst, slip stitch.

Small scallops

This two-row edging couldn't be simpler.

Multiple of 6ch plus 3.

1st row (wrong side): 1dc in 9th ch from hook, [3ch, miss 2ch, 1dc in next ch] to end.

2nd row: Slst in first arch, Idc in same arch, * work 1tr, [1 ch, 1tr] 4 times in next arch, 1dc in next arch; repeat from *, ending 1dc and 1 slst in last arch.

Fasten off. 

Open scallops

Again, only a two-row stitch pattern, but these scallops are very bold.

Multiple of 16ch plus 2.

1st row (wrong side): 1dc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 2dc), 1dc in each ch to end.

2nd row: * 4ch, 1dtr cl in first of 4ch, miss next 7dc (do not count dc below dtr cl), ltrtr in next dc, [work 4ch, 1dtrcl in first of 4ch, 1trtr in same dc as before] 3 times, 4ch, 1dtrcl in first of 4ch, miss 7dc, slst in next dc; repeat from *, ending miss 7dc, slst in 2nd of 2ch.

Fasten off.

Blocks

This interesting stitch consists of blocks tilted on one corner.

Multiple of 6ch plus 2.

1st row (wrong side): 1dc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 2dc), 1dc in each ch to end. 

2nd row: 5ch, * miss 2dc, 1tr in next dc, 2ch; repeat from *, ending 1tr in 2nd of 2ch.

3rd row: 3ch, miss 2ch, 1dtr in next tr, 4ch, 5dtr around 1dtr, * miss 2ch, 1tr and 2ch, work 1dtr in next tr, 4ch, 5dtr around 1dtr; repeat from *, ending miss 2ch, 1tr in next ch.

Fasten off.  

Arches

This is a more elaborate version of the trefoils.

Multiple of 8ch plus 2.

1st row (wrong side): 1dc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 2dc), 1dc in each ch to end.

2nd row: 1ch, 1dc in each of next 2dc, * 9ch, miss 3dc, 1dc in each of next 5dc; repeat from *, ending 9ch, miss 3ch, 1dc in each of next 2dc, 1dc in 2nd of 2ch.

3rd row: 1ch, 1dc in next dc, * 5ch, miss 1dc and 4ch, 1dc in next ch, 5ch, miss 4ch and 1dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc; repeat from *, ending 5ch, miss 4ch and 1dc, 1dc in next dc, 1dc in 1ch.

4th row: 7ch, * miss 1dc and 5ch, slst in 1dc, work [7ch, slst in dc below] 3 times, 6ch, miss 5ch and 1dc, 1dc in next dc, 6ch; repeat from *, ending 6ch, miss 5ch and 1dc, 1dc in 1ch.

Fasten off.