Moni's Edging

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I love these types of mile-a-minute edgings which work upwards, because they are easier to measure and adjust to fit a project than the ones that work up horizontally. It's terrible to make all your edging in a particular length only to find out later that it is either too short or too long!

With this kind of edging that won't happen since you work the base of the edging upwards until you have the exact width you need, then you turn the corner and work the decorative ends, that way, it is sure to fit!

This lovely and easy edging could be used for many different projects, from a shawl to an afghan.

Base-
With chosen color of worsted wight yarn and crochet hook size H (I used Red Heart's Shocking Pink), ch 5.
Row 1- Ch 5. 2 dc in 4th ch from hk, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch. Ch 5, turn.
Row 2- 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 5, turn.
Row 3- 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 3, turn.
Rep rows 2 and 3 alternately, until you have the length you need to sew the edging to your project (widthwise.)
When you reach that measurement, work the decorative end as follows:

Decorative End:
Row 1-
Work base row 3 once. Ch 3.
Row 2- Make 8 dc in 1st ch-5 space, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-5 sp, *work 8 dc in next ch-5 sp, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-5 sp, rep from * across. Ch 3, turn.



Row 3- 1 dc in each of first 2 dc of 8-dc shell, ch 6, skip 2 dc, 1 dc in each of last 3 dc of 8-dc shell, ch 2, 1 sc in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 2, *1 dc in each of first 3 dc of 8-dc shell, ch 6, skip 2 dc, 1 dc in each of last 3 dc of 8-dc shell, ch 2, 1 sc in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 2, rep from * across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 4- 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, in ch-6 sp work: 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, ch 4, sl st in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, 1 sc in next sc, ch 1, *1 dc in each of next 3 dc, in next ch-6 sp work: 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, ch 4, sl st in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, 1 sc in next sc, ch 1, rep from * across.
Done!











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10 comments:

Cheri said...

Love this edging! New follower from a brand new crocheter!

Craftybegonia said...

You're very welcome, Cheri!

Heldasland said...

what a gorgoues edging, thank you for sharing

Craftybegonia said...

Thank you, hope you use it for something beautiful!

donatella said...

thanks for sharing.
these edging are life savers!
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Jane421 said...

I love the magenta scarflet but I'm confused about the directions for Side 2, rows 3-15 - "of first side......" what of first side?
thanks!

CaraLouise said...

HI!
just discovered your blog...and this pattern...was wondering if you have come across or designed more of this type of edging...i have a blouse i wish to edge, but as it has been washed and dried in the dryer, and i wish to be able to continue to do that, i want to be able to wash and dry the edging first before attaching. so i don't know exactly how long i need it yet! can you help point me to more options? yours is very pretty, but i think maybe i need something...oh i don't know...just something!thank you! <3

Craftybegonia said...

Hi CaraLouise, Moni's edging works upward, in other words, you make the length you need and you stop when you reach it, you will not have to make a wide length of it as with other patterns, only to find out later that you are either too short or have too much of it! The whole thing works up at the same time, vertically, and you just apply the length you need. If you don't like this edging, why don't you take a look at Crochet Pattern Central? Or perhaps you can ask at Crochetville or Ravelry if anyone can point you to a site with another edging. The reason I made this edging is because I like things that are exact, I don't like to have to unravel and repeat my work because of being too short or having too much. With this edging you're always right on the dot.

CaraLouise said...

oh i do like your edging...in fact i did a search after leaving your blog and found a few others, but none i like as much! i was concerned that it might be too wide for my project, but i think i can adjust the number of stitches across somehow. i will be sure to post a picture when i finally get to this. thank you thank you!

Craftybegonia said...

CaraLouise, I published your latest comment, but I don't know where it went. Oh, you can do whatever you like, if Moni's Edging enhances your project, great! If you would like to share some pics, I would post a link to them so that everyone will see it.