Crocheted blanket edging is beautiful yet simple and can serve three purposes. It can straighten out an uneven edge, it can strengthen an edge, and it can add beauty and interest if you need to add a little something extra.
The "point" or longer stitch is made by working a single crochet a few rows down to create an elongated stitch. In the pieces I made, I had a lot of fun experimenting with bright beautiful colors. All of the possibilities are endless! Plus, it is a very quick edging to add on.
In this tutorial, I refer to the longer stitch as the "point." So I worked a sequence of single crochet, single crochet, then a single crochet "point." Experiment with different sequences too, for example, try spacing your points closer or further apart by working more or less single crochet in between the points.
Let's go! I began with a simple swatch of single crochet,
Tie on new color,
And turn. Now work a single crochet in that first space,
then a single crochet in the next space...
Now to make the point. See where my scissors are pointing in the picture below? I chose to go this far down for mine. You can make your point shorter or longer than mine, but just be sure you make each point the same length by working each one in that same row as you go across.
Now, insert your crochet hook in that area,
and work a single crochet the way you normally would,
see the point beginning to take shape?
Try not to tug too much when working the points, or you'll distort the fabric.
There we go, all finished!
Continue to work the sequence the length of your piece...pretty!
You could also use this stitch as a unique edging foundation row to work another row of picot edging or scallop edging too. (how to make scallops tutorial link below).
There you have it!
Click here for crocheted scallops photo tutorial