Tuesday, December 12, 2017

2017 Fiber Flux Holiday CAL: Week 3, Edging & Finish Work


Welcome back for week 3 of the 2017 Fiber Flux Holiday Crochet Along! This is the last week of tutorials, then you'll have a few weeks to work on your piece and enjoy it before the maker gallery rolls around!  Today we'll be how to add a lovely scallop edging, weaving in ends, and adding optional buttons!

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*This is a self-paced project, so definitely go at the speed you feel most comfortable. The instructional videos and posts will be up forever and you will always be able to go back and watch again and again!

Here's this week's CAL video:

Here's the written pattern for the edging:

Tie yarn for edging in the top corner space of the triangle to the left of the opening in the skirt.  See photo below:


Next, ch 3, then work 12 dc in the same space.  In the next space work a sl st.  *Work 12 dc in the next space, then a sl st in the next space.  Repeat from * to the last space.  For the last scallop, work (12 dc, sl st) in the same space to create a rounder, more finished edge.

*Note: where each triangle connects, you'll still work the same sequence (12 dc in a space, sl st in next space, etc), but work them into the corner space of the first triangle, then the space in between the triangles, then the corner space of the next triangle.  To see a visual of this, be sure to check out the video too.

Finishing:  Weave in any ends that remain.  With a piece of matching yarn, sew buttons down the edge of one of the triangles at the opening as shown in the above photos.  You can sew three like I did or more if you like.  Use the decorative holes in the granny triangle on the other side of the opening as button holes to button it closed.

Optional: You might want to steam block your tree skirt,  check out this helpful tutorial if using acrylic yarn:

  
If you're using natural fibers (wool, alpaca, cotton, etc) you can wet block your skirt, check out the tutorial below for this:


OK, let's take a quick peek at the schedule (click below for links to previous weeks of the CAL):


Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the Fiber Flux social media places below:

Let's connect!

Also we have a special group for us on Ravelry, the "Fiber Flux CAL Group" There is a welcome area, so please hop on and introduce yourself. You can get info, ask questions, help each other, see what everyone is doing, and show off your work too!

I am so super excited to see all of your beautiful projects in the next few weeks...please share those pictures and above enjoy, take some time to relax with your hook, and have fun! That's all for today lovelies, see you tomorrow for the big reveal!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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