Monday, November 14, 2011

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Continuing on our theme of affordable crafts and such... and crochet in particular...

Today I would like to talk about crochet edges.
Crocheted edges can be applied to so many items... but the one I think of first off, is to add them to pillowcases. What a luxurious thing!

Basically... there are 2 ways to do this.
Either you make little holes on the edge of whatever it is you want to embellish... and then you crochet directly onto the item...
OR...
You make the edging... and then sew it onto the edge of whatever you want to add it too.
Does that make sense?

Anyway... I did a quick google search for edgings... and found a virtual plethora of cool edgings!
(see HERE)... then I found this wonderful link to all kinds of patterns that you can get on-line for free (see HERE) ... But I hit the jack-pot with this great blog tutorial... HERE.

Go forth and crochet!!!

( the samples I used in the photos for this post... were primarily done by my grandmother )...


*photos by Elaine A. Russell