My crochet neat edge pictorial is to show you how to get an even look when making a ontrast border.
Have you ever wondered when using a second color why it appears to look rough and uneven, my pictorial below shows you in four steps how to improve the look.
See my Crab Stitch and Magic Circle Pictorials.
Crochet post stitches are so called because they are worked around the post of the
stitch, they can be used in a variety of designs from ribbing, cabling etc.
I have put together a pictorial below on how to do the front and back post using a dc
or tr (UK).
See my free Baby Puff Stitch Cardigan and Fringed Scarf patterns using this stitch.
Crochet two cluster stitch pictorial – also known as dc2tog for US crocheters
and tr2tog for UK, I have used this stitch in a few of my designs and probably
will in lots more in the future, this step by step pictorial shows you how to
crochet it, I love the closeness of the stitch and the warm look it gives.
Repeat steps 6,7 & 8 for a three or four cluster stitch.
See also my christening shawl pattern
Crochet crab stitch pictorial – I am sure many of you will have noticed that
one of my favorite stitches for edging in my designs is the crab stitch.
I feel that it gives a lovely finish and firms up the edge of projects such as
baby blankets, booties etc. and also many things for around the home,
placemats, coasters, dishcloths and anything that requires a crochet edge.
These are some of the designs I have written using this stitch to edge with:-
Piped Edge Cushion Cover
Grit Stitch Placemat
Top Hat Toilet Roll Cover
The crochet granny stitch is probably one of the first stitch patterns you will learn
when starting to crochet, the stitch is normally used for squares, but I have added
to my stitch collection the instructions on how to crochet it in rows this way it can
be used for many things.
I have used two colors but you can create it in as many colors as you wish.