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Valentine Trims and Beautiful Things

By February 2, 2014

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A few weeks ago, I was messing around with edgings to use for finishing off some of my new designs for fingerless gloves. Somehow my brain went into "edging overload," and I came up with more edging designs than I actually needed for the task that was at hand. Of course, I wrote the "extra" patterns down, because goodness knows they'll come in handy for something.

I'm hoping to share all those patterns with you all ASAP, as soon as I can manage to transform my scribbles into formatted pattern pages that someone other than myself could understand. I make no promises on the time frame for all of them, however, I do have some of the easiest edging patterns from that session ready for sharing.

The first one is a variation of the shell stitch that's beginner-friendly, and it's almost stupidly easy to crochet -- yet it's really pretty. My kind of pattern! I hope you'll like it, too. Of all the edgings in this grouping, this one's the least "Valentine-y," but you could fix that with a quick color change if you are so inclined.

Get the Free Pattern: Simple Shell Stitch Edging

The second edging is almost the same thing, but I dressed it up a little and tried it in some holiday colorways -- including one for Valentine's Day, and some for other holidays as well. This one's rated as an easy pattern.

Get the Free Pattern and Colorway Ideas: Holiday Shell Stitch Edgings

More Valentine-Friendly Trims and Edgings:

My Favorite Easy Trim Pattern: This is probably my most-used trim pattern of all time, and many of the projects I've made with it have been Valentine projects. See examples of how to use the trim here, here, and here.

Lacy Crochet Trim With Hearts: If you're interested in making Valentine projects, this is a fantastic design to have in your pattern stash.

Filet Crochet Hearts Trim: This versatile pattern has bunches of possible uses.

Please be on the lookout for more edgings in future blog posts...

See Also:

Free Crochet Patterns for Valentine's Day

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