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Scalloped Narrow Edging Free Pattern

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch

Instructions For Scalloped Narrow Edging
This edging pattern was first published in the year 1920. It's a timeless edging, just as pretty for use today.
Materials: Use thread size or yarn weight of your choice. If you're not sure what hook size to use with what size thread, See Hook Size Matched To Thread Size as a helpful starting point.
Idea of Finished Size: When made with size 10 thread and a US size 8 steel hook, edging is about 3/4 inch wide, at widest point.
Starting Chain: Make a starting chain of length needed or begin with row 1 to work directly into the edge of fabric or into an afghan edge.
Row 1: Sc in ea chain or make sc stitches directly into fabric or into an afghan edge.
Row 2: Ch 4, * sk 1, dc in next st, ch 1, repeat from * across. Turn.
Row 3 - (Step 1): Ch 6, skip 2 ch-1 spaces, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, turn, 8 sc in ch-6 space just made, turn.
Row 3 - (Step 2): Ch 1, 1 dc in each of the 8 sc just made, 1 sc in each of next 2 ch-1 spaces (these ch-1 spaces are in row 2).
Row 3 Repeats: Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to form each scallop across the row.
Row 4: In same color or in a contrasting color - In each scallop across the row: (Ch 1, 1 sl st) between each dc of scallop, then sc in each of next 2 sc (in between scallops). Note: The sl st is not done in the loops usually worked in (that's at the top of each dc) but is done by inserting the hook in between the posts of two double crochet, then pulling the yarn or thread through to complete the slip stitch. This creates a slight gap in between each double crochet, which is part of the look of this design.
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My rewritten instructions and the edging image copyright 2001 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com. Inc.
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I added extra explanation to the pattern to make it easier to crochet. This edging pattern was first published in the year 1920 in Royal Society Crochet No. 16.

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