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Fast and Easy Crocheted Edging

Designed by Adeline Cordet, in the year 1915

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This would be a wonderful edging for clothing. Picture it accenting the bottom edge of a sweater or summer crop top. Other uses would be as an edging for pillowcases, curtains or guest towels. How about adding it to a purse flap or gluing it around the top edge of a wicker basket?

Photo at left is from the 1915 publication.
Directions as written by Adeline Cordet in 1915: (See below for my rewritten directions.)
Ch. 19
1ST ROW - 1 d. c. in the 7th st. from hook, 2 d. c. in the next 2 st., ch. 3, sk. 2 st., 3 d. c. in the next 3 st., ch. 3, sk. 2 st., 3 d. c. in the last 3 st. of 1st row. Turn.
2ND ROW Ch. 6, 3 d. c. over ch. of 3, ch. 3, 3 d. c. over next ch. of 3, ch. 3, 5 d. c. over last ch. Turn.
3RD ROW Ch. 3, sl. st. bet. 3d and 4th d. c., ch. 6, 3 d. c. over ch. of 3. Repeat 1st and 2nd rows alternately.

My Rewritten Directions:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
ea = each
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space
Materials Use thread size of your choice. Just to give you an idea of finished width, when made with size 10 thread and a US size 8 steel hook, edging is about 1 1/2 inches wide. When made with worsted weight yarn and a US size G hook, edging is about 4 1/2 inches wide.
Starting Chain: Chain 19.
Row 1: Dc in the 7th chain from hook, dc in each of next 2 dc, (ch 3, skip 2 ch, dc in ea of next 3 ch) twice. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 6, (3 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3) twice, 5 dc in beginning chain space.
Row 3: Ch 3, sl st between 3rd and 4th dc (see photo illustration of this below), ch 6, (3 dc in ch-3 sp, ch 3) twice, 3 dc in ch-6 sp.
Row 4: Ch 7, (3 dc in ch-3 sp, ch 3) twice, 5 dc in ch-6 sp.
Row 5: Ch 3, sl st between 3rd and 4th dc, ch 6, (3 dc in ch-3 sp, ch 3) twice, 3 dc in ch-7 sp.
Repeat rows 4 & 5: Repeat rows 4 and 5, consecutively, until you have reached the length desired.
End off. Weave in ends.

In Rows 3 and 5: Image at left shows the hook inserted between the "posts" of the 3rd and 4th double crochet, ready to make a slip stitch. To complete the slip stitch, yarn over hook, pull loop through between the 3rd and 4th dc and through loop already on hook.

Edging pattern first printed in the publication Crocheted Edgings and Insertions by Adeline Cordet, Book No. Two in the year 1915.

How long does copyright last? See US Government Copyright Office web site at http://www.loc.gov/copyright. Under "Publications" heading, click on "Information Circulars": Circular 15 (Renewal of Copyrights), Circular 15a (Duration of Copyrights) and Circular 15t (Extension of Copyright Terms).

You may print out these images and instructions for your own personal use only. White edging image, pink edging image and rewritten instructions are copyright 2001 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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