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Easy Edging Free Pattern

This easy edging is made mainly with double crochet, with treble stitches used on the last row. There are spaces to weave ribbon through, if desired, although it's also pretty without the ribbon. I used 1/8 inch wide satin ribbon in this example. The edging is useful for trimming clothing or household items.
Easy Edging Pattern

Can be made with any thread weight.
When made with size 10 cotton thread and a size US 8 steel hook, finished width is about 2 1/2 inches.
Starting Chain: Chain 21.
Row 1: Dc in 4th chain from hook. Dc in next 3 ch, (ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch) 3 times, dc in next 9 ch.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, skip next 2 ch, dc in next 4 dc, (ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next dc) 3 times, dc in last 3 dc.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 3 dc, (ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc) 3 times, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in next 4 dc.
For desired length: Repeat rows 2 and 3 consecutively until desired length is reached.
Row 4: This row is worked along long edge, working in the ends of the rows. * Chain 4, tr in same stitch, (ch 5, sl st in stitch at base of ch-5) 3 times, skip end of next row, tr in end of next row, ch 4, sl st in same row end at base of tr just made *. Repeat between stars (*) across length of edging.
End off. Weave in ends. If desired, weave satin ribbon of matching width through any or all of the spaces within the edging.

A few possible ways that this edging might be used would be:
Sewn to the bottom edge of a Summer Crop Top
Pillowcase Edging
Guest Towel Edging

I rewrote these edging directions from the original which was printed in 1920 in the pattern book Ripple Sweaters, Yokes & Edgings By Adeline Cordet, Book 13. The black & white photo (resized) is from this same 1920 publication.

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Photos of pink edging by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com

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