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Scallop Edging For Small Bags

Pattern Created by Sandi Marshall

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This scallop design edging is sized for adding to small bags, with the example shown on a crocheted cell phone bag. The edging is worked over an area of 16 stitches. In the example shown, I crocheted it along the bottom edge of my Open Path Cell Phone Bag design.

Materials Used In The Example: Small amount worsted weight yarn, US size H hook
Finished Size of Edging: About 5 1/2 inches wide, at widest point x 1 3/4 inches tall
Abbreviations: ch = chain, dc = double crochet, ea = each, sc = single crochet, sl st = slip stitch, sp = space

How To Slip Stitch (sl st) = Insert hook in stitch, wrap yarn over hook, pull yarn through the stitch and through the loop on the hook, at the same time.
How to Crochet In A Chain Space: http://crochet.about.com/library/blchainspace.htm
How to Skip a Stitch: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa071804.htm

In this example, I used Caron Simply Soft Shadows yarn, color 0002 Plum Mist (a self-striping yarn with subtle color changes). This edging is shown added to my Open Path Cell Phone Bag. That pattern can be printed out from http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa081206.htm

Pattern Directions
Designed by Sandi Marshall, copyright 2006 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc.
See terms of use below the pattern directions. Please keep the copyright statement with the pattern directions when you print out or save the pattern.

To begin: Attach yarn in the first stitch on the bottom edge of the bag.

Row 1: Holding the bag upside down, work along the bottom edge of the bag. (ch 3, skip next stitch, sc in next stitch) 8 times.
Row 2: Turn, sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 5 times all in next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp, (dc, ch 1) 5 times all in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sl st in last ch-3 sp.
Row 3: ch 1, turn. sl st in first ch-1 sp (right before the first dc), (ch 3, skip next dc, sl st in next ch-1 sp) 5 times, skip next sc, sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip next dc, sl st in next dc, ch 3, skip next dc, sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip next dc, sl st in next dc, ch 3, skip next dc, sl st in next ch-1 sp, skip next sc, skip next dc, sl st in next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, skip next dc, sl st in next ch-1 sp) 5 times.
End off. Weave in ends.

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