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Celestial Edging

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The last (optional) row of this edging is in two versions, for a pointed or rounded shape.


Photo SM
When made in the rounded version of row 4 (Version 1), the hole shapes of rows 2 - 4 form the appearance of angels. (Red outline indicates angel form on photo.)

For a pointed edge, make your edging with Version 2 of row 4.
Photo S. Marshall


Photo S Marshall
This is the look of the edging made without the optional row 4. Choose which look you like best for your edging.

Celestial Edging Pattern Instructions
Designed by Sandi Marshall

Materials in Example
Size 10 crochet cotton thread
Size 7 steel crochet hook
Finished size: Width is 1 1/4" at the widest point, when made in size 10 thread.

Abbreviations used in these directions:

ch chain
dc double crochet
sc single crochet
sl st slip stitch
sp space

Starting chain should be a multiple of 4, plus 6. If you aren't familiar with "multiple of" for a starting chain, there's an explanation of it at this link: http://crochet.about.com/od/learnbasics/qt/multiple.htm

Row 1: Dc in 8th ch from hook (counts as first dc and ch 2), * ch 2, skip 2 ch, dc in next ch **. Repeat the directions between * to ** across, as many times as needed. Ch 1. Turn.

Row 2: (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; * ch 1, (skip next dc), sc in next ch 2 sp, ch 1, (skip next dc), (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp **. Repeat the directions between * to ** across, as many times as needed; end with sc at end of row. Ch 3. Turn.

Row 3: (Skip 2 dc), dc in ch 3 sp, ch 6, dc in same ch 3 sp, ch 3, (skip 2 dc), sc in sc, * (skip 2 dc), ch 3, (dc, ch 6, dc) in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, (skip 2 dc), sc in next sc **. Repeat the directions between * to ** across, as many times as needed.

Row 4 (Optional): Version 1 ch 1 to turn, * 3 sc in ch 3 sp, 6 sc in ch 6 sp, 3 sc in ch 3 sp, sl st in next sc **. Repeat the directions between * to ** across, as many times as needed.

Row 4 (Optional) Version 2 ch 1 to turn, * 3 sc in ch 3 sp, (3 sc, ch 3, sl st in base of ch 3 just made [picot made], 3 sc) in ch 6 sp, 3 sc in ch 3 sp, sl st in next sc **. Repeat the directions between * to ** across, as many times as needed.

Celestial Edging Pattern copyright 1998 Sandi Marshall.
All rights reserved worldwide.
Free for your own personal use only.
Do not redistribute this pattern (with or without charge) in any form.

Substitute yarn to use this for an afghan edging.

Made with Version 1 of Row 4.

If angels find a special place in your heart, you'll find links to many angel patterns listed on my Free Angel Patterns Links page.

Photography by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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copyright 1998 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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Photo by Sandi Marshall 1998
This edging made without the optional Row 4.

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