A pretty shell border is the perfect way to finish off a crochet project. You can use it to edge a blanket, a hat or even the cuff of a sleeve...
Simple Shell Edging
dc - double crochet
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
ch - chain
sp - space
Adding your border to a granny square...
Starting on any odd numbered round, join your yarn with a sc 3 spaces to the right of any corner
then work 7 dc into the next sp...
...and sc in the next sp.
Now working into the corner sp. Into this and every corner make 9 dc...
...and then a sc into the next sp.
Continue in this fashion around your granny square
until you get back to the beginning. Join with a sl st to your starting sc.
A row of simple shells makes a great edging for a baby blanket...
...and I'm sure you can think of many other uses for this pretty stitch.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
See you soon