Sunday, 3 June 2018

Crochet Tutorial - How to add a simple shell border to a granny square baby blanket.

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


Abbreviations
US terms

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
Catherine
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