Crochet Edging

Easy Crochet Edging for a dishcloth – for Beginners

Scalloped edge

Now that we learned how to crochet an easy dishcloth, let’s decorate it! In this lesson, we will learn the quick and easy Scalloped Edge

Skill requirement: DC – Double Crochet SL ST – Slip Stitch

The Scalloped Edge is quick and simple to crochet, and a fast way to add extra beauty to your project. Usually, it only takes one single row of stitches to give your work a more finished look and that great WOW factor.

This Scalloped Edge is very handy to have in your crochet toolbox. You can add this pretty finishing touch to so many of your projects, like blankets, dishcloths, sweaters and so much more.

Begin by attaching your yarn to your project. If you are using the same yarn, you do not have to cut it. Just continue to your crochet edging.

Now, let’s go through the steps together. – Attach your yarn – Keep your tail under your stitches, this way it will hide under your stitch. – DC (Double Crochet) 5x into the same first stitch – Skip a stitch – SL ST – Slip stitch into the next stitch – Skip a stitch – DC (Double Crochet) 5x into the next stitch – Skip a stitch – SL ST – Slip stitch into the next stitch (In other words, you will have five DC stitches, all worked into the same space).

If you are lucky, the edges of your project will match perfectly on every side.

As you can see in my project, I wasn’t so lucky. 😊 You can cheat your stitch a little bit if the count is slightly off. In my case, I added 2 extra DC in the first stitch to finish off my work.

And above all, remember that there are no mistakes, just happy little accidents! If something doesn’t go according to plan, just unwind the yarn and start again.

I can’t tell you how many times I had to fully undo a project when I was first learning how to crochet.

We all go through it. 🙂 Have fun xo