Shell Edging

Shell Edging
Shell Edging

Shell Edging has become quite popular and is used for everything from blankets to hats and clothes. This pattern is a great way to start learning how to do this type of edging.

Materials: 1 ball of size 30 crochet cotton in the color of your choice and a size 10 steel crochet hook.

Abbreviations: ch (chain) dc (double crochet) sk (skip) sl st (slip stitch) sc (single crochet) sp (space)

Pattern: Work a row of sc around open end of fabric, sl st in first sc.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next sc, * ch 11, sk 11 sc, dc in each of next 2 sc, repeat from * across, end with a sl st in top of ch 3.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc, * ch 11, dc in each of. next 2 sc, repeat from * across, sl st in top of ch 3.

Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc (at base of ch 3), ch 2, 3 dc in same dc, * sk 5 ch sts, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) for a shell in next ch st, shell in next dc, repeat from * across, sl st in top of ch 3.

Row 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, ch 2, 3 dc in same dc, * shell in center of next shell, repeat from * across, sl st in top of ch 3.

Row 5: Sl st across to center of first shell, ch 6, sl st in third st from hook for a picot, dc in same center sp, sc between shells, * ch 3, dc in center sp of next shell, ch 3, sl st in top of last dc for a picot, dc in same center sp, ch 3, sc between shells, repeat from * across, sl st in third st of first ch. Fasten off.