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Monday, November 12, 2012

Crochet Towel Edging Tutorial

     This morning I worked on the edging for the matching towel. I got t comleted in short time, and took photo's along the way to show you how it's done. I used No. 10 size crochet thread. You will also need a large eyed darning needle for the blanket stitch.
1. In step one, you will thread your needle and tie it off to the left corner of the towel with right sides facing you.
2. Do a blanket stitch along the edge of the towel keeping stitches about 1/4" to 3/8"  apart. Keep stitches even, and an even tension.



3. When you get to the opposite corner, tie your end with the needle attach to your  new working thread from you ball of thread. Now we are going to crochet.
4. Chain 6 and double crochet (dc) into the next space of the blanket stitch.
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5. Chain 2 and dc in the next blanket stitch as shown above. Continue this across being sure to place a dc in the very end/corner .Chain 1 and turn.
6. Now single crochet (sc) in the first dc, then 2 sc in the chain 2 space. sc in the next dc. Continue this across to the end as shown above.
7. Chain 4 and turn. dc into the 4th chain from hook, and do 2 more in same space. As shown above.
8. dc in the 4th sc in row below. chain 3, and do 3 dc around the bar made by the last dc. Note how the 3 dc wrap around the entire dc bar.
9. dc into 4th sc in row below. Chain 3 and do 3 dc around the last dc bar again. repeat this process across row.
 Note: I had to occasionally dc in the 5th sc in row below to make sure I had no rippling. When you get close to the end, check out your spacing, You will want to end with a dc in the very end of the row, so you made need to change the spacing in the last two spaces of sc row below to get that end dc. This is due to variance in towel width and in your blanket stitches. You wont notice the difference tho. When you get to the end tie off thread and weave in your end.




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  2. Very pretty! I think these towels are adorable!

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