How to Crochet Shell Edging is the first in a series of 4 tutorials I am writing about different crochet edgings. If you hang around to the end of the series, there will be a free pdf printable of these edgings plus 2 more!
Edgings can be used to decorate all kinds of things, from baby blankets to headbands to crocheted bags. They can be even be added to things that are not crocheted, like hand towels and tea towels as a pretty trim. Heavier weight yarn will give a chunky effect. For something lighter and lacier, you could use embroidery thread and a tiny hook.
How to Crochet Shell Edging
Please be aware that being British I have used British crocheting terms!
The edge that you are adding the shells to will need to have a number of stitches divisible by 3.
As you can see, the 5 trebles into 1 stitch is what makes the shell pattern.
I used shell edging on this little bowl to pretty it up! The tutorial for the bowl can be found here.
How do you like to use crocheted edgings?