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Crochet Blanket Border: Meringe Edging Tutorial

Meringue Edging Crochet Blanket Border – Tutorial

Materials

  • Yarn recommendation – For this tutorial, you can use a soft, sturdy economical powerhouse like KnitPicks Brava Sport (Affiliate). See a full review of this yarn on my crafty site.
  • Hook Recommendation – I own and use the hook from this set on Amazon (Affiliate)

Meringue Edging Crochet Blanket Border Tutorial

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Information

This edging can be used on a straight DC or a granny edge as in this project. If you’re doing a straight DC border, just skip 3 stitches between the shell and the SC like if it were a granny.

I work a round of the border color first, so when I start, I’m not attaching new yarn. I finish the round in a chain 2 corner. Essentially the shell is: 3DC, Picot, 4DC

*See how to make the Picot below*

Edging: (SC, chain 1, 3DC, Picot, 6DC) in chain 2 corner (Corner shell made). *SC in the next ch2 space. (3DC, Picot, 4DC) in next ch2 sp* repeat across to the next corner.

At my corners, I come to a shell at the end, when I should be SC-ing before the corner. I just play it off and do the corner shell anyway! It makes for a great leafy corner and I love it as an added piece of the design.

Crochet Blanket Border

Crochet Blanket Border

Picot:

After you 3DC, chain 3

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Insert your hook in the DC, through the center with the two outer bars on the outside, like in the photo below.

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Yarn over and pull the loop through to make an SC.

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Finish the SC. Picot made.

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So, chain 3, SC in base stitch. This base stitch could be an SC too, if you’re just working SC across with picots at an interval. By the way, that makes a pretty, delicate edge.

Have fun, and let me know how it goes!

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