How to Crochet Trim Onto the Edge of Finished Fabric

Need a simple embellishment for the edge of your finished fabric? You may wish to embellish a garment along the neckline, sleeve, pocket or hemline. You may wish to embellish a pillowcase or bureau scarf along the hemline as well. Adding trim can help make your project stand out and look professionally-made.

Abbreviations

  • Sc = single crochet
  • Dc = double crochet

Steps

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    Using a large-eyed needle and crochet thread, make a running stitch along the edge of your finished fabric. Cast the crochet thread over the edge of the fabric while passing the needle from the back of the fabric to the front.
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    Using a crochet hook and crochet thread, crochet across the edge of the fabric. Pass the hook beneath the overcast thread.
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    Try some of these simple patterns:

    • Space running stitches a half-inch apart. Sc in an overcast thread, 5 dc in the next overcast thread. Repeat.
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    • Space running stitches a half-inch apart. Sc in an overcast thread, (2 dc, chain 3, 2 dc) in the next overcast thread. Repeat.
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    • Space running stitches a quarter-inch apart. Sc in an overcast thread, chain 3. Repeat.
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    Finished.

Supplies

  • Large-eyed needle
  • Crochet thread size 10
  • Crochet hook size 7

Tips

  • Crowd a crocheted pattern to create a ruffle.
  • Choose threads that match or contrast your fabrics.
  • Try a combination of two or more threads with a larger crochet hook.
  • Try a wide row of trim.
  • Try several rows of trim.
  • Try several rows of trim with different patterns.
  • Space overcast stitches evenly or in a scattered pattern.

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