Thread Crochet Edging for Placemat
Thread Crochet Shell Edging
Written by Teresa Richardson
Video Tutorial: Thread Crochet Shell Edging
TC - Triple Crochet
SC - Single Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch
EA - Each
CH - Chain
SK - Skip
This edging is added to a blanket stitch edging. It can also be used on a solid crochet afghan as an edging.
Shell: The shell will be 7 triple crochet with a chain 1 between each stitch.
Round 1: 3 SC in each blanket stitch around. Make sure you add extra stitches in the corners for the added fullness that corners need.
Round 2: CH 1, *SC in same SC, skip 3 SC, Shell in next SC, continue around from *. It is alright to modify the stitch spaces by skipping more or less single crochet, to end with the same amount of shells on each side.
Round 3: CH 2, skip the first triple crochet, *SL ST in the next TC, CH 4, SL ST in the same stitch. SL ST in the CH 1 SP. Complete 4 times total from*. SL ST in the next TC, CH 4, SL ST in the same stitch. CH 2, SL ST in the next SC. Continue around. Only the top 5 triple crochet are being worked.