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Crocheted Edges

Replace bindings, facings, and hems with a decorative finish.

Dec 13, 2018
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A terrific alternative to fussy facings and hems, crochet turns an ordinary garment into one that is fun and creative. Crocheted edges can be more flexible than traditional hems and facings, which makes them ideal for wrap coats, ponchos, fluid vests and tunics, skirt hems, necklines, armholes, and more. The technique works with any fabric you can pierce with a small crochet hook. It’s not a stretchy finish, so it’s best for wovens or stable knits that don’t require stretch along edges. I’ll show you the most basic stitch to get you started, and from there, the options are almost unlimited. See pdf by clicking below.   You can see more examples of stitches, at “Crocheted Edges on Garments.”       Daryl Lancaster weaves, knits, crochets, and sews in Lincoln Park, New Jersey, and she teaches across the country.

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