Edging Strips with Single Crochet

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Whether you join 2 or 200 hairpin lace strips to create a fabric, you will be left with 2 outer edges.  Just as there are a multitude of ways to join hairpin lace strips, there are a multitude of ways to edge the strips. A very simple way to edge hairpin lace strips is with a single crochet stitch.  Our tutorial below shows a single crochet stitch edging on one untwisted loop of the strip, however this could be varied to incorporate twisted loops or groups of loops to achieve an entirely different fabric (see Twisting the Loops and Working Groups of Loops).

To review crochet stitches:  Crochet Tutorial

For clarity, a different color yarn is used for edging strips in this tutorial.


Hairpin Lace, Edging Strip with SC, Step 1


Attach yarn by inserting the hook through the first through first loop on the strip. Ch 1.



Hairpin Lace, Edging Strip with SC, Step 2


Insert hook through the next loop, keeping yarn behind strip. Sc through this loop.

Hairpin Lace, Edging Strip with SC, Step 3


Repeat inserting the hook through each loop then sc. Tie off after the last loop.  Once all loops on the strip are secured, cut and remove the guide line.

Hairpin Lace, Edging Strip with SC, Step 4

Notice that there is a definite difference between the side of the fabric where you worked the edge and the opposite side.  Many patterns will specify which side should be facing when you work your edging.

If you are joining more than 2 strips together to form a fabric, please review our tutorial:  Joining More than One Strip to Create a Fabric


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