Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Crochet Edging on a Pillowcase

I made this edging with Aunt Lidia's bedspread weight (size 10) crochet thread and a size 8 steel crochet hook. The ribbon is 1/8" Offray spool O ribbon,and matching DMC floss. This edging is approximately 2 inches wide, so keep that in mind when you are making your pillow case (finished size for a standard pillow case is 19 1/2 X 29 inches)
ch (chain)
st (stitch)
dc (double crochet)
lp (loop)
sk (skip)
sp (space)
tr (treble)
tr cl (treble cluster)

Sc around the edge of a pillow case evenly spaced. Join, ch 3
Row 1. dc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc, *dc in each of the next 2 sc, ch 1, sk next sc. Repeat from * all the way around pillow case. Join, chain 3.
Row 2. Dc in each dc and in each ch 1 sp all the way around. Join, ch 3.
Row 3. Repeat row 1.
Row 4. Repeat row 2.
Row 5. Sc in each dc all the way around. Join, ch 6.
Row 6. * sk next 2 sc,dc in each of the next 3 sc, ch 3, sk next 2 sc, dc in next sc, ch 3, Repeat from *all the way around. Join, ch 2.
row 7. *2 tr in first dc and hold last lp of each tr on hook, thread over and work off all lps on hook to form a 2 tr cluster, (ch 4, a 2 tr cl in next dc) twice, ch 2, sc in next (single) dc, ch 2, repeat from * across. Join, finish off.
Run ribbon through rows 1 and 3. Run DMC floss through row 5.
For the blue and white twisted rope look above the crochet, I used a large eyed needle and a length of the crochet thread slightly longer than the width of the pillow case. Do a simple running stitch across about 1/2 inch up from the crochet edge with the stitch length being about 1/8 inch. Then, using the floss (three strands), and embroidery needle, attach to the seam allowance on the inside. come up thru the case right next to the first running stitch. Going from right to left each time, run the needle under the running stitches all the way across. This will give it a twisted rope affect.

These make really nice Christmas, or wedding presents, plus, all little girls love frilly, lacy things like this whether they will admit it out loud or not.

1 comment:

  1. This is a beautiful edging. I will make it soon.