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Using Crocheted Edgings on your Handmade Projects

Nothing adds a personal touch to your crocheted or knitted item than including a handmade edging. No matter the pattern or design, adding a beautiful edging will only enhance the beauty and uniqueness of any afghan, baby blanket, sweater, shawl, scarf or hat you make.

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The border can be as simple as picot stitches around the edge or as fancy as a special trim crocheted by following a more complex design. Below are several books by celebrated crochet authors, designers and teachers. Follow any design as written or add your personal touches by incorporating beads into the trim, including a border of fringe, using numerous colored yarns, layering several edgings together or just simply create your own.

Crocheting on the Edge by Nicky Epstein, provides a wide variety of over 200 crocheted edgings.

Around the Corner Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman, a beautifully illustrated collection of borders with detailed instructions and charts to help you around those sometimes difficult corners. 50 Crocheted Afghan Borders and 50 More Crocheted Afghan Borders by Rita Weiss Creative Partners, Jean Leihauser, both ladies pioneers in crochet design.

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