My last project inspired me to try to do a fabric edging in a similar technique. This is the result. I really like the way it looks. The yellow stripe was created at the end by slip stitching through the green pattern. It's very fast and simple to do.
Simple Slip-stitch edging
You can use any yarn of choice in 2 colors
I used Caron Simply Soft Brights in lime green and yellow
A 2.5 mm hook and a larger hook recommended for the yarn – I used a G hook.
Cut and pierce your fabric using the Edgerydoo.
Round 1 – Long SC in any hole, chain 2. Continue this pattern around the edge doing 1 long sc in each hole and 2 chains in between. Join with a slip stitch. Chain 1
Round 2 – switch to the larger hook. SC in each sc and in each chain 2 space from round 1. Work around the edge, join with a slip stitch.
Round 3 – Chain 3 (counts as hdc-ch), skip the next stitch. HDC in next stitch, chain 1 – skip the next stitch. Continue this pattern around. Join w/ slip stitch. Chain 1
Round 4 – SC in each sc and in each chain 1 space from round 3. Work around edge, join with slip stitch. Chain 1.
Round 5 – Working in Back
Now – using the contrast color, you will slip stitch through the chain 1 spaces created in round 3. Hold the yarn behind your work and pull up a loop though any chain-1 space in round 3. Do 2 slip stitches in that space and move onto the next. Working from the front of the fabric and pulling up the yarn from the back, do two slip-stitches in every chain 1 space around the edging. Join and fasten off on the back side of your work.
This will create a pretty chain in a contrast color around your border.
This is an original pattern. Feel free to enjoy it for personal or charity use. Do not post this pattern elsewhere, but feel free to link to it here. If you like this pattern, please consider donating a finished piece to Marine Corps Kids.