Sunday, March 22, 2009
Simple Slip Stitch Edging

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

By Wormie

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 Loop Only, sc around edge of the fabric. Join w/ slip stitch and finish off yarn.

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.

Thank you!


Blogger Kristina said...

Do you make your own patterns? If so would you be willing to design a pattern for me

Blogger Sandy said...

Thanks bunches for the good thoughts and prayers, all is appreicated.

Cute cute blankie!

Anonymous Amy from Texas said...

Love Love Love this idea! I have some fleece for some kids blankets and I didn't want to do the standard "fringe" or blanket stitch( which I can not do!)
so this idea is perfect! What a great way to add some color, just like a decoratvie binding on a quilt!
Thank you so much for sharing!

Blogger Wormie said...

Thanks, Amy!
I hop it works out well for you!!! It's a lot of fun to do!

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