These edgings are all quick and simple to crochet with only one or two rounds. If you want more elaborate, fancier edgings, then you may want to look elsewhere; however, if you want edgings that stitch up quickly and easily, then give these a try.
For this giraffe-monkey fabric, I wanted a plain edging that wasn't very frilly, suitable for a boy. The thread I used is size 5, and is thicker than the size 10 I typically use. I like this thread for the heavier look I achieved here. The stitch is so easy (only one round!) and yet looks great.
Only one round: (2 sc directly into fabric, chain 1); repeat around every 1/4-inch
I used the same size 5 yarn for this green polka-dot blanket and crocheted another simple 2 round edging as follows:
Rnd 1: sc around, approximately every 1/4-inch
Rnd 2: (chain 2, sc into next st); repeat
The edging for the pastel dot blanket was also stitched in only one round to create a simple, bumpy, picot edging.
Only one round: sc into fabric, (chain 3, slip-stitch into the sc (picot made), sc into same hole as first sc, chain 1, sc into next place in fabric, approx. 1/4-inch apart); repeat around.
The pink rosebud fabric has long been a favorite of mine. It's a classic print that is simply sweet. For this blanket, I used #10 crochet thread in a variegated pink with the following simple scallop stitch:
Rnd 1: sc around approximately every 1/4-inch
Rnd 2: (sc in next stitch, 5 dc in next stitch, sc in next stitch); repeat.
~~~Now for the giveaway information! Jessica at Sharp Crochet Hook is going to send one Sew Chic reader a free booklet of patterns and one crochet hook like the set pictured below. The instruction booklet is small in size, but it comes packed with patterns for 18 projects. I haven't yet tried out the patterns, but I did use the crochet hook to work the pastel dot blanket. I found the sharp hook helped me move along more quickly than with my regular size 8 hook. Jessica's current hook is improved over her previous design and does not snag or catch on the fabric. I like this hook even more than the hook I received last year.
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post. I will randomly choose a winner in a week or so. In the meantime, go here to check out some of the exciting patterns included in the booklet.