Summer of re-shares! This is from the archives but still a favorite edging technique. Enjoy!
This sweet little crochet puff edge finishes off a heart project perfectly, don’t you think?
Start this crochet puff edge by pulling up a loop and work an HDC (half double crochet) in that stitch. Skip a stitch, HDC, then, around the post of the HDC, HDC3TOG.
Don’t know how? Here’s what you do: yarn over, (YO) pull up a loop, YO again, pull up a loop, YO again, pull up a loop, YO and pull through all loops on your hook. There should be seven.
Still can’t quite imagine it? Check out this little video clip I made. To finish the round, do a puff edge stitch into the first stitch you started with then slip stitch to the top of that HDC and weave in the ends. And in the corners, I worked two or just the one, it really depended on how my stitches lined up.
You’ll need to do a row of single crochet before you start your puff edge. Work 3 SC into each corner. If it works that you land in the center stitch, just do one puff, if not, do two. It’s a very forgiving stitch around the corners, so don’t stress too much.
Have a great crochet day!