A sawtooth crochet edging tutorial
In this crochet edging tutorial you will learn to stitch the beautiful sawtooth edging you see here. The free written instructions and video tutorial are available right here in this post.
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What materials will I need to crochet this edging?
Well first, you’re going to need something to crochet the edging onto. I designed this edging specifically for my Fall Feels Throw Blanket, an autumn crochet afghan made of 48 granny squares. You can get the free written pattern and video instructions for all the squares, the joining method, and the edging here.
You can use this edging on any crochet blanket, or you can use it around the edges of items made with other materials, as long as there are holes around the edges to stitch into. If you use this edging on something really interesting, be sure to share a photo with me because I would love to see it! You can share photos of your finished projects with me in my Facebook group.
I used worsted weight Cascade Yarns Pacific for my edging, because it is the same yarn that I used for my blanket. This yarn can be purchased or ordered at most specialty yarn shops. But you can use any yarn or thread you like as long as it is a good fit for the item you are edging.
You will need a crochet hook that is the right size for your yarn or thread. I used a size J Furls Streamline crochet hook for my edging.
You will also need a tapestry needle to weave in your ends when you are all finished.
Sawtooth Crochet Edging
By April Garwood
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Yarn: Cascade Yarns Pacific (60% Acrylic, 40% Superwash Merino Wool; 213 yds; 100 g; Worsted Weight/4/Medium):2 skeins #177 Rooibos Tea.
Crochet Hook: J/10 (6 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: 4 Stitch markers, tapestry needle.
This pattern is written in standard US terms. For help with abbreviations, get my free printable crochet abbreviations chart here.
For help with basic stitches, visit my Learn to Crochet page here.
The 4 corners of the blanket each have a ch sp that will be referred to as blanket corners. Each square has a corner that will be referred to as a corner ch sp if it is not one of the 4 blanket corners.
As you place 3 sc in each blanket corner, place m in the center of those 3 sts. As you crochet Rnd 2, move each m up into centermost ch sp.
The numbers in these written instructions are specific to the Fall Feels Throw Blanket. If you are using this crochet edging tutorial for something else, you will need each side of Rnd 1 to finish with a number of single crochet stitches that is a multiple of 8 plus 2 more, with 1 additional single crochet in each corner of your item.
Rnd 1: Join with sc in a blanket corner at the start of a short side, 2 additional sc in same blanket corner, *sc blo in every st and 1 sc in each corner ch sp to next blanket corner, 3 sc in blanket corner, 2 sc blo in next st, sc blo in every st and 1 sc in each corner ch sp to st before next blanket corner, 2 sc blo in next st**, 3 sc in blanket corner, repeat from * to **, join to first st with sl st – 162 sc each short side, 218 sc each long side, plus 1 additional sc each blanket corner = 764 total sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), skip first st, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in marked corner st, [ch 1, dc in next st] 2 times, [ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st] 80 times, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in marked corner st, [ch 1, dc in next st] 2 times**, [ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st] 108 times, ch 1, repeat from * to **, [ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st] 107 times, ch 1, skip next st, join to first st with sl st – 82 dc each short side, 110 dc each long side, plus 2 additional dc each blanket corner = 392 total dc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, *hdc in next ch sp, (dc, tr) in next st, ch 3, (sc, hdc, dc) in marked blanket corner, (tr, ch 3, sc) in next st, [hdc in next ch sp, dc in next st, tr in next ch sp, ch 3, sc in next st] 41 times, hdc in next ch sp, (dc, tr) in next st, ch 3, (sc, hdc, dc) in marked blanket corner, (tr, ch 3, sc) in next st**, [hdc in next ch sp, dc in next st, tr in next ch sp, ch 3, sc in next st] 55 times, repeat from * to **, [hdc in next ch sp, dc in next st, tr in next ch sp, ch 3, sc in next st] 54 times, hdc in next ch sp, dc in next st, tr in next ch sp, ch 3, join to first st with sl st – 169 sts each short side, 225 sts each long side, plus 3 additional sts each blanket corner = 800 total sts. Fasten off.
Weave in all ends. Block if desired.
Do you have a video tutorial for this crochet edging?
I sure do! This crochet edging tutorial walks you through the each of the stitches needed for this pattern.
That finishes up this crochet edging tutorial. I hope you love how this edging turns out on your projects! What project did you use it for? Is it a gift or something for you?
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