In this part of tutorial I'll guide you through the process of creating a twisted fringe edging. We will learn how to create crochet spiral and bobble. In Part 2 we will discover how to crochet spirals in various options. You will see some designer examples how a twisted fringe can be used.

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For the edging I use a green yarn as basic color and a pink - for decoration. At first you need to crochet big spirals until you have reached your desired length of edging.

Big spiral:

Take your basic color and work 35 chains (ch). 3 ch miss and make 3 treble / double crochet (tr / dc – British term / American term ) in each ch . Cut the thread.

Now take you decoration color (I use pink), turn the spiral and work 3 double crochet / single crochet ( dc/sc) and picot of 3 ch to the end of spiral. Cut the thread.

Small spiral + connection:

Take your basic color and work 30 ch (6 ch for edge and 24 ch for small spiral). Work in 4th ch from hook and next 19 chs - 3 tr/dc, 1 dc/sc in last ch. Make 6 ch for edge and 1dc/sc in first ch of big spiral.

Make 6 ch for edge and 1dc/sc in first ch of big spiral.

Repeat previous step until you have connected all big spirals. Work this step at the end one more time without 1 dc/sc for connecting.


Bobble edge:

1 Row: 2 ch miss, work dc/sc in ch to the end of the row, turn.

2 Row: 1 ch, 1 dc/sc in stitch below, 1 dc/sc in second of 2 ch at the end, turn.

3 Row: 1ch, than work * 1 dc/sc , 4 ch, 2 st miss, repeat from *, and 2 dc/sc at the end, turn.

4 Row: 1 ch, 1 dc/sc in stitch below, * 2 ch, dc/sc in space of 4 ch, repeat from*, and 1 ch, dc/sc in stitch below at the end, turn.

5 Row: 1 ch, 1 dc/sc in space of 1ch, than work dc/sc in dc/sc of previous row and 2 dc/sc in space of 2 ch, turn.

6 Row: 1 ch, 1 dc/sc in stitch below to the end of the row, turn.

7 Row: take the yarn of decoration color and work 4 ch, 1 st miss, * 1 cluster of 7 double treble / treble in next st, 6 ch, 6 st miss, repeat from *, 1 cluster, 1 ch, 1 st miss and 1 tr/dc at the end.

For 1 cluster work 7 incomplete double treble / treble, than crochet all loops together.

Don’t turn after that row and take your basic color.

8 Row: in this row we will crochet tr/dc in 6 row and our clusters became bobbles. 6 ch of 7 row should be behind the tr/dc.

Fasten the yarn of basic color to 3rd ch. Insert hook in second dc/sc of 6 row and work 1 tr/dc.

Work 1 dc/sc in top of the cluster.

Work 6 tr/dc in dc/sc of 6 row and 1 dc/sc in top of the cluster.

Continue work in this manner pushing the clusters to front direction. At the end work 1 dc/sc in tr/dc of 7 row. Turn.

If you use only one color for your edging you should crochet 7 and 8 rows at once. For that in 7 row instead 6 ch make 6 tr/dc (* 6 tr/dc , 1 cluster*).

9 Row: 1 ch and 1 dc/sc in each st below. Turn.

10 and 11 rows work like 3 and 4 rows.

12 Row: 3 ch, 3 tr/dc in space of 2 ch, * 1 dc/sc in space of 2 ch, 5 tr/dc in next space of 2 ch*, 2 dc/sc at the end.

Another look with satin ribbon.

Happy crocheting!