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Crochet cable-shell edging

Guide

Feel free to use any type of yarn (or even thread) for your project. Most yarns have the recommended crochet hook size on the label.


Techniques used in this stitch

UK / US crochet term:

Chain stitch – ch

Slip stitch – sl.st

Double crochet / Single crochet – dc / sc

Treble / Double crochet – tr / dc

Stitch - st

Edging

Foundation chain: 18ch, turn, skip 14ch, 1dc/sc in next ch, 20ch.

Row 1: skip 11ch, 2tr/dc in next, 3tr/dc in next,2tr/dc in next ch, 2ch, skip 3ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3ch, work 2dc/sc + 23tr/dc + 2dc/sc in ring of 15 ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3ch, turn.

Row 2: 3ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 2 tr/dc below, 15ch, insert hook through two loops of tr/dc and make sl.st, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3tr/dc below, 3ch, work 1tr/dc + 3ch + 1tr/dc in 4th tr/dc below, 3ch, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, 4ch, 1dc/sc in the same ch, turn.

Row 3: 3ch, *1tr/dc + 1ch in space of 4ch; rep from* 5 more times, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 2ch, 7tr/dc in space of 3ch, 2ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3 tr/dc below, 2dc/sc + 23tr/dc + 2dc/sc in ring of 15 ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 2tr/dc below, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Row 4: 3ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 2 tr/dc below, 15ch, insert hook through two loops of tr/dc and make sl.st, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3tr/dc below, 3ch, work 1tr/dc + 3ch + 1tr/dc in 4th tr/dc below, 3ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 3ch, work 1tr/dc + 2ch in each of the next 5tr/dc of the shell, 1tr/dc in last tr/dc of the shell, turn.

Row 5: Work 1dc/sc + 3tr/dc + 1dc/sc in each of the next space of 2ch, 2dc/sc in space of 3ch, 2ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 2ch, 7tr/dc in space of 3ch, 2ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3 tr/dc below, 2dc/sc + 23tr/dc + 2dc/sc in ring of 15 ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 2tr/dc below, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Row 6: 3ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 2 tr/dc below, 15ch, insert hook through two loops of tr/dc and make sl.st, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3tr/dc below, 3ch, work 1tr/dc + 3ch + 1tr/dc in 4th tr/dc below, 3ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc below, 4ch, 1dc/sc in the same tr/dc, turn.

Repeat rows 3 – 6 until you have reached your desired length.

Making a cable:

just pull upper loop through lower loop (see picture below).

Corner of the edging

Work after 5th row of the edging:

[Row 1]: 2ch, dc/sc in each of the next 2 tr/dc below, 15ch, insert hook through two loops of dc/sc and make sl.st, 1dc/sc in each of the next 3tr/dc below, 4ch, work 1tr/dc + 3ch + 1tr/dc in 4th tr/dc below, 3ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 4ch, 1dc/sc in the same tr/dc, turn.

[Row 2]: 3ch, *1tr/dc + 1ch in space of 4ch; rep from* 7 more times, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 2ch, 7tr/dc in space of 3ch, 3ch, 1dc/sc in each of the next 3 dc/sc below, turn.

[Row 3]: 2ch, dc/sc in each of the next 2 tr/dc below, 4ch, work 1tr/dc + 3ch + 1tr/dc in 4th tr/dc below, 3ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 3ch, work 1tr/dc + 2ch in each of the next 7tr/dc of the shell, 1tr/dc in last tr/dc of the shell, turn.

[Row 4]: Work 1dc/sc + 3tr/dc + 1dc/sc in each of the next space of 2ch, 2dc/sc in space of 3ch, 2ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 2ch, 7tr/dc in space of 3ch, 3ch, dc/sc in each of the next 2 dc/sc below, 1dc/sc in 2nd ch, 2dc/sc + 23tr/dc + 2dc/sc in ring of 15 ch, 1dc/sc in each of the next 2dc/sc below, 1dc/sc in 2nd ch, turn.

Repeat rows [1 – 4] one more time.

[Row 9]: 3ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 2 dc/sc below, 15ch, insert hook through two loops of tr/dc and make sl.st, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3dc/sc below, 3ch, work 1tr/dc + 3ch + 1tr/dc in 4th tr/dc below, 3ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc below, 4ch, 1dc/sc in the same tr/dc, turn.

[Row 10]: 3ch, *1tr/dc + 1ch in space of 4ch; rep from* 7 more times, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 2ch, 7tr/dc in space of 3ch, 2ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3 tr/dc below, 2dc/sc + 23tr/dc + 2dc/sc in ring of 15 ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 2tr/dc below, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

[Row 11]: 3ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 2 tr/dc below, 15ch, insert hook through two loops of tr/dc and make sl.st, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3tr/dc below, 3ch, work 1tr/dc + 3ch + 1tr/dc in 4th tr/dc below, 3ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 3ch, work 1tr/dc + 2ch in each of the next 7tr/dc of the shell, 1tr/dc in last tr/dc of the shell, turn.

[Row 12]: Work 1dc/sc + 3tr/dc + 1dc/sc in each of the next space of 2ch, 2dc/sc in space of 3ch, 2ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 2ch, 7tr/dc in space of 3ch, 2ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3 tr/dc below, 2dc/sc + 23tr/dc + 2dc/sc in ring of 15 ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 2tr/dc below, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Now your corner has 3 big shells.

Continue crocheting edging. Repeat rows 3 – 6 (of the edging!) until you get the next corner.

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