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« on: July 14, 2007 09:24:15 PM »

Hi, I just started crocheting and I have a question about edgings.

When you want to edge something, do you make the edging separately and then join it or can you just keep crocheting from whatever it is your working on? Like if you have a scarf and you want an edging do you have to finish it off?

I'm just asking because there's something I want to try with this edging:
http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa042400.htm but I don't know how to make it join with the original project (which is another clutch...)
. Herm. Did that question make any sense?

Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2007 10:31:10 PM »

It depends on whether the direction that the edging is worked in matches with the direction that you're working the main item.  For instance, if you wanted to put that particular edging all along the long sides of the scarf, assuming it's in double crochet, then you'd just incorporate the edging pattern as you work the scarf itself.  Otherwise, you'd have to do the edging separately and sew it on.   
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2007 11:07:28 PM »

Most crochet edges can be made directly onto a crochet or knitted fabric. But I think the edging you linked to is meant be sewn onto things.
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2007 11:49:28 AM »

Hm. Okay, then. Is there any way I could fix the edging to make it match up with the end of the main project? Or would that just be a lot of experimentation? (Time to look for the mad scientist goggles and lab coat!  Wink)
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2007 12:52:59 PM »

It depends on what you want to do exactly.  For instance, if you want to add the edging to the flap of a clutch that is basically made from a folded over rectangle, then I'd crochet the edging first, then crochet across the side of the edging to start the rectangle.  But changing the direction in which the edging is crocheted would be difficult to do.   
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2007 01:21:08 PM »

Ooh. Okay... I think I have an idea of what to do now... Thanks!
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