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Sereknitty
« on: June 29, 2006 07:20:25 AM »

I have searched the forum and I didn't see what I was looking for.  I am interested in a book that shows lots of different crochet edgings for projects.  I am a knitter, but it would be nice to be able to crochet edges on projects that need that little something extra.

Any recommendations?
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2006 07:38:46 AM »

http://crochet.about.com/

There are a lot of edgings online have you did a search?  Also you may want to try your local library for crochet books.  Also if you want to buy a book you can go to anniesattic.com or herrschners.com.

Email me offline, I can recommend some books from my library.

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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2006 04:43:36 PM »

I have an older book from Leisure Arts -- #2924 111 Easy Edgings.  It's an awesome book because it is really easy to adjust the edgings to any length you need.  Most edgings are worked from a long crochet chain so there is a lot of complicated arithmatic to figure out how long it needs to be.  These are worked back and forth from top to bottom, which makes it a lot simpler.
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2006 05:41:29 PM »

I'm not sure if it is out yet, but there is a book called Knitting Loves Crochet, by Candi Jensen which has knitted designs accented with crochet - take a look at that and see what you think.  Otherwise, there are lots of sites that give examples of crocheted lace which can be adapted  to edgings.
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2006 07:55:50 PM »

Don't forget to check your thrift stores!  I've got two vintage booklets, one from the 40's, one from the 50's that are both devoted to crocheted (and knitted!!) edges.  Some are the type you'd make, then sew on, some are worked from a chain, so you could easily adapt them working from a knitted edge.  And the old workbasket magazines I've got have oodles of crocheted edgings in them as well.  Oh, and you could also check out doily patterns.  Most doilies have some kind of edge along the outside that could be adapted (if you can read crochet patterns enough to identify where the "edging" starts) to being worked of a knitted edge.  So, unless you really want a compendium of some sort (like that book that Onyxnox mentioned, which would be a great place to start) my advice is to look around and see what you like, then see if you can get your hands on patterns that would mimic that.
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