A DIY Crochet Tutorial on how to make an alternating, two color, crochet chain loop edging for my Peppermint Coasters! I really love making this and it would look great on other projects such as afghans, dishcloths, coasters, or anything that could use a pretty edge. I hope you give it a try.
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The two color chain edging is really beautiful and can be made on a circular project or even a square or rectangle! Any color combination can be used in place of the red and white.
The stitch count should end on an even number before you start the edging so you’ll have an equal amount of loops of each color, and it will keep the alternating affect of the colors. For example, you want it to be red, white, red, white, etc., all the way around. Once you’re done, you really can’t tell where you started and ended,it is really neat!
This edging was worked on my Peppermint Coasters.
Round 1: Color A (White) Ch 5, drop loop off hook. Add Color B (Red) in next st with sl st, Ch 5, drop loop off hook, push Ch to back, *Color A (White): pick up loop onto hook, sl st in next st, ch 5, drop loop off hook.Color B (Red): pick up loop onto hook, sl st in next st, ch 5, drop loop off hook*, Repeat *-* around to last 2 loops.
To End last 2 loops of circle:
Color A – sl st in last open stitch of Round, next to beginning Color A st.
Color B – sl st into base of the first ch 5 st of Color B.
(30 ch 5 loops – 15 of each Color).
Last white loop should be worked into the last open stitch (or 30th st), next to the beginning White st. The last red loop will be worked into the base of the first Red st. You should have 15 loops of each color that look uniform all the way around.
End off, weave in ends.
Using two Colors A and B for edging, untwist the yarn every couple of rows to keep it separated and easier to work with. The current Color on hook is worked in front of the dropped Color.
- Color A (White) Ch 5, drop loop off hook.
- Attach Color B (Red) to next st, ch 5, drop loop off hook. Pick up Color A.
- Push Color B (Red) ch to back. Sl st to next st (after red), ch 5, drop loop off hook. Pick up Color B (Red).
- Sl st in st after Color A (White) st.
- Continue steps around, alternating each Color.
- The last Color A (White) loop is worked in the last open stitch (see x). The last Color B (Red) loop is sl st into the base of the first Color B (Red) loop (see arrow).
I hope you enjoy this chain edging as much as I do. It is really fun to make!
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