How to add a Clean Edge to your Crochet Projects

Edging is a big part of making a crochet project. Whether it’s a ribbed edge on a sweater or a scalloped edge on an afghan, it’s an important detail. There is a simple way to keep a neat line, so you can add a clean edge to your crochet projects!

I have used this technique many times in my crochet work, and it’s especially great when you’re using a contrasting color.

The simple answer: slip stitching!

Go around the edge of your crochet project with slip stitches before you work your edging!

You will want to work the slip stitches very loosely. You can achieve this by either loosing up the tension or using a crochet hook that is a few sizes bigger than the hook you used on the project.

Once you have the row of slip stitches in, you can work your project edging as instructed (or as you has planned).

Bonus: slip stitches help prevent over-stretching too!

I hope you enjoyed this quick and simple tip! I’d love to see how you use it!

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