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poo-t(u)l To move in a leisurely unhurried way,
with no real purpose


Monday, 20 July 2015

Crochet Edgings

 
For a long time now I have been wanting to have a go at some crochet edgings,
 so when Merion at Love Crochet asked if I would put a tutorial together
 on decorating tea towels and pillowcases I have to admit I jumped at the chance.


I think I had always thought that it would be horribly complicated -


  but in reality it's such a quick and satisfying project to do that there 
was just no stopping once I'd started !


I bought the cheapest of the cheap tea towels and pillowcases


but I don't think you'd ever know once the magic has been worked !


I found the best yarn to use was DMC Cotton 4 ply and it comes in such an array 
of colours I reckon you could match pretty much any tea towel or bedding set.


and ready for you to give it a whirl.

 

Oooh, and just before I go,
I am bursting to give you a little sneaky peek of next weeks Crochet with Kate tutorial...


.... little Animal Taggy Blankets.
I am sooooo excited about this one and can't wait to share it with you.

21 comments:

  1. Your animal taggy blankets are so cute, would love do some of these for Xmas presents.xx

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    1. Good plan - and still lots of time to get started ! K xx

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  2. The little animal taggy blankets are adorable. Thank you for the link for the crochet edgings. I'd love to give it a try also.

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    1. Hope you get to try them out Joan, K xx

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  3. I seriously need to learn how to crochet. I've been admiring these crochet edged tea towels and pillowcases for far too long now.
    Those little comfort blankets will make a little person very happy, they are adorable.
    Love Gem x
    Gem'sCountryLifeDream

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    1. Definitely give it a try Gem, I never thought I'd learn to crochet but taught myself from Youtube videos about 3 years and haven't looked back since ! Can't recommend it enough, Kxx

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  4. I love your little taggy blankets Kate not sure my skills are quite that advanced but may give them ago. I like your pillow cases and tea towels they would make a great present wouldn't they.

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    1. Yes, I have to say that thought had crossed my mind too about giving them as pressies too ! K xx

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  5. Love all the edgings. I know that rosy bedlinen well and love the pink edgings to go with it. And how cute are those animal taggy blankets! A very fine pootle this week - enjoy the rest of it. Jane xx

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  6. Love your work, the taggy blankets are adorable, and what a great idea to make bedding and tea towels posh and individual. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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    1. You're very welcome, glad you've enjoyed popping by, K xx

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  7. Beautiful edges!! Always nice to have a pretty finishing touch to something isn't it. xx

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    1. You know me Amy - I'm a sucker for a frill or a ruffle ! K xx

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  8. Lovely edging, I've got a pattern somewhere for a skirt edging which I'd like to try one day x

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    1. Thats sounds a good idea, I thought it would look good on T'shirts too.K xx

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  9. Your edgings look so beautiful! They make something ordinary look very special, don't they? I love using them, as well. My daughter and I have awfully long arms and it is such a nightmare to find fitting sweaters. I started to give them a crochet edging, so that we won't have any problems with the length any more. It is so simple but so effective. I also use cotton yarn for that, it is just the best. Viola

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  10. I love how such a simple addition can make the "cheap" tea towels and pillowcases look expensive and delicate!

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  11. Oh I really want to try edging some pillow cases with pretty crochet! Off to look at your tutorial now, thank you.
    Matiannex

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