Crochet Lacy V Stitch and Picot Edging

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    Lacy V Stitch and Picot Edging

    V Stitch Edging for Crocheted Baby Afghan
    V Stitch Edging for Crocheted Baby Afghan. Photo © Amy Solovay

    This edging was originally designed to accompany the striped lace baby blanket, but you can adapt it to many other projects as well. It uses a lacy v stitch and picots to make a lovely finished edge for an item.

    Materials

    • Yarn: Bernat Softee baby yarn, which is an acrylic yarn of weight 3, which is a light worsted weight or double knitting weight.
    • Crochet Hook: Size G / 4.5 mm
    • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

    Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:

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    Lacy V Stitch

    V-Stitch Definition

    Work 1 dc st, 1 ch st, and 1 more dc st in same ch or sp.

    Round 1: Work 1 round of sc all the way around your project. When you get to the corners, ch 2 to form the corner space. At the end of the round, join the end to the beginning with a sl st.

    If you are using this edging on the striped lace baby blanket, you'll start by working 129 evenly spaced sc down the side of the blanket, ch 2, 129 more sc across the foundation chain, ch 2, 129 sc back up the other side of the...MORE blanket, ch 2, and 129 sc across the upper edge. Ch 2, join with a sl st to the beg of the round.

    If you're working a different project, the number of sc sts will be different.

    Round 2: Ch 3, [Skip 1 sc, (v st in next sc, skip next 2 sc.) Repeat sequence inside ()s until you get to the corner.

    To Form the Corner: V st in next ch-2 space, ch 2, v st in same corner space.] Repeat instructions inside []s 2 times more.

    Last Side: Repeat from [ to ). Then repeat the sequence inside ()s until you get to the corner. v st in ch-2 space, ch 2. Create another v st by using the 1st 3 ch sts you worked at the beginning of the round -- dc in base of the first ch, then ch 1 and join with a sl st to the 3rd ch st in the round. Sl st in center of next v st.

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    V Stitch and Picots

    Round 3: Work 1 v st in every v st, all the way around. To form the first v st, ch 4; the 1st 3 chs count as 1 dc, then work 1 more dc to complete the v st. Work all the other v sts as usual.

    When you get to the corners, work 1 v st in ch-2 corner space, then continue working a v st in each v st.

    At the end of the round, use a sl st to join work to the 3rd sl st from the beginning of the round.

    Round 4: In this round, you will work picot sts into each v st.

    Work a sl st into the center of the next v...MORE st. Sc in same v st, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sc in v st. (Sl st in space between 2 v sts, sc in next v st, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sc in same v st.) Repeat the sequence inside the ()s all the way around. When all the v sts have picots, end off.

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    Outline and Finishing the Edging

    Round 5: (Optional) In this round, you're going to create an outline between the body of the baby blanket and the edging. Use surface crochet slip stitches to accomplish this.

    To achieve this effect, you work a round of sl st on the surface of the fabric in between the body of the afghan and the edging, at the spot they touch each other.

    You'll use a contrasting color; in the sample blanket, I used soft lilac yarn to do this part.

    Additional Finishing Details:

    When you're finished with this,...MORE you'll probably have a few loose ends hanging around. Use a tapestry needle to weave in your loose ends.

    Block the project if desired.