Originally Posted by Breezed
I love it. The set is very pretty. Now I want to make some for my guest bathrooms as well. I don't know how to crochet for the border though...hmm guess I could add that to my to-do list. Like I have time for any more!
If you know how to crochet a simple "chain", you can do this edging.
Basically, you create a loop on your crochet hook...then begin by poking it into a bound-off stitch on the face cloth (I personally start at a corner)...grab the working yarn, pull it through...chain 4...skipping the next 2 bound-off stitches on the face cloth, inserting the hook into the 3rd bound-off stitch...grab the working yarn, pull it through...chain 4...skip the next 2 bound-off stitches on the face cloth....etc.
The fact that you're chaining 4 to every 2 bind-offs
creates the scallop look.
You can modify my formula to create a more dramatic scallop, or, a flatter scallop by manipulating how many you "chain" and how many you "skip". Every time I do this simple little edging I play around with it to see what I prefer. There's no hard and fast rule. I'm not a crochet gal, but I do like this simple edge. It's easy and not too show-offy for a knitted item. I almost left my edges plain, but decided to doll them up a little!