Sunday, October 28, 2012

Shell edging & drawstrings with tassels

Hi there! It's time to share a little handmade project - knitted bolero with crochet decoration. My mother knitted it for herself and asked me to help her with crochet edging and some crochet accessories. I was looking for a proper edging pattern for a while and decided to stop on this simple one, that is called shell edging, to keep accent on the knitted pattern and not to overdo it.
If you'll decide to try it out, here are the instructions.

 How to crochet a shell edging: 

5dc in 3d chain from the hook
skip 2 chains
1sc into the next chain
skip 2 chains
5dc in the next chain
skip 2 chains
1sc in the next chain
Repeat actions between * until you reach the end of your pattern.

Another little details, that I've added to the bolero were crochet drawstrings with tassels at the ends. The drawstrings are just a single row of chain stitches. And the tassels are made according to this tutorial.
As for me it looks better now. What do you thinks?
Here it is on the happy owner.
Sending you best wishes for the upcoming week. See you soon.
♡ Ju