Crochet Cable-Shell Edging

Blossom Lady
Jul 14, 2023 07:40 AM
Crochet Cable-Shell Edging

Crochet cable-shell edging is known for its textured and dimensional look, making it a perfect choice for blankets, scarves, shawls, and more. The combination of cable stitches creates a twist-like effect, while the shells add a soft and airy touch. The result is a visually captivating edging that adds a touch of charm and sophistication to any project.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of crocheting the cable-shell edging, step by step. We'll show you how to create the cable stitches, how to work the shell pattern, and how to seamlessly join the edging to your project. Along the way, you'll learn helpful tips and tricks to ensure clean edges and consistent tension.

So, grab your crochet hook, choose your favorite yarn, and let's dive into the world of crochet cable-shell edging. Get ready to create stunning pieces that showcase the perfect blend of texture and elegance. Let your imagination soar as you explore the endless possibilities of this beautiful technique.

Ingredients:

Chain stitch – ch

Slip stitch – sl.st

Double crochet / Single crochet – dc / sc

Treble / Double crochet – tr / dc

Stitch - st

Foundation chain: 18ch, turn, skip 14ch, 1dc/sc in next ch, 20ch.

Row 1: skip 11ch, 2tr/dc in next, 3tr/dc in next,2tr/dc in next ch, 2ch, skip 3ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3ch, work 2dc/sc + 23tr/dc + 2dc/sc in ring of 15 ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3ch, turn.

Row 2: 3ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 2 tr/dc below, 15ch, insert hook through two loops of tr/dc and make sl.st, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3tr/dc below, 3ch, work 1tr/dc + 3ch + 1tr/dc in 4th tr/dc below, 3ch, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, 4ch, 1dc/sc in the same ch, turn.

Row 3: 3ch, *1tr/dc + 1ch in space of 4ch; rep from* 5 more times, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 2ch, 7tr/dc in space of 3ch, 2ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3 tr/dc below, 2dc/sc + 23tr/dc + 2dc/sc in ring of 15 ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 2tr/dc below, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Row 4: 3ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 2 tr/dc below, 15ch, insert hook through two loops of tr/dc and make sl.st, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3tr/dc below, 3ch, work 1tr/dc + 3ch + 1tr/dc in 4th tr/dc below, 3ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 3ch, work 1tr/dc + 2ch in each of the next 5tr/dc of the shell, 1tr/dc in last tr/dc of the shell, turn.

Row 5: Work 1dc/sc + 3tr/dc + 1dc/sc in each of the next space of 2ch, 2dc/sc in space of 3ch, 2ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 2ch, 7tr/dc in space of 3ch, 2ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3 tr/dc below, 2dc/sc + 23tr/dc + 2dc/sc in ring of 15 ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 2tr/dc below, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Row 6: 3ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 2 tr/dc below, 15ch, insert hook through two loops of tr/dc and make sl.st, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3tr/dc below, 3ch, work 1tr/dc + 3ch + 1tr/dc in 4th tr/dc below, 3ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc below, 4ch, 1dc/sc in the same tr/dc, turn.

Repeat rows 3 – 6 until you have reached your desired length.

Making a cable:

just pull upper loop through lower loop (see picture below).

Corner of the edging

Work after 5th row of the edging:

[Row 1]: 2ch, dc/sc in each of the next 2 tr/dc below, 15ch, insert hook through two loops of dc/sc and make sl.st, 1dc/sc in each of the next 3tr/dc below, 4ch, work 1tr/dc + 3ch + 1tr/dc in 4th tr/dc below, 3ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 4ch, 1dc/sc in the same tr/dc, turn.

[Row 2]: 3ch, *1tr/dc + 1ch in space of 4ch; rep from* 7 more times, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 2ch, 7tr/dc in space of 3ch, 3ch, 1dc/sc in each of the next 3 dc/sc below, turn.

[Row 3]: 2ch, dc/sc in each of the next 2 tr/dc below, 4ch, work 1tr/dc + 3ch + 1tr/dc in 4th tr/dc below, 3ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 3ch, work 1tr/dc + 2ch in each of the next 7tr/dc of the shell, 1tr/dc in last tr/dc of the shell, turn.

[Row 4]: Work 1dc/sc + 3tr/dc + 1dc/sc in each of the next space of 2ch, 2dc/sc in space of 3ch, 2ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 2ch, 7tr/dc in space of 3ch, 3ch, dc/sc in each of the next 2 dc/sc below, 1dc/sc in 2nd ch, 2dc/sc + 23tr/dc + 2dc/sc in ring of 15 ch, 1dc/sc in each of the next 2dc/sc below, 1dc/sc in 2nd ch, turn.

Repeat rows [1 – 4] one more time.

[Row 9]: 3ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 2 dc/sc below, 15ch, insert hook through two loops of tr/dc and make sl.st, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3dc/sc below, 3ch, work 1tr/dc + 3ch + 1tr/dc in 4th tr/dc below, 3ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc below, 4ch, 1dc/sc in the same tr/dc, turn.

[Row 10]: 3ch, *1tr/dc + 1ch in space of 4ch; rep from* 7 more times, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 2ch, 7tr/dc in space of 3ch, 2ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3 tr/dc below, 2dc/sc + 23tr/dc + 2dc/sc in ring of 15 ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 2tr/dc below, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

[Row 11]: 3ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 2 tr/dc below, 15ch, insert hook through two loops of tr/dc and make sl.st, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3tr/dc below, 3ch, work 1tr/dc + 3ch + 1tr/dc in 4th tr/dc below, 3ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 3ch, work 1tr/dc + 2ch in each of the next 7tr/dc of the shell, 1tr/dc in last tr/dc of the shell, turn.

[Row 12]: Work 1dc/sc + 3tr/dc + 1dc/sc in each of the next space of 2ch, 2dc/sc in space of 3ch, 2ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 2ch, 7tr/dc in space of 3ch, 2ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3 tr/dc below, 2dc/sc + 23tr/dc + 2dc/sc in ring of 15 ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 2tr/dc below, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Now your corner has 3 big shells.

Continue crocheting edging. Repeat rows 3 – 6 (of the edging!) until you get the next corner.

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