This edging was around the bottom edge of a sweater I bought
a few years ago, it was crocheted in the round without turning, but I think
it works just as well along a straight edge, turning for each row. The symbol
chart is below. Because of the way the last row is done, it may be confusing
to have nothing but the chart to go from, so I've added written instructions
Applied Along a Straight Edge
Row 1: In multiples of 12 single crochets per scallop plus 6
extra stitches, work as many repeats along edges as needed for piece to stay
flat. Chain 4, turn.
Note: It might be a good idea to make a sample first to find
out how much space a scallop will take up because if there are too many or too
few stitches along the knitted piece, you might end up with either wavy or puckered
edges. I would measure 12 crochet stitches on my sample, deduct half that amount
(the six extra single crochets) from the knitted edge and divide the remaining
length of the knitted edge by the length of one repeat (12 single crochets).
That would tell me how many full repeats I would need and I might have to round
up or down. I would first put a pin for the distance covered by the six single
crochets and then pins for the distance covered by each 12-stitch repeat. Then
I would put 6 single crochets between the 1st pin and the 2nd, then 12 stitches
between that one and the next one, etc. But, of course, you might have a better
Row 2: Single crochet in 4th stitch, *chain 3, skip next two
stitches, single crochet in next stitch, skip next two stitches, 5 double crochets
in next stitch, skip next two stitches, single crochet in next stitch, chain
3, skip next two stitches, single crochet in next stitch**, repeat from * to
**, end chain 3, skip next two stitches, single crochet in last stitch, turn.
Row 3: Slip stitch in first stitch and next chain, * single crochet
around chain 3 space, chain 3, single crochet around next chain 3 space, skip
next single crochet, (chain 1, double crochet in each double crochet of previous
row) five times, chain 1**, repeat from * to **, end single crochet around next
chain 3 space, chain 3, single crochet in last chain 3 space, turn.
Row 4: Slip stitch in next stitch and next chain stitch, *single
crochet around chain 3 space, double crochet around chain 1 space that is between
next single crochet and the following double crochet, chain 3, then make double
crochet going sideways around double crochet just made, (single crochet in next
chain 1 space, chain 3, make double crochet sideways around single crochet just
made) four times**, repeat from * to **, end with single crochet in last chain
3 space. Fasten off.
Pattern used around Corner
Applied Around All Four Sides
The edging is worked as above except that there is no turning
and around the corners I worked 3 single crochets into the corner stitch of
the knitted piece and seven instead of five double crochets on the next row,
etc. I would again measure 12 stitches of my sample, then divide the length
of the bottom or top and the length of one side by that number to find out how
many repeats I need per side. It takes full 12-stitch repeats to go from one
corner to the other (one half of a repeat is on both ends of each side) and
each side counts two corner stitches as part of a repeat. The third corner stitch
counts as the first stitch of the next side. Again, you might have to round
up or down by one full repeat to make the scallops fit.
If you find any errors in the instructions, please let me know!