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I wanted an edging for a dolphin afghan that I was making for a friend. The pattern I was using for the afghan was really just a fillet chart for a doily that I adapted. So there was no edge in the pattern. What I did was look at some afghans that had some wavy stitch patterns in them, and also at a stitch pattern. I adapted the idea to be a border. It really made the afghan POP! Below you can see one afghan I did without a border and one with the edging. What a difference!


First I did half double crochet stitch in white yarn, using the same size hook that I had worked the afghan in, all along the edge of the afghan in each stitch to give myself a base to work in. Then, starting in one end, using same size hook and dark blue yarn I did sc in first st, *sc in next stch 1, ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, tripple c in next st, ch1, sk 1 st, tripple c in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch1, sk next st, hdc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, reeat from * across. Finish off.

Row 3,5- Starting in the same end as you started last row, using same hook and white yarn, hdc in each st and ch space across.

Row 4-. Tripple c, in first st of last row, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, trc in next st, ch 1, sk next st *, repeat from * to * across, finish off.

Row 6 - Using same hook, dark blue yarn, start in the same end as the other rows, repeat row 2.

Repeat rows 1-6 on opposite side of afghan, starting from the opposite end. 

After both sides are done, finish with a round of hdc in each st all the way around the whole afghan worked in white.