Ruffled Waters Shawl – Free Pattern – Edging

To make an edge for the Ruffled Waters Shawl, you will have to choose one of the following methods based on what kind of yarn you used to make your shawl. You must use a crochet hook of the same size for the edging as the Tunisian crochet hook you used to make the shawl.

Pattern

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If you are working with solid / variegated yarn, you can make your edging after you complete your shawl. 

Instructions:

Step 1: Join yarn at the first stitch of the last row of the shawl. 
Step 2: Make a single crochet stitch in the first stitch of each row all the way to the first row (this is the center of the longest edge of the triangle). Then, continue to make single crochet stitches in the last stitch of each row all the way to the last row. 
Step 3: Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Note: Some variegated yarns may require doing the edging differently. See the instructions below and use your judgement to figure out if you need to use another method instead. If you have trouble with it, please reach out to me and I will be happy to help.

If you are making stripes of different colors, you can make your edging after you complete your shawl. 

Instructions:

Step 1: Join yarn at the first stitch of the last row of the shawl (Use the same color as that row).
Step 2: **  Join next color when a color transition happens in the shawl ** 
Make a single crochet stitch in the first stitch of each row all the way to the first row (this is the center of the longest edge of the triangle). Then, continue to make single crochet stitches in the last stitch of each row all the way to the last row. 
Step 3: Cut all yarn and weave in ends. 

Making the edging with gradient yarn is slightly more tricky because of the gradual color change. To do this, I made parts of the edging as the shawl progressed so that I could use the same color that the previous section was made with.

Use the following instructions and make parts of the edging as often as you would like. I made mine approximately after every 4 color changes in my Whirl – making it a total of 5 times.

The shawl has two sides where the edging has to be made. I will call them the Forward Pass side and the Reverse Pass side (see picture above).

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Forward Pass side

Step 1: Before beginning the forward pass, move the loop over to a crochet hook of the same size as your Tunisian crochet hook.

Step 2: Chain 1, turn the project around, single crochet into the edge of the first stitch of the previous row (pick two vertical bars).

Step 3: Continue making single crochet stitches on the first stitch of each row – the number of stitches you will make is the number of rows made after the last edging (or the beginning of the shawl). 

Step 4: Skip this step if you are making the edging for the first time in the shawl.

Join with the stitch where you placed a stitch marker using a slip stitch.

Step 5: Turn the project around and make slip stitches in all the single crochet stitches all the way back to where you started on Step 1. The number of slip stitches will be equal to the number of single crochet stitches made in Step 3. Place a stitch marker in the last stitch you just made.

Step 6: Slip stitch into the vertical bar of the first stitch of the previous row (where the first single crochet was made) – This will count as the first stitch of the current row.

Step 7: Move the loop over to the Tunisian crochet hook and continue making the forward pass as mentioned in the pattern.

Reverse Pass side

Step 1: Make the forward pass all the way to the end except for the last stitch. Pick a crochet hook of the same size as the Tunisian crochet hook.

Step 2: Pick up the two vertical bars of the last stitch using the regular crochet hook. Yarn over and pull through. Chain 1, single crochet into the same stitch.

Step 3: Continue making single crochet stitches on the last stitch of each row – the number of stitches you will make is the number of rows made after the last edging (or the beginning of the shawl). 

Step 4: This is the same as the Step 4 of the Forward Pass side.

Skip this step if you are making the edging for the first time in the shawl.

Join with the stitch where you placed a stitch marker using a slip stitch.

Step 5: Turn the project around and make slip stitches in all the single crochet stitches all the way back to where you started on Step 1. The number of slip stitches will be equal to the number of single crochet stitches made in Step 3. Place a stitch marker in the last stitch you just made.

Step 6: Slip stitch into the two vertical bars of the last stitch of the previous row (where the first single crochet was made) – This will count as the last stitch of the row.

Step 7: Move the loop over to the Tunisian crochet hook and continue making the reverse pass as mentioned in the pattern.

At the end of this, you will still be able to visually make out where the sections of edges were connected but I found that my edge was a lot cleaner this way than it was without the edging at all. You are welcome to not make the edging if that works out better for you.

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~Arunima

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