Edges · Patterns

Prince of Feathers edging

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Today I think I finished this lovely cowl scarf / wrap.  I say “I think” as I am not sure whether to put a contrast simple edging on the top or not.

Any how… this isn’t actually about the scarf … it’s about the edging!

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See how pretty it is!  Not like your average tassel edging.  I called it the ‘Prince of Feathers’ as it reminds me of the feathers emblem that belongs to the Prince of Wales.

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I adapted this edging stitch from my favourite crochet stitch book: The Ultimate Crochet Stitch Bible by Collins & Brown.

The Prince of Feathers stitch starts by slip stitching in to the first stitch that you want the feathers to begin.  Chain 12.  If you want a longer feather you can just chain more at this stage.

Loop the chain back round and slip stitch in the same stitch the chain began from.

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Slip stitch in to the next stitch. Chain 12, loop the chain back round and slip stitch in the same stitch the chain began from. Repeat these steps until you have three ‘feathers’.

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When you have made the three feathers, slip stitch in to the next stitch and chain 6.  Wrap the 6ch around the back of the feathers and around the front.  Slip stitch back in to the stitch at the base of the 6ch.  This pulls the feathers together and keeps them from spreading apart (and looks like the crown at the bottom of the feathers).

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Then slip stitch in to however many stitches you want between feathers.  I had four stitches between each feather set.

And that’s how the Prince of Feathers is made.

Go forth and edge your amazing crochet creations!  Show  me how you did it!

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