Video Tutorial: Crochet a Scalloped Edge

How to add a scalloped edge to a project

Crocheting a scalloped edge is an easy and excellent way to take a project to the next level of prettiness!

No matter if it’s a crochet pillow, a granny square blanket, or a knit sweater. The Scalloped border, or Shell border as it’s also called, works for all kinds of projects.

In this tutorial, I crochet the Scalloped edge onto a crochet square and call it a washcloth. Make one you too, it’s a fast and easy project that makes a great gift, maybe with some luxurious soap!

This edge also looks super cute on my Crochet Barbie Doll Blanket, you find the pattern in this post!

If you want to add the edge to a knitting project you´ll find a step-by-step tutorial with text and images here.

Gather your materials!

This is what you will need to crochet a scalloped edge:

  • Yarn for the scalloped edge. Preferably the same fiber content and yarn weight as used for your project. You can go for a contrasting color, a similar color, or the same as your project.
  • A crochet hook that suits your yarn.
  • Something to add the edge to. I add mine to a crochet square.
  • Scissors
  • A needle to weave in the ends

Pattern for the Scalloped edge multiple of 4 stitches

The pattern is written with US crochet abbreviations.

In the video tutorial, I show in how to add the Scalloped edge around a project.

If worked flat (along just one edge, for example) you need a multiple of 4+1 stitches.

Worked around a project: (4 stitches)
*1 sc, skip 1 st, 5 dc, skip 1 st*, repeat from *–* around, sl st into the first sc

Worked as a row: (4+1 stitches)
*1 sc, skip 1 st, 5 dc, skip 1 st*, repeat from *–* across, 1 sc

Crochet video tutorial: Scalloped edge

In this video, I show how to add the Scalloped edge to a crochet square, but you can add it to anything you want!

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Variations of the Scalloped stitch

This is a loved stitch, it’s pretty, feminine, looks good on many types of projects, and it’s easy to crochet. And as many loved edges and stitch patterns, it comes in many shapes and variations. Here are a few of them!

Scalloped edge with a foundation of single crochet

If you like you can add a round/row of single crochet before getting to the scallops.

I like to do this when adding a crochet edge to a knit item. Sometimes knit edges are flimsy, and a round or row of single crochet can tame them.

This can also be a way to adjust the stitch count to fit the stitch pattern.

But I sometimes do this for crochet items too. If I want a slightly wider edge or if I like to add a little bit of contrasting color!

Scalloped edge dividable by 5+1 stitches

If you need an edge that’s a repeat of 5, you can use this scalloped edge instead.

Worked around a project:
*1 sc, skip 1 st, 5 dc, skip 2 st*, repeat from *–* around, 1 sc

Worked as a row:
*1 sc, skip 1 st, 5 dc, skip 2 st*, repeat from *–* across, 1 sl st into the first sc

Scalloped edge with a repeat of 6

Of course, there’s a variation with a multiple of 6+1 as well.

This one has a slightly bigger scallop.

Worked around a project:
*1 sc, skip 2 st, 7 dc, skip 2 st*, repeat from *–* around, 1 sc

Worked as a row:
*1 sc, skip 2 st, 7 dc, skip 2 st*, repeat from *–* across, 1 sl st into the first sc