Easy Scalloped Crochet Trim With and Without Ribbon: Free Patterns

Easy Scalloped Crochet Trim With and Without Ribbon: Project Photos


Easy Scalloped Crochet Trim
Easy Scalloped Crochet Trim

You crochet these simple trims vertically. One of the nicest things about this pattern is that you can just whip them up without needing to fuss extensively about gauge or other measurements; if you’re embellishing a specific project like a pouch or a bag, it’s pretty easy to make one of these trims to fit exactly in the spot you need it. For that reason, I find that these are my most frequently used trim patterns out of my entire pattern collection.

Turning Chains as a Crochet Design Element

Turning chains are practical. They serve a purpose, but they’re not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of design elements for crochet.

What happens if you use your turning chain as a design element? Let’s explore some possibilities.

With single crochet, you’d typically work one chain stitch to turn. What happens if you chain three? Or four? Or even more?

In the photos above you can see some samples I made while playing around with this idea. As you can see, the turning chains form a sort of scalloped edge that is surprisingly pretty.

These pieces could be used as trims, edgings or insertions. They could also be used in other ways too. I’m thinking of using this type of design to make scarves, handbag straps, and straps for crocheted summer tops.

Abbreviations Used in These Patterns:

Scalloped Crochet Trim Pattern With Ribbon

Easy Scalloped Crochet Trim With Ribbon
Easy Scalloped Crochet Trim With Ribbon

This is the fanciest pattern in this small grouping of vertical trim patterns. It features a ribbon embellishment in the center. You can work this pattern in either crochet thread (pictured above at left) or yarn (pictured above at right), and it looks great either way. The design can take on a festive personality for Christmas, a romantic personality for Valentine’s Day, and lots of other personalities depending on the colors and materials you use for creating it.


Not only is it a versatile design; it’s exceptionally easy to crochet.

I’ve called this a “trim,” but there are many other ways you could use it.

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:


  • Yarn, crochet thread, or other fiber of your choice

  • Crochet hook of appropriate size (Check the yarn / thread label if in doubt.)

  • Ribbon

  • Tapestry needle


I have two sample trims pictured here. Both of them were made using this pattern; the only differences are the colors and materials used. The sample edging on the left was made using crochet thread, a small steel crochet hook, and very narrow ribbon. The sample edging on the right was crocheted using worsted weight cotton yarn and a size H / 5.0 mm crochet hook, and embellished with 3/8″ ribbon.

You can try this pattern with just about any fiber, thread, or yarn in any size you like.

Crochet Instructions:

Ch 4.

Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, ch 1, skip next ch st, sc in last ch. Ch 4, turn.

Row 2: sc in first sc, ch 1, skip next sc, sc in last sc. Ch 4, turn.

Repeat row 2 until your piece is the desired length.

Finishing the Trim:

End off and weave in loose ends. Block if desired.


Weave ribbon through the ch-1 spaces created in the middle of each row.


For the sample shown on the left, the one worked in crochet thread, I found it easier to “sew” the ribbon into the holes by using a tapestry needle threaded with the ribbon. That was faster than using my fingers alone to do it. For the larger sample, I had no problem weaving the ribbon through the holes without the tapestry needle.

Wide Scalloped Vertical Crochet Trim Pattern

Wide Scalloped Vertical Crochet Trim
Wide Scalloped Vertical Crochet Trim

This wide scalloped crocheted piece could be used as either a trim or an insertion, but don’t let the name hinder you from dreaming up additional creative ways you could use it.

Skill Level: Very easy / beginner

This pattern is easy enough for a total beginner. If you are a total beginner, I do recommend that you try working a square of regular rows of single crochet before starting this pattern, if you haven’t already. That way, you can get a feel for what it’s like to work single crochet with a turning chain of ordinary length. The turning chain used in this pattern is longer than usual.


Materials: The sample edging was crocheted using worsted weight cotton yarn and a size H / 5.0 mm crochet hook. You can try this pattern with just about any fiber, thread, or yarn in any size you like.

Crochet Instructions:

Ch 10.

Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, and in each chain after. (9 sc.) Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: Work 1 sc in each sc st across. (9 sc.) Ch 3, turn.

Repeat row 2 until your piece is the desired length.

Finishing the Trim:

End off and weave in loose ends. Block if desired.

Vertical Scalloped Crochet Trim Pattern

Scalloped Crochet Trim
Scalloped Crochet Trim

This vertical scalloped crochet piece could be used as a trim, edging or an insertion, or in many other ways.

Skill Level: Very easy / beginner

Materials: The sample trim was crocheted using worsted weight cotton yarn and a size H / 5.0 mm crochet hook. You can try this pattern with just about any fiber, thread, or yarn in any size you like.

Crochet Instructions:

Ch 6.

Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, and in each chain after. (5 sc.) Ch 4, turn.

Row 2: Work 1 sc in each sc st across. (5 sc.) Ch 4, turn.

Repeat row 2 until your piece is the desired length.

Finishing the Trim:

End off and weave in loose ends. Block if desired.

Ideas for Using These Crocheted Trims:

Valentine Crochet Heart Pouch

Beaded lace crochet choker pattern

Find Free Patterns for Borders, Trims and Edgings:

Want to see more free patterns for crocheted trims, edgings and blanket borders? Try these:



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