A California based organic bedding company just released a new line of sheets and pillowcases that are trimmed with a crochet-look edging for their new spring line. All of the linens offered by Coyuchi are priced way out of range of the average consumer, but if you can wield a crochet hook, you can fashion your own lace trim for just pennies, and keep more of your hard-earned money for other things … like more yarn!
It wasn’t uncommon years ago for women to crochet or tat lacy edgings onto handkerchiefs, towels, and other linens to tuck into their hope chest, or to give as gifts. With crochet hook and thread, you can soon be creating your own heirloom pieces to hand down to your children and grandchildren. A set of towels or bed linens with handmade trim would make a lovely gift for a wedding shower or the new bride.
This tutorial shows how to crochet a trim to a t-shirt neckline, but the principle is the same for crocheting on any fabric edge. You’ll need a small steel crochet hook or darning needle with a sharp point to make the initial hole, which is the toughest part of the whole project. Once you get the foundation row of crochet, it’s just like working on any other crochet project you work with yarn or thread.
Get a designer look without the designer price, and the satisfaction that comes with making something with your own hands. Crochet Pattern Central has dozens of free patterns for lace and trim edging, so you’re sure to find some that are perfect for the projects you have in mind.