Thursday, March 8, 2012

Double Crochet Decrease Trim

by M. J. Joachim
Updated 4/20/16



Creativity released itself favorably while I was playing with my yarn this morning. In the process, I came up with a unique and delightful edging and trim, complete with a 2nd variation for your pleasure. Either will work well to wrap around some Easter candles or Mother’s Day bouquets. If you’re into making crocheted jewelry, this pattern would be excellent for a necklace, bracelet and earring set.


No measuring is required, as this trim and edging lengthens as you go. For demonstration purposes, I’m using regular 4-ply yarn and size I hook. However, I’ve tested this pattern with different yarns, including fine doily yarn, which creates a very delicate, lacy trim you can add to placemats, fine linens, lingerie and just about anything else you can think of.

Honestly, I can’t decide which variation I like better. Please share your favorite in the comments, and let’s see which one strikes the biggest fancy among our friendly crochet crowd.

Variation 1

Step 1: Chain 6

Step 2: Double crochet decrease in 2nd chain from hook

Double Crochet Decrease (worked over 2 stitches)

A. Yarn over, insert hook in desired stitch or chain

B. Yarn over, bring up loop and draw through 2 loops on hook

C. Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch or chain

D. Yarn over, bring up loop and draw through 2 loops on hook

E. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook

Step 3: Picot – (chain 3, slip stitch in 3rd chain from hook)

Step 4: Skip next chain, double crochet decrease over last 2 chains

Repeat steps 1 – 4 for pattern.

Variation 2

(Follow steps 1 – 4 in Variation 1. Add Step 5 and repeat steps 1 – 5 for pattern.)

Step 1: Chain 6

Step 2: Double crochet decrease in 2nd chain from hook

Double Crochet Decrease (worked over 2 stitches)

A. Yarn over, insert hook in desired stitch or chain

B. Yarn over, bring up loop and draw through 2 loops on hook

C. Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch or chain

D. Yarn over, bring up loop and draw through 2 loops on hook

E. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook

Step 3: Picot – (chain 3, slip stitch in 3rd chain from hook)

Step 4: Skip next chain, double crochet decrease over last 2 chains

Step 5: Picot






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