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How to Add a cute Crochet lace edging on a shirt

any type of shirt, I used a cami and a ripped tank from target ( on sale for $5.00 each)

A steel crochet hook I used 2.75 , but size 0 works too.

and Crochet thread any size.  I also used Bernet Mosaic ( pink cami top) and it turned out great

Skill level

 I would suguest that you be able to have a even tension. There isn't an important gauge for this project but your stitches should be even. If you aren't sure try this on the edge of a thin dish drying towel or an old rage

A few notes

I like to start in the middle of the back of the shirt so you can try a few stitches and if you make a mistake it wont be noticed.  Also don't try this out on you favorite shirt!! HAHA

Are you ready to start??? I am soooo excited!!

Okay we are ready to start!! We start right before the hem of the shirt ( GOING THROUGH TWO PIECES OF FABRIC IS TOO HARD) and the hem line will make it easy to be straight.
Now how we start is we force the crochet hook through the shirt from the outside of the shirt to the inside of the shirt. This will make a small hole.
Next Make a Slip knot and grab it and pull it to the top of the shirt.
then we stick our hook in right next to the first stitch ( see photos if you make them too far away the bottom of your shirt will fit tighter) and grab yarn and pull through to the top, at this point you have 2 loops on your hook :) pull the loop you just picked up through the other loop and you have now made your first Surface Slip stitch.

Here is another Blog the explain doing this to other crochet pieces very well, we are just going this through a shirt instead.

Here are some photos I took with my cell phone while I was starting A black ribbed tank with Silver sparkle crochet thread.

Take you hook and push it through the shirt from the front to the back
Make a slip knot and grab it from the bottom of the shirt and pull it up to the top.

stick your hook in again very close to your first one .

Now continue this stitch all the way around the bottom of the shirt while slightly stretching the shirt as you go so the bottom isn't tight. When you reach the beginning slip stitch into your first stitch and cut yarn.

Make a slip knot and slip stitch into one of your surface single crochet chain 2, hdc, ch1, 2hdc all in the same stitch then skip 3 space and *2hdc,ch1,2hdc ( shell) skip 3* repeat until you reach you first shell and slip stitch. 

2nd row of shells and all other rows- slip 2 in the next two stitches ( you should be in the hdc right before the ch1) and ch2, hdc,ch1, 2hdc, skip 4 and *2hdc,ch,2hdc, skip 4* repeat

I added a total of three rows how many will you add? what yarn and colors will you use? Comment below!


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