I originally taught myself to crochet because so many of my favorite knitting patterns included crocheted edges. This is the first in what I hope will be a series of posts showing you just how easy it is to add edges with crochet to your knitting.
This edging is by far the simplest to do and is a great one to add neatness to your knitting.
Adding a crocheted edge to knitting
Start by holding your crochet hook is your right hand (use the same size hook as you have knitting needle: So if you were using a 4mm knitting needle, use a 4mm crochet hook.) Make a loop and wrap it round your hook. Then put the hook through one of the loops on the bottom edge of your knitting.
Wrap the yarn around the hook from right to left.
Wrap your yarn around from right to left again, and repeat the above step, leaving 1 loop on the hook.
Carry on doing this double crochet stitch into every stitch along the outside edge of your knitting. This is probably the simplest and easiest crochet stitch to get to grips with and produces a nice neat edge.