Watch this introduction to fusion crochet (video)

Crochet along with the video above to discover how to combine your loves of yarn and fabric! In just three short rounds, you'll crochet a beautiful lace edge on your favorite fabric quarters.
In fact, you can use this technique on anything that you can put stitches into. Try it on a granny square, hole-punched paper, or anything you can think of. For a fancy bedspread or tablecloth, crochet multiple squares together with a slip stitch or sew them together with a whip stitch.
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Notes
Size your fabric in multiples of 1 inch per side + 0.75 inches. Shown in 4.75”.
Sew a blanket stitch or single crochet around the square every 0.25 inches.
Materials
Size C or D hook or appropriate size for yarn
Crochet thread or fingering weight yarn
Fabric square, granny square, or any square with stitched edges
Abbreviations - US terms
ch chain
ch-sp chain-space
iss in the same stitch
sc single crochet stitch
sk skip a stitch
st(s) stitch(es)
tc triple crochet stitch
Written Pattern
Round 1
With front side facing, join yarn 4 sts from corner, sc into each blanket st. At the corners, 2 sc in each of the last and first sts on each side. Join with a slip st into your first sc.
Round 2
Starting in same st, Starting shell: All in the same st ch 4, tc, ch 2, 2 tc, ch 2; sk, sc. Corner shell: Ch 2, sk, all in the next st 2 tc, ch 2, tc; all in next st tc, ch 2, 2 tc, ch 2; sk, sc. Shell: Ch 2, sk, all in the next st 2 tc, ch 2, 2 tc, ch 2; sk, sc. *Continue making shells to the corner. Corner shell. Rep from * to last corner. Make shells to the beginning of the round, ch 2, sl to top of first ch 4.
Round 3
Sl in next tc, sl in next ch-sp, sc in same ch-sp, *ch 5, sk 2 ch-sp, sc in next ch-sp, ch 6, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 5, sc in top of next shell) to corner, rep from * around, when you reach the starting point join with a sl st in the 1st sc.
Tie off.
Weave in your ends and block the squares to shape.
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