this edging pattern makes an awesome crochet crown! or you can wear it as a necklace.
yarn: Jaeger Extra Fine Merino DK (or any dk weight yarn)
you'll need: crochet hook E
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
sl st = slip stitch
you want the crochet to be "tight", so choose a smaller hook if necessary
row 1: *ch 5, work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, repeat from * 9 more times (a total of 10 clusters), ch 2, turn
row 2: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat from * across, end with ch 2, dc in last ch, ch 3, turn
row 3: *in next loop work (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc), ch 3, 1 sc in next loop, ch 3, repeat from * across, ch 1, turn
row 4: *in next loop work 3 sc, in next loop work 3 sc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 3, sl st to same dc, in next loop work 3 sc, in next loop work 3 sc, repeat from * across, sl st in last stitch
next: turn work 90 degrees to the side, you will begin working the strap.
row 1: chain 4 (counts as 1 tr), work 2 tr in end, chain 4, turn
row 2: 1 tr in next tr, 1 tr in turning chain, ch 4, turn
repeat row 2 four more times. end the tr rows with a long length of chain stitch to tie it.
you will do the same for the opposite side, joining yarn at the end of the piece and working rows of tr.