More to explore:
Filomena Crochet e Outros Lavores: - Bico de Crochet em Cruz. Tutorial crochet edging (use Google translate, but there's lots of pictures)
NOZZLE CROCHET CROSS EDGING. This is pretty cool! Easy one-time-around edging. You can do additional rows using the scallops as the anchor row. Filomena Crochet and Other Handcraft.
Crochet borders, my 95 yr old grandmother used to crochet whole blankets now her arthritic hand can only do a border on a purchased blanket. It's about the personal touch.
The page is not in English and the Google translator didn't help much but the pictures are so good that you won't need the instructions.
pillowcases with crochet trim, from Flickr user 'rose hip...'
23 crochet edging charts — these look like they have a chain base — perfect for the hem-stitched pillow cases I bought in Victoria
really nice crochet edgings...not as hard as it looks as it's done sideways
Filomena Crochet e Outros Lavores: - Conversa séria!
Tutorial on how to crochet an edging on flannel blankets.
crochet dress...with some sliver and gold, or red and gold could be great for a christmas dress
Mini granny scarf with heart motif. No Pattern but so cute, I'm sure I can find a heart motif to use.