I bring this up because this is another area that can be addressed as we do our projects. Even if the project does not call for an edge stitch, will the project look more finished if an edge stitch is added. Remember, you are in a creative arena and you might start out with a pattern that looks a certain way but does not mean the project has to end looking exactly like the pattern. This is called putting your own creative spin on it. Whether it be changing the color or adding an edge, it becomes more your project to get that right end result that you are looking for.
Maybe you need that extra pop. Guess what? With crochet it is so easy to undo and you can be learning at the same time. So experiment with an edge stitch or change the color to one that you always get complements on when you wear it. By making these suttle changes you can begin to expand into the creative world and enjoy your needle arts even more.
George Santayana - US philosopher