Monday, February 13, 2012

Blanket Edging

I got a request from a nice local lady to put a crochet edge on her fleece blankets. She just wanted something simple, but cute. This is what I came up with!


When she came to pick it up, she loved it so much that she gave me three MORE blankets to do!
They all looked so cute with the same variegated yarn, it matched all three fabrics perfectly!

Pattern:
First row:
Create a foundation row through the blanket. I did (sc, ch1) all the way around. You can add more chains depending on how close you want your blanket stitches to be. sl st with first ch.
Second row:
Ch 1 and sc in same st. 1sc in next 2 sts, *ch 3, sk 2, 1 sc in next 5 sts, repeat from * around. sl st with first sc. Ending this row can be difficult because you never really know how many stitches you made around the entire blanket. What I found to be effective is, once you get to the last 15 or so stitches, see how close you are to making the join perfectly even (that is, having the pattern of 5sc, sk 2, finish off evenly), and if you need to make some adjustments, the best one I found is to do 4sc instead of 5sc for as many of those 5sc groups it takes to work out evenly.
Third row:
ch 1 and sc in same st. *7 dc in ch3-space, sk 2 sc, 1sc in next st (this should be the middle of the 5sc), repeat from * around. Fasten off. If you had to make some 4sc instead of 5sc groups, just alternate placing the 1sc in the 2nd and 3rd sc of the 5sc group. It should look fine!

3 comments:

  1. Looks great! I've always wanted to try adding crocheted edging through fabric but have no idea how to start! What size hook/yarn did you use? Is it hard to space the stitches?

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    1. I actually used a size B hook with size 3 yarn. I probably could have used a larger hook, like an E, but the B hook fit perfectly through the fabric without creating any damage.
      I tried to be sure to keep my stitches semi-close, because that way it was easier to tell if they were off without having to look at it from far away. Working in fleece made it really easy to put the stitches wherever I wanted.

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  2. So u crocheted directly into the fabric with the foundation row? No need to do a blanket stitch?

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