Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A New Blanket Edging

A friend's new baby meant time for another crochet edged blanket!  I've had this cute bird fabric in my stash for awhile - if you haven't crocheted an edging right onto flannel, see this past post for pointers.  For this new edging, you'll need size 10 crochet thread and a size 5 steel crochet hook.

Row 1:  Base row of single crochet

Row 2:  Chain 3, skip the next stitch in the row below and single stitch in the following stitch.  Repeat this all the way around the blanket.  Depending on how far apart your base row stitches are, you may need to add extra stitches on the corners.  Do this by chaining 3 and then single stitching in the next stitch in the row below instead of skipping a stitch.  When you get all around the blanket, slip stitch to join the round.

Row 3:  Chain 3, single stitch in the chain 3 space in the row below.  Continue all around the blanket and slip stitch to join the round.

Row 4:  *In the first chain 3 space, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, chain 1, double crochet, half double crochet, and single crochet.  Slip stitch in the next chain 3 space.*  Repeat all around the blanket.  Slip stitch to join the round and fasten thread off.

Happy Creating!  Deborah

1 comment:

  1. This is really beautiful! Thank you for sharing, as I'm always looking for new patterns for the fleece blankets I donate to the Children's Hospitals.