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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Crochet blanket edges....

Some have asked for the patterns for the edges that I use. I am going to share some below. First, I usually buy my receiving blankets at Target--they have a good selection and they usually come four or more to a package. Before you begin, you have to remove the tag. Sometimes I am able to completely remove it and this takes time and patience. You can also cut it very close to the hem stitching on the blanket and crochet over it. I use size 10 crochet thread and size 7 steel needle. I make the holes in the blanket as I crochet. Tie the thread on the needle and then punch the needle through the blanket at the edge of the hem stitching and pull the thread through the blanket and finish as a single crochet stitch. Then you chain 2 and single crochet around the blanket and join with a slip stitch at the end. Row 2: 5 double crochets in the following ch2 space by slip stitching in the ch2 space and ch2(this counts as first double crochet) then finish that space with four more double crochets. Single crochet in next space, five double crochets in next space, and continue this pattern around the blanket and join with a slip stitch. Finish off. Do the same single crochet, chain two around as in first edge and join with a slip stitch in the beginning.
Row 2: chain 2 (counts as dc), 2 dc in next ch2 space, dc in next sc, ch2(dc in next sc, 2 dc in ch2 space, dc in next sc, ch2) repeat around and join with sl st in first dc.


Row 3: sl st in next dc, sc in next dc, chain 3, sl st in the same space as sc just made, 3 dc in next ch 2 space, sc in top of 3rd dc of next dc group, ch3 and sl st in the same space as sc just made, 3 dc in next ch2 space, continue around and end with sl st in first sc. Finish off.













Same round 1, then start pattern below.


I hope this helps. Enjoy!

♥Love,♥

Marie

6 comments:

  1. hi
    lovely!!!!
    thanks for the pattern!!
    have a wonderul day,
    regina

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  2. Thanks for the pattern. I love these blankets and I want to try my hand at making some. I have missed you. I have been really busy myself. Hope you are doing well. Love & blessings from NC!

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  3. Those are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing the pattern! I will definitely be copying it off as I would love to make some of these sometime. :)

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  4. They're lovely Marie and what a wonderful way to personalize a blanket! Thank you for sharing the patterns too. Now I just have to learn how to crochet. Yes, it's on my bucket list. :)

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful patterns with us!

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