I have been cleaning out my closet over the last couple of weeks.
Yep, it took me that long to dig through
everything that was in there
And, boy did I find a lot of forgotten "stuff".
One of the things I found was this little blanket.
I had bought this to put in Miss A's room when I redid it.
I had wanted to crochet an edge around it
to dress it up a bit.
But, it was summer and for some reason I just hate to
crochet in the summer.
That is a craft I do only when the temps are cool -
fall and winter...
So, it got put back and totally forgotten.
When I found it I decided no better time than now to finish it.
I added this sweet little scallop edging to it
I think it really dresses it up.
(And so does this cute little purple dude.)
It's a very simple edging that I like to add to these plain fleece blankets
to dress them up a bit.
I have done this to several we have here.
This edging is quite simple
I use the already existing blanket stitch around the edge
of it for my base.
You can see it better here -
I have just crocheted each stitch in the stitches of the blankets edge.
The pattern is as follows:
( Now I hope this makes sense as I do not write crochet patterns.)
Also this is a pattern I made up in my head.
I start by attaching the yarn in a stitch anywhere except a corner.
I then single crochet in each stitch all the way around the blanket.
At each corner I increased as needed to keep the piece lying flat-
with no puckers.
I do this by making two single crochets in about every third or fourth stitch.
This will be different for each blanket.
Join the first row with a slip stitch in the first single crochet,
chain one and single crochet in same stitch.
Skip the next single crochet then do 5 double crochets in the next single crochet,
skip the next single crochet,
do a single crochet in the next single crochet.
Then repeat this pattern all the way around.
(* skip 1 sc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next sc, sc in next sc*) repeat
all the way around the blanket
slip stitch in beginning stitch and tie off leaving a short tail
to weave in.
A very simple and easy crochet pattern that makes such a difference
on one of these plain fleece blankets.
I love doing these.
The blankets are quite inexpensive and the pattern is simple.
It took me all of two hours to do this whole blanket.
what a cute gift this would make for someone
What do you think?
Think you might want to make a couple of these for Christmas gifts?
You can also just buy the fleece in a 1 1/2 yard or 2 yard lengths,
then punch your own holes.
Then do a blanket stitch around it and proceed with the edging
pattern after that.
I have made several this way also.
I just use a plain old paper punch.
(Your hand will get tired)
But, when I want a certain look or pattern I have done this.
It still is quite simple and can be finished in an evening.
So, get yourself a cute little blanket and crochet a cute little edge
on it to keep you warm this winter.
And maybe this sweet little purple dude will come visit you...
Have a wonderful week
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