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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Crochet Blanket Edging

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
"declutter" it...
 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
for Christmas.

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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  1. Hi Cathy, I love how you added the pretty crochet edging to the blanket! I love crocheting too and I'm obsessed with it! I love it so much that I crochet all year long because I belong to the crochet group at my church! I would love for you to stop by and see my work. I saw this pretty blanket on share your cup! Julie at

  2. That is funny about not wanting to crochet in the summer. I did so many crocheted edges this past summer. I do a lot on napkins because the edging just makes a plain napkin look so special.

    Love your polka dot blanket.

  3. What a difference the little crochet edge makes! So cute! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  4. I love how you dressed up the pretty pink blanket with the crochet edging detail....looks so delicate and lacy! I love the polkas:) Thanks for sharing the pattern with us and for your sweet visit! Happily following you back through GFC! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Poppy

  5. Beautiful work! Love the look of crochet edges very nice! Hugs, Tammy

  6. Its so pretty! The edging detail adds that special touch that turns this everyday blanket into a forever keepsake. Thanks for linking up to ITS PARTY TIME...Pinned it! xoxo

  7. You are just like me - I only crochet in the fall and winter. It doesn't seem like something to do in the warmer months. I love the crocheted edge. I would love for you to come and link this up to my Fall into Fall link party that opens each Tuesday evening at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there.

  8. Cathy, the crochet edge adds such a sweet touch to blankets. I have a friend that makes a lot of these. I need to try crocheting again. Tried when I was a newly wed and did it way too tight. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. Beautiful update. Don't forget to come back and should enter a giveaway for 2 pillow covers!

  10. I LOVE this!!! Thank you for sharing at our TGIF Link Party at A Peek Into My Paradise. I hope you will be back to link up another awesome post this week!
    Cathy @

  11. Adding that pretty edge adds a sweet vintage look!

  12. So dainty and pretty! Thanks for sharing... a great vintage sweet look! : ) hugs...

  13. I am also not a fan of crocheting in summer. The whole thing is just too hot and you shouldn't sweat while crafting on the sofa :) The edge adds so much and I love the polka dots! Thanks for linking up at Link It or Lump It this week!

  14. So pretty! Love the vintage look it gives. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  15. Cathy the crocheted edge adds the perfect touch! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,