Thursday, February 25, 2010
Crochet Edged Baby Blanket
In 2007 I posted a 'tutorial' of how I crochet an edging on flannel to make receiving blankets. Last week I finished a few more blankets. I made up a new stitch for this sweet rosebud blanket, and so I decided to share it with my readers. And when I say "made up" the stitch, that just means that I didn't get it from a book (although I'm sure it's in many crochet books), but that I made it up after a few false starts after deciding to deviate from my usual stitch. I like this stitch because the whole thing is done in only 2 rounds, instead of 3 or 4. The result is a beautiful scalloped edge that is quick and easy.
Directions: Round 1: *sc, ch 1* all the way around the blanket, with the stitches as close together or not, as you wish. My sc stitches are approx. 1/4" apart. Round 2: *sc, 3dc, sc* in every other space between the sc stitches.