Thursday, October 17, 2013

Crochet Edge Baby Blanket

It has been such a busy couple of weeks but I am finally getting to share my how-to for the baby blanket made for a little guy due any moment now.

I purchased a yard of soft, cream-colored fleece, and after washing, sewed right sides together.
I turned the blanket right-side out and began blanket-stitching around the edge with needle and matching embroidery floss at evenly spaced (about) 1/4-inch intervals.
Here is a close-up of the blanket stitch.  I could have made each stitch a little shorter but it just depends on the look you want. After stitching all the way around the blanket with the embroidery floss, I attached a matching cream-color 4-ply yarn using a crochet hook size H.  I single crocheted in each loop created by the blanket stitch, adding an extra single crochet occasionally to make an even foundation edge. 
At the end of the first row, I joined with a slip stitch, chained 1 and single crocheted around again.
For the third row and final row, I changed to a variegated yarn and repeated the single crochet around.
I experimented with adding additional rows but preferred how it looked with this simple edging
A scalloped border would be cute but maybe for a baby girl blanket.
You can add additional rows using single, half-double, combinations, scalloped or whatever your imagination comes up with.
Pattern and how-to for matching newborn baby beanie and leg warmers click here or photo below
 Perhaps you will join me in praying for a safe and uneventful delivery

          
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21 comments:

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Lorraine, you win the talent contest, hands down! I love all of these items and I am praying for a safe and healthy delivery.

P.S. My twin sis and my mom are expert crocheters. I've done a few things and find it so relaxing. Should do it more, I suppose, but I prefer needlework like embroidery, although I don't do much of that anymore either. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lorrie said...

That's a lovely idea for a baby gift. Praying for a safe and healthy arrival.

Barbara F. said...

This is beautiful, Lorraine. I am sure you could have a booming business on Etsy, but it would be too much work from so many orders! Praying for that speedy delivery. xo

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Truly lovely for the soon-to-be...

I am still trying to get the hang of crochet'. Still working at it and ripping out most of it. I seem to either drop stitches or increase them and have no idea how? You inspire us with your skills. I have photography for the most part down pat but this crochet' is stumping me.

Will be lifting up the family and for a healthy and speedy delivery.

I now know who you remind me of; its the actress Juliette Binoche. You both have such lovely soothing faces and smiles.

GOD bless and keep you all safe.

Winnie said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!
You are so talented!!

Ann said...

I really like that. I love that it matches the beanie and leg warmers.

Olga said...

Great idea to make a fleece baby blanket with a crochet edging. It looks so soft and cozy. And what a great set of baby beanie and leg warmers. Awesome job Lorraine!

Debbie said...

I honestly just LOVE your work! Soo soft, sweet, and lovely. My sister crochets and frequently has used your tutorials for her creations too. I might have to learn this too, if I ever master the quilting, lol

agreeing with you in prayer for this new baby!

NanaDiana said...

That is just GORGEOUS, Lorraine. You are so talented with you needles! Amazing and I love the sweet soft look of it- xo Diana

Kristina said...

Thanks. My brother is expecting now, so I will have to get busy and get some things made.

Kathy MomOfNine said...

This is so beautiful! It looks like an heirloom. Thank you for sharing your talents.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

The crochet edge baby blanket is truly very beautiful.. I am sure it will be treasured.. Lovely indeed. Hugs Judy

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

The crochet edge baby blanket is truly very beautiful.. I am sure it will be treasured.. Lovely indeed. Hugs Judy

Connie said...

Your new baby is going to be wrapped in beauty and love. This blanket is perfect and so lovely. God bless you, and know that you and your baby are in my prayers.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Susan said...

Darling crocheted edge, LDH. Just lovely. Susan

Debbie Huffaker said...

Oh, so pretty. Gonna Pin it to my crochet board!!

Creative Design said...

Lorraine, I love a single crochet edge on a blanket and this one looks so cozy. Blessings and prayers for a safe delivery!

Best,
Sheila

Just a little something from Judy said...

In so many ways, this soon-to-be-arriving little guy, is one fortunate baby! Having a kind, talented grandma like you, will continue to bless his life.

This is a masterpiece that you created! I admire your talents and your ability to turn anything into something beautiful.

Thinking of you and your family during this time of waiting.

Blackberry Lane said...

Beautiful work. Praying for mother and baby. May God bless.

Donna said...

Very creative and lovely!

Gypsy Heart said...

Absolutely beautiful! I pray for a safe and healthy delivery too.

xo
Pat

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