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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