This is some of the recent fabric I just bought at our local Wal-mart. In our area they put all their flannel on sale twice a year. Once in the spring and then again in the fall. So I bought these cute boy fabrics. Then I take them to someone who does hemstitching, and have them sew the blankets together. This is way cheaper than if I were to purchase a kit at our local craft store. Which once in awhile I do, but that is rarely.
When I am all finished crocheting, I like to roll them up and tie with toile. Then they are all ready for when I need a baby gift.
This is one of my most favorite edges. It is super easy. It's all single crochet, but you do have to go around the blanket 4 times to be finished.
Basket Handle stich
Here is the Pattern
First SC in each hemstitched hole around the entire blanket. Join with a SS to beginning SC. CH 1, do not turn.
SC in each SC around the blanket. Join with a SS to beginning SC. CH 1, do not turn.
SC in the next three SC; then CH 4, skip one SC, repeat. Join with a SS to beginning SC; CH1, do not turn
Skip forst SC, *SC in next SC, skip next SC; then 8 SC in CH-4 space; skip next SC; repeat from* around. Join to first SC with a SS. Finish off.
This is the basic shell stitch, I love this one.
Single Crochet around the entire blanket for a foundation row, if you want to. You don't have to if you want to be done faster or not use as much thread. This picture has a foundation row done on it. You actually could do a second foundation row if you want to as well. It's fun do it in a different color then bounce back to original color for the last time around doing the shells.
Single Crochet in the first single crochet, *skip next single crochet, then do 5 Double crochet in the base of the next single crochet, skip next single crochet, single crochet in the next single crochet*. repeat from * to * all the way around the blanket. Finish off.
I hope you enjoy these patterns I have shared today with you. What do you like to crochet? Have any simple pattern you love to use? Check back later and I'll share some more.
Keeping it Simple