By Mary from Eagleville, PA
If I were to crochet an edge on a baby blanket as shown in the photo I wouldn't bother with a special tool or template. I would use a small crochet hook to poke the holes, plus crochet the edging as I was going around the edge.
I have a sister that crochets handles or whatever they are called on terry dish towels that you hang them on a cabinet handle with, and she doesn't use anything other than the hook she is using for the crocheting.
I've always used those large bbq forks. Just insert the fork in the last hole you make and carry on all the way round. They are evenly spaced and a perfect size.
I haven't tried this yet. You know spiral ring school writing notebooks, when you rip off a sheet of paper, use the strip with holes as a measuring device spacer, mark holes-use metal crochet hook, the holes will be evenly spaced. Hey, free. joanie
My mother used to use a sharp metal needle.
If you want a more uniform look try threading a yarn needle with your your yarn then blanket stitching at regular intervals all the way round. 1/4 inch is good for most crochet with yarn.
Go to skipstitch.com and order a skip stitch rotary blade that works wonders on punching the holes. I have tried all different methods and this works the best. I have all the ladies at my work using the skip stitch blade also.
Take a look at www.edgerydoo.com
These are templates to aid making the holes evenly and you can punch through 4 layers at a time so that it is quick.
Go to www.skipstitch.com and take a look at their blades. They work great and can be used with a 45mm rotary cutting tool. This sure does save a lot of time. No more punching holes and this blade makes evenly spaced holes for crocheting edges.
Can the slip stitch blade go through two layers of fleece fabric?
I Use that also it is a great tool
I bought a skip blade, tried it out on a scrap piece of fleece, when I looked to see how it did, the edge just came off! Tried just barely pressing the blade into the fleece, same thing. That doesn't work at all. Not sure what I'm doing wrong. Please help. Planning on a baby blanket. Thank you.
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When you crochet a fabric blanket with a hole hem stitch, where do you begin? Do I start in the corner or middle of work? It's going to have four rows of crochet stitches.
I recommend that you start in the corner, so that you can end in the corner.
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How do you crochet around a blanket edge? Do you have to hand sew around it first? I just want to make a very light weight blanket.
This picture is on the ThriftyFun website. I'd like to know the pattern and stitches used to make the border of the blanket. Thanks.
What is a good way to crochet an edge around a fleece baby blanket?