I really love this. Thanks so much!
let’s list a few facts:
made out of Drops Paris yarn #16 white, #27 peach, #41 mustard and #48 petrol, 6 skeins of each colour and an additional 2 petrol skeins for the edging. with the left over yarn I made two potholders, and six multi coloured squareswhich I donated for a warm blanket for people who are very ill.
hooked with a 5 mm hook following this pattern and joined them this way. below these images you will find a little picture tutorial for the edging.
it was hard to get a full-size picture of the blanket, but I managed to do so while standing on a chair. it looks rather small this way haha.
let’s get to the edging pattern. as with any new pattern, it is a matter of trial and error for me. this blanket was no exception, in total I must have made about 3 or 4 extra rounds of edging that I frogged because the result was not to my liking. for me, one of the goals with the edging around squares is to go from that slightly wavy edge to a straight one. I love how it turned out really well this time and you can see the edge getting more and more straight with every new round.
crochet pattern tutorial for a blanket edging in both English and Dutch
attach the yarn in any gap between two clusters along a square on the edge. single crochet, *chain 2, single crochet in the next gap* repeat pattern between * along the complete edge of the blanket, join with slip stitch in first single crochet. connection between the squares: single crochet in first corner, single crochet in next corner. NO chain stitches in between. corners: single crochet, 2 chain, single crochet.
make a slip stitch into the next gap, chain, single crochet in the same gap. continue with 2 single crochet in every gap. join with slip stitch in first chain. where the squares connect: 1 single crochet in the gap. corners: single crochet, chain 1, single crochet. this row may seem a little tight, but it helps tremendously in creating a nice and straight edge.
chain 2, double crochet in every stitch around the blanket. join with slip stitch in second chain of first stitch. corners: 2 double crochet in first single crochet from previous row, chain 2, 2 double crochet in next single crochet from previous row. makes a total of 6 corner stitches.
chain 2, half double crochet in every next stitch around the edge. close with slip stitch in second chain of first stitch. corners: 2 half double crochet in the two middle corner stitches, number 3 and 4. cut thread and fasten off.
turn the blanket around, back side facing you. attach the yarn in any half double crochet from the previous row, make bobble stitch. *slip stitch, single crochet, slip stitch, bobble stitch* repeat between * all around the blanket. close with slip stitch into last stitch before first bobble, cut thread and fasten off. bobble stitch = *yarn over, put hook in stitch, pull through, yarn over, pull through 2* leaving 2 loops on hook. repeat between * 3 times, you now have 5 loops on hook. yarn over, pull through all loops in once.
I hope you will enjoy following this tutorial as much as I did designing and explaining it. if anything is unclear to you or if you have any questions, please let me know through a comment on this post or through email, my address is to be found at the bottom of this page.