I have posted a few of my crochet projects before, including a crocheted bow headband, crochet baby ugg boots, and some other receiving blankets with crocheted edges.
This is the first time I have done a few new things:
- added an extra layer (so you go around the entire blanket 3 times)
- added a second color
- made up my own pattern
Its not an overly intricate design, but I figured with the two colors, I didn’t want it to be so busy.
I love using these blankets to swaddle my babies. I love them that much more when I know they are crocheted by my mom, grandma, or myself. I think it makes a much more thoughtful gift.
The patternThe blankets I buy come with an edging pre punched that I can crochet into. You could also do this yourself with a sewing machine and a wing needle, or buy a Sharp Crochet Hook that you can punch through the fabric as you go. All the options work, the pre punched is the easiest to do, but hardest to find.
Round 1: SC around, slip stitch to join.
Round 2: Ch1. Skip 4 stitches, 4 DC into next stitch. 1 SC into next stitch. Skip 4 stitches. Repeat all the way around and fasten off.** You can leave the blanket as is, this is a simple fan crochet edge. The next part is where I added the next color.**
Starting with your second color, fasten into a space between two fans. Chain 3. 3 DC into the same stitch. CH 2. 3 DC into the next space. Repeat around and fasten off.