It's not perfect, but for my first attempt, I'm so pleased. The blanket was made from a scrap of flannel I had left over from over from another project. I sewed two, 18" squares right sides together, with entredeux trim sandwiched between them along the edge. I know there are other ways to attach crochet trim to flannel, like a blanket stitch, or poking holes into the fabric with an awl, but this is the method I wanted to try first. It was quick and easy. After sewing the layers together, I turned them right side out and topstitched all around the edge. The evenly spaced holes in the entredeux trim made it very easy to see where to put my crochet stitches.
Friday, February 17, 2012
A Blanket for Baby Dear
I can sew, smock, embroider, and knit. The art of crochet, however, has eluded me. Until now! I have been wanting to learn how to crochet just so that I could add these sweet edgings onto flannel blankets. So I poured over how-to books and cornered a couple of crocheting friends with lots of questions. I started with trying to crochet a dishcloth, thinking it would be good practise, but my heart wasn't in it. What I really wanted was to make a sweet blanket! So I just decided to go for it.