Well this week I got all wrapped up in crocheting borders onto receiving blankets. The babies are coming soon!
I went through my stash and found 3 pieces of flannel fabric totaling 5m of fabric. I then cut off the selvages and straightened up the edges, to make 5 blankets.
I decided to edge each blanket by mitering each corner, as this would get rid of any bulk in the corners. I then topstitched the seams with a wide straight stitch using my topstitch foot, before I crocheted the border edge around each blanket.
I then went through my yarn stash to find some suitable colours to use to crochet around each blanket. I found some Rowan, handknit cotton and my absolute favorite yarn Sirdar Snuggly baby bamboo, both brands are double knit.
Using a 1.5mm crocheting hook, (this hook makes it easier to crochet through the flannel) I formed a base by crocheting a slipstitch over the seam, crocheting them close to each other around each blanket. I then went over to a 4mm crocheting hook and crocheted a decorative stitch onto two of the blankets edges, one is a scalloped edge and the other a diagonal stitch. I have not decided if I would leave the other three with just the slipstitch base or crotchet a pretty border stitch around each of them. Only time will tell.
Well this week was a great week for using up my stash.
Happy stitching till next week.