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How to crochet blanket edging

Edging a blanket with a lacy crochet stitch creates a soft and attractive border along the fabric. Suitable for baby blankets and lightweight larger throws, a crocheted edging will finish the fabric edge beautifully. Use standard crochet cotton to create the panel. After you crochet the edging, you'll be ready to stitch it along the edge of the blanket to finish the project.

Place a slip stitch onto the crochet hook. Chain a long enough chain to go around the entire blanket. Lay out the chain along the edge of the blanket to ensure it goes all the way around without stretching.

Crochet a single crochet in each chain. Chain one and turn your work. Crochet a single crochet in the first stitch.

Skip two stitches. Crochet a double crochet, make a picot (chain three, single crochet into the first of the three chains), crochet two double crochets, make a picot, crochet two double crochets, make a picot and double crochet in the next stitch. Skip two stitches and single crochet in the next stitch.

Repeat Step 3 along the entire single crochet foundation row.

Clip the end of the crochet cotton to leave a 4-inch tail. Yarn over and pull the tail through the loop on the hook, pulling it tightly. Thread the end of the tail into the yarn needle and weave the tail in neatly. Trim off the end of the tail. Weave the starting tail in using the same technique.

Pin the straight edge of the edging along the edge of the blanket, overlapping the edging about 1/4 inch over the edge of the blanket.

Sew the edging to the blanket with the sewing machine. Remove the pins.

Things You'll Need

  • Crochet hook, size 9
  • Crochet cotton thread, size 20
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread to colour match the crochet cotton thread
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Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator, as well as an accomplished gardener, quilter, crocheter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator. As a regular contributor to Natural News, many of Hatter's Internet publications focus on natural health and parenting. Hatter has also had publication on home improvement websites such as Redbeacon.