Monday, March 19, 2012

A Week of Receiving Blankets

During this past week I have been crocheting up a storm!  What have I been making, you ask?  Why, crochet edged receiving blankets, of course!  :)  I love making them, and they make great presents.  I will also be sewing some coordinating burp cloths one of these days.  I don’t use a pattern for these.  For round one I just do a simple sc, evenly spaced, and then for the second row I do whatever strikes my fancy.

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Here’s a close-up of one of the edgings. I like the lacy look it gives on girly looking blankets.

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6 comments:

  1. They're all so pretty Rita. :)

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  2. I tried this once and hurt my hand trying to punch all the holes as I crocheted. Is there an easier way?

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    1. For years I have just used a #10 hook to do the base row of sc stitches. Then I switch to a #4 hook to do the next row(s). Lately I have been using a "sharp crochet hook" that I bought online. I don't know the URL, but if you do a search of sharp crochet hook, it'll most likely show up. In all honesty, I am not as impressed with the sharp crochet hook as many other users seem to be. I find it easier to push the #10 hook through sometimes, than it is to push the sharp crochet hook through. I also find that the sharp crochet hook tends to snag my flannel cloth and/or the crochet thread.

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  3. I LOVE the strawberry one, such dainty edging, like eyelet! Also I'm loving that elephant one, hint hint! ;)

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  4. Love these Rita. Something I have to try, never have trid the punching holes before so now that I see you used a size 10 hook I will try that. Thanks. Your quilt (last post) is so pretty. You are talented in so many ways.

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