Today I wanted to share some of the dainty edgings which I promised (sorta) I would share on a post recently. Both of these soft flannel receiving blankets were gifts for a special mother-to-be at a baby shower I was delighted to attend this past weekend.
Gray Scalloped Edging:
Aunt Lydia's Classic 10 crochet thread
#5 crochet hook
Mark every 1/2 inch all around the hem of the blanket; poke holes with your needle, then sew a blanket stitch around the entire edge. It will look like this when it is finished.
Single Crochet(SC) around the blanket.
Chain(CH) 3, 2 Double Crochet(DC) in next sc. That will make a total of three stitches in the one sc stitch.
Ch 1 *SC in next ch, 3 DC in next chain, Ch 1*
Continue with this Pattern * until you get to the corners. 6 DC in each of the four corners.
Pink Scalloped Edging
SC around entire blanket stitch (after sewing your blanket stitch as in gray edging)
*3 DC in first ch, SC in next chain* Repeat.
At the corners, 5 DC
In the corner of the pink polka-dotted blanket, you will notice I embroidered a simple chubby bird with a few lazy daisy flowers. I planned to use a sea foam green thread for the lace and bird, but when I found out this baby's colors were pink and gray, I decided to use light gray for the edging and a darker gray for the outline stitch of the bird.
I hope she likes them...this little girl.
I found one of Rose's receiving blankets, worn and tattered, tucked under her mattress when I went to move her bed several weeks ago. This blanket was hand sewn by a very special, older woman over eighteen years ago. Isn't that a happy thought, to think someone might find one of these blankets tucked in a comforting place years down the road? What a lovely story to be told!