A week ago the moment was there, I finally decided on the border and the edging and I have finished my first crocheted blanket. I’m so happy and proud I made it to the end.
When I started I decided that the blanket would get a size of 10 rows and 8 columns, I finished with 12 rows and 9 columns as I found that a better proportion for the blanket. It’s also thanks to Lucy from Attic24 that the blanket got finished. In my first try I attached all the squares sewing by hand, I hated that sewing and didn’t get further than 1 and a half row. A few months later Lucy described the join-as-you-go method, and I decided to start all over. This method really worked for me, as you can see your blanket steadily growing, and I like crocheting much much more then hand sewing. Thanks Lucy!
The last threshold I had to take, was to decide on the border and the edging. When I finally found the edging I wanted to use, I only had a picture and had to figure out the pattern myself. If you like the edging too, you can find the description at the end of this post, so you can try it for yourself, have fun :-)
Lace shell edging
1st round: Start with a full round of sc
2nd round: chain 1, 1 sc in first sc, chain 3 and make a slip stitch in the just made sc (you make the small bobble) *skip 2 sc, in the next sc make 2 dc, chain 3, 2 dc, skip 2 sc, 1 sc in the next sc, chain 3, slip stitch in the just made sc, repeat from *