Alrighty, I'm plugging along on all these WiP's I have and I just completed this baby blanket last night. My youngest (who is 16) keeps telling me it looks like an Easter egg, LoL!
I love the soft colors and the edging is something I kinda tossed on there to add more inches. It ended up being perfect! So here's my Corner-to-Corner with Edging pattern for you to use as well. I hope you enjoy it!
This blanket is worked entirely with Caron Simply Soft and a size G/4.25MM Hook.
Link to video for the Corner-to-Corner pattern I used:
|Orange DC worked in top (proper position) of|
Purple DC stitches
- Keep in mind that crocheting around a C2C project can be a bit difficult. It took 2 or 3 tries for me to get the right number of stitches in the first row of edging simply because of the way C2C project stitches are worked. Only 3 stitches at a time are actually turned in the proper position, the next stitches are worked in the side of a double crochet stitch.
|2 Orange DC stitches worked into |
the side of the Yellow DC stitches
So here's what I ended up doing:
- Row 1: Attach yarn to any DC in proper position. Now the part that made me say "ugh" . . . when there was a 3 DC grouping of the C2C stitches in the proper position, I worked 3 DC in the 3 DC (first pic). When I came to the side of a 3 DC grouping of the C2C I only did 2 DC stitches in that section (second pic). This is ONLY FOR THE FIRST ROW OF THE EDGING. Corners received 4 DC in same stitch. Work this repeat (3 DC, 2 DC (4 DC in corners)) all the way around. Join to top of first DC. Cut and tie off, leaving 3 to 4 inches for a weaving tail.
- Row 2: Attach yarn to any space between DCs of the previous row. (third pic) Chain 3 (first DC), DC in each space between the DC of the previous row. Corners are worked with (1 DC, chain 2, 1 DC) into the space as indicated in the fourth pic. Continue around, join to top of first DC. Cut and tie off, leaving a 3 to 4 inch weaving tail.
|Notice this is between the DC of the previous row.|
All DC in Row 2 are worked this way.
|White DC worked into the corner space |
of the Orange DC row.
- Rows 3 - 5: Repeat Row 2.
- Row 6: Optional because it's an edging for an edging. Weird I know but I felt it needed something a little extra. This row follows the repeat of (SC, ch 3, skip next stitch, SC in next) for all the sides. The corners are (DC, ch 1, repeat three times, DC). Join to top of first SC made, cut and tie off. Leaving a 3 to 4 inch weaving tail.
- Weave in all tails securely and trim.
|Edging for the Edging|
It works for me!
|Corner of the edging (last row)|
(DC, chain 1) repeat 3 times, DC
Well that's a lot of work for one blanket! Not really, it went fast. And I just crocheted what I felt would work to be honest.
I hope my daughter likes it, that's the important thing, isn't it?
Here's some pictures of the completed blanket.
I pray you have a week filled with blessings and joy.