Friday, April 29, 2016

How to make the Maybelle Baby Blanket Border & Edging


Welcome to the tutorial of How To make the Maybelle Baby Blanket Border & Edging. When I designed this blanket, I wanted it to be gender neutral and therefor I used a quite simple border and edging. I will share the border in simple instruction together with a few pictures. I have used Tilda yarn colour 507 - Chalk Beige for the base of the border with accent colours Red Berry Pink- 063, Dusty Blue - 066 and Baby Blue - 572. The final edging row is made with Tilda Cream - 005. For full information on material used, techniques etc, please visit The Maybelle Baby Blanket Pattern.

This tutorial is a part of the Maybelle Blanket Pattern and you can find the other tutorials here:
• How to make the Maybelle Flower
• How to make the Maybelle Square
• How to join the Maybelle Squares with the Join-As-You-Go technique

Abbreviations:
ch - chain
ch sp - chain space
dc -  double crochet UK (single crochet US) 
htr - half treble UK (half double crochet US) 
tr - treble UK (double crochet US)
dc2tog - double crochet 2 together UK (single crochet 2 together US)
tr2tog - treble crochet 2 together UK (double crochet 2 together US)
sl st - slip stitch
st/sts - stitch/stitches
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ROW 1:
Join colour 507 Chalk Beige on the side of a square anywhere, ch3 (counts as first tr), make a tr in every st until the square joining part.
In the join: Make 1tr in ch sp, tr2tog over the two chain spaces of the two joined squares, make 1tr in ch sp of the following square. Repeat this at every join.
In the corner: Make 2tr - ch2 - 2tr in every corner space. Finish by slip stitching into the top of your first 3ch made.

ROW 2:
Join Tilda yarn colour 063 - Red Berry Pink and ch2 (does NOT count as a st). Make a row of dc, making 1dc-ch1-1dc in every corner space. Finish by slip stitching into the top of your first dc made.

ROW 3:
Change back to Tilda yarn joining color 507 - Chalk Beige, and ch2 (counts as first htr). Make a row of htr in every st,  make 1htr-ch1-1htr in every corner space. Finish by slip stitching into the top of your first 2ch made.

ROW 4:
Repeat Row 2 with Tilda yarn colour 572 - Baby Blue.

ROW 5:
Rep Row 3 with Tilda yarn colour 507 - Chalk Beige.

ROW 6:
Repeat Row 2 with Tilda yarn colour 066 - Dusty Blue.

ROW 7:
Make a row of tr in every st with Tilda yarn colour 507 - Chalk Beige, making 1tr-ch2-1tr in every corner space. Finish by slip stitching into the top of your first 3ch made.

EDGING
Make the edging in Tilda yarn colour 005-Cream.
Row 1: Start anywhere on the side of your blanket and ch1 (does not count as a stitch), make a row of dc, making 3dc in each corner.
Row 2: The final row is made up from a repeat of following: 1dc-ch2-1dc in the same st, in next two sts dc2tog. Before and after every corner make a normal 1dc. Fasten off all ends. Wash cold and let air dry while blocking your blanket to get a perfect shape, see How to Block Your Crochet Shawl for blocking instructions.




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I wish you lots of joy in making your own Maybelle Baby Blanket and please share on Instagram

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Looking forward to see your makes!

Kärlek
Annette


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6 comments :

  1. Very pretty border, Annette!

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  2. Thank you for putting this together and sharing with us!

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  3. Beautiful! I love this pattern...thank you for sharing.
    Helen xox

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  4. Beautiful colors - thank you for sharing :) (and beautiful blog)

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  5. If I wanted to do fewer rounds of the border, would the pattern for the edging still come out right?

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    1. Hi
      I'm sure it will work out just fine, and if you bump into the problem of it being an uneven number for your edging, just tweak the amount of chains in between the "picots", making just a dc instead of dc2tog, one or two times. It should do the trick and no one will know. That is the charm with crochet. A very forgiving artisan craft. Good luck!
      Xxx

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Kärlek
Annette

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