Tuesday, March 28, 2006

A quick and easy project..

Hi all...I found this quick and easy crochet project that I took on for my Project Linus blankets. Our chapter noted that though the baby blankets were wonderful, they were in need of blankets for older children. Our Project Linus newsletter also gives ideas for blankets and one was this quick and easy crochet trim for a fleece blanket.




It's two yards of fleece and about one skein of Red Heart worsted weight yarn. Now the pattern suggested that you get an awl and poke holes in the fleece about 1/2 inch apart and maybe a little less than that from the outside edge. Another suggestion, which I tried to do, was to hammer a nail into a piece of board and then just push the material down on it. Well, there I am pushing this nail into the material, my hand starting to hurt everytime it hit the board, at which time I opted to put on a pair of gloves. My sweetie-man said, "What are you doing?" When I explained, he said, "Why aren't you just using a hole punch?" I said,"That won't work....that 's for paper...this is material." He said, "Try it...humor me!" By golly gee whiz, if that didn't work like a charm. A nice 1/8 inch hole punch punched that material slicker than....slick! I whipped right through those punches and was on my way to crocheting. I used an F hook and did 2 single crochets in each hole. The second round is really up to your discretion. I did 1 single crochet, skipped a stitch, 5 double crochet in the next stitch, skipped a stitch, then back to 1 single crochet and so forth all the way around. It sorta ruffled a bit, but it turned out cute. Now I did see some really fancy baby blankets done on the web (just google crocheted fleece blankets) and the edgings were really elaborate. Mine is simple and it will be great for an older child...big and warm.
So, that's about it for tonight...Iwas messing on my blog today and took up most of my evening trying to teach myself more HTML tricks. I'm learning. So, off to sleep.....till tomorrow...happy crocheting and/or knitting!!!

13 Comments:

Lulu said...

its beautiful

Brandy said...

Great job on the blanket and as soon as you learn those tricks for the html please pass them on. LOL

Rachel said...

Love that idea! I need to make some of those. It looks beautiful. :)

Courtney said...

Look at you! Blankest blogs, finding 12-step programs for you pets, and you Pepper man. Boy when do you find time to sleep? I love what you are doing with the place Lucy! I like the thank you cursor!

Courtney said...

Oh and one more thing where did my target practice go? I like the other way! LOL

The Calico Cat said...

I want one (o.k. 2 one for my hubby & one for me) for our honeymoon trip to Australia - I was just going to blanket stitch the edge of the fleece... Can we do a labor trade?

Sue said...

It's beautiful, Lucy! Guys always have the right tool for the job, don't they? The edging looks perfect. :)

*Crochet Mom* said...

OHHHHHHHHHH i LOVE IT!!!
you must stop posting all these WONDERFUL creations of yours...because i in turn want to make them!
I am going to make that quilt..and NOW...i HAVE to make this!!! i LOVE IT!!!!!
(no really..keep posting..it's keeping me busy! hehehehe)

Great work!

Karla said...

Hi, Lucy! Am visiting your blog through a comment you left over at Juli's Jots. I love your webpage and the bright cheery yellow layout! How funny about DH suggesting you use a hole punch for the fleece fabric and it working like a charm. I can just imagine how quickly you were able to crochet around the blanket. Great job, btw! Looks great!

And good luck on learning more HTML! I learned only because I wanted to set up a blog, and I love to learn more! Share any neat tricks you discover!

*Crochet Mom* said...

i tried to do thoes percetage bars with the help form that webpage you sent..and i couldnt do it for the LIFE of me...so i gave up. *phoey on me*

ya i went o bloglines..signed up..have a few people on there and FORGOT about it! LMAO..

Knitcrazy said...

Very Nice Crochet edge on the fleece..
I am just thinking of a little fleece blankie for a new baby... Maybe I'll do somthing similar!! Thanks!
http://pennyknits.blogspot.com/

Mimi said...

The blanket is beautiful, Lucy! I've been looking for a 1/8 hole puncher that can work with fabric, but I havent found one in our shops.
Btw, nice blog you have here =)

Gale Barlow said...

Ok I will try the whole punch but what about fleece I ,ove to crochet edges on that stuff but it is thick. ANy ideas