Monday, April 8, 2013

Lacy Baby Blanket Tutorial, Step 9 (the Final One)

In the previous step, we have made a round of crab stitches. In this step, we will make the final round of the trim.


Last time we left off making a sl st into space between two dc.



What we are going to do next is to make a chain grabbing each dc.

Look at the picture below.



You need to make each ch quite loose, much looser than a regular beginning chain. You might need to try several times. If you see that the side of your blanket is too tight, unravel the chain and try again with even looser/bigger ch.

Here is what the chain will look on the other side.



And here it is done in the original color.


I highly recommend making this chain as the final round because along with the crab stitch, it will prevent the blanket from stretching and losing its rectangular shape. What is more, it looks very pretty.

Make this kind of chain around your entire blanket. Join in the first ch with a sl st. 

Fasten off!



Tah Dah! We are done! 

Phew! That was a lot of work, but the result is quite beautiful!  




If you have followed this tutorial through, I would love to hear your feedback. Was it useful? Did it make sense? Were you actually able to make this blanket? How did it turn out?  


Lacy Baby Blanket Tutorial, Step 5
Lacy Baby Blanket Tutorial, Step 6 
Lacy Baby Blanket Tutorial, Step 7
Lacy Baby Blanket Tutorial, Step 8

8 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful! I've bookmarked it and plan to start one soon for a new grand-niece or -nephew who is arriving in October. Thanks so much for the step-by-step tutorial!

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  2. thankyou for sharing your pattern,,, I haven't followed the pattern as yet, but am hoping to in the future..:))

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  3. gracias, gracias, gracias!! es una mantita preciosa !!un besito.maria:)

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  4. Thanks Olga! I am about to finish the blanket. Just the last round and then photo shoot. I will share the pictures very soon. :)

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  5. I just finished your tutorial! I thought it was really well done, the red yarn for the edging really helped! It was also nice to see pictures and a text description of what to do next. I made my blanket a little smaller to be a "lovey" and it's beautiful. Thank you so much for taking the time to make the tutorial!

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  6. thank you for sharing this wonderful tutorial, loved the pictures, they helped a lot, especially the red yarn. for the last round I used an I hook because I tend to crochet tight and this helped me make it loose, other then not having crisp corners like yours mine turned out pretty and the little girl will be nice and warm in it :D

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  7. I'm making this for my first grandson, I'm a beginner and I can't believe I made it. I'm in the last step and I found the tutorials very helpful and easy to follow and English is my second language plus I'm lefthanded. Thanks a lot.

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