Monday, April 1, 2013

Lacy Baby Blanket Tutorial, Step 8

In this step, we continue working on the trim. The next round is quite simple.

Ch 4, *dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1* across.

The only challenge here is making neat corners. When you get to the first corner, make

dc in ch-1 space between 1st and 2nd hdc, ch 1, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in next ch-1 space, ch 1. 

I tried to show it in the picture below. I numbered three dcs that are made in the corner space of the previous row. Notice how the second and third dcs (separated with ch 3) are made in the same space.

After you have made the corner, continue crocheting

*dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1* across.

When you get to the next corner, make it in the following way:

(dc, ch 3, dc) all in next ch-1 space, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1.  

Again, look at the picture below. Notice that in this corner, it is the first and second dcs (separated by ch 3) that are made in the same space.   

Again, continue making

*dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1* across.

The third corner is made identically as the first one.

And when you get to the last corner, you only need to make

(dc, ch 3, dc) all in next ch-1 space.

because we already made one dc (which actually was a chain) in this corner.

Make ch 1 and a sl st into 3rd ch of beginning ch-4 to join.


The next round of the trim is going to be worked backwards as we will use a crab stitch for it. If you’re not familiar with this stitch, you might want to check the following article and video on how to make it

Crochet 2 crab stitches into each corner space and 1 crab stitch into each ch-1 space around. Make sure you make your crab stitches loose enough. 

To finish the round make a sl st into space between two dc.



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