Use a crochet hook to pull every other strand through the edge of the crocheted blanket. I have GIANT piles of leftover fleece. Just cut more if you want it to be bigger. Cut all the way around the blanket. Trim fleece so it is 5″ bigger all the way around. Luckily I found the perfect quick/reasonable price/still nice gift in this crochet edged fleece blanket! You can make them any size you want, you’ll just end up with a different size blanket or need to cut more or less squares. 2. It's Friday and you have a baby shower Saturday. 15 Easy Crochet Edging Ideas. I have used this method, and also used double crochet (Australian term) to join squares with a fluffy texture and contrast colour to make a beautiful babies cot blanket. I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner. It is so much easier than threading a needle and sewing together items. Stack the fleece and quilting fabric on top of one another, right sides together. Lay the squares out in an arrangement that looks nice. To make rounded corners, place a rounded object (like a plate) on top of one corner so the sides of the object touch the edges of the fabric. Stop at edge of crocheted blanket. Read more about how it came together over on her blog. If you aren’t familiar, crochet edging is a finishing technique, often in the form of a crochet border that gives your design a polished, complete look. Round the Corners. Be careful not to cut the crocheted blanket. I mostly use this technique in my Lovey Blanket series (LIKE THIS ONE) but crocheting around fleece is also a quick way to put a little flair and personalization into a piece of fabric and quickly transforming it into finished blanket! This makes a blanket that would be a good size for a baby or toddler. A favorite when it comes to joining crocheted granny squares or crocheted clothing. Cut the fleece into 1-1.5″ strips. For now, on our husband-is-in-school-and-I-am-a-stay-at-home-mom budget, I need to combine our gift giving budget with my crafty stuffs budget. Because the slip stitch join is asymmetrical, you should work from the "wrong" side. Pin them in place. Cut the fleece into 16 10 x 10 inch squares. When joining crochet pieces you can either slip stitch them together, single crochet them together, whip stitch them together or mattress stitch them together. How to Sew the Mattress Stitch. Heidi of Sewing Daisies created this really cool and interesting throw blanket by combining sewn fabric squares and crochet binding. If you’ve been following my blog for awhile you may have seen several projects where I crochet around fleece fabric. If you want your blanket to have square corners, you can skip this step. The following technique turns any big squares of cloth into fabric yarn balls, but this yarn tutorial is specifically geared for fleece. It happens to all of us (at least I hope its not just me!). No crochet project is complete without crochet edging. Technically, it would be possible to join the squares from the right side of the work, but the asymmetry won't be noticeable from the wrong side, whereas it would be on the front. Crochet edging can elevate a design or affect the entire style of your project. Cut a square out of each corner of the fabric. And you forgot until that moment. It’s kind of like what I imagine what would happen if a quilt and an afghan had a baby together. Insert the Crochet Hook . Fleece yarn is great for fluffy, chunky knitting and crochet projects. - Couch to Quilt Series Grab a kit and join us in making your first quilt ever! Making Fleece Yarn Find the Stretch. [via Kerri Horsley on Pinterest] Related: