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I love a Ribbed Edging on a crochet blanket. There is a lot of texture to it and it is thick and cozy!
The other wonderful thing about a ribbed blanket edging is that you can work as many rounds as you would like making it as thick as you like!
Welcome to the final week of the Make it your way Crochet Along. If this happens to be your first time hearing about the crochet along, do not worry all of the details and patterns will remain free to follow on my website. I will also have links to my Etsy and Ravelry shops in case you wish to purchase the PDF down below.
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Now before we get to working our ribbed edging, we will need to join your crochet squares together! I am going to be using the same worsted weight yarn that I used for my other blanket squares: the Vanna’s Choice yarn by Lion Brand Yarn and a 6 mm crochet hook.
Joining your Squares Together:
Now that you have worked 20 crochet afghan squares, you are ready to join them together! To begin you will lay them out in a 4 x 5 grid. You may place them however you wish – you may sort them by colour or by pattern. I chose to sort mine by colour!
Once you have laid them flat with the right sides facing, you will proceed as follows:
Starting at one end of a blanket row:
Working in the front loops only, and through both thicknesses, insert your hook into the corner stitches on both squares, and work a single crochet stitch. Continue working in the front loops only working single crochet stitches all the way across. When you come to the end of your square, line up the next two squares along side the ones you are working on, and your next single crochet will be worked into their corner stitches. Continue working your single crochet stitches across.
When you reach the end of your row, fasten off and weave in your ends. Then repeat until all the rows have been crocheted together.
After this you are ready to begin working your blanket edging.
The Ribbed Blanket Edging:
Once you have joined all of the rows together, you will want to add a textured edging to your blanket.
For the blanket edging, join your yarn with a slip stitch in any corner and proceed as follows:
Ch 3 (counts as a dc)
Rnd 1: Dc in the next st and in each st around working 3 dc in each corner st. Join with a sl st in the 1st st. Ch 1, do not turn.
Rnds 2-3: Fpdc in the first st, *bpdc in the next st, fpdc in the next st all the way across working 3 post stitches in each corner st. When you come to your corner sts, if the st previous was a front post st, you will start the corner with a back post st. If it was a back post st, then you will start the corner with a front post and continue alternating post sts all the way around. Join with a sl st in the 1st st. Ch 1.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
I am so excited to see all of your finished blankets!
The Blue Spruce Blanket afghan squares will remain free to follow on my website, even well after this crochet along is finished. However, if you would like a printable copy, you may purchase one from my Etsy and Ravelry Shops linked below:
Enjoy and Happy Crocheting!
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