One tough decision you have to make while crafting is how do you end a crochet blanket. Sometimes, you’ll want to finish your blanket the easy way, or you may want to end your blanket with a blast.
Regardless of which one you might prefer, this article will offer you simple to complex edging patterns that you can use for your blanket. You must plan your patterns way before you even start crocheting, and this includes your edges too.
The way you make your borders can either make or break the design of your blanket. Keep reading to know how to create the perfect finishing touches to your crochet blanket!
5 Patterns To Consider While Ending Your Crochet Blanket Project
1. Puff edge
If you want a cleaner and simpler way to finish your project, try our puff edge for your bordering technique. Do this by making half double crochet (HDC) on a loop and skip the next stitch. Do another HDC and pull the loop with your first HDC.
Make another three-half double crochet around your second HDC. When there are seven loops on your hook, pull in between those loops, and that’s your first puff edge.
2. Moss stitch
In moss edges, you will only need two kinds of stitches: chain and single crochet stitches. First, do an even number of chain stitches. The amount of chain stitches depends on how big your blanket is, but it has to be even.
Skip the first three chains and do a single crochet stitch on the fourth one. Do a chain one and skip another stitch, then do a single crochet to the chain beside it. Repeat this process until you finish up your blanket.
3. Simple shell stitch
This simple stitch will create that flawless look to your blanket. Make a simple shell stitch by first making a plain chain to begin your first row.
Skip the first chain stitch and work on a single crochet stitch on the second one. Skip two chains again and this time, do double crochet to the chain beside them.
Do four repetitions of double crochet into that same chain and end it with a single crochet stitch. Keep doing this until you’ve reached the end of your project.
4. Ruffled edges
Finish your blanket with cute and frilly ruffled edges. Before you start making this kind of edge, first make some single crochet stitching on all sides of your blanket. This serves as a base to make sure you’ll have clean-looking ruffled edges.
Do a four double crochet in the first chain. Then, do another four double crochet stitches on the next chain. Repeat this for every single chain without skipping any of them.
5. Tulip stitching
To do the stem and leaves part of your tulip stitching, insert your hook into your preferred stitch and pull up a loop. Create two loops with your hook and yarn over the thread, then pull it through the loops. Repeat this process on the next stitch.
For the tulip pattern, crochet five double crochets (DC) on top of the standing double crochets you did earlier. Insert your crocheting hook under the loops of your first double crochet and insert your hook back through the loose loop at the fifth DC, making a lovely little tulip.
What Is Crocheting?
Due to the pandemic, people now resort to many different things to pass the time. One of these is crocheting.
Many people, especially Instagram users, share their creations online, inspiring other people to try them out for themselves. However, have you sat down and wondered where crocheting came from?
Crocheting is the process of making textile artworks by interlocking yarns or threads. A lot of researchers suggest that crocheting came from ancient Chinese needlework called tambouring.
Although if you search it up, you will see that it was first documented around the 1800s. However, researchers say that it might be older than we think. Read here to learn more on how to crochet for beginners.
How To Avoid Common Crochet Beginner Mistakes
One common mistake in our list is crocheting using front loop stitches only. It’s noticeable when you gradually make your way into some complex patterns.
It is highly advisable to crochet the front part of your project with front loops and the other side for back loops. When you start crocheting, you might think that doing it more tightly means it will also be more secure.
However, crocheting your project tighter than it has to makes it difficult for your hook to make movements. It will result in extra hours and work, making it hard for you to finish your project.
Lastly, you don’t have to wash your crochet projects too often. However, if you have to, use a mild laundry detergent and some cool water to clean your textile. It would also be best to air-dry your project rather than putting it in the dryer to avoid damage.
Now that you know how do you end a crochet blanket, we can’t wait to see what you’ve decided for your project! Crocheting is an excellent way to pass the time as it doesn’t only just make you productive, but it also keeps your brain active.
The repetitive process of crocheting results in the production of serotonin which helps with mood and calmness. It can be therapeutic without you noticing it. Do yourself a favor and try out crocheting!