Fabric and crochet blanket

Old 07-20-2015, 10:42 AM
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How pretty http://sewingdaisies.com.au/2011/03/...ion-completed/
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Old 07-20-2015, 05:07 PM
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I agree! Too bad I don't know how to crochet
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Old 07-20-2015, 05:17 PM
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Very spiffy!
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How unique.
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Old 07-21-2015, 04:35 AM
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Looking at it...I'm presuming she hemmed the charms, then hand blanket stitched w/yarn, then crocheted that frame, then joined squares....my only criticism is that the "squares" aren't really square....there are toe catchers at the intersections......but I do like that idea......if I were to do it though, I think I would do a narrower crochet border...but she did a good job....very creative idea......

Note: just went back to site and read some of comments......she sewed two together....so it's reversible....better yet.....this could be a good winter project.....if I start cutting/sewing now........GO 5" die........

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Our local chapter of Project Linus gets a lot of fleece blankets with a crocheted trim, and they look great. I never thought to do that with fabric. I know you can use a special blade called a skip blade on your rotary cutter to put holes in the edge of the fleece…guess you could do that with fabric as well.
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I made this very pattern a few years ago in order to use up some yarn I had. It turned out pretty, but heavy. And with the "old fashioned" look, I only had one taker and they may have done that just to spare my feelings......LOL! Was a good way to use up some charms I had, too. Very portable as each block was done separately......
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Yes, the "toe catchers" bothered me, too. But you can square off those squares, I think, and eliminate the open spaces. I assume she used a large needle (not a crochet needle) to pierce the fabric squares and create the blanket stitch, to which she then attached her crochet stitches.

It's an adorable blanket and something I may attempt. This would be cute using "I Spy" fabrics, or fussy cut squares for a toddler, I think.
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Old 07-22-2015, 05:05 AM
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Originally Posted by willferg View Post
Our local chapter of Project Linus gets a lot of fleece blankets with a crocheted trim, and they look great. I never thought to do that with fabric. I know you can use a special blade called a skip blade on your rotary cutter to put holes in the edge of the fleece…guess you could do that with fabric as well.
I love this idea with the fabric squares and crocheting. Another project to keep in mind! I bought that skip blade - thanks to somebody on the board, that is how I heard about it. The project the board member did and which I also did after her recommendation, was a fleece blanket, skip blade, and then crocheted around the edge of the fleece blanket however many rows to your desire. It really looks nice and my daughter appreciated the gift.
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Hmm, have to look into that "skip blade". I don't want to use charm packs, but scraps would be good.....for a winter couch throw......darn it got rid of all my yarn.....another use of JAF coupons......
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