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Old 10-14-2021, 02:55 PM
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I found another tutorial on You Tube. (4) EASY!!! Crochet Baby Blanket Edging Tutorial! - YouTube She uses an awl to punch holes into the flannel and then crochets.
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Old 10-15-2021, 03:53 AM
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I'd make two layers by putting right sides together and sewing around leaving an opening to turn. Press. Then use your machine again to make a blanket stitch around the edges. From there you can crochet in the long spaces of the blanket stitch. Hope this is clear.
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Thank you so much for all your thorough answers! Great ideas. I'm going to read
everyone's hints again and then give it a try. I understand there are also "skip cutters" you can use for this to make the holes, one for fleece and one for flannel. ( Although on line out of stock right now, at least for the flannel cutter.)
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Here is a link to a lady that does crochet edging on pillowcases. But first she stitches, by hand, a blanket stitch around the edge then attaches her crochet to it.
https://yougogirl.typepad.com/you_go...oundation.html
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Have you tried Amazon?

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A "Wing" or "Hemstitch" needle will make the holes and open them up. It's good to have an * stitch on your machine, but any stitch where it goes back into the same hole more than once will work.
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Old 10-16-2021, 04:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Nesie View Post
I am interested in making some flannel blankets with crocheted edges. (Not fleece)
I checked the archives and didn't see exactly what I was looking for.
For those of you that have made these, did you use two layers of fabric?
Wasn't sure if one layer of flannel would hold up to the skip cutter used to make the holes.
Nothing against using fleece, I just have a it of flannel I want to use up.
I have been making these kind of flanellette baby blankets / wraps / rugs for quite a long time.

I cut the flannel to size, embroider a design in one corner, (I round the corners) overlock the edge with a three thread narrow edge and then hemstitch with a wing needle and hemstitch stitch on the machine. then proceed to crochet a simple edge, the first row is single crochet. I will attach a picture of some that I have done. I hope this information has been of some help.
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Betty! Those are just lovely! I love them.
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Betty J, your blankets are an heirloom!
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Old 10-16-2021, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Betty J View Post
I have been making these kind of flanellette baby blankets / wraps / rugs for quite a long time.

I cut the flannel to size, embroider a design in one corner, (I round the corners) overlock the edge with a three thread narrow edge and then hemstitch with a wing needle and hemstitch stitch on the machine. then proceed to crochet a simple edge, the first row is single crochet. I will attach a picture of some that I have done. I hope this information has been of some help.
Betty, love your quilts. Am curious as to what type of stabilizer you use to back the embroidery. Can you share?
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