Monday, 15 August 2016

Join as you go Crochet

I have finished a stash busting baby blanket with a little help from a ball of Stylecraft DK in mustard to give the whole thing a lift.

My aunt sent me a text asking if I wanted a couple of balls after seeing my mustard cardigan in so much use but I knew straight away it would complete this blanket.

I used a tutorial from a ravelry link here to learn how to join-as-you-go. It was easy and fun to do.

I made the border with three rounds of UK dc and then used crab stitch to finish the border. I like this edge on a small blanket because it is not too overpowering and will not snag tiny toes.

All in all a fun stash-busting project just in time for my work colleague who is going on maternity leave in September.

Quick wash and block then ready to wrap. Thanks for dropping by. 
Jo xx


  1. This is a lovely colour, just perfect for any style conscious baby! Love the mustard. Have a great week. x

  2. It looks lovely Jo the border finishes it off wonderfully and I love the crab stitch edge.

  3. This is gorgeous I'm sure she'll love it!!! Xx

  4. So lovely. I've never tried to join as I go. Don't you miss that daunting feeling when you like at a pile of squares and know that the fun part of the project is already behind you?

  5. The mustard yarn really does finish the blanket nicely I love how you did the border.

  6. You certainly have vision. I struggle to find anything to do with mustard yarn. But you have made it work.

  7. Well done, Jo! I am not familiar with the crab stitch, but I love the way it finishes the blanket. Thanks for posting :) xx

    1. It is sometimes called a reverse Double crochet (SC for you) as this is exactly what it is doing, dc to the right stitch on the right, it feel strange at first but then feels strangely satisfying.