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Crochet Edge on Fleece Blanket
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Jan 6, 2012 10:37:38   #
Hi, a few days back I read someone wanting to crochet an edging on a fleece blanket and they were asking for some possible advise on how to do so. Went searching for I thought YEAH WHY NOT or flannell blankets too! Found this tool that could help with getting those little holes even around the edges. SKIP STITCH ROTARY BLADE. Ordered a couple yesterday, no idea if they will work for me but loved the fact that the LINUS PROJECT loves them... here is links for ordering and then watching a YouTube Video on how they work.. and

Hope this helps that person that was asking and gives a new idea to someone else, like we all need new ideas or projects LOL
Jan 6, 2012 11:04:30   #
Very good video. I have always wondered how to get all those holes in there! Now I know. Thank you for researching and sharing.
Jan 6, 2012 15:45:12   #
my pleasure, I'm so excited and can't wait for my new tools to come in. Looking at trying it on felted wool too
Jan 7, 2012 08:31:49   #
A wing needle on your sewing machine works well. I have done this for years. Practice of course on a scrap. Good luck.
Jan 7, 2012 09:42:35   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
I do a close blanket stitch around the quilt with a larger needle and the yarn I will be crocheting with - do the stitches quite close together but not so that it puckers. I then crochet into the spaces between the blanket stitch stitches and add my crochet border that way. It works for me and saves a lot of hassle. It is really hard to try to crochet directly into most fabrics so doing the close blanket stitch is much much easier. Shirley (designer1234)
Jan 7, 2012 11:02:32   #
wannabegranny wrote:
my pleasure, I'm so excited and can't wait for my new tools to come in. Looking at trying it on felted wool too

the blade did you get from Nancy's Notions?
Jan 7, 2012 11:33:29   #
Sorlenna (a regular here)
I have a snap tool that punches holes, and I use that for making holes--works well for worsted/bulky and even sport, but not smaller yarns. I'll have to check out that tool (love my gadgets, lol).
Jan 7, 2012 14:28:03   #
I have been making blankets out of two layers of fleece for quite a while now, I serge them together then use an awl to poke the holes through both layers. do a single crochet around then a row of shells, looks good, nice warm blanket that washes up beautiful. I sell lots of them at craft bazaars in the fall and early winter months.
Jan 7, 2012 15:04:53   #
the blade did you get from Nancy's Notions?[/quote]

Ordered the blade from

They take orders via internet or give a snail mail instructions.
Jan 7, 2012 15:07:04   #
this could be interesting, never heard of a wing needle, but just looked it up, could be interesting to use with thinner fabrics too! Thank you so much for the info
Jan 7, 2012 15:36:19   #
wannabegranny wrote:
the blade did you get from Nancy's Notions?

Ordered the blade from

They take orders via internet or give a snail mail instructions.[/quote]

Thank you for the info. I checked and they are cheaper than Nancy.
Jan 7, 2012 15:41:37   #
Trudy Pacos
I tried to find where you order the skip stitch rotary blade and have been unsucessful. would you please tell me how you did it . Everyone here is so helpful thanks
Jan 7, 2012 15:48:48   #
Trudy Pacos wrote:
I tried to find where you order the skip stitch rotary blade and have been unsucessful. would you please tell me how you did it . Everyone here is so helpful thanks

I found this site:

June Taylor also makes a "skip cut" blade.

Hope this helps!
Jan 7, 2012 22:03:18   #
OMGoodness...where was this blade years ago when I needed it????? lol
What I do with each crochet or knitted afghan for baby ...I buy 1 yard of matching flannel and crochet a pretty edging with the same yarn used for the baby afghan..for a pretty matching receiving love this idea.

btw here is nancynotions web site showing this rotary blade here;;.y=17;all=0;i=1;q=rotary+cutters

Also this is why I try to read every post...always some great ideas posted.

Thank you so very much for posting.
Jan 7, 2012 23:40:39   #
I love the idea of having a matching receiving blanket with an afhan, can't wait to see what things will come of this little tool.
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