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Knitish said:Would not suggest punching a bunch of holes along the edge, it will be pretty, but it will weaken the edges. that is why people do the tie thing all around --so to avoid holes and weakening because fleece is not a woven fabric.
I was introduced to the Skip Stitch, which is a blade (comes in three sizes) that fits into a rotary cutter and makes the holes evenly all around the blanket. I have crocheted edges for the Linus Project fleece blankets, and having those pre-made holes is great!Knitish said:Would not suggest punching a bunch of holes along the edge, it will be pretty, but it will weaken the edges. that is why people do the tie thing all around --so to avoid holes and weakening because fleece is not a woven fabric.
I used a rotary cutter blade that cuts into the fleece every 1/4" and then I crocreted sc ch sc ch all around. This one is for Linus Project (I just joined, so am new at this) and it is for an older boy, however, if I do one for a girl, I thought (after seeing the edges on the website you all suggested) I would do a nice shell edge over the sc ch. I like the way this first one turned out, as I used a reg. 4 ply acrylic yarn to match the color in the fleece.Deenasan said:Just curious: Are you going to poke holes in the fleece or pick up the stitches from a stitched edge or sew the crochet edge on?
Thank you for your suggestion. I have never tried posting a photo onto this website - not sure how to do it.frankie2963 said:Try this site for a variety of edgings you could do...scroll past the adds and you will find the free patterns...do what ever your heart desires and your mind can handle is my motto...have fun with it...
PS Please share a photo when you get done...I would love to see it!!
Oh thank you - good suggestion! :thumbup:Catladysher said:A picot stitch is also a nice edging...especially if it is for a girl.