This weekend I tackled the final stage of the design of my Sunshine Flower Blanket, the edging or border. I wanted to use all three of the flower colours in the edging to bring the blanket together. I also wanted to end with the red colour as that gives a strong border. At first I was planning a repeat of the band using the three colours in increasing widths. However, I didn’t feel that that would give enough of a statement edge and also would have needed to be blocked in order to make it lie flat.
I couldn’t find a pattern that fitted with the rest of the blanket design in the way I wanted. Finally, I decided to design my own edging after checking out a lot of different designs on Pinterest and in my various stitch bibles.
I came up with the design you can see in the picture below. The first round is a simple band of Citrus then I worked a round of petals in Honeysuckle to echo the flower design and behind those, larger petals in red. It took a few attempts to get the right degree of fullness in the petals whilst ensuring the edge would lie flat. I am very pleased with the end result. I would be happy to share the pattern for the edging if anyone is interested – please let me know by sending a comment 🙂
I have now finished the blanket. I hope you like it. It has been around six months since I started the project but I have worked on other items in that time. I will be listing the blanket on Etsy or I might try Amazon Handmade but I will be very sorry to see it go! I also plan to make two matching pillows as I have a couple of the flower squares left over and I think I have enough yarn too. I will list the pillows on Etsy but might keep one to remind me of this lovely project 🙂
I have already started planning my next blanket project and will share as soon as I have fixed on a design. I am also working up sample blocks from each colour in a range of cotton yarn that I was given at Christmas. I think those sample blocks will end up in a sample colour blanket. As ever I have far more project ideas than I have time. A problem we all have I expect….
Bye for now, happy crocheting!!