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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Seaside Park Oddball Baby Blanket Complete

Another Oddball Baby Blanket is all finished and on its way back to Connecticut! This one is called Seaside Park, the same one you saw just recently when the knitting on it was finished. The crocheted border is now complete and, as usually happens when adding a border to anything, it finishes off the blanket very nicely.


Seaside Park Oddball Baby Blanket CompleteHere is Seaside Park, all finished and looking lovely. It's so nice to think of the baby, most likely not even born yet, who will cuddle up under this blanket that has been knitted with so much love by strangers.


Seaside Park Oddball Baby Blanket Crocheted BorderIn this close-up, you can see the three rounds of single crochet and the last round of reverse single crochet which make up the border. I actually had planned to crochet some sort of a wavy pattern as the last round, like I did on the Circus Circus blanket, but I wasn't quite sure I would have enough yarn to work a pattern like that. I decided to work the reverse single crochet and see how much yarn I had left at the end. If I had a lot left, I would rip out the last round and work a wavy border to go along with the Seaside theme of the blanket. Well, as it turned out, after working the reverse single crochet border, I had barely 2 feet of yarn leftover! Whew! At least I was able to finish what I started and I didn't have to rip anything out! I suppose reverse single crochet is appropriate for the Seaside theme since it does look a little bit like rope. What do you think?

Anyway, reverse single crochet is one of my very favorite borders for a blanket and I enjoy working it. If you would like to see how it is done, you can view my video by clicking HERE. Once you get the hang of it and can achieve a consistent look to your stitches, it is a fun and satisfying border pattern to use.

Happy Stitching!


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2 Comments:

  • Beautiful knitted items.. I love this sweet blue blanket... awesome!!!! I would like to thank you for coming by the blog and marking me as a favorite to visit. I am very honored :)
    M

    By Blogger Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun, At April 9, 2009 at 9:09 PM  

  • Hey Mary Grace!
    Another beautiful baby blanket and I LOVE the reverse single crochet stitch...makes a nice finish! I might have to give the oddball blankets a try..sounds fun!
    God Bless You,
    Merry :)

    By Anonymous Merry, At April 10, 2009 at 1:19 AM  

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