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« on: November 06, 2005 06:44:21 AM »

I'm making a crocheted baby afghan for a friend, but it's kind of bulky and loose, so I'm thinking of making a matching blanket out of light fleece - kind of a "wind breaker" to go along with the afghan.  I don't have a lot of time left before her shower, so I was wondering if I could just blanket stitch around the edges of the fleece, or if I would need to do something else in addition to keep it from unraveling? 
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2005 06:49:58 AM »

Blanket stitch would work great around the edges, I love that fleece doesn't fray...

Also crocheted blankets for babies are really nice to have, since there are lots of holes and the weave is open.  They are safer for babies to sleep with Smiley  You have a lucky friend!
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2005 09:22:19 AM »

If you're really in a hurry, just cut the fleece and wrap it up.  Pinking shears is a little nicer, and blanket stitch is a lot nicer. 

If you hae a few extra minutes, you could crochet an edging on the fleece, to match the afghan.  Just poke your crochet hook through, at least 1/4" from the edge, to pick up stitches.  Practice on a scrap to get it right and make sure you like it. 

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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2005 11:46:01 AM »

cool idea...
Thanks a lot, guys!   Smiley
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