Well, I have come to the end of my CAL, it's been a big project and taken longer than I expected, but it feels great to finally complete this second mixed stripy blanket.
All we have left to do is edge the blanket. You can choose to edge it with whatever border you like, I have chosen something very simple and plain as I think there is plenty going on in this blanket already! :)
I chose to use flamingo for the edge, just because I still had a big ball left. I couldn't face weaving in all those ends so I have made a casing edge that encloses all the ends without having to weave them in. Lazy, I know, but I am happy with how it looks and it's chunkiness makes the blanket nice and sturdy.
I used a hook one size smaller so it wouldn't be too loose (3.00mm)
So anyway, in the edge colour, crochet a row of dcs down the side of the blanket, spacing your stitches as evenly as possible. Push all ends to the back and crochet around them.
After the first row, turn and do a row of dcs back along the previous row.
Do this twice more so you have 4 rows of dc in total.
Do the same thing along the other side.
Next, simply fold the edge over and with a needle and wool, and stitch the top dc to the loops of the first row of dcs, where they attach to the side of the blanket. Put the loose ends to the inside of the fold and they are enclosed as you sew.
And that is it!
This is the second time I have made the edge and I love how easy it is!
So that is the end of the CAL, I hope you enjoyed making this blanket if you have taken part, Now that the instructions are finished, they will be there for anyone to have a go at whenever they want.
I've got a little tadah tomorrow to show you how it looks all completed.
Have a great day!