Thursday, January 07, 2010

Flutterby Edging


Yet another original edge for a flannel blanket for my niece. Sorry if the instructions are confusing, I make up my own stitches and stuff when I do these.

Materials:
Size 10 crochet thread
Size 7 crochet hook 1.65 mm

Stitches:
dc cluster: Ch3, yo, pull up loop in indicated stitch, yo, pull through two, yo, pull up loop in same stitch, yo, pull through two, yo and pull through all three loops on hook to close cluster.

tr cluster: *yo twice, pull up loop in indicated spot, pull through two twice,* rep between * twice more, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook, ch 4 and sl st to same ch as cluster.

antenna stitch: Pull up a half inch loop, pull up another half inch loop and sc in the back loop of this chain as in a Solomon's Knot to lock it down, then sl st in the indicated st.



Round 1: Sc around, join with sl st to first sc.

Round 2: *Ch3, dc cluster in same sc as ch3, ch4, tr cluster in first ch of ch4, antenna stitch with sl st in same first ch as tr cluster, ch3, dc cluster in same first ch as tr cluster, skip 3 sc in round 1 and sl st in 4th sc, sc in next 10 sc, sl st in next sc* repeat between * around.

20 comments:

Erin Wooden-Nagy FFC Independent Crafter said...

This is a beautiful edging, I'm wondering how you put the holes in the flannel.

Erin Wooden-Nagy FFC Independent Crafter said...

Ok, I just saw your little note about where you get the flannel :)

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BobbiKnits said...

If you go to Project Linus's website, www.projectlinus.org, they sell a rotary cutter blade that punches the holes for you to stitch into. They come in three different sizes, sm-med-lrg, so that you can use thread or yarn to edge a blanket. Plus, by purchasing the rotary blade, you are helping to support a great organization that provides handmade blankets to sick/injured children, and children entering the foster care system.

Bethany said...

These are so beautiful! I'm working on an crocheted afghan, but after looking at these, I'd like to start edging flannel blankets for my own baby and those of my friends...what an inspirational post! I found you just surfing around after googling crochet edgings for afghans...fun site and pretty photography.

Yarn Crazy Girl said...

Thanks for the comments! I really need a better camera, my photos aren't very good compared to some blogs I've seen!
I have punched holes in my flannel myself with the crochet hook while I did the first round and it's fairly easy but it doesn't look as uniform. I have never tried to pre punch the holes before then crocheting in them - I have noticed that the holes tend to close up after being punched, I don't know how long the holes would last after being punched. The pre hemstitched blankets have a tiny thread holding the holes open. Plus the site I get them from has a metric ton of patterns, way more than Wal-Mart or Hancocks.

Ghost said...

Your work is so very creative. This edging is a delight.

cupcake said...

this is very pretty. Such lovely work!

Julie said...

When you say "indicated stitch" what does that mean?

Maureen said...

Had a hard time following your directions. After much trial and error I finally figured out you'd missed some stitches and added some in certain places. I re-wrote the pattern, which might not be exactly the same, but does produce a butterfly.

Round 1:
Sc around, join with sl to first sc.

Round 2:
Dc Cluster: **Ch 3 [yo, pull up loop in (first Ch3 spot), yo, pull through two, yo, pull up loop in same stitch. Yo pull through two, yo and pull through all three loops on hook to close cluster] .
Tr Cluster: Ch 4 [*yo twice, pull up loop in (first Ch 4 spot), pull through two twice* Repeat between * twice more, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook], ch4 and sl st to same (first Ch4 spot).
Antenna Stitch: with sl st in same first ch [pull up half inch loop, pull up another half inch loop and sc in the back loop of this chain as in a Solomon’s Knot to lock it down, then sl st in same (first Ch 4 spot)]
Tr Cluster: Ch4 [*yo twice, pull up loop in (first Ch 4 spot), pull through two twice* Repeat between * twice more, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook], ch4 and sl st to same (first Ch4 spot).
DC Cluster: Ch 3 [yo, pull up loop in same (first Ch 4 spot), yo, pull through two, yo, pull up loop in same stitch. Yo pull through two, yo and pull through all three loops on hook to close cluster] .
Skip 3 sc in round 1 and sl st in 4th sc, sc in next 10 sc sl st in next sc**
Repeat between ** around

lyteyz said...

I absolutely adore this edging. I have been trying to do this on a blanket I made for my new niece, but I am getting caught up on the antenna. I just can't make it work...regardless, this is so cute and so girly. I LOVE it!

Kimberly said...

i AM STILL HAVING TROUBLE AS TO WHAT TOOL TO PURCHASE TO MAKE THE HOLES FOR THE BLANKET. i HAVE BOUGHT A ROTTARY BLADE AND THE PINKING ATTCH AND I HAVE BOUGHT A TRACING TOOL BUT SOMETHING STILL ISNT RIGHT. ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED THANK YOU

LuvnGrams said...

The blade is called a skip stitch blade. It fits on a rotary cutter. You roll it about 1/2 inch from the edge of your fleece (what I use mine for) and it cuts a hole every 1/2 inch or so. hope this helps : )

Hand n Hand said...

This is amazing! Love all your crochet edge and I can't wait to try them!!

JennyB said...

Hi! I came across this tutorial and just love it! I am an editor for AllFreeCrochet.com and would love to feature your tutorial on my site with full credit to you. I know my readers would enjoy it and in return would generate some nice traffic to your site. If you agree and would like us to feature your project, our readers will simply click the link to your blog to get your full tutorial. It’s really that simple. Your project will look similar to this project already on my site:http://www.allfreecrochet.com/Miscellaneous-Crochet/Crochet-Party-Chain.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Jenny

Tamara said...

Thanks so much for sharing your pattern! I featured a link to it this morning on Moogly: http://www.mooglyblog.com/living-edge-10-free-crochet-edging-patterns/ :)

laura berry said...

Thank you so much for putting this pattern out for free. You are very thoughtful to allow it to given or sold to anyone. I will deffinately give you credit for the pattern each time I make something with this beautiful edging! Thank you again!

Mary Doukakis said...

Thanks so much for sharing & of course I'd give full credit to you! Great edging pattern!

Kay Baxter said...

Hi, I would love to send you one of our crochet edge blades for fleece. Makes perfect crochet holes in fleece, flannel, tshirts etc. If you send me your shipping address I will send you one! kayscrochetpatterns@gmail.com

JoJoBear said...

I love this stitch!
And from one craft store employee who's addicted to yarn.... look for a "skip rotor blade" for those rotor cutters <3 I cant tell you how much headache you will save by putting your own perforated holes around the edging and much quicker than ordering it pre-edged.
Best of Luck and keep up the good work