Crochet-Along Week 8

This is our week to start putting edgings on our finished squares and take a break from adding new squares, or if you are new to the Crochet Along all of the previous weeks are posted here for you to jump in with us! This week will give you time to catch up if you have fallen behind! The edging will be the same for all the squares, no exception. You could skip the edging and just whip stitch them together as is at the end, but adding the border on each square will give it a nice finished look, as well as make it easier to assemble the blanket. 

Square edgings:

Join with MC in any corner space

Ch 1, (3 sc) in same corner space, [work 28 sc evenly to next corner, (3 sc) in corner space,] 3 times, work 28 sc evenly to beginning sc, sl st to join. Fasten off.

We hope everyone is caught up with their squares by next week when we will get back to making more. We hope you all are enjoying taking part and be sure to subscribe to get all of the new posts sent directly to your inbox.

 

                        

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Kendra Sagash

Kendra has been crocheting for over 20 years. She became obsessed and enthused with crochet when she realized it was a great way to interact with people. She enjoys sharing her love of crafts with her two beautiful daughters. Kendra also paints in her free time.

Kendra joined Mary Maxim in 2013. She is the crochet instructor at the Mary Maxim retail store in Port Huron. She assists customers with our pattern support team and is the Social Media Assistant.

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  • Hi Kendra,
    For the second time I want to know how many yards to do the edging and assembling of the entire blanket. I would appreciate very much an answer.
    Thank you

    • Pauline the total yardage is in the introductory week as well as mine and Heathers response to your first request. The whole thing will average between 2000-2500 yards depending on your gauge. For edging and assembly I would say about 350-400 yards. This is not including the over all border at the end.

      • I am sorry I did not get your first response, thank you for the answer and how many yards for the all over border at the end.

        • Anytime Pauline!! We can’t wait to see what yours looks like!! Be sure to share your progress on our Facebook page!

  • Does it matter if you have the Right side up or not, when you are doing the edging? Just reading the directions, and wondering, the first corner in which we begin, would we end up with an four stitches in this corner instead of 3? Have not done this before, have to make sure I start off the right foot, thanks.

    • Yes some squares will be obvious which side will go face up, but others just use your creativity to make that decision.

      • I only did two this weekend, because I don’t like the look of the starting corner. The Chain 1 in the directions is correct? That corner sticks out more then the others, for me, something not working out. Thanks!

        • Carol, Yes the ch 1 is correct. The ch 1 give the height needed to begin the sc. Though it is not to be counted as a stitch. I tried a variant of a possible standing sc, but that was very bulky and odd. This was the only way join and begin. I would be sure to end with an invisible join that may help smooth it out. We currently don’t have a video for the invisible join, just google it.

  • This will be a very interesting blanket when completed. I am keeping track of the patterns for each square and as I am currently in the middle of a different project but will try this one when I am done.
    I also noticed that the squares are an excellent size for “dish cloths” so I have tried a few squares to change up the ones I am doing for a church sale. Thank you…
    Looking forward to seeing what is next

  • It’s actually easier and takes up less time to add an edging to each square as you go. Not wait until the end. Why handle it more than you need to?

    • When designing the over all pattern I had to see how many stitches would be appropriate for the average size square due to the pattern change for each square. I didn’t want one design to be squished etc. There will also be another break/border week around week 13 or 14. FYI.

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