I went to Tivoli last week and came home with a nice summer-cold, fever and a huge urge to do absolutely nothing in the craft department but whine silently about my poor condition for more than a week.
So - you have made a lot of squares, turned them inside out and stitched the gap closed with nice thread.
Then you top-stitch all the squares about 5 mm from the edge all the way around.
This takes quite a while. You will need a lot of breaks - but DON'T go to Tivoli.
Once is enough.
Instead go buy some vegetables - they are healthy and you know you need them!
|Lots of topstitched squares|
When you have topstitched all your sqares - or just one - you will add a blanket stitch all around the square.
If you are a perfectionist like me you will
But - you know that you can't live with a crocheted edge that is wobly, uneven or do not have the same number of stitches on each side - so you cave in.
You just go overboard.
You place a piece of meassurement tape that you've cut off from an old and worn out tape and place it the way the photo shows.
Now you can make you blanket stitch with ecxactly 1 cm apart on each side of the square and you KNOW that this is not really important but at least you can sleep tonight.
You do this to ALL the topstitched squares.
|1 cm apart. Gooooood job!|
ALL of them!
Now you are ready to crochet!!!
And of course you have excactly the same number of stitches on each side of the square so the pattern you have so intellingently figured out will match when assembly time comes.
You can be proud of your self.
And now you can relax and just crochet like mad.
You have whined about your cold now for a week, so you need to speed up.
There is a deadline to this, which you hate - but there you go.
This blanket will NOT end up an ufo.
You just can't help being so proud.....
..... because you KNOW that you have made the PERFECT corners - and you do the happy dance 54 times over a period of 2-3 days in your tiny flat under the roof.
This also helps you lose some weight because you've snacked too much and not been exercising enough.
If your neighbors complain about the noise and shakes that go through the building when you dance - get some new ones. Apart from being quiet and invisibel it is very important that you make sure your neighbors are tolerant and accepting of happy dancing. That way you can continue being a perfectionist and loose weight every time you make something perfect. (which is
So - crochet around all your squares and when you are done sew or crochet them together.
Did you think I'm going to show you that now???
I've only finished 10 squares and just discovered that there is another nice tutorial here where you can learn much more about the blanket.
If you want to make this blanket you can sign up for The Fusion Blanket Crochet Along on Flickr
I need to go crochet.