Hello dear ladies! Sorry it's been a while and I've been rubbish at even keeping up with all your lovely posts but this op has really taken it out of me. I returned to work this week (again!) and am amazed how tired I have been. I still get some pain but am generally feeling OK apart from the fatigue. I guess it will take time.
I wanted to share a book with you that I think is wonderful. I had a lot of comments on my Jewel blanket about the edging and this is where I got it from....
This little book is full of fabulous crochet borders all beautifully illustrated. Instructions are written out but also in diagram form.
Some borders are complex and some are very simple but I would say that the only really tricky thing is making sure you have the right number of stitches to begin with. Most patterns have a repeat so in order for them you work out you need the correct number of stitches. There are some that don't have a repeat and the number of stitches is irrelevant.
And the author shows very clearly how to do the corners...
For my border, I used two of the patterns together and that was very easy to do.
The borders can be used for more than just blankets; they would work on garments or anything else that would benefit from a pretty crochet border. Even picture frames!
I love this book and would really recommend it to anyone wanting to make their borders a little bit special.
Enjoy your weekend! xxx