This month you are going to make the top and bottom edging of the blanket. The edging is made from repeated flower motifs in summer shades – it is not particularly complicated, but it does involve a lot of yarn ends so you will get good practice at sewing them in.
If you have decided to make the blanket in a different size you will need to calculate your stitch count accordingly.
One crochet flower takes up the space of 9sts, so the stitch repeat is 9 + 1.
To make this edging work I had to decrease the stitch count once the flowers were completed to get back to my original stitch count of 171.
You will see that on Row 3 there are 190 sts (21 flowers taking up the space of 9sts each + 1 edging stitch) and this is reduced to 170 sts on the following row.
Note: The pattern in written in UK terminology
So, before we know it we will be in September and you can see a preview image of the pattern above. You will be starting 2 new (identical) strips, so you can put your 2 strips already completed (May through to August) away somewhere safe for a while.
The next set of patterns will be posted here on the 5th September.
With thanks to the team at Crochet Now magazine.