The final size of the blanket is 52 1/2 inches (133 cm) by 64 inches (164 cm)
To give the edging a finished look, I used the reverse single crochet stitch for the final row. This stitch is like a single crochet stitch but it is worked in the opposite direction, from left to right.
The tutorial below shows how to work the reverse single crochet stitch.
REVERSE SINGLE CROCHET STITCH (CRAB STITCH)
With the rights of the project facing you, join yarn with a sc.
Insert hook in the next stitch to the right.
Yarn over and pull through (two loops on the hook).
Yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook.
The stitch is now complete!
Continue working the reverse single crochet stitch in each stitch around the blanket. For my blanket I only needed to work one reverse single crochet in each stitch around the corner, but if your blanket corners do not lay flat, you may need to make adjustments by working two or three stitches in each of the corner stitches.
Here is what the final edging will look like.
All the yarn used in this blanket was Stylecraft Special Dk yarn, for a full list of colors, see the blanket pattern. The yarn can be purchased from Deramores
I hope you all enjoy this pattern because it was fun to create.
The next crochet-a-long blanket will begin in a few weeks!
You can access a copy of the blanket pattern here
This blog entry is my submission to the Deramores Blog Awards 2014. www.deramores.com/blog-awards. Deramores is the UK’s number one online retailer of knitting and crochet supplies.