I mentioned recently that all the squares were finally made and I spent last Sunday morning laying them all out and moving them around until I was satisfied with the arrangement.
I neglected to take a photo of my joining method but it was very easy and went together quickly.
I simply held the squares together with wrong sides touching, then worked a row of double crochet stitches through the back loops of both squares. I worked all the "short" rows first, then did the long rows, working 2 ch to help "hop" over the first row where the squares meet.
The border was very simple in the end. I'd seen something lacey online but decided my blanket only needed a simple little something to finish the edge and a lacey little something might detract from the centre.
So I worked a row of trebles and spaces, then a row of trebles, then both again. Perfect!!
I love the texture of the raised lines of double crochet around the squares. I'm glad I blocked them first - it made joining them much easier. I tried adding a line of dc in the back loops around the outer edge before working the border but it didn't quite work, so I used that line of stitches to work the border into instead.
I went back afterwards and did a line of surface crochet right the way round to finish. That did the trick.
Want to see some more? Just look at that lovely texture!
It still needs to be washed and blocked - I didn't have time today as I wanted to get out in the sunshine while it was with us. I haven't therefore, taken many photos of the whole blanket as the corners aren't nice and sharp yet. Here it is slung over the back of the sofa. You know, it's just occurred to me that I haven't even measured it yet! But it's the right size for a baby anyway. Let's hope the proud new parents like it!
The next project is already under way of course - here's a sneak peak.I'll tell you all about it next time.
EDIT: Now washed and blocked - and measured! It's 22" x 29".