Imagine my delight when someone left me a comment to say that my tutorial for making a Chevron blanket seemed to be so easy that she was going to make one. Crochet rocks! Blogging rocks! Sharing inspirational ideas rock. And not having to join lots and lots of squares by whatever method you choose makes a lovely change.
When I first started making Ripple and Chevron blankets I was unsure how to finish them off with edging stitches. I wanted them to look finished but I find I have to try lots of different patterns before I am happy!
Although the main part of the blanket is worked entirely using trebles I love the edging if it is worked in double crochet or half treble stitches. It seems to set the pattern area off in a frame. This blanket was edged echoing the colours in the blanket.
I finished the edge of the blanket below with 5 rows of soft blue worked in half trebles . And as a finishing touch 1 row of single crochet and then a picot edging worked like this. 4 single crochet. In the next space work 5 chain and a slip stitch in the same stitch. 4 single crochet. Pretty little loops to add the final touch
I tried a different edging with this blanket for my great nephew. I echoed the colours with rows of double crochet and then added a more substantial edging which emulated the jiggedy, jaggedy chevrons.
After working rounds of double crochet again echoing the colours I worked a row of double crochet and then worked the final row like this.
Starting in a corner work 4 trebles,1 chain 4 trebles in one space miss 3 chain and work 1 slip stitch into the next stitch. Miss 3 chain and work the treble cluster in the next stitch. Continue in this manner around the complete side. Don't worry if the pattern does not work out completely mathematically at all the corners. No one would ever notice.
So, I think edging is a personal taste. You might have noticed that I do not bother to straighten the wavy rows at the end of the main part of the Chevron blanket. Some tutorials advocate this but I have found if you work firm double crochet stitches in your edging there is no need. I wonder what kind of edging you like best?