Bobbles-N-Shells Easy Edge

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I am up to my ears in diapers and damp burp clothes and so glad to take a moment away to think about crochet!

It has rained here since yesterday afternoon:
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I found an odd hour yesterday to nearly finish my daughter’s star afghan.

I LOVE how simple these are! Free pattern here:
http://www.angelfire.com/va3/heartfeltangels/littlestarafghan.html

And the 12-point Spiderman version is fabulous! I would love to make one using this:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rainbow-ripple-baby-blanket

But my time is so limited…I am happy to finish this one.

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Whenever things get terribly busy and we begin to run down, the first thing to go is that creative spark, don’t you think? Life has a way of beating us up a bit. So I was terribly pleased to find myself designing a marvelous new-to-me edge for this blanket, completely spur-of-the-moment! Babies and toddlers at my feet, tweens at their textbooks…and out it came.

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I love it! And I want to share, it is so simple yet pretty– my favorite kind of pattern!

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Here is a sample worked in three different colors to show the rows more clearly:
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And here is the pattern:

Bobbles-N-Shells Easy Edge

Row 1: dc across
Row 2: sc in first st, trp in next, repeat across, ending with sc. The trp will “pop” out on the right side of your work.
Row 3: sl st in sc, work 3hdc in trp, repeat across.

To work a corner: sl st, then crochet 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc in corner sp.
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This edge can be adapted to finish any afghan or clothing item; it is just so simple and versatile. I love the texture!

Happy Tuesday! 😀
Next week…all about pumpkins!

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4 thoughts on “Bobbles-N-Shells Easy Edge

  1. Ma. Del Socorro Herrera Romero

    El tapete estrella está fenomenal, solo comprar el estambre y ya a ponerme a tejer gracias por el patrón

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