Edging the Midwife

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Hello, hello and it is almost here! If you were with us last time, you know that I am embarking on a new adventure this fall…and it officially starts next week! Our classroom is ready and we are so excited for students to arrive.

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In the meantime, I am busy putting as many little organizational tips and tricks into place as I can, to ease my family through this major transition. Meal menus, chore charts and a huge family calendar are in place! I am even planning out my future blogs so as not to neglect my lovely followers. This fall schedule is laid out and ready to go!

Today’s free pattern is a simple little edge. Nothing fancy, but it made me very happy, and I loved the nice, solid feel it gave to the blanket

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The blanket was for a sweet baby boy, soon to arrive…which was perfect, as I had been longing to try this pattern:

http://littlemonkeyscrochet.com/call-the-midwife-inspired-baby-blanket-free-pattern/

When I finished the blanket, which worked up so lovely and quick, it needed a little something. I experimented with several edges and decided on this one:

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It’s reversible!

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To work the edge:

In the stitch below any ch-1 sp, join yarn and chain 3 to start. Slip stitch in the next dc of the previous row (back loop only).

*Dc in the stitch below the chain-1 space, then slip stitch in the dc of the previous row (back loop only). Repeat from * across.

(Dc- sl st- dc- sl st- dc) around each corner.

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The result? A darling peek-a-boo border in any color you like!

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The froggie hat and rattle were a perfect compliment to the set.

See here for tips on how to make the hat: https://thesparklytoad.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/toad-ally-awesome/

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The blanket ended up snuggly-soft and the perfect size for a new little one. I made it small and light as it had to travel by air to its soon-to-be-owner, packed securely in the luggage of the daddy-to-be!

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Up next…the third installment of this series, a photo tutorial for a darling baby-soft rattle toy.

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See you soon! And happy hooking!

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