I’ve been working on a baby blanket for some time now, and unfortunately, I ran out of the yarn I was using before I got to finish it. The yarn I was using is Bernat Softee Baby, but the color I was using is no longer being made.
I’ve been trying to figure out how to finish the blanket, and I think I finally came up with the perfect way to do it.
I found an eyelash yarn in baby pink that I had laying around and thought it would make the perfect border for this little blanket.
The crochet pattern I’m using gives this blanket a very frilly/lacey border. But I made this blanket with the frilly edging for my daughter eight years ago, but unfortunately the edging has not only become torn from the blanket itself, the edging itself has also started to fall apart.
The filly edging looks pretty, but it’s not practical for a baby or toddler. I wanted to make this blanket one that could be passed down and be able survive an umpteen number of washings.
The edging I’m adding to this blanket is a simple single crochet around the entire fabric with this eyelash yarn. I think it looks actually quite cute, and my daughter now wants me to make one for her too!
The eyelash yarn is super soft and the baby pink color really compliments the variegated yarn I used for the body of the blanket.
I hope to finish the blanket this week or next. I have a little bit of yarn left over from the blanket, and I’m going to use it to make a matching hat using the eyelash yarn as the border.
This set will be one of a kind because as I said earlier, the main yarn is not manufactured anymore. But I’ll also be offering the blanket in other colors, as well as another version of the blanket with the frilly edging.