Finally, finally, finally completed! I had finished the little blanket itself back in March (my Crocheted Canvas) and decided it needed to be lined. Well, it has set all this time till today I decided enough was enough and it was high time this project needed to be completed.
The How To:
The blanket itself is nothing more then single crochets ... as wide and a long as you would like. The edging is (1) a row of single crochets around the entire blanket, (2) ch 3, skip one sc, sc in next st around, (3) ch 3 sc in ch loop around, join and finish off. Simple enough!
Pick out a cross stitch pattern, using same ply yarn, cross stitch the pattern. You will be able to count out the stitches, one stitch to one crochet.
A lining not only covers the reverse side of the cross stitch pattern but adds warmth.
As I had added the edging before I put the lining on it needed to be hand sewn on, and as I do enjoy the quietness of hand stitching at times this worked out fine. (Normally with right sides together I would machine sew the lining on, leaving an opening for turning, then press and add the edging.) I had bought a yard of off white quilted fabric and washed and dryed it first.
Cut the fabric the size the blanket (including edging), fold under edges and pin to blanket and sew in place and press.
I had originally thought I would use a lamb's wool type material but I really do like the quilting. I am very pleased with how it turned out and happy to say another project completed!