No, I’m not talking about the traditional corn that we ‘pop’ smother in butter and salt when sitting down to watch a good movie…..I’m talking about the crochet stitch!
I recently made (yet another) baby blanket (this time with a gorgeous apple green…LOVE that color!).
The pattern I used for this blanket was one I found on a blog called “Little Scraps of Happiness“. It was a really easy stitch and worked really quickly…..until I went to do the edge. I must have tried about 3 to 4 different patterns! In the end, I edged the entire blanket in single crochet stitches in cream (always a good idea to ensure your edges are straight). Then I did two rows in pink with repeats of *sc, 3 ch*, then did two more rows the same stitches, but in cream.
Finally I did a row with repeats of *Popcorn in sc of previous row, 3 sc*. Here’s how you make a “Popcorn” stitch:
Make 5 dc in one stitch, drop loop from hook and insert hook from front to back through top of first stitch in the popcorn then into dropped loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook.
If you’re more of a visual person, here’s a create example on dummies.com: How to Crochet Popcorn Stitch
It was very frustrating trying to come up with a great looking edge, but I was very happy with the final result! Definitely worth the perseverance to get the right look!