Monthly Archives: June 2014

Popcorn!

Shainesh's Blanket 2No, 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!).

Shainesh's Blanket 1The 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!

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