Last week we talked about the reverse single crochet border. Our second super easy crochet border is the rolled edge (or fold over) border. This is another super easy border for any crochet item. I just love how it turns out. I haven’t used this one much, but it works so great and gives the project a nice, finished look. It is a great border for all of those striped afghans that have tons of ends to weave in; you can skip the weaving in, cover the ends up, and provide a nice finished border all at the same time. It looks awesome. Perfect for a ripple afghan, as you only need to put the border on the side edges to cover all the ends.
I avoided this border for years; the reverse single crochet border. I mean, does anything sound more complicated?
Reverse crocheting – isn’t it hard enough to do going forward? I mean, really, who would want to crochet in reverse?!
To be honest, this is really a very simple border. It uses so little yarn. It’s the perfect edging for an already busy afghan. It is quite the perfect finish and ends up looking like a braid. Continue reading 3 Super Easy Crochet Borders: The Reverse Single Crochet Border
Let’s talk about scrap afghans. What exactly makes a successful scrap afghan? One that takes your breath away and looks cohesive. It is more than just using up all of the yarn in one blanket. You do need to have a plan. I like to use a neutral to tie the whole blanket together nicely, even if I need to buy one.
Using Neutrals in Scrap Afghans
There are several different ways to use neutrals to tie scrap afghans together. Neutral colors are supremely useful in creating scrap afghans that make your friends say, “Oooh!” Continue reading Scrap Afghans, Color Choices, Plus the Beachy Baby Afghan
Last week, we talked more about color theory in yarn. Then it hit me: we haven’t even touched on the neutrals! So, here we have Even More About Color Theory in Yarn: The neutrals. Just saying that brings to mind minimalist apartments full of chrome, glass, and black and white decor; sophistication, Art Deco, and lovely Hollywood glamour. It also brings to mind the 70s, with their overwhelming browns and oranges.