I needed something to do with my hands on my trip last week to Bountiful, Utah. After a day of class at Handi Quilter, we visited a quilt shop that I think was called Brooks Fabrics. They stayed open just for us! I especially liked their huge selection of flannels!
I picked up a kit that was assembled by a local. They hemstitched back to back flannels in various prints. Mine was a light turquoise with a “Hey Diddle Diddle” theme. The pattern sample available showed about 7 different crochet edges that could be used to finished the hemstitched flannel.
I found a website where the patterns and kits are found.
If you have never crocheted an edge that has been hemstitched, try it! You’ll like it. Without the hemstitching you would need to poke your own hole in the fabric, or cut holes using a specialty cutter. The hemstitching leaves nice even, reinforced holes.
I used a US #7 crochet needle with some variegated nylon thread to complete the #14 design from the pattern, “Doubles, Chain, Doubles”. One of these days I will complete the receiving blanket to complete the set. It will make a pretty shower gift for some future baby!