How to Edge a Blanket in Crochetcomments (4) December 9th, 2008
A few weeks ago I posted this step-by-step tutorial: How to Edge a Napkin with Crochet. Many of you asked if it was possible to just poke the hook through the fabric to create the crochet stitches (rather than starting out with a blanket stitch), and the answer is yes! You'll get a slightly different look that works great for baby blankets and fleece (poking a hole through cotton can be a bit trickier).
Check out this tutorial from Foundling for a more detailed look at this technique. As I mentioned in the header, you could also start with a large piece of fleece to make a guy gift. Start by trimming the fleece edges with a rotary cutter so that they're even, but you don't need to hem them at all since fleece won't ravel. Then, follow the tutorial to work around the border with a complementary color, and you'll have a great blanket that you and your guy can snuggle under.