Do you need to add a back on your knit blankets?
The answers to this question will depend upon the blanket you are using and also on which fabric is available to you , and the type of blanket you want.
If, for instance you’ve created a lacy blanket with a lot of holes, for example, that of the Dear Peony blanket, which you plan to use as a real blanket, and not just as an ornamental bed spread then you must definitely put it in a line.
Apart from preventing fingers and toes getting into the blanket and also providing warmness, in this situation the backing helps stabilize the entire blanket. You must firmly affix it to the lining at different places to avoid warping and separation.
The blanket with liner goes from being pretty however, it is also largely useless or fragile to cozy safe, sturdy, and attractive.
The backing, as in this instance will allow the designs that is portrayed on the squares shine but also helps to protect this blanket against warping from its weight. designs.
Let’s not forget about the ugly backs. Some patterns will provide the most beautiful frontal view and the most ugly back it’s ever had. Put a liner on the blanket and voila! instant beautiful back.
If the blanket isn’t brimming with holes and you want to cover it with an extremely colorful and pattern back to create a great “bed camper” cover that your kids can play with flashlights.
It is possible to add an additional step by adding two linings as well as batting between them to create an ideal quilted blanket for winter.
As you can see, lining a blanket is a great way to increase the value of your crochet.
If you don’t want to crochet blanket
Pros and Cons for everything. Let’s look at the cons.
Since lining can add an additional blanket of warmness, you shouldn’t be able to resist adding it for those who live in a warmer climate (but you may want to make the blanket with cool yarns such as cotton and linen).
There’s a chance that you have a very dense fabric strong enough to support it’s own weight.
Be sure that when you pull up your blanket it doesn’t slide with a sigh of sadness in the middle. If it does then it’s telling you it needs a durable lined lining that can hold its shape.
If your blanket is beautiful with stitches on both sides, or if it’s convertible (like a blanket with double knitting and it’s warm) It’s not necessary to add a liner however, you should show off both sides.
If you’re creating an extra bed cover to use in the daytime and night, it’s just there to support and secure anything in the mattress (linens and the like) You do not require a lining. ensure your cover will be big enough to cover the entire bed.
If you leave the floral square unbacked and open, you’ll look down at everything below, which is good for bedspreads.
The choice of a lining fabric
The first thing to do is ask what material is your blanket constructed of? Cotton? Acrylic? Wool? Based on this I’d recommend as a lining material.
If you want to make a winter blanket from acrylic or wool I’d suggest fleece (which is knitting fabric).
A couple of examples of fleece blankets can be used to create a back. You can also purchase the pattern in yards I prefer to purchase an inexpensive “outdoors” fleece blankets at the local supermarket . Quality differs
If you’re looking for a summer cotton blanket, I’d recommend an edging made of cotton.
A cotton flannel to add some fluffiness, or basic cotton (both are weaved).
An example of flannel fabric – – take note of the woven threads. This fabric made of cotton is also soft and can be used in a variety of household uses like pajamas, and disposable cloth (baby nappies and products for menstrual flow)
If you opt for the woven option it is necessary to hem the backing prior to attaching it, to avoid fraying. For your backing cut out a rectangle that is 1 inch or 2 centimeters larger on both sides than the blanket.
When the back is knit you can fold over the edges at 0.5 millimeters or 1 centimeters and then begin in a blanket stitch with a needle or a small hook (poke holes using an awl if an awl) as well as the yarn that you have used for the blanket.
If the lining has been woven then you can create the roll-up the hem (by hand or by machine) and then weave on the blanket stitch around it. The stitches should be loose.
What do you need to include as back to crochet blankets?
In the next sections, you’ll find step-by step instructions on one method for adding backing. There are many options alternatives, but I’ve chosen this one because it’s the method that I prefer.
The backing fabric is a fleece or weaved fabric 1 inch or 2 centimeters wider in both directions than knit fabric blanket about 2 inches or centimeters bigger in both directions than blanket used for knit fabric (divide it in half to allow seam allowances on both sides);
Yarn – the same kind of yarn you used in your project – the same color or in a different color.
Hook: one hook one hook that is suitable with your yarn.
Stitches and abbreviations for other abbreviations
Ch – chain
Sl St – – slip stitch;
YO – yarn-over.
Guidelines for backing an afghan crocheted
Hemming the backing
When using the hook with a thinner diameter begin by making an untie knot on the hook.
Pick an edge of the fabric, and fold it inwards to make a 1/2 1cm or 1/2 (use pins to hold this edge while working). If you’re working on the fabric that is woven, create the 1/2 1 cm folded hem on the backing.
Utilizing the awl or hook, create holes in the fabric about 1 centimeters from the corner, and through just one layers of the fabric. Be sure you’re creating an opening in the fabricand not ripping it!
Hems will then be wrapped by the stitches.
Attach the hook, pull up a loop, pull it up and YO it, then pull through two loops that are on the hook. Leave all the loops untied to expose the edge of the fabric is.
Go toward the left (right in case you’re a lefty) by around 1 cm and then make another hole.
Hook into the hook, pick up a loop, pull to the top, then YO, and pull two loops off the hook. Let the loops untied.
Repeat the steps until the corner. In the corner, make a ch2 and stitch another one into the same spot in the fabric. Then proceed to the next side.
It is possible to work on the front or both sides of your fabric.
This method lets you continue working indefinitely not breaking your yarn or weaving in many ends, as you’ll need to do in order to use a sewn-on blanket stitch around the edge.
You can also opt of cutting the fabric in the same dimensions as the blanket and sewing these stitches along the edges, without folding the edges inwards.
I’m not sure about this method since it leaves exposed edges exposed. This may be fine in the short-term however it could become problematic after a couple of years of washing and use.
Attaching the blanket
Once you’re finished with the backing, slip a stitch over that first stitch. Then make sure to stitch it to your backing by using the yarn you used to make the backing (so you’ll only have two ends to weave and out, which is great).
Switch back to the hook you used with the yarn.
You lay down your blanket and align it to ensure that the corners line to each other.
Use pins to secure the various spots of the edgeso that you don’t accidentally adding stitches to one side of the blanket.
You will now crochet slip stitches in the edges of the blanket and also the edge of the liner (with the hem toward the interior) basically crocheting them in a row.
Then, locate the appropriate stitch along the edge of the blanket and then locate the that edge you’re working on.
There’s a good chance that you’ll must skip the chain at the corner as well as start with the initial stitch.
Insert the hook into the second stitch. Slip stitch, making sure to catch the edges of the blanket, as well as the slip stitch in front, which forms part of the face the moment you do it.
Put the hook in the next stitch, and slip the stitches into the stitch in front, and so on.
Continue this pattern throughout the blanket.
Once you have reached your corner’s chain you create a Sl St Ch1, Ch1 and Sl St through the gap, taking in both the blanket as well as the Ch2 space at the edge that the blanket.
When you get back to the point where you began then stop cutting the yarn and then make the invisible stitch. Take a look at the video below for a demonstration of how to create that.
The blanket is now completed! Yay!
Do you need to add a back on your knit blankets?