While researching edge finishes for fleece blankets (a winter embroidery club project) I found this lovely post at Happy Bird Photography and Design. What a great way to finish a simple fleece blanket. I've always loved crochet, but haven't had the time to indulge lately. Crochet, you may already know is enjoying a bit of a renaissance; it seems to be everywhere. Anyway, I was so inspired that I bought a skip rotary cutter blade, mentioned in the blog post. I didn't even know they existed. You run it along the edge of the fleece, about 1/2" an inch in, and it cuts little slits about a 1/4" apart. The slits perfectly fit a crochet hook. This is what it looks like.
My skip rotary cutter blade arrived in the mail yesterday and I made this little sample. Gray is the only bit of yarn I had on hand that was the right weight. I would definitely do something brighter and more colorful for a real blanket finish. A single crochet edge would be lovely for a fleece scarf, by the way. I know fleece doesn't need any finishes, but I still really love the crochet edge. If you want, you can also add a bit of embroidery. A monogram would be lovely.
On another note, the sale in my Etsy store goes on for another four days. You get 20% off all sales $10 and over. Use the coupon code EMBFUN45 at the checkout.