Well, I finally finished the body of the blanket and last night I added “grass” and the trim to finish the edges off nicely. Now I’m working on the tree and that’s certainly interesting. I learned a new stitch in the process. Well, it’s a decrease actually and I had to go to google to learn how to do it before I could continue. What I found interesting was the page I learned the stitch from was the same place I bought the pattern from. Good ‘ol Annie’s Attic!
So hdc dec means half double crochet decrease and here is where you can learn how to do it –> http://www.freepatterns.com/content/content.html?content_id=8 There is even a quick time video.