The finished size is approx 23" wide by 26" long, including the crochet border. I did 3 rows of single crochet around the outside edges once it was cast off the loom, then crochet a scallopy border as well. I really think the borders were necessary, although another time I would try to knit a stockinette or seed stitch border right onto the blanket then crochet the scallop edge afterwards. Not on this size loom though, as the blanket is JUST big enough.
I was a little concerned about the pattern stitch when I started. See the big gap in the photo below? Where the unwrapped peg is? I thought it was such a big, loose gap that a baby could get fingers or toes tangled in it.
I'm so glad I continued on though, as in the photo below - you can see how much that gap closes and the knitting gets longer and further from the loom.
Here is a close-up of the corner, showing the 3 rows of single crochet and the crochet border too. I think I will loom knit a little hat to go with this, but even without the hat - this stroller blanket is a gift I am very proud to give. (And I even like the 'wrong' side, now that it is all finished!!)
I will have to wait a little to knit the hat though. One of the reasons I don't needle knit or crochet is because it really hurts my 'tennis elbow'. With adding all that crochet on the border, my arm is quite sore today.
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**Note, at this point I am not going to move my loom knit projects from Altered Scrapbooking over to this blog. If you are curious, look to the labels on the right side of that blog and you can click on Loom Knitting, or Knifty Knitter to see those projects.