Crocheted trim on blankets is one of those projects that need to be labeled "looks simple, but takes forever".
I know of five different ways to attach crocheted trim to a fabric project, and I tried two new ones on these receiving blankets. The paisley one used an embroidered chain stitch foundation, and the cat one used a crochet chain stitch foundation. I think to really figure out which I like better it would be best to test them on thinner fabric like a cotton pillowcase or napkin. The nice plush flannel made it a lot more work. The next time I do a thicker fabric I am going to sew the crocheted trim on after it is made, which is one of the five techniques I mentioned.
It was worth the effort though!