All posts tagged: Borders

Free Crochet Border: Cherry Blossom Edging

If you’re looking for that perfect little something to add around the border of your latest crochet creation, you’ve come to the right place. Cherry Blossom Edging is so cute and reminds me of those gold leaf trees that we had in the 80s. lol, but in a good way. 🙂 Advertisements

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Big Leaf Border

Hey-ooooohh! It’s me again – bringing you a new freebie. This one’s a border that looks like a line of connected leaves.. hence the name! For the demo sample, I used Scheepjes Softfun* in color 2535, a lush leafy green shade.  Use the Big Leaf Border pattern for any size blanket. Head over to the Ravelry page for a PDF version (coming soon!) or keep scrolling and we’ll get started! Basic information: Border is 7 rounds With DK weight yarn and size H hook, I get a width of approximately 2 inches  Use the same hook you used in the blanket body for Rounds 1-6, then switch to a hook size smaller for Round 7 Special stitches: Beg DC = (SC, Chain 1) DC4tog = (in next St work DC up to final step, leaving behind one loop on hook) 4 times, YO, draw yarn through all 5 loops on hook 3DC Cluster = in indicated st/sp, work DC up to final step, leaving behind one loop on hook 3 times in same spot, YO, …

Free Crochet Pattern: Blanket Border – Vibrant Vintage Blanket (VVCAL)

Find this border pattern in PDF format as a Ravelry download. (Side note: if you are interested in the Vibrant Vintage CAL, I created a handy 20-page PDF including condensed versions of all 33 square patterns, plus border option, and the lace border. Get the convenient PDF for a small fee of $4 on ETSY.) You can add this border on ANY blanket, so if you have a blanket that needs edging, get it out and let’s do it! Try this pretty edging in a built tough, but super soft DK weight yarn like (affiliate) Scheepjes Colour Crafter Knitpicks Brava Sport   Round 1: Begin in any corner and SC evenly around, putting 3 SC in each corner. Join with sl st in first SC. Do not cut yarn. NOTE**It’s important to make sure you have the corner stitches, with a multiple of 4+1 on each side, like this: Corner SC, multiple of 4 SC + 1, corner SC Example of a side with correct amount of stitches: Corner SC, 101 SC, corner SC If you have …

Checker Edging: Tutorial

Hello, y’all! Do you have all your squares joined and you need a border? Are you looking for something cute without a lot of bling? I think I have something for you! The Checker Edging is a super simple idea that I’m sure has been used a zillion times, but I wanted to share since I was asked about it on a couple of makes. My blanket model is the Gumball Blanket, which is the very first pattern I ever wrote – back in 2012! A great yarn to use would be the acrylic powerhouse, Scheepjes ColourCrafter. I get mine from WoolWarehouse but check my sidebar for more Scheepjes retailers near you.  Check out all 19 Gumballs on my portfolio site, BabyLoveBrand.net I made the first ever Gumball blanket shown in the pic above (my photography skills have come a long way, and I yes I used to outline photos in black 😊😊), and someone messaged me asking if I had a pattern for it. I wrote back something like, “Yes! I’ll send it as soon …

Floating Picot Edging

  Hello, everyone!  I wanted to document an edging that I’ve been using for a long time when I want something simple, but still cute. It adds that perfect little something.  No step-by-step photos here, but it’s so simple! You can set it up with a foundation round of either (SC, Chain 3) – chain-3 loops, or plain SC all around..    Floating Picot Edging pattern: (SC, Chain 3, SC in third chain from hook, chain 1…) repeat… If you have a chain-3 loop foundation, then SC in the next chain loop to start the next repeat..  If you have an SC round foundation, then skip 2 stitches, and SC in the next stitch to start the next repeat..         

Treble Scallop Edging: Free Pattern

Treble Scallop Edging! This edge starts with a foundation round of (SC, Chain 2, Skip 1 stitch) repeated, with (SC, Chain 2, SC) in the corners. Check out the before pic below to see this in action. Here is what your piece will look like before each scallop. Try this pretty edging in a built tough, but super soft DK weight yarn like: Scheepjes Colour Crafter Knitpicks Brava Sport Stylecraft Special DK Step 1: Skip 1 Chain loop, Treble Crochet in the next Chain loop, Chain 2 Step 2: Single Crochet in the top side bars of the Treble Crochet that you’ve already done – (Picot made) Step 3: Continue to make (Treble, Picot) until you have 5 Picots made. Treble Crochet once more to finish the Scallop Step 4: Skip 1 Chain loop, SC in the next Chain loop to anchor the Scallop That’s it! Easy-peasy 1 round scallop/picot lace edging 🙂 Now for the corners.. If you’re a mega planner, then you’ve made your foundation round to have the correct amount of Chain …

Lacy Peaks Edging: Free Pattern

Lacy Peaks Edging Tutorial This is a fabulous (and easy!) 5-round border option to work on my “Candy Puffs Blanket” pattern as pictured in the photos. Make Picot: Chain 2, SC in side bar of the previous HDC  just made. Foundation Rnd: On Rnd 1 (the next round), you will be working groups of 3DC all around, so your Foundation Rnd needs to set that up. In most cases, you can go ahead and work an SC or DC Foundation round, with 3SC or (3DC, Ch-2, 3DC) in the corners. On my blanket, I have a raw edge with puffs, chain loops, sideways DC stitches, and the lot (hopefully you can somewhat see this in the photos), so my raw edge here was not suitable for an SC or DC Foundation round. I chose instead to work (SC, Ch-3) repeat around, with the plan of making my Rnd 1 3DC groups in each Ch-3 loop. Rnd 1: If you have started with an SC or DC round, then work evenly spaced (3DC in next St, Skip 2 St) repeats …