This simple border uses the crab stitch, also known as the reverse single crochet stitch to add some texture. The border can be worked in two colors for extra pop, or you may choose to use only one color.
This pattern is written in US terms.
|crab st||crab stitch (also called ‘reverse single crochet’)||crab stitch (also called ‘reverse double crochet’)|
|sc||single crochet||double crochet|
|hdc||half double crochet||half treble crochet|
|sl st||slip stitch||slip stitch|
The size of your border will depend on the yarn weight, hook size, and your tension.
The sample in the photo was made with a US size H/8 (5.00 mm) hook and worsted weight yarn, and it measures 1 ¾” wide (4.5 cm).
Chains at the beginning of the rounds count as stitches. Slip stitches at the end of rounds do not count as stitches.
This pattern uses two colors.
First, in main color, single crochet all around your work to create a nice, neat foundation for your border. This border works with any multiple of stitches.
Begin 1 st to the left of corner st.
Rnd 1: In main color, hdc in each st around, working 3 hdc into each corner st, sl st to top of first hdc to join.
Rnd 2: ch2 (counts as an hdc), *hdc in each st around, work 2 hdc into st before corner st, work 2 hdc into corner st, work 2 hdc into st after corner st, repeat from *, sl st to top of first hdc of rnd to join.
Rnd 3: In contrasting color, ch2 (counts as hdc), *hdc in each st around, work 2 hdc into corner st, work 2 hdc into st after corner st, repeat from *, sl st to top of first hdc of rnd to join.
Rnd 4: Continuing in contrasting color, ch1 (doesn’t count as st), crab st in each st around, sl st to top of first crab st. Fasten off.