Quartz Border

This border uses two colors of yarn to create an edging that resembles a pattern of quartz crystals, hence its name. Perfect for the geology lover in your life!


This pattern is written in US terms. 

ch chain chain
rnd round round
sc single crochet double crochet
hdc half double crochet half treble crochet
sl st slip stitch slip stitch
st stitch 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” wide (2.5 cm). 


Chains at the beginning of the rounds do not count as stitches. Slip stitches at the end of rounds do not count as stitches.

This pattern uses two colors. The main color in the photograph above is white, with light brown as the contrasting color. 

First, in main color, single crochet all around your work to create a nice, neat foundation for your border. Aim to make a multiple of 2 + 1, excluding the corner stitch. 

Begin 2 sts to left of corner st. 

Rnd 1: In contrasting color, hdc, *ch1, sk next st, hdc in next st, repeat from * until corner st, (hdc, ch2, hdc) in corner st**, repeat from * to ** until every corner has been worked into, ch1, sl st to top of first hdc to join and fasten off. 

Rnd 2: In main color, start near middle of one of the sides, and *sc into any ch st, dc into next st of row 1 (after folding and pushing row 2 back), repeat from * until 2 ch at corner are reached, (sc into last hdc before corner ch2, work 1 dc into next st of row 1 at ch2, sc into next hdc after 2 ch sts are corner), dc into next st of row 1**, repeat from * to **. 


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