This border features both the side and top appearance of crochet stitches, resulting in a very defined and neat look. This can be worked in 3 colors or 2 alternating colors.
This pattern is written in US terms.
|sc||single crochet||double 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 ¼” wide (3 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.
First, single crochet all around your work to create a nice, neat foundation for your border. Any multiple of stitches will work with this border.
This border is made with 3 different colors: black, gray, and white. You can use two colors and alternate between them. For the sample in my photo, we used black yarn for the single crochet foundation.
Begin 1 st to left of corner st.
Rnd 1: In gray, sl st into front loop of each sc of base border, working 3 sl sts into each corner st. Do not break yarn.
Rnd 2: Continuing with the same yarn, ch1 and turn, sc into each back loop of the (black) base border, working 3 sc into back loop of corner st. Break yarn.
Rnd 3: In white, sl st into front loop of each sc of made in previous rnd, working 3 sl sts into each corner st. Do not break yarn.
Rnd 4: Continuing with the same yarn, ch1 and turn, sc into each back loop of the (gray) sts made in rnd 2, working 3 sc into back loop of corner st. Break yarn.