When I first designed this border, I was aiming for a checkerboard-like pattern. To my surprise, I ended up with something closer to half-stripes. This neat and attractive border is a nice way to highlight any blanket.
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 ½” wide (3.75 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. I used white and gray.
First, in white, single crochet all around your work to create a nice, neat foundation for your border. On each side, make a multiple of 2 + 1 stitches, not including the corner stitch.
Begin 2 sts to the left of corner st.
Rnd 1: In white, sc, ch1, sk next st, *sc, ch1, sk next st, repeat from * until corner st, work (1 sc, ch2, 1 sc) into corner st**, repeat from * to **, sl st to top of first sc to join. Break yarn.
Rnd 2: In gray, sc in one of the single ch spaces from rnd 1, ch1, *sc in next ch space, ch1, repeat from * until the chain 2 space that makes up the corner, work (1 sc, ch2, 1 sc) into chain 2 space in corner**, repeat from * to **, sl st to top of first sc to join. Break yarn.
Rnd 3: In white, repeat rnd 2.
Rnd 4: In gray, repeat rnd 2.