I made a granny square afghan and I added this simple and stunning crochet edge and it gives the afghan a whole new look. This lacy crochet edging really helps make your crochet project pop.
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Double Crochet Edge
The edging that is below was done on a granny square afghan that had two double crochet all the way around each. Therefore, you will see that the corners have a few extra stitches to help the afghan lay flat.
Here are some closeups of the border.
While the double crochet border is lovely, the additional crochet rows really amped up the look and feel of this pattern.
Bring the Granny Square from Nice to WOW.
Directions: Simple and Stunning Crochet Edge
This border consists of five rows of crochet stitches.
CH = chain
DC = double crochet
SL ST = slip stitch
SP = space
ST = stitch
YO = yarn over
Border Round One:
With the Red Heart Super Saver Yarn White color I did a DC all the way around the outside. After completing the last ST, SL ST to join to the top ST of the first CH 3.
- Outer corners: In the corners in order to ease the yarn around the corner and have less puckering, I did a DC, CH 1, DC, CH 1, DC continuing on with my DC around.
Border Round Two:
CH 4, Insert hook into the same ST and complete a DC (this is the first V-Stitch with a CH 1 in the middle). *SK 2 ST. DC, CH 1, DC in the next ST*. Continue this pattern until you reach your first corner. In the corner (and each corner after this too) only skip 1 ST between the V-Stitch pattern twice, then continue on with the *SK 2 ST. DC, CH 1, DC in the next ST* pattern. At the end of the round CH 1 and SL ST into the top CH 3 beginning ST.
Border Round Three:
CH 4, Insert hook into the CH 1 SP of the previous row and complete a DC (this is the first V-Stitch with a CH 1 in the middle). *In the next CH 1 SP, DC, CH 1, DC *. Continue this pattern all the way around. At the end of the round CH 1 and SL ST into the top CH 3 beginning ST.
Border Round Four:
CH 3 and 2 DC in the CH 1 SP in the previous row. CH 1. *3 DC in next CH 1 SP, CH 1*. Continue the pattern between * all the way around. At the end CH 1 and SL ST into the top CH 3 beginning ST.
Border Round Five:
In this round, you will complete a Picot stitch in middle ST of the 3 DC in the previous row with SC in the other Stitches. To begin, CH 1, in the next ST SC, in the next ST Picot ST, then SC until the middle DC in the next area where you will complete a Picot ST. Continue this pattern completing the round with a SL ST. Cut off the yarn and weave in the ends.
- Here is how to complete the Picot ST: Most Picot stitches call for a CH 3, I wanted mine a bit taller, so I did a CH 4 and insert hook into the back bar of the first CH, YO, Pull through all loops on the hook. Continue on with the next SC.
Completing the Granny Square Blanket
Along with the previous granny square post, and this post on the lacy crochet edge, there is a post on the entire Winter Color Crochet Blanket here.
Here is the previous blog post that provides the detail on making the granny square used in this Winter Colors Crochet Blanket.
This is a video on completing a granny square.
Here is a video on changing color on a granny square.
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