Time has flown. It seems like yesterday when this CAL started yet here we are at the final stage. Part 6 is the border. This is one of my favourite borders, simple, relaxing and very effective.
The pattern here is written in UK crochet terms and these are the abbreviations used
dc double crochet
htr half treble
htr3tog half treble 3 sts together
ss slip stitch
ch-sp chain space
The first round of the border is best in the same colour as your joining round. Thereafter, you can use your scrap yarns. I used about 12g/48m for Round 1 and I found each Round from 2 to 9 took between 8g/32m and 10g/40m of yarn. I finished with a final round in the same mid grey as the joining.
Round 1: join yarn in any 3ch-sp in corner, 1ch (does not count as st), work sts in this round as follows:
(2dc, 1ch, 2dc) in each 3ch-sp,
1dc in each st,
2dc in each 2ch-sp,
htr3tog across the join (placing the first leg of the st in the space before the join, the second leg in the join and the third leg in the space after the join)
ss to 1st dc to join, break yarn and fasten off.
You will have an odd number of sts on each side of the blanket and a 1ch-sp in each corner.
Round 2: join yarn in any 1ch-sp in corner, 1ch (does not count as st),
**(1dc, 1ch, 1dc) in 1ch-sp, 1ch, miss 1 st, *1dc in next st, 1ch, miss 1 st; repeat from * until next 1ch-sp in corner then repeat from ** along each side, ss to 1st dc to join, break yarn and fasten off.
Round 3: join yarn in any 1ch-sp in corner, 1ch (does not count as st),
*(1dc, 1ch, 1dc) in 1ch-sp, 1ch, (1dc, 1ch) in each 1ch-sp along the side; repeat from * to end of round, ss to 1st dc to join, break yarn and fasten off.
Rounds 4 onwards: repeat Round 3 until your border is the width you want.
I worked the last round in the same mid grey as the joining round and then finished with the final round.
Final Round: *(ss, 1htr, ss, 1htr) in 1ch-sp in corner, (ss, 1htr) in each 1ch-sp to next corner; rep from * to end of round, break yarn and fasten off.
Weave in all ends.
Don’t forget there is a paid for pattern on Ravelry which is also being released in parts and has a US crochet terms available too. It also includes some charts of the joining and the start of the border.
Happy crocheting xxx
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