Wide ‘granny’ crochet border :: pattern


Wide Granny Crochet Border Title

As promised, here is the pattern for the border on my Crochet Mood Blanket!

I call it a ‘pattern’ loosely, I’m sure a lot of crocheters could replicate it just by looking at the photo, but to help others out – and for my own future reference here it is! It’s a nice wide border, which is simple to make (no counting), and it would look just as great as an edge for solid or fancier squares.

Wide Crochet Border Pattern 1

I didn’t take step by step photos as I was working on it, but hopefully it makes sense!

Wide ‘Granny’ Border Pattern (UK terms)

Row 1 :: In main colour, crochet a ‘granny’ row (ie. groups of 3tr) around the entire blanket. I don’t chain 1 between treble groups, but this is personal preference! In the corner [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] into the same space.

If your blanket is made from granny squares, this first round is very easy as you make a group of 3tr into each space – just like when working a granny square. I recommend using this technique when reaching the joins to avoid a ruffled border

Round 2 :: Using the same colour, crochet another ‘granny’ round.

Round 3 :: Using a contrast colour, crochet 1dc into each space with 3ch between. In the corner [1dc, 3ch, 1dc]

Round 4 & 5 :: Using main colour, crochet 2 more ‘granny’ rounds

Round 6 :: Repeat round 3 using a different contrasting colour

Round 7 & 8 :: Repeat rounds 4 & 5

Round 9 :: Repeat round 3 using final contrasting colour, do not fasten off

Final Round :: Using same colour as round 9, sl st into next 3 chain space. [3dc, 3ch, sl st into 1st ch (picot), 2dc] into each Ch-3 space including the corner

The picot will sit above the 3rd dc, that’s why there are 3dc before the picot and 2dc after.

Wide Crochet Border Pattern 2

Super simple, bur super effective! Enjoy :-)

6 Comments on Wide ‘granny’ crochet border :: pattern

  1. Maria
    January 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm (3 years ago)

    Bec, you are very beautifully crochet! Liked me it last border, but the outermost range of I have not understood. Could you to show it on the circuit! I’m just learning to crochet good. Thank U!

    • Bec
      January 14, 2015 at 8:40 am (3 years ago)

      Hi Maria! Sorry I don’t have any ‘in progress’ photos, the last row is worked into the 3 chain spaces – just like the granny groups of the previous rows. Make 3dc into the space, followed by a picot (3ch, then slip stitch back into the 1st chain you’ve just made), and then 2dc into the same space. Repeat for each 3 chain space. Hope that helps!

      • Maria
        January 19, 2015 at 11:35 am (3 years ago)

        Thank you very much for your response :)

  2. Emm.A
    January 13, 2015 at 3:40 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing! I love nice wide borders on blanket. It gives them the last perfect finishing touch!
    Greetings from Austria

    • Bec
      January 14, 2015 at 8:37 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you! It’s a great way to add a bit of extra length to a blanket too :-)

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