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.
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.
Super simple, bur super effective! Enjoy