We are in love with using a simple dot border for blankets!
Here are some quick definitions:
DC5TOG– double crochet 5 together:
Yarn Over (YO), insert hook, YO, pull back through, YO, pull through two loops, *YO, insert hook into SAME space as before, YO, pull back through, YO pull through 2 loops. Repeat from * 3 more times. YO and pull through all 6 loops.
To work this border around any blanket, start with a round of any stitch, single crochet, half double crochet or double crochet. After completing the round, *chain 3, in the first of those chain 3’s, work DC5tog. Slip stitch (SLST) into the next 3 stitches (or however many you wish if you’d like the dots more spaced), repeat from the * and work around the entire blanket.
You do not need to do anything special around the corners unless you need to possibly slip stitch one or two less if you feel the blanket pulling and puckering.
Watch this video for a tutorial and work a practice swatch:
Two blankets with this border that we love:
We do have another blanket using a different pom pom border if you are interested in learning a different technique. It’s called the Modern Boho Granny
Thanks for stopping by! We have lots more stitch tutorials here on the site if you are interested. It’s my favorite page to look through and get inspired for new projects. Feel free to use any of them for a project of your own!
I look at stitches like ingredients in a recipe. They are free for anyone to combine and make beautiful items! I’ve found many classics and I love sharing them with you.
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Have a great crochet day!