Thursday, April 3, 2008

Border All Around

Q. Thank you for teaching me how to crochet! I am making a baby blanket in double crochet but how do I add a border all around in a different color? What stitch do you suggest I use? Thank you!

A. I always liked the shell stitch for a border. I usually start in one corner, and just tie your yarn in a double knot. Chain 3 (for your first of 3 stitches). In this stitch, you just crochet 3 double-crochet stitches in one stitch, then skip 3 stitches. Continue all the way around! When you've gone all the way around, take out your hook and enlarge the circle the hook came out of. You then cut your yarn off about 4 inches from your last stitch, and slip that "tail" through your last loop. Crochet the tail to hide it, and you're done!

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