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Below is an adapted version of the Borders Booklet I made for my Fleece Workshop. The finished results are warm, toasty, and lovely to look at. I hope some of you out there will take the plunge and try your hand at Working With Fleece.
BORDERS FOR FLEECE
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
sp = space
join - sl st in stitch cited
weave in ends - using a smaller crochet hook or a yarn needles, weave yarn ends under stitches on the wrong side (3/4 - 1"). Cut off excess.
IMPORTANT NOTE: In addition to the photos in this booklet, how-to videos of crochet stitches of every variety can be found online. Just google the one you want.
1. Overcast Stitch
Knot thread. Using yarn needle, pass thread through holes (made by rotary cutter). This will make a slightly slanted border around. If no rotary cutter is available, it is also possible, with some effort, to pass a pointed steel needle with yarn through most fleece.
2. Blanket Stitch
Please note the three stitches into one hole at each corner.
How to do Blanket Stitch:
Special note: If you do not have access to a rotary cutter, any border can be built on top of a layer of blanket stitch. Blanket stitch around first. Then begin with the single crochet row, using an I hook (5.50mm). If you are working with pre-cut holes, use an H hook (5.00mm).
3. Chain 4 Border:
Row 1: Single crochet around entire blanket, placing 3 sc in each corner hole. Join to first sc with slip stitch.
Row 2: Single crochet in joining stitch. *Ch 4, skip 2 sc, single crochet in next stitch.* Repeat around, skipping one to none sc at each corner. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
How to Chain & do Single Crochet & Slip Stitch (see also online videos).*
*Photos are from a Brit book. Note the bottom photo where it states that "double crochet" is the American "single crochet."
4. Picot Border
Row 1: Single crochet around the edge, 3 sc in each corner stitch. Join to first sc.
Row 2: Sc in joining stitch. Work picot (ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook). Sc in next 2 sc. Work pattern of picot & sc around, placing picots closer together around corners.
Note: You can also put 3-5 sc between each picot, if you wish.
BORDERS FOR MEDIUM SKILL LEVEL:
1. V-Stitch Border (3 rows)
How to do Double Crochet:
Directions for V-Stitch Border:
(as seen in pink baby blanket above)
V-Stitch: (dc, ch 2, dc) in specified stitch
Note: for the pink border above, use Rows 1-3 only. The border also looks good with only Rows 1 & 2.
Row 1: With right side facing, join yarn with slip stitch in center of any sc. Work a row of single crochet around, 3 sc in each corner. Join with slip stitch.
Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc & ch-2 space), dc in same st. *Skip next 2 sc, V-stitch in next sc.* Repeat around, adjust space between V-stitches as necessary at each corner. Join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3. (Optional finish here)
Row 3: Sl st into Ch 2 space; in same sp work (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc); *in next ch 2 sp work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc)*. Repeat around; join in 3rd ch of beg ch 3. (Optional finish here)
Row 4: Sl st in next dc and into next ch-2 sp; in same sp work (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc); *in next ch-2 sp work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc).* Repeat around, join. Finish off, weave in ends.
2. V-Stitch Border, using all four rows:
3. Ruffle Border (5 rows)
Row 1: With right side facing, join Color A with slip stitch in any sc. Single Crochet around, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with sl st to first sc.
Row 2: Sc in same stitch as join. *Ch 3, skip 2 sts, sc in next sc.* Repat around, ending last repeat: ch 3, skip 2 sc, join with sc in beg sc.
Row 3: Sl st in first ch 3 space; in same sp work (ch 3, 4dc); dc in next sc; *in next ch-3 sp, work shell of 5dc, sc in next sc.* Repeat around; join in 3rd ch of beg ch 3.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as a dc); dc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, sc in next sc; *dc in next 2 dc of next shell, sc in next sc.* Repeat around, ending last repeat with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Finish off Color A.
Row 5: With right side facing, join Color B with sl st in any sc. Ch 1, sc in same st; *sc in first 3 dc of next shell, ch 3, skip next dc, dc in nxt 3 dc of shell, sc in next sc.* Repeat around. Join with sl st in beg sc. Finish off. Weave in ends.
4. Double Crochet Border (3 rows)
Row 1: Right side facing, single crochet around, working 3 sc in each corner.
Row 2: Ch 6 (counts as a dc & ch-3 sp), dc in same st; *ch 3, skip next sc, dc in next sc.* Repeat around, ending last repeat with ch 3, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-6.
Row 3: In next ch-3 space, work (sc, ch 4, sc). Repeat around. Join with sl st in beg sc. Finish off. Weave in ends.
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Special Note: Since this is a hasty retype of the original, please use Comments to point out any errors. I will update immediately.
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