We did it! This is the final post of the Winter Waves Quilt Inspired Throw Blanket CAL. Today I am going to give you instructions on how I did the border on this fun project. If you are just joining us on this crochet-along adventure, you can find all the information and materials here.
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Winter Waves Throw Blanket Border and FInishing
This is a pretty simple border. We are going to do a few rows of half double crochet on each end and then again on each side, then we’ll finish it off with a round of single crochets.
I like simple borders, but please feel free to change this up however you please.
-#4/worsted weight yarn in 2 of your coordinating colors and your main color
-tapestry needle and scissors
-I use US terminology
-Hdc: half double crochet
-Sc: single crochet
-Sl st: slip stitch
-Parts 1 and 2 of the border are worked in rows. Part 3 is worked in joined rounds.
Row 1: Using your last coordinating color, join yarn in corner of one of the short ends end of your blanket. Ch 1, Hdc in same st as ch and in each st across the short end of your blanket. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across
Row 3: same as row 2. Finish off weave and in ends.
Repeat rows 1-3 on the opposite end.
Row 1: Using main color, join yarn in corner of part 1, ch 1, hdc evenly across raw edges of part one and in each stitch across. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across. Turn.
Row 3: Same as row 2. Finish off weave and weave in ends.
Using one of your coordinating colors, join yarn in any corner. Ch 1, sc evenly around the entire blanket placing 3 sc in each corner. Join to top of first sc with sl st. Finish off and weave in ends.
Here is what my finished blanket looks like!
I really hope you enjoyed this crochet along, I know I did (even if there was tons of sewing lol). I am planning a quilt inspired blanket crochet along to go with each season this year. Our Spring CAL starts at the beginning of April and you’ll be happy to know there is no sewing of squares together! Yay!