Linen Stitch Crochet Blanket Border

This is the very last piece of our crochet along puzzle. Today I’m sharing with you a really easy and fun border for your blanket. 

If you are just hearing about this crochet along now, you can find all the details here. 

I usually am not one for doing fancy borders on my projects, usually, a round of single crochets makes me a happy camper. Or maybe by the time the project is ready for its crochet border I am ready to be done with the project. The linen stitch border is simple but definitely not plain. You might also see this stitch called the moss stitch or seed stitch. 

Linen Stitch Crochet Blanket Border

Linen Stitch Crochet Blanket Border

I’ve used this stitch in a striped table runner pattern and it was one of our blocks in the 2019 stash-busting CAL but I’ve never done this stitch as a border. The idea is still the same. Ch 1 and skip the single crochets and single crochet in the ch-1 spaces. The only difference is you have to turn a corner. To do this you work a single crochet, ch 1, and single crochet all in the same corner stitch. It’s really easy.

I love the effect of linen stitch stripes, so I chose to do my border striped (check the notes for the stripe pattern) As always, you do you. Change up your stripes, make it solid, make it bigger or smaller. Its up to you! I can’t wait to see your finished blankets over in my crochet group on Facebook.

Here is my finished blanket! 

Sweet Lilac C2C Quilt Inspired Throw | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled Mitten

You can purchase the printable version of this crochet-along over on Ravelry! Included are basic c2c instructions, all 6 squares, the c2c join as you go instructions, joining and border instructions

Materials and Information

240 yds worsted weight yarn

  • 40 yds each of your 4 coordinating colors
  • 80 yds main color
  • These numbers are approximate, its always better to have a little more than a little less

5mm crochet hook

Scissors, yarn needle


US Terminology

Ch(s): chain(s)

Sc: single crochet

St(s): stitch(es)

Sl st: slip stitch

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You can do this in stripes of a solid color. This is my stripe pattern for the yarn amounts listed above: main color, coordinating color 1, coordinating color 2, main color, coordinating color 3, coordinating color 4.

On round 1, when you come to the place you joined your blocks, I single crocheted in the space before the join, ch 1, skipped the join and single crocheted in the space right after the join.

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Linen Stitch Crochet Blanket Border

Linen Stitch Crochet Border Instructions

Rnd 1: Join in any corner. Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner space. *Ch 1 skip next sc, sc in next repeat from * around placing a (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner stitch. When you reach the end. Ch 1, skip last sc and join to top of 1st sc with sl st. Finish off if changing color. If not, then continue on and sl st into the corner ch 1 space

Rnd 2: Join yarn in any corner ch-1 space, ch 1, (sc, ch 1 sc) in ch-1 space. Ch 1 skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 space. Repeat from * around placing a (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner stitch. When you reach the end, ch 1, skip last sc and join to 1st sc with sl st.

Rnds 3-6: repeat round 2

Summer Crochet Along Announcement

At the beginning of the year I had said we were going to be making 4 quilt-inspired crochet blankets, one for each season. I have been debating whether or not to jump right in a start our summer blanket in a couple of weeks, but I think I need a little break (plus that gives you time to catch up if you’re a little behind). Our Summer crochet along will start at the beginning of July! So stay tuned for that. 

I haven’t finalized the design yet but I do know this one will be far less involved and a little smaller too. I don’t think this one will be a join as you go style but there will be no sewing because I would rather just crochet my blocks together. I need to do some coloring, swatching and math but you can expect a materials list to be out mid-June. 

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  1. Are you familiar with the Elizabeth stitch? I have made a number of throws using this gorgeous stitch but have never used a border because I just wasn’t sure which one would do it justice. If you are familiar with this what would you suggest?

  2. I paid for the instructions thinking I was going to get line by line instructions like you said, but all I got was increasing and decreasing stitches.

  3. I have really enjoyed this CAL with you. It has been great for my stash and my brain as I learnt both C2C and join as you go.

    It is also sad that it is now finished, but maybe I will join you again for another CAL.

    you can see my complete afghan here on Ravelry –

  4. Thanks, the border is just right! I love this pattern, but I am only on the second block, cause I started late, last week. Crystal Star and it is kicking my butt. I guess my short term memory is to blame. Cannot for the life of me remember the joins for the inner squares. Your video has permanent residence on my browser…seriously I never shut it down, so it is there to review when I need it.

    1. I love this afghan, but wish the afghan wasn’t a C2C. C2C are hard for lefties to follow. I am however using the border on a heart granny square afghan.

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