This easy crochet border is the perfect way to finish your next crochet blanket. It uses simple stitches and features only 2 rounds, a base round and then the sawtooth pattern.
I’m not sure what this border pattern is actually called but it was the first thing it reminded me of as I got started. I love the simplicity of this border. This pattern is great for when you want to do something a little bit more than plain stitches but don’t want it to be too overwhelming.
I used this border on our 2023 Crochet Along Blanket. You can find more information about that here. The CAL has ended but the patterns are still available.
The first round of this border is the base round. I chose to do 1 round of double crochet but you could substitute this out for single or half double crochet if you wanted. You can also do more than 1 round here if you choose.
The last round is where the sawtooth patterning starts, a single crochet, 2 chains, and another single crochet are all worked together in 1 stitch. Then you’ll skip 1 and repeat around the blanket.
Sawtooth Crochet Border Pattern
- US terminology
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- St(s): stitches
- Dc: double crochet
- Sc: single crochet
- you may also use a single or half double crochet for rnd 1.
- Rnd 1 may be repeated as many times as you like before doing rnd 2.
- ch-2 does not count as stitch
- On rnd 2, if you get to a 3-stitch corner and there’s a (sc, ch 2 sc) in the stitch directly before that group of 3, rip back a few stitches and skip 2 instead of 1 between 1 of the sc groups. This will fix it so you end up with the correct count at the corner.
Rnd 1: Join yarn in any stitch directly after a corner. Ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2 and each stitch around placing 3 dc in each corner stitch or space. Join to top of 1st stitch with sl st.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same st a ch 1, skip 1 st. [*(sc, ch 2, sc) in next, skip 1. Repeat from * to corner 3 stitches. (sc, ch 2, sc) in next 3 sts, skip 1 st] 4 times.