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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Border #1

 This is the latest blanket I have pieced.
The top right and left corners
and the bottom row
were made by me.
The remaining ten were given to me
by friends.


I have been a sucker for the colors in the squares I made
since I used them last fall
to make a sweater for Mady.

The colors are all  from the Baby Yarn Collection
of Vanna's Choice:
Angel White
Duckie ~ yellow
Goldfish ~ gold/orange
Sweet Pea ~ green

It has been a
L-O-N-G  time since I have posted a pattern.
I decided it was the right time
to remedy  this.

I like the border of this blanket so much
that I wrote the pattern down for future use.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


Signed,
The Random Designer
(4009)

Worsted Weight Yarn

   Sample done in Vanna’s Choice Baby
  1. A. Duckie ~ yellow
  2. B. Sweet Pea ~ Green
  3. C. Angel White
  4. D. Goldfish ~ orange/gold
Crochet Hook ~ G/6 4.0mm – 8UK/Canadian

Tapestry Needle

This pattern can be done around any size border. If your stitch count causes you to be short or you need to add a stitch, it will work out fine. This is a VERY FLEXIBLE border. If you are worried, just make sure you start all joins in the bottom corners . . . alternating corners so your weaving in of ends doesn’t make one corner to thick.

Abbreviations
ch = chain
dc ~ double crochet
lsc ~ long single crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space

Round 1: Join COLOR A last st before corner, ch 1, sc in same sp, * in corner st, (sc, ch 2, sc), sc in each st to next corner,* repeat from * to * around, sl st to beginning ch 1, sl st into next sc, ch 1.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1, *in corner ch 2 sp (sc, ch 2, sc), sc in each st to next corner,* repeat from * to * around, sl st to beginning ch 1, sl st into next sc, ch 1. Fasten Off.

Round 3: Join COLOR B in any ch 2 corner sp, ch 3, in same sp (dc, ch 2, 2 dc), *ch 1, sk 1 sc, dc in next sc,* repeat from * to * to corner, [in corner ch 2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), *ch 1, sk 1 sc, dc in next sc,* repeat from * to * to corner, ] repeat from [ to ] to beginning ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Fasten Off.

Round 4 is done BEHIND Round 3.


Round 4: Join COLOR C in any sc between the dc’s on Round 3, [*ch 1, sc in next empty sc,* repeat from * to * until you reach the corner, do the last sc you can do, ch 2, sc in first open sc on next side,] repeat from [to] until you reach your 1st sc, when you do, sl st into it and Fasten Off.

Round 5: Join COLOR D in any corner ch 2. In this sp (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc), [*ch 1, lsc OVER Round 3 into the sc of Round 4, * repeat from * to * to the corner, in corner OVER Round 3 into the ch 2 of Round 4, (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc)], repeat from [to] until you reach the beginning corner, sl st into 3rd ch beginning ch 3. Fasten Off.

Round 6: Join COLOR A in any corner ch 2, in same sp make 2 sc, *sc in each dc and ch 1 sp to corner, in corner ch 2 sp (3 sc),* repeat from * to * beginning sc, sl st into beginning sc. Fasten Off.

FINISHING:

Weave in all ends if needed.


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