Make a beautiful crochet blanket. This big border blanket has a border that is worked with the center of the blanket. Follow the free crochet pattern and video tutorial to make this blanket in many different sizes.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for the Big Border Blanket crochet pattern. You will also find all the material list, stitch list, gauge, video tutorial, and sizing information.
Big Border Blanket with a Built-in Border
This beautifully textured blanket is worked all in one piece with the border built into the main section of the blanket. This is a technique that I have used for the Ombre Blanket and the All in One Blanket.
Yarn Substitution and Sizes
This blanket uses a category 4 yarn that is easy to substitute. I used Red Heart Super Saver, but you could use any worsted-weight size yarn for this pattern. Consider Red Heart With Love, or Bernat Classic.
This blanket can be made in many different sizes. You will simply work a different size starting chain and a different number of rows to achieve the different sizes.
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Big Border Blanket Crochet Pattern
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Red Heart Super Saver, (Weight: 4/medium – 364 yds, 7 oz, 198 g)
Yarn amounts are in the size chart.
Size I 5.5mm Crochet Hook
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
BLO – Back Loop Only
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
Gauge and Size
Gauge: 15 BLO HDC X 10 Rows = 4 inches
Size: See Chart Below: The skeins in the chart refer to 7 oz skeins of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn.
|Size||Blanket Size||Estimated Yarn Needed|
|Small Baby Blanket||30 in. x 30 in.||12 oz / 624 yds / 2 skeins|
|Large Baby Blanket||40 in. x 40 in.||21 oz / 1082 yds / 3 skeins|
|Toddler Blanket||42 in. x 52 in.||29 oz / 1508 yds / 5 skeins|
|Small Throw Blanket||52 in. x 60 in.||41 oz / 2132 yds / 6 skeins|
|Large Throw Blanket||60 in. x 72 in.||57 oz / 2964 yds / 9 skeins|
|Twin Size Blanket||60 in. x 90 in.||71 oz / 3692 yds / 11 skeins|
|Full-Size Blanket||90 in. x 90 in.||106 oz / 5512 yds / 16 skeins|
|Queen Size Blanket||90 in. x 108 in.||127 oz / 6604 yds / 19 skeins|
|King Size Blanket||108 in. x 108in.||152 oz / 7904 yds / 22 skeins|
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Big Border Blanket Crochet Pattern
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my CH1, turning chain, as a stitch.
– The Twin size Blanket and large throw blanket start with the same chain count because they are the same width. The Full-size blanket and queen-size blanket start with the same chain count because they are the same width.
Small Baby Blanket – CH 113
Large Baby Blanket – CH 146
Toddler Blanket – CH 158
Small Throw Blanket – CH 197
Large Throw Blanket – CH 224
Twin Size Blanket – CH 224
Full-Size Blanket – CH 338
Queen Size Blanket – CH 338
King Size Blanket – CH 404
Row 1: HDC in 2nd CH from the hook. HDC in each CH across. (Stitch count will be one less than the starting chain.)
Rows 2-12: CH1, turn, HDC in the Back Loops only of each ST across.
Center of Blanket
– The first 20 stitches of each row and the last 20 stitches of each row are the side borders.
Row 13: CH1, turn, HDC in the Back Loop only into the first 20 STs, *(SC, HDC, DC) into the next ST, Skip 2 STs,* repeat from *to* until only 20 STs remain. HDC in the BLO of the last 20 STs.
Note: Make sure to complete the repeat by skipping 2 stitches before working the last 20 stitches.
Rows 14 – ?: CH1, turn, HDC in the Back Loop only into the first 20 STs, *(SC, HDC, DC) into the next ST, Skip 2 STs,* repeat from *to* until only 20 STs remain. HDC in the BLO of the last 20 STs.
Continue repeating row 14 until you have the total number of rows needed to complete the size blanket that you are making.
Small Baby Blanket – Continue repeating row 14 until you have a total of 63 rows.
Large Baby Blanket – Continue repeating row 14 until you have a total of 88 rows.
Toddler Blanket – Continue repeating row 14 until you have a total of 118 rows.
Small Throw Blanket – Continue repeating row 14 until you have a total of 138 rows.
Large Throw Blanket – Continue repeating row 14 until you have a total of 168 rows.
Twin Size Blanket – Continue repeating row 14 until you have a total of 213 rows.
Full-Size Blanket – Continue repeating row 14 until you have a total of 213 rows.
Queen Size Blanket – Continue repeating row 14 until you have a total of 258 rows.
King Size Blanket – Continue repeating row 14 until you have a total of 258 rows.
Top Border Rows
Top Border Row 1: CH1, turn, HDC in the Back loop only of every stitch across.
Top Border Rows 2-12: CH1, turn, HDC in the Back loop only of every stitch across.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Now your Big Border Blanket is complete and ready to be enjoyed. This blanket looks beautiful with a striped yarn or in a solid color and makes a great gift.
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