Full of texture, this crochet blanket border will look great around any blanket.
I have recently become obsessed with creating a crochet blanket border. There is just something about figuring out how to work around the corner and continue the pattern for several rows. I have several crochet blanket borders planned for the future.
Crochet Patterns that use this Border
The Modern Stripe Moss Stitch Blanket (coming soon) looks great using this Mini Basket Weave crochet border. The dense texture is toned down a bit by using a bright white yarn for the border.
This border will look best with a solid color or heathered yarn.
Can I use this Border on my Blanket?
I recommend that you have an odd number of stitches on every side of your blanket. If you do not, and you don’t want to squeeze in an extra stitch to make it an odd number, you can still use this crochet border for your blanket. I find the corner just look a little nicer if you have an odd stitch count on each side.
Step 1: Single Crochet around Your Crochet Blanket
Step one for any of my crochet border patterns will be to single crochet around the edge of your blanket. It is easy to create a single crochet border and if you don’t know how I highly recommend you learn. So I have created a short video tutorial to show you just how easy it is to crochet around the edge of your blanket.
Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC – Back Post Double Crochet
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
SLST – Slip Stitch
Mini Basket Weave Crochet Blanket Border Written Pattern
– I do not count my turning chain as a stitch.
– The first stitch of each row is worked into the corner you just made. (So you are working backwards for one stitch).
– The pattern is a one-row repeat. Row 2 is your repeat row.
This pattern starts in the corner, right after you have completed your Single Crochet Border.
Row 1: Ch2, Work a DC into the Ch2 corner you just made, DC in each ST until the next Corner, *(DC, CH2, DC) into the corner space. DC into each St until the next corner,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. DC into corner space, Ch2, SLST to 1st DC.
Row 2-5: CH2, Work a DC into the corner space you just made, FPDC in next ST, BPDC in next ST* repeat until one ST is left on this side. FPDC into last ST. *(DC, CH2, DC) into CH2 Corner Space, FPDC in next ST, BPDC in next ST* repeat until one ST is left on this side. FPDC into last ST.* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. DC into Corner Space, CH2. SLST to first DC.
When you work Row 2 a second time, after your first stitch every stitch will be worked into the opposite stitch of the last row. So if you worked a FPDC last row, then you will work a BPDC into that stitch this row. This creates the mini basketweave texture.
Work as many rows as you like, then fasten off and weave in your ends.
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2 thoughts on “Crochet Blanket Border: Mini Basketweave”
How do you get the perfect rounded corners with the straight line on your border? Do you chain 1 after each row?
Yes I believe so.