This herringbone crochet blanket border is a great addition to any blanket. It is a very simple border with a light texture and can be worked on any blanket. Plus, it is an easy one-row repeat pattern.
Below you will find the written pattern and video tutorial for the herringbone crochet border. There is also instructions for prepping your blanket and a photo tutorial on how to crochet the herringbone half double crochet stitch.
Before you Crochet your Border
Before I add a crochet blanket border, I always add a single crochet border around the blanket to give me a good row to work the border into. This gives me a chance to check my stitch count and adjust my stitch count if needed.
Here is a video walk you through how to add a single crochet border to any blanket.
Herringbone Crochet Border Stitch Count
For this blanket, any stitch count works. You read it right. ANY stitch count will work for this border. That makes this the perfect border for a number of your crochet afghan projects.
This border has a simple consistent look to it and creates a very light texture. It is simple texture will compliment a complex blanket or add pizzazz to a simple blanket design.
How to Crochet the Herringbone Half Double Crochet
This border could not be easier. The only stitch you will need to know is the herringbone half double crochet. Don’t worry if you do not already know this stitch. Here is a complete written and photo tutorial below to teach you this pretty textured stitch. (It is also demonstrated in the video tutorial.)
Herringbone Half Double Crochet – HBHDC – Yarn Over, insert the hook into the next stitch, Yarn Over, Pull the loop through the stitch (three loops on your hook), Pull the first loop on the hook through the second loop on the hook. (Two loops on the hook) Yarn over, pull the first loop on the hook through all loops on the hook.
Your herringbone half double crochet is complete!
Let’s go through that again but a little slower.
Step 1: Yarn Over (2 loops on your hook).
Step 2: Insert the hook into the next stitch, Yarn Over, Pull the loop through the stitch (3 loops on your hook).
Step 3: Pull the first loop on the hook through the second loop on the hook. (2 loops left on the hook).
Step 4: Yarn Over. (3 loops on the hook)
Step 5: Pull the first loop on the hook through all loops on the hook. The herringbone half double crochet is complete.
This stitch feels a little odd at first but after working several stitches you will get the hang of it.
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Crochet Border Video Tutorial
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Stitches and Abbreviations
HBHDC – Herringbone Half Double Crochet
ST – Stitch
SLST – Slip Stitch
-The turning chain does not count as a stitch.
-Before starting this border, work a single crochet border around the entire blanket.
-This border is a simple one-row repeat.
– Pattern is worked in joined rounds and is not turned at the end of the rows.
-Use a stitch marker to mark the center HBHDC of each corner. This will be the corner stitch that you will work your next set of 3HBHDC into in the next row.
-Use the same yarn and hook size that was used with the blanket the border is for.
Row 1: SLST to any corner, CH1, Work 2 HBHDC into the same corner, HBHDC into each ST down the side of the blanket until you reach the next corner, *Work 3 HBHDC into corner ST (or CH), HBHDC into each ST down the side of the blanket until you reach the next corner,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. Work 1 HBHDC into the first corner, SLST to first HBHDC.
Note: Continue to repeat Row 1 until the border is the desired width for the blanket.
The (or CH) in Row 1 refers to the chain corners that are created in the single crochet border worked before working the herringbone crochet border. After row 1, work the corners into the center HBHDC ST of the previous corner worked. It is useful to use a stitch marker to mark this stitch.
I hope you love the herringbone crochet border. If you have a favorite stitch that you would like to see made into a border, let me know in the comments below.
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