This simple rib crochet blanket border is a great addition to any blanket. It is a very traditional looking border 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 simple rib crochet blanket border. We will talk about prepping your blanket and correcting your stitch count if needed.
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 also 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.
Rib Crochet Border Stitch Count
For this blanket, you will simply need an even stitch count around the entire blanket. Ideally, you should already have an even stitch count. Your top and bottom row should have matching stitch counts, your sides rows should have matching stitch counts and you will have four corners. Overall the stitch count should be even. But do not worry, I will show you in the video how to correct the stitch count if it is off for some reason.
Quick Note about the Rib Crochet Border
I have designed this border to have cute rounded corners. Because of these corners we do not need to worry about the stitch count. But there is a con to the rounded corners. You will only be able to work this border to about a 2 – 2.5 inch border. After that, the border will start to curl.
Stitches you will need to Know
This border is pretty simple. To create the ribbed texture we will be using the Front Post Double Crochet and Back Post double crochet. If you have not learned front post and back post double crochet yet, I highly recommend trying them out. They can add a beautiful ribbing to any project or even be used to create cabling in more advanced patterns.
Simple Rib Crochet Border Video Tutorial
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Simple Rib Crochet Border Written Pattern
Stitches and Abbreviations
DC – Double Crochet
FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC- Back Post Double Crochet
ST – Stitch
SLST – Slip Stitch
-I do not count my turning chain as a stitch.
-Before starting this border you will want to work a single crochet border around the entire blanket and make sure you have an odd stitch count on each side of the blanket.
-After working one foundation row, your border will become a simple one-row repeat.
– In the video you will notice that I use a trick where I chain 1 at the beginning of the row, but the pattern is written with a chain 2. Both ways work well.
Row 1: Work a DC into any corner, Work 4 more DC into that corner, Working down the side of the row, work a DC into each ST until you reach the next corner, *Work 9 DC into the corner, Working down the side of the row, work a DC into each ST until you reach the next corner,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. When you reach your first corner, work 4 more DC into the first corner. SLST to the first DC.
Row 2-7: CH2, FPDC into the same stitch as you SLST to. BPDC in next ST, *FPDC in next ST, BPDC in next ST* repeat from *to* all the way around the blanket until you reach the beginning of the row. SLST to the first FPDC.
Note: In row 2, we will not make any increases in the corner, simple work the repeat around the corners and down the other sides of the blanket.
Once you complete your 7th row, fasten off and weave in your ends. If you want to go beyond seven rows then you will need to work more DC into the corners in row 1. Otherwise, after row 7, the border will begin to curl.
I hope you love the simple rib 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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