Sunday, December 29, 2019

How to Crochet a Temperature Blanket Border (2019 Temperature CAL)


Welcome back to the 2019 Fiber Flux Temperature Blanket CAL!  We are in the home stretch of the blanket...today we will be add ing the gorgeous border!  I really love this one...simple, colorful and draws attention the the beautiful squares you've been working on all year long.  Below are BOTH the written pattern and the full video tutorial as well.  But first, let's recap, shall we?

In case you missed the blanket this year (or want to make another!!!) here are the three parts that kicked it off all the way back at the beginning of 2019.

For part 1, we got ourselves organized, talked about supplies, and worked on the general layout:


For part 2, learned how to make a tiny square and join those first few together:


And finally for part 3, we worked on row 2 and beyond:


OK, now for the border part...as you can see I incorporated the colors in a similar rainbow order, but for my first round I did it in the same JAYGO color (white) so it would give me a nice, clean and neat edge.


Check out the video to walk you through step by step and be sure to continue down a little further to see the written part too!



Instructions for granny temperature border:

Round 1 (I did this round in the JAYGO color from my squares--white--so it would blend for a nice clean edge when I begin to add color on subsequent rounds):  In any corner space, ch 3 then work (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc).  Work (3 dc, ch 1) in each ch 1 spaces along the side of the blanket.  Note:  When you arrive at the areas where two squares meet (the two corners), work (3 dc, ch 1) in the space between the squares (see video if you want to see this in action).  Continue working the side in this manner, then work (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in the corner.  Repeat for the remainder of the blanket, then join with a sl st to close round.

Round 2: In any corner space, ch 3 then work (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc).  Work (3 dc, ch 1) in each space along the side of the blanket, then work (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in the corner.  Repeat for the remainder of the blanket, then join with a sl st to close round.

Repeat round 2 for as many rounds as you like!  You can  do a rainbow sequence like I did or something else too.



© Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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