If you are looking for an edging that is both perfectly pretty and super simple, then this is the one for you. It's great for those blankets that you want something a little less girly around the edge. This is one of my favourite go to borders and is so, so simple, making it perfect for beginners.
dc - double crochet
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
This border requires an even number of stitches around your blanket. If you have an odd number, simply increase or decrease 1 stitch on the first round. Or if you are like me just fudge it (it's only 1 stitch).
Attach your yarn anywhere on your blanket with a sc
Work sc's into every stitch along each side and 3 sc into each corner stitch
continue in this way around your blanket and join with a sl st to the first sc.
Now turn your blanket over and work from the wrong side,
dc in the first stitch and...
...sl st in the next st
Repeat these 2 stitches around your blanket and join with a sl st to starting stitch.
This is how it looks from the front
The effect reminds me of icing piped around a cake, so cute!
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