Easiest possible crocheted blanket border?

(10 Posts)
belindarose Sat 22-Dec-12 17:12:32

I might just get my first ever blanket done by Christmas. It's the Bella Dia vertical striped one and baby DS (fabric obsessed) will love it. I'm worried about a border though - it definitely needs one. As I'm an absolute beginner, my tension is a bit off and the first stripes are tighter than later ones, making it a bit bow shaped.

How should I do a border? This is my first ever project so needs to be super simple. Thanks.

aJumpedUpChristmasElf Sat 22-Dec-12 18:37:50

I usually add a couple of rows of htc all the way round first to square things up, then I 'm quite partial to a shell border - clusters of 5 trebles like this one

belindarose Sat 22-Dec-12 18:48:18

Thanks. I really am a beginner though. HTC?!?

aJumpedUpChristmasElf Sat 22-Dec-12 18:53:48

HTC - half treble crochet

aJumpedUpChristmasElf Sat 22-Dec-12 18:57:34

HTC: yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch (three loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all three loops on hook

belindarose Sat 22-Dec-12 19:25:10

Oh yes, I know that one. Just not the abbreviation. Thanks.

PurplePidjChickIsNotTheMessiah Sat 22-Dec-12 19:33:13

Alternate double crochet and picot stitches is pretty. A picot is: double, chain 2, slip stitch into the double. It creates a point smile

belindarose Sun 23-Dec-12 12:09:26

Thanks again.
Not sure what a slip stitch is. But I can look it up.
Will it be obvious where to stitch into the blanket?

PurplePidjChickIsNotTheMessiah Sun 23-Dec-12 12:16:37

Slip stitch - through, yarn over, back, through loop

Yes, just stuff the hook into everh likely-looking gap wink

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Sun 23-Dec-12 15:41:21

Just to confuse matters, for baby blankets, I do a couple of rounds of HTC and then crab stitch (reverse double crochet) all the way round which gives a rope like edge.

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