Tutorial: Ribbed Border

I finished this granny square blanket way back in August for Tabitha’s first birthday. I used a scheepjes stonewashed colourpack made up of 15g mini’s of each of the colours in the range and joined as I went, using two minis for a simple granny border.

I’ve written about my colour recipe for this blanket here

Length-wise it’s the perfect cot blanket but it’s not quite wide enough to tuck in. I’ve been threatening to put a border on it for ages but couldn’t decide whether to go plain or lacy. Then this week I hit upon a new idea to me – a ribbed border!

This border is suitable for any crocheter to attempt. The stitches are simple to follow and the pattern repetitive so there’s not lots of fancy things to remember!

Tip: do a row of DC with the right side facing to give a crisp end to your blanket.

Materials:

  • A finished blanket
  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

For my blanket I have used scheepjes stonewashed in colour pink quartzite with a 3.5mm hook

Abbreviations:

Ch – chain

TC – treble crochet

SS – slip stitch

Special stitches:

FPTC – front post treble crochet – yarn over, insert your hook from in front into the space before your current stitch and out of the space after it so that the TC from the round before is in front of your hook.

Yarn over, pull through the first two loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through the remaining two.

BPTC – back post treble crochet – yarn over, insert your hook from behind the work into the space before your current stitch and out of the space after it so that the TC from the round before is behind your hook.

Yarn over, pull through the first two loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through the remaining two.

Pattern:

  • 1. Tip: do a row of DC with the right side facing to give a crisp end to your blanket.TC in back loop of each stitch around the edge of the blanket. In the corners, 2TC ch1 2TC. SS to top of starting TC. (Tip: I find starting in the corner is easiest with this border).2. Ch2, FPTC in stitch at base of ch. *BPTC, FPTC. Repeat from * around. In the corner 2TC ch1 2TC. SS to top of beginning FPTC3. Repeat round 2. You should FPTC on top of your FPTC from the round before, and BPTC on your BPTC to achieve the ribbed effect. Carry on for as many rounds as you fancy!
  • I hope you enjoy this border – I’d love to see how you use it in your makes! Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @cozamundo 

    These photographs are property of Cozamundo Crochets and are for personal use. No unauthorised reproductions or distribution is permitted.

    Advertisements

    2 comments

    1. […] I could have finished the blanket there, and for a while I was satisfied with it. It was a decent lapghan size and great for the kids but the blanket was intended for Tabitha to have in her cot and it wasn’t quite big enough to tuck down the sides, so I decided to add a ribbed border. I’ve used four balls of Scheepjes stonewashed in pink quartzine and the finished border is 6cm deep. You can find my ribbed border tutorial HERE! […]

      Like

    2. […] made them into a granny square blanket for Tabitha. But it was too small for her cot. So I added a ribbed border. But then I ran out of yarn! It’s taken me until now to buy more and finally finish but […]

      Like

    Leave a Reply

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

    Google photo

    You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

    Connecting to %s