You can quickly learn how to crochet a border on a blanket using our guide for bobble stitch edging. It’s one of the easiest crochet stitches that you can do, and the resulting finish is versatile for different types of blankets. However, remember that you can crochet different borders on your blanket, depending on what you think suits it best.
Do you have a hard time deciding what border to use? We also have tips on how to select the best crochet stitch. And if you want to know how to add a border to a knitted blanket, feel free to check our article on that as well.
How To Crochet A Border On A Blanket With Bobble Stitch
Bobble stitch edging
Crocheting a bobble stitch is ideal if the stitches around your blanket are an even number. However, it’s still useful even if yours is an odd number by adding or subtracting one stitch on your first round. You will only need to know how to single crochet, double crochet, and slip stitch for this blanket border.
- You can attach the yarn with a single crochet anywhere on the blanket and work a single crochet in every stitch on that side
- Use three single crochet for each corner stitch and continue the practice around the blanket
- Join your work to the first single crochet with a slip stitch and then work on the wrong side of the blanket
- Double crochet into the first stitch and slip stitch to the next
- Repeat all around the blanket and slip stitch to the starting chain to join the stitches
How To Choose The Border For Your Crochet Blanket
The five-step guide above for bobble crochet border is one of the easiest you can do to edge almost any blanket types and sizes. However, you can always experiment with other stitches such as the crab stitch, moss stitch, pom pom edging, reverse shell, ruffle edging, and tulip stitch, to name a few favorites by crocheters. To help you decide what border will fit your blanket the best, consider these three factors:
Decorative and functional
The best border should be both decorative and functional. Identify what you want to achieve, whether it’s straightening the blanket edges, hiding the ends, or if the border will become a buttonhole band. A narrow border is the most versatile for these tasks, and they won’t take away the attention from the blanket itself.
If you want to enhance your blankets’ design, choose the border to complement the main crocheted work. The crochet might have a unique texture or shape that can enhance the pattern. And additionally, it should have the right color for the blanket.
The safest color to get for the border is anything close to the main color of the blanket. If your work is colorful, to begin with, it’s better to use a solid color border. On the contrary, a fancy and colorful border will enhance a monochromatic blanket.
A helpful tip to remember is that solid colors are also best for highlighting your stitches. Furthermore, the placement of each color can either make your work look confusing or neat with a definite theme. Don’t be afraid to experiment, but always think of color palettes.
Scale and yarn
Finally, consider the scale of your border and the yarn you’ll use. The right scale is easy to remember where you’ll use the correct border width complementary to the blanket size not to overwhelm it. But what about the yarn?
More than the color, remember that there are different yarn types and weights. The fiber itself will influence the look of the border. And don’t forget that certain weights are best for specific patterns.
How Do You Crochet A Ribbed Border On A Blanket?
A ribbed border is another favorite for blankets. The finish is not only aesthetically pleasing, but you’ll also ensure that the blanket sides will be even. You will only need to know double crochet stitch, front post double crochet, and back post double crochet.
- Even out your blanket edges with single crochet or double crochet. You don’t need to have a specific stitch count with this border and remember to work your corner stitches on the round below’s chain stitch
- You can start at any corner of the blanket or the last one you worked into
- For round one, chain three and double crochet around the blanket. For every corner, you’ll work double crochet, chain one, and double crochet
- Double crochet, chain one in the same space of your chain three and join to the first stitch with a slip stitch
- Chain three for round two, front post double crochet, back post double crochet, and repeat to corner in chain one space where you’ll work double crochet, chain one, and double crochet
- Repeat working front post double crochet, back post double crochet on the next corner, and work double crochet, chain one, and double crochet
- When joining, double crochet, chain one in the chain three space with a slip stitch
- Fasten off or widen the border according to preference
The blanket border is something never to overlook. There are many ways to learn how to crochet a border on a blanket, but we recommend the bobble stitch because it’s the simplest for beginners. You can also try a ribbed border, or any stitch, as long as it will complement the blanket in terms of aesthetics and functionality.