As promised, here is a better look at how to crochet the Candy Cane Border around blankets and afghans! I used this edging on both my Gingerbread House Advent Calendar as well as my Christmas Lights Blanket and it really gave both pieces the most perfect (and festive) finishing touch! But beyond the Christmas holiday, the candy cane border works in any color combo on any blanket! Give it a try!
You will need two skeins of yarn in different colors. I am using Bernat Super Value in Green and Red but you can use any two colors you’d like!
Use the same size crochet hook that you used on the main portion of your project. I am using a size H crochet hook.
I am going to demonstrate this technique around a small granny square but apply this tutorial to crochet around larger blankets and projects!
Watch the video tutorial or use the picture tutorial below!
Starting at any point along the edge of your project, attach color #1 (in this case red) and chain 4. Leave hook hanging and in next stitch, attach color #2 (in this case green) and chain 4.
Put hook back in red loop and SC to join to next open stitch (the stitch next to the green) and chain 4. You are essentially overlapping the red chain 4 over the green chain 4.
Now do the same with the green. SC to join the green chain 4 to the next available stitch and chain 4.
Keep going in same pattern sequence!
Don’t be intimidated by the corners! Keep doing what you have been doing, just make 4 stitches in each corner (2 green and 2 red).
When you get to the end…
You will either have two scenarios….
Scenario #1 (as pictured below): your pattern lines up and you can just go ahead and slip stitch to attach the red chain 4 to the bottom of the beginning red chain 4 and then slip stitch to attach the green chain 4 to the bottom of the first green chain 4 you made.
Scenario #2 (as shown in the video tutorial): your pattern won’t line up and you will need to skip a stitch. No harm in skipping a stitch! You won’t be able to tell! You just want to make sure that you keep the red/green alternating pattern.
Pictures below: The green will be joined to the bottom of your starting green chain. And the red will be joined to the bottom of your starting red chain.
All that’s left is weaving in ends!
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