Dot Border Pattern – Pattern Description
Today I am sharing with you an easy crochet border you can use to decorate your blankets and other edges: The Dot Border.
The Dot Border is constructed with puff stitches separated by slip stitches on top of a single crochet row.
It can be crocheted with double crochets, trebles, or double treble stitches. You can also space them out as you wish. Today I will show you how to crochet the dots using double crochet stitches spaced 5 stitches apart.
This border doesn’t require a special pattern for the corners and that makes it beginner-friendly and adjustable to any project.
It works great for any kind of edge, from square and rectangle projects such as blankets and afghans to triangle edges such as shawls or straight edges such as scarves. You can even crochet it on a round edge such as a dress.
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- Multiples of 5sts for blanket borders
- multiples of 5sts + 1st for straight edges
- 1 row, no repeats
- Marriner Yarns Aran
- 5mm crochet hook
Pattern written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- ch – chain
- yo – yarn over
Double Crochet Bobble (dc bo) – A double crochet bobble is constructed with 5 incomplete double crochets joined together at the top.
Step 1: Ch3, yo, insert hook into the 3rd ch from the hook and pull up a stitch (3 loops on hook).
Yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook (2 loops on the hook). Leave the loops on the hook and continue with the next step.
Step 2: Repeat step 1 four more times (you should have 6 loops on your hook).
Step 5: Yo and pull through all 6 loops on the hook. Sl st in the same stitch where you made the initial ch3.
- TIP: If you don’t have the exact multiple of stitches in your edge, crochet more or less slip stitches in between the dots so the dots fall on the corners.
- The section between ** is the section that needs to be repeated.
NOTE: Crochet one round of sc stitches around your edge in the same color. Starting from the corner, crochet 3sc in each corner and 1sc in each stitch. Don’t fasten off, continue with the next round.
Dot Border: Sl st in next (should be the corner stitch, the 2nd of the 3sc you made in the corner), dc bo, *sl st in next 5sts, dc bo*, repeat from * all around the border. Sl st to close the round, fasten off.
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