Candy Cane Border For Beginners – Simple Crochet Border For Baby Blankets
Learn the beautiful easy crochet Candy Cane Border for beginners with this easy to follow photo and video tutorial.
What a fun and festive border! It’s easy to make and so beautiful, perfect for Christmas gifts and birthday presents.
I used it to frame this cute Baby’s First Christmas Blanket and I think it fits perfectly within the theme.
In this tutorial, I will show you step by step how to create this eye-catching festive border with detailed photos and explanations and a video for those who find it easier to learn by watching how it’s done.
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About The Candy Cane Border
The Candy Cane Border is so versatile, you can use it on any edge you like, from potholders, towels and baby blankets, to hats, bags, clothes and many other crochet projects.
The red and white loops form a cheerful candy cane pattern around your project, making it ideal for festive projects and I found it to be the perfect compliment to my latest baby blanket – Baby’s First Christmas Blanket.
How To Use This Stitch
- baby blankets and afghans
- shawls and scarves
- hats and gloves
Supplies I Used
- King Cole Pricewise DK in red and white, two strands held together to make a thicker yarn
- 6.5mm crochet hook
Written in US term
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Easy Crochet Candy Cane Border For Beginners – Video Tutorial
For those who learn better by watching videos, I have created a video tutorial on the candy cane border, you can find it on Crafting Happiness YouTube Channel.
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Easy Crochet Candy Cane Border For Beginners – The Pattern
Before you start your candy cane border or any border for that matter, crochet a row of single crochet stitches around your border.
You will need an even number of stitches for this border pattern, but I will show you in the video tutorial how to fix the color on color issues if you happen to have an uneven number of stitches instead.
Step 1: join the red yarn to your project with a slip stitch in any stitch on the border, ch4, take the loop of the hook
Step 2: join the white yarn to your project with a slip stitch in the following stitch, ch4, take the loop of the hook
Step 3: pick up the red loop and push the white chains to the back of your work, sc in the following stitch, ch4, take the loop off the hook
Step 4: pick up the white loop and push the red chains to the back of your work, sc in the following stitch, ch4, take the loop off the hook
Repeat Steps 3 & 4 all around the blanket.
Once you reached the end, sl st the final red loop into the fist red chain you made, and the final white loop into the first white chain you made, fasten off and weave in the ends.
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