Easy Crochet Rolling Fans Border Pattern
Rolling Fans Border – Pattern Description
If you are looking for an easy crochet border to decorate your blanket with, I have the perfect one for you: the Rolling Fans Border.
The Rolling Fans Border is constructed with overlapping shells of double crochet stitches crocheted around the border, each 3 stitches wide.
It doesn’t require a special pattern for corners and that makes it a beginner-friendly pattern that can be adjusted 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.
I recommend you crochet a base row on your edge before starting the border. Use any plain stitch for your base row, I always make a single crochet row around my blankets before crocheting any border.
If you are making this border for a blanket, check out my base row tutorial for blankets with double crochet rows or base row tutorial for blankets with treble rows to give you an idea of how a base row is made based on the different types of stitches your blanket rows are made with.
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How To Crochet The Rolling Fans Border
- Multiples of 3sts
- 1 row
- Marriner Yarns Aran
- Click here for YARN ALTERNATIVES
- 5mm crochet hook
Pattern written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- ch – chain
- sk – skip
- yo- yarn over
- sl st – slip stitch
- dc – double crochet
No special stitches were used on this border pattern.
- stitches contained within ** are the repeat section for that row
- there isn’t a corner pattern for this border, just continue with the repeats all around your project
Step 1: join in any stitch on your project – because this border doesn’t have a specific corner pattern, you can join in any stitch on your project
Step 2: ch3, counting backward sk2 and sl st in 3rd stitch
Step 3: ch3, 6dc in the ch3 space
Step 4: counting forwards sk2 and sl st in 3rd stitch
Repeat steps 2 -4 until you reach the end of the row. If you are crocheting this border in the round like I did, repeat the 4 steps until you have finished the last shell in the same stitch where you started (the same stitch where you have joined the yarn).
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February 1, 2022 @ 5:51 am
I used this edging today and totally love it my new border for blankets.
March 14, 2022 @ 9:40 pm
I love the look of this but am having a hard time finding out how to print out this pattern. I need my pattern on paper not on screen. Too much screen time already. Please email me the pattern on pdf.
March 16, 2022 @ 11:33 pm
Hi, the patterns in PDF format are only available to my Crafting Happiness Crochet Fan Club members (along with other patterns and exclusive videos), you can join here
December 7, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
I love this border. I still consider myself new at crocheting even though I started a throw blanket more than eight years ago when I was pregnant just to hone tension technique. I’m finally picking it up again to finish the blanket and thought this border would be perfect. I am amazed at how easy it is once I paid attention to the directions and looked at the picture closely. Thank you for your pattern and tutorial.
December 8, 2022 @ 8:58 pm
You’re welcome, I’m happy you found it easy to follow.