Crochet Scalloped Border Tutorial
Over the last few months I have been crocheting like woman possessed for an epic deadline for my new crochet book that will be on sale later this year (Psst! You can pre-order this here!), so I thought that it was about time I shared a crochet tutorial.
This Scalloped Border is just the thing to transform a simple make in to something really special in no time! I love to use to a a fancy finish to a super-sized granny square blanket – which can be made by working a granny square until it is super-sized or by working lots of granny squares then blocking and seaming them together to create a blanket – either way, this Crochet Scalloped Border is a fabulous finishing touch!
Once you’ve completed your granny square to your desired size, you can continue in the same yarn to create the border or you can fasten in a new colour to create a contrast.
Begin by working a sl st into the last stitch in a cluster of trs.
Work 2trs into the chain space.
Work 2trs into the same chain space.
Sl st into the last stitch in the cluster of trs.
Continue working in this pattern as set, 2tr, 1ch, 2tr in each chain space, sl st into the last st in the next cluster of yrs – this creates the scalloped design.
The corners are worked in a similar way, work 2tr into the chain s
Work 3tr in same chain space.
Work 2trs in the same chain space.
Sl St into the last stitch in the next cluster of trs.
Continue working in the pattern as set along the straight sides and around the corners of the blanket.
Once you have worked the entire way around the blanket adding the scalloped border, simply work a sl st to secure the yarn and fasten off.
These instructions are in standard crochet abbreviations – which you can check out here!
As a side note, because I know someone is going to ask, the crochet hook used in this tutorial is from this beautiful collection of hooks in the Boye Artisan Crochet Tool set.
You can find out more about them in my Tried & Tested review – spoiler: they are as beautiful to work with as they are to look at!
I hope that you love this simple yet really striking scalloped crochet border as much as I do – let me know if you give it a try and be sure to share photos of your finished makes too!