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Crochet Baby Blanket with Easy Border!

Crochet Baby Blanket with Easy Border!

Thank you so much for sharing!

I am thrilled to bring you a highly requested video, how to add a border to the Easy Beginner Crochet Baby Blanket aka my top YouTube video and where many of you discovered my tutorials.  I decided to make this blanket with a smaller hook to show you how that would look as well as add a really simple border to the blanket like so many of you have asked for, what do you think?

beginner crochet blanket border

The body of the blanket is the same pattern as the original project.

easy crochet blanket

How to Add a Border to the “Easy Beginner Crochet Baby Blanket Tutorial” Project


3 balls of Blanket Yarn

L hook

Finished Blanket Measures:40 x 42 inches

easy crochet blanket


slip knot and chain 72 (needs to be a multiple of 6) Feel free to use a different kind of yarn if you like.

Row 1: In the 4th chain from hook place 2 dc
skip a chain, 2 dc in the next chain and continue in every chain going down.
Once you reach the end, 1 dc in the last chain
Ch 3 and turn

how to crochet a border

Row 2: 1dc in first stitch, skip 1 stitch, 2 dc in the next stitch and repeat (the 2 dc should be in between the “v” stitches front the first row) in the top chain on the end, place 1 dc. ch 3 and turn

Row 3: Repeat until you use up 2 balls of yarn. Begin using the 3rd ball, but only use about a 1/4 to leave enough yarn for the border.

crocheting a border

The Border

Once you finish crocheting the main body of the blanket, do not fasten off. Begin to sc down the left side of the blanket all the way down. If the stitches are “pulling” you have too few, if they are “rippling” you have too many. Make sure the sc stitches are laying flat.

Add 3sc in the 4 corners and complete all 4 sides. Try to make sure there are a similar number of stitches on the opposite sides. End the sc border round with a slip stitch.

sc in the next stitch, ch 2, sc in the same stitch (creates a small shell). Continue this all the way around the edge and slip stitch to finish, weave in ends.

The post includes the instructions for the entire blanket, but I will link the original blanket video as well as the video tutorial for the blanket here too!

Can’t get enough of these easy baby blankets with the blanket yarn?  Here are several more projects for you to check out!

Isaiah Border Blanket

Beginner Stripes Blanket with Border

Easy Chevron Throw Blanket


Wednesday 27th of September 2017

Melanie, Yours are the only crochet video tutorials I can actually follow. And I love the Bernat chunky blanket yarns you typically use, as when I try other yarns they keep splitting on me and I get too frustrated. Plus the projects work up so quickly, I can actually make several for gifts. Keep on creating your great designs and easy to follow video tutorials! As a side note, your videos and crocheting kept me occupied while I went through breast cancer treatments last year and had to sit at home or at the hospital for hours on end. THANK YOU! ~JoAnne


Tuesday 26th of September 2017

Your videos are the best!

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