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Design Your Own Crochet Borders

Thanks for taking Design Your Own Crochet Borders. I hope you left class with ideas of how to customize borders for your own designs.

In the June 8, 2024 class I was wearing my Dogwood Blossoms Shawl, and another version was on the mannequin behind me.

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Of course, if you don’t want to go to the trouble of designing your own, you can always find a border in either of my crocheted borders books:

The EdgIt tool is a sharp crochet hook you can use to piece tightly-woven fabric. It’s what I used to put the edging on the washclothes I showed in class.

Rotary cutter skip blades are useful for cutting evenly spaced holes in fleece fabric.

If you liked the templates on page 3 of the handout, I’ve broken the three types down by straight, corners, and curves. Download the pdf and print as many copies as you need.

Read 5 Tips for Beautiful Crochet Borders.

And you can’t make a beautiful border if your edges aren’t straight, so be sure you know 5 Ways to Prevent Gaps at the Beginning of Crochet Rows and Where to Put the First Stitch of a Crochet Row.

Find more crochet resources at Crochet Resources: Basics and Beyond and Knit & Crochet Design Resources.

Some of the shawls with fancy borders that you saw in class include the Rosemorran Shawl, Melbourne Shawl, Three Pines Shawl and the St. Marie Shawl.

I also have a Craftsy class, Fantastic Finishes, which might interest you.

If you do design your own border to use in a project, please tag me on social media and share it. I’d love to see what you do with your new knowledge!