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Monday, February 9, 2009

Cotton Candy Points Crocheted Border

I love a pretty crocheted border, as you probably have figured out by now! Here's the border I crocheted for the Cotton Candy Oddball blanket...

Cotton Candy Points Crocheted BorderScallops can be done in so many different ways. This time I made them a little more pointed than the scallops on the Tutti Frutti blanket. This effect was achieved by using a variety of stitches for each scallop instead of just using many of the same stitch.

Cotton Candy Oddball Blanket CompleteThis is the completed blanket. Doesn't it just look good enough to eat? The purple section at the top was my knitted contribution, done in Farrow Rib stitch in soft lilac.

Here's how I worked the border...

Cotton Candy Points Crocheted Border

Work 3 rounds of single crochet stitches all around the blanket, then begin working the decorative border as follows:

* Sc in next stitch,(hdc, dc, tc, dc, hdc) in next stitch, sc in next st, sl st in next stitch *

Continue from * to * around the blanket and join with a slip stitch at the base of the first scallop. Cut yarn, draw through last loop on hook to secure, and weave in ends.

This border pattern uses many stitches of different heights which is what gives the scallop a more pointed shape. You can make use of the heights of different stitches to create all kinds of fun effects in your crocheting. Mixing them together as in this border pattern, or using all the same stitch in each row can produce some interesting patterns and textures. This illustration of stitch height comparison might come in handy if you are trying to decide what stitches to use for a project.

Happy Stitching!

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  • I'm glad to see the security alert is gone now from your site. It had been on there as recently as yesterday (I check daily). Any ideas about why that's been happening? Nice crochet stuff you've been posting recently!

    By Blogger Pat, At February 9, 2009 at 12:20 PM  

  • Boy you've been into the yarns lately hey!?! Good for you! 8-)

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    By Blogger Myra, At February 9, 2009 at 2:16 PM  

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