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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Half Double Crochet Border - Video Tutorial

After about a week's worth of patient and determined work by my own private technology guru who is my sweet husband of 27 years (we just celebrated our anniversary last week!), I finally have the following video to share with you. For some still-unknown reason, my video would not process in Blogger with all the separate clips put together into one video, which is the way I have made all my video tutorials available here at Hooked On Needles. The first clip by itself processed successfully and the other three clips together also processed successfully. I was ready to give up on it days ago, but my husband kept at it and finally was able to come up with a workable solution, to present this tutorial in two parts!

So without any further delay, below you will find video instruction on how to add a half double crochet border around a knitted garter stitch piece. This video was requested by reader Mat from the knittinghelp.com forum, specifically asking for details on the beginning and the end of the border. So the video shows the process from beginning to end, sparing no detail. If you need to brush up on your half double crochet stitch before giving this a try, you can find my video for that HERE.

Here's Part One:

And here's Part Two:

This is what I started with...a sample piece of knitted fabric in garter stitch which mean every row is done in knit stitch.

Half Double Crochet Border
Here is the sample complete with the half double crochet border around it.

Half Double Crochet Border
And this is a close up of one of the corners. You can see how the side edge is uniform because of going into the same hole at the end of the knit rows for each stitch.

Half Double Crochet Border

If you would like to see other crocheted borders that I have done on knitted blankets, you can click HERE and take your pick. For a while, I was working on those wonderful little oddball baby blankets practically non-stop, but I've had to take a little break from that work in favor of quite a few recent commissioned projects, and of course preparation for Christmas and some family time.

Happy Stitching!

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  • Oh happy anniversary! ... and merry Christmas too!

    By Blogger Adrienne, At December 24, 2009 at 7:10 AM  

  • Olá, querida amiga!
    desejo a você e toda
    a sua família ótimos
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    By Blogger , At December 24, 2009 at 10:16 AM  

  • Thank you so much for such clear instruction. You are so good at explaining and I was especially grateful for the demonstration of how to finish when crocheting.

    By Blogger ozinnz, At August 14, 2012 at 8:22 AM  

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