Here is a tutorial for the Candy Cane Crochet Border in 3 colors — a fun and easy, simple border you can add to so many different projects!
I used this border for my Gnome for Christmas Blanket which is a free pattern at Nana’s Crafty Home — and you can find all the details with free pattern here.
Typically you will see this border in just two colors — red and white — candy cane colors. However, I wanted to add a third color in order to incorporate all 3 main colors of my blanket.
So, I adjusted the stitch slightly to accommodate that 3rd color and I really love how it turned out!
You can find the video tutorial to help you with this stitch at the bottom of this post. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video!
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Yarn and supplies shown in video and photos:
Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton!
Clover Crochet Hook Size H (5.0 mm)
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Gnome C2C Dishcloth Pattern
Small amount of Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton Deep Turquoise (Color T) (Color A)
Small amount of Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton Red (Color R) (Color B)
Small amount of Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton White (Color W) (Color C)
Scrap amount of Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton Warm Blush (p)
Size H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook
Approximate finished size: 6 1/2″ square
t = Teal
r = Red
w = White
p = Peach
WS = wrong side
RS = right side
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
Dishcloth is worked in the Mini HDC crochet technique. You can find a complete photo and video tutorial for the Mini HDC crochet technique here.
Row 1: 1t
Row 2: 1t, 1r
Row 3: 2r, 1t
Row 4: 2t, 2w
Row 5: 3w, 1r, 1t
Row 6: 1t, 1r, 4w
Row 7: 4w, 2r, 1t
Row 8: 2t, 2r, 1p, 2w, 1r
Row 9: 1r, 2w, 1p, 3r, 2t
Row 10: 3t, 3r, 2w, 1r, 1t
Corner (begin decreasing)
Row 11: 2t, 1w, 4r, 2t
Row 12: 2t, 5r, 1t
Row 13: 1t, 5r, 1t
Row 14: 1w, 4r, 1t
Row 15: 4t, 1w
Row 16: 4t
Row 17: 3t
Row 18: 2t
Row 19: 1t
Round 1: With RS facing, attach Color A to any stitch on outside edge, ch 1, sc evenly around outside edge of dishcloth, work (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in each corner sp, sl st to first st.
Round 2: ch 5, remove hook from loop, attach color B to next st, ch 5, remove hook from loop, attach color C to next st, ch 5, remove hook from loop. *Insert hook back into loop of Color A, sc into next open st (st next to Color C chains), ch 5, remove hook from loop, insert hook back into loop of color B, sc into next open st, ch 5, remove hook from loop, insert hook back into loop of Color C, sc into next open st, ch 5, remove hook from loop,* continue repeating between * * to corner, in each corner work 3 st into ch 1 corner sp from previous round (1 each of blue, white and red). At the end of the round, sl st blue ch 5 to the bottom of the beginning blue ch 5, sl st white ch 5 to the bottom of the beginning white ch 5, sl st red ch 5 to the bottom of the beginning red ch 5. Be sure to keep the same color sequence at the end so you may need to sk a st to keep colors in order.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.