A crochet stitch sampler border for A Winter’s Night Rhapsody Sampler Afghan and the final part 4 in a crochet a long series and a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!
This is part 4 of A Winter’s Night Rhapsody Crochet a Long which has been released as a free pattern in four parts. If you missed Part 1, Part 2 or Part 3, you can find it on the blog as well as the initial announcement post with all the details are also available:
This is the final release for the Winter’s Night Rhapsody Blanket which means after this final section you will have your blanket completed!
I hope you enjoyed working on your winter themed blanket pattern and I hope you learned some new crochet stitches along the way.
Links to all the stitches featured in this fun crochet stitch sampler:
Pom Pom Stitch Border – coming soon! I do have a complete video tutorial for my Misty Morning Triangle Scarf which uses the Pom Pom border and you can check that out if you are waiting for it.
Crochet Stitch Sampler Border Details
This is a very simple four-round crochet border that will work up quickly!
The base of the crochet stitch sampler border is very simple. You will work two rounds of single crochet stitches beginning with an initial sc round worked evenly on the outside edge of the blanket.
Once you have the two rounds of single crochet stitches, there is one round of V-stitches. I loved the Nesting V-Stitch so much I wanted to bring a piece of that to my border.
Then you will work your final round as a Pom Pom crochet border. This fun border is the same one I used as an edging for my Misty Morning Triangle Scarf several years ago. Such a fun border!
For those of you that are making a star blanket I am currently working on a star stitch border to replace the Pom Pom border edge. That should be coming to the blog in the next few weeks.
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You may also like the following free crochet patterns by Nana’s Crafty Home:
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- 2. Ties that Bind Blanket free crochet pattern
- 3. Mountain Trail Tweed Blanket free crochet pattern
Winter’s Night Rhapsody Crochet Stitch Sampler Border Pattern
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
Paintbox Cotton Aran, Weight 4/Medium (100% cotton) 1.7 oz / 93 yds
Paintbox Cotton Aran Paper White 10.2 oz / 558 yards / 6 skeins (Color A)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Slate Grey 6.8 oz / 372 yards / 4 skeins (Color B)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Dolphin Blue 8.5 oz / 465 yards / 5 skeins (Color C)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Royal Blue 8.5 oz / 465 yards / 5 skeins (Color D)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Mustard Yellow 8.5 oz / 465 yards / 5 skeins (Color E)
Total yardage: 42.5 oz / 2325 yards
Purchase Kit from Lovecraft’s (affiliate):
Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Approximate finished size: 36” wide x 50” height (not including pom pom edge)
Gauge: 8 rows dc st = 4” / 14 dc st = 4”
- ch = chain
- RS = right side
- WS = wrong side
- st = stitch
- hdc = half double crochet
- dc = double crochet
- sc = single crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
- yo = yarn over
- sk = skip
- sp(s) = space(s)
- blo = back loop only
- mpc = mini popcorn (see special stitches section below)
- dc4tog = double crochet 4 together (see special stitches section below)
dc5tog = double crochet 5 together (see special stitches section below)
- pc = popcorn (see special stitches section below)
- V-st = v stitch (see special stitches section below)
- sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together (see special stitches section below)
dc4tog: yo, insert hook into specified stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2, *yo, insert hook into same st, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2,* repeat from * to * 2 more times; yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook.
dc5tog: yo, insert hook into specified stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2, *yo, insert hook into same st, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, yo, pull through all 6 loops on hook.
pc (popcorn): 4 dc st in same st, drop loop from hook, insert hook into top of first dc made, place dropped loop on hook and pull loop through st. When changing colors at the end of the pc, yarn over with new color and draw through both loops to close popcorn.
V-st (v stitch): (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) worked in the same st.
sc2tog: (insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
mpc (mini popcorn): 3 sc sts in same st, drop loop from hook, insert hook into top of first sc made, place dropped loop on hook and pull loop through st.
Recommended Video Tutorials:
Pom Pom Stitch Border – coming soon!
Part 4 Crochet Border Instructions
With RS facing, join Color B to first st of row 137 with sl st.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each st across to corner, in corner work (sc, ch 1, sc), begin working 170 sc sts evenly along left edge to next corner, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next corner, sc in each unused loop from foundation ch to next corner, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next corner, work 170 sc sts evenly along right edge to next corner, (sc, ch 1, sc) in last corner do not sl st join.
Fasten off Color B.
Round 2: With Color C, *sc in each st to corner, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-1 corner sp,* repeat from * to * to end.
Fasten off Color C.
Round 3: With Color D, ch 4 ( counts as first st + ch-1), dc in same st, [*sk 2 sts, V-st in next st,* repeat from * to * to ch-1 corner sp, (V-st, ch 2, V-st) in corner sp,] to end, sl st to ch-3 of ch-4 from beginning.
Fasten off Color D.
Round 4: Note: This round is worked from the WS of the blanket. With WS facing, join Color A to ch-1 sp of V-st after any corner ch-2 sp with sl st, ch 1, sc in same ch-1 sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-1 sp, [*ch 6, dc4tog in fourth ch from hook, ch 3, dc4tog in 3rd ch from hook, fold clusters together, sl st in same ch as first dc4tog (pom pom made), ch 2, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-1 sp*; repeat from * to * to ch-2 corner sp, (1 sc, pom pom, ch 2, 1 sc) in corner sp,] to end, ch 2, sl st to first st.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
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