Gnome for Christmas C2C Blanket Border instructions — part 7 of a Crochet a Long and a free pattern at Nana’s Crafty Home!
Whew — we made it to the final post of the Gnome for Christmas Blanket! ? I am so excited that we made it through!
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For the border of my blanket I wanted something fairly simple and small since the blanket is already a good size I didn’t want to add a lot to it. Yet, I wanted the border to really showcase the blanket and set it off. So, I decided upon the Candy Cane border!
The Candy Cane Border is basically chains and single crochet stitches — so simple and easy. Typically you will see it in just 2 colors — red and white candy cane colors. I wanted to make it in 3 colors in order to get the 3 main colors in my blanket on the border.
So I adjusted the stitch slightly to accommodate adding that third color and I am really happy with how it turned out!
I have a complete photo and video tutorial for the Candy Cane Border in 3 colors and you can find it here. I included a free pattern for a Gnome Dishcloth as well — so cute! Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video!
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Gnome for Christmas Blanket Border Instructions
With Color A, with RS of each panel facing each other and WS facing out, sew together using mattress seam stitch. Note: I have used this method of joining very successfully to create invisible (or nearly invisible) joins. Moogly has a wonderful tutorial for this method of joining. You can find it HERE.
Sew together in following manner: Panels 1 & 2 together, Panels 4 & 5 together, then sew 1 & 2 and 4 & 5 to panel 3. Once panels 1,2,3,4 & 5 are together, sew panel 6 to the top. Weave in ends.
Round 1: With RS of blanket facing and with Color A, attach to outside edge of blanket, ch 1, sc evenly around outside edge, place (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in each corner sp, sl st to first st.
Round 2: With Color A, 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.
All finished! ?? Enjoy your Gnome Blanket and be sure to check back for another fabulous Crochet a Long this Fall!