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Gnome for Christmas C2C Blanket Christmas in July CAL Border Part 7

Gnome for Christmas C2C Blanket Border instructions — part 7 of a Crochet a Long and a free pattern at Nana’s Crafty Home!

Gnome for Christmas Crochet a Long C2C Blanket free crochet pattern

Whew — we made it to the final post of the Gnome for Christmas Blanket! 😉 I am so excited that we made it through!

If you missed the previous posts you can find them all at the following links:

Main Crochet a Long Page with details about the crochet along as well as yarn supply needs for the blanket.

Panel #1

Panel #2

Panel #3

Panel #4

Panel #5

Panel #6

Do you want to make this blanket yet haven’t learned C2C? Head on over to each of these tutorials to learn this fabulous and fun technique!

Corner to Corner Stitch Photo and Video Tutorial (Getting Started in C2C)

Corner to Corner Basics: How to Change Colors in C2C

How to Carry Colors in C2C

How to Read C2C Graphs and Written instructions

If you would like to purchase the ad-free pdf of this pattern you can find it on Love Crochet here. For one price you will get all 6 pattern pdfs for each individual panel of the blanket as well as the border instructions to finish!

Purchasing the pattern will be the only place the graph for the entire blanket will be available if you would like to make the blanket as one piece — no sewing panels together! Thank you for supporting my work!

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!

Gnome Blanket Border Crochet Pattern Gnome for Christmas CAL Part 7

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!

Gnome C2C Dishcloth free crochet pattern
Gnome C2C Dishcloth Pattern

If you would like to follow along with other crocheters as we make the Gnome Blanket, head on over to the Nana’s Crafty Home Crochet a Long Group! This is a great way to show off your projects as well as ask questions and get help from other crocheters!

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You may also like the following free patterns at Nana’s Crafty Home:

  1. Simple Crochet Star in modified C2C
  2. Christmas Blessings Stocking
  3. Light Me Up Christmas Tree Hat

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.

Border

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!

Gnome for Christmas Crochet a Long C2C Blanket free crochet pattern

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