Nothing is more upsetting than working hard on a project and having the border puckered and uneven. Sometimes you don’t know where to insert the hook or how many stitches to work on the side of the stitches.
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Here are some helpful hints and tricks for getting the perfect border:
- For truly even borders, work a round of single crochet first, even if the pattern doesn’t call for it. The single crochet stitches will help even out any uneven areas and get your blanket ready for the border called for in the pattern (if you’re following a pattern!)
- The best idea is to work this single crochet round in the same color as the project, even if you are going to use a different color for the border. This will even out the edge and give a neat appearance.
- Work 3 single crochet stitches in each corner, or you can single crochet, ch 1, single crochet in the corners.
- When working into the sides of stitches, here’s how many single crochets to work:
- If the stitch is a single crochet, work 1 single crochet into the side
- If the stitch is a double crochet, work 2 single crochets into the side
- If the stitch is a treble crochet, work 3 single crochets into the side
After this row or round of single crochet, it will be much easier to work the border called for in the pattern, whether that be a lacy, intricate edging or a simple stitch, such as double crochet.
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