How to Crochet a Border on a Blanket in Single Crochet

A single crochet border, also known as the sc border, is an easy addition to any crochet project.

It’s a great way to add a simple border that won’t detract from the look of your project while still giving it a finished touch.

Here are the basic steps to making the sc border.

Tips for working a single crochet border

  1. When working in row-ends (working into the side of a row), you will normally use 1 sc in a sc row-end and 2 sc in a dc row-end. If you’re working into hdc row-ends a good reference is 3 sc over 2 row-ends.
  2. If your blanket is curling in you will need to add more stitches.
  3. If your blanket is ruffling around the outside you have too many stitches and you need to work less sc.
  4. Corner stitches can be done with either 3 sc in the corner or you can work (sc, ch 1, sc) into the corner. If you work the corner with a ch-st, on your next round work the (sc, ch 1, sc) into the ch-1 sp of the previous round.

Below I have written instructions on a sc border used in my Holiday Celebrations Blanket. This border was used for both the individual squares as well as the border around the entire blanket.


Attach with sl st in any stitch,
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each row-end across to corner, *3 sc in corner, turn 90 degrees, working down next side sc in each row-end across to corner (see tips at top of this post), repeat from * around, sl st in 1st sc to join.

Note: It is your choice whether you join with a sl st or just continue on to Round 2. If you join with a sl st, I suggest you ch 1 when you begin round 2.

Here’s an example of a single crochet border on my pumpkin blanket square.

Round 2:  Ch 1, sc in each sc around working 3 sc in corner stitches.  

Repeat as many times as needed/wanted.

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You can add a sc border to almost anything, not just blankets.

It’s easy, which makes it great for beginners, and it is simple so it won’t distract from the design of the project itself.

You can even do more than one round and alternate colors to give it more color.

Check out my Holiday Celebrations Blanket to see a sc border in action.

Happy Crocheting!

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