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#1 Lov2Crochet

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 06:38 PM

I am looking for a nice border for a plain ole granny square afghan. Looking for something maybe that has a row of criss crossed double crochets in it for interest.
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#2 brendaKbrown

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:17 AM

I am not much on the cross stitch myself. One of my favorite edgings is as follows: (sc, ch3, 3 dc) in next stitch or space; rep around. This forms triangles and is cute for a boy or a girl!

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:06 AM

I also am not much for cross stitches. You could do a front post stitch on every other DC for a raised look. This is my favorite border right now, and on my MUST DO list. I covet this afghan--

http://attic24.typep...ket-ta-dah.html

I hope you find what you are searching for.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:18 AM

I don't much like the cross stitches either. The border that was suggested by brendakbrown is one I use all the time. It makes a really cute border! I usually doa simple sc around the whole thing first then the border

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:29 AM

my two cents worth... I have used for the edge as follows. Sc all around first, putting three in each corner. Next row, three in the corner, *ch 1, skip 1, sc*all the way around, I usually do this a couple rounds, and have done also the ch 2, skip 2 for larger spaces, both look good!

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:00 PM

I do shells or picots or whatever I feel goes with the afghan.
You really don't need a pattern. I wing things all of the time.
Just single or double around a couple of times, do your cross stitch around, do another row of singles, end with a picot or a reverse stich.
Or something like that.

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#7 Lov2Crochet

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 06:39 PM

Ok, well here is the afghan, I went ahead and added a border of DC all around and now I would like to do the "X" pattern all the way around if anyone can enlighten me how to start. I did 3 dc, chain 2, 3 dc in the corners. Thanks!

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 08:05 PM

When I have an afghan that needs a border with some interest I do crossed dc rows to get the border width I want and for the last row I do a crossed dc picot....dc...ch3 picot...then the "crossed dc" that goes behind the first dc....I also slst into the top of the dc, not the first ch of the picot.It seems to give the picot more stability.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:28 PM

Ok, well here is the afghan, I went ahead and added a border of DC all around and now I would like to do the "X" pattern all the way around if anyone can enlighten me how to start. I did 3 dc, chain 2, 3 dc in the corners. Thanks!


do you want open Xs, or do you want crossed sts on a dc background?
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:30 PM

I usually put 2dc-ch2-2dc in my corners so that on the next row there will be 2 stitches to create another crossed dc on each side of the corners (plus the 2dc-ch2-2dc of the actual corner space). If I don't have an even number of stitches on the first row of the border, I make a crossed dc in 2 of the stitches and then make the next dc in the next stitch instead of skipping 1 stitch and make the second "crossed dc into the first dc stitch of the previous crossed dc so that two dc crossed stitches are made using three instead of four dc's from the previous row..now I'm not short a stitch when I get to the next corner. Good luck with your border...they can MAKE your afghan look Fabulous. AuntyD

#11 Lov2Crochet

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:23 PM

do you want open Xs, or do you want crossed sts on a dc background?


"X's" on a DC background
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 07:16 AM

I also am not much for cross stitches. You could do a front post stitch on every other DC for a raised look. This is my favorite border right now, and on my MUST DO list. I covet this afghan--

http://attic24.typep...ket-ta-dah.html

I hope you find what you are searching for.

:manyheart

Great link! Thanks for it.

#13 magiccrochetfan

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 05:47 PM

"X's" on a DC background


:eek I can see this in my mind, and I would have thought I'd seen a front post sttich pattern that made Xs on a solid background. But I can't find a pattern for it and my attempt to make something up was not completely successful. i couldn't keep the edge really straight. I had best luck with doing crossed triples on a background of sc, anchoring the triples in the sc 2 rows below. i skipped 2 sc between the triples.

there are several borders using open Xs in Around the Corner Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman, and they all have really nice corner treatments.
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