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I am trying a new way for the envelope border

Updated: Dec 8, 2023

G'day all y'all :)


Everybody loves the look of an envelope border. It straightens your blanket and it feels like a luxury finish, but that setup first round, ouch! Some of us will never crochet an envelope border because of that first setup so lets try something different :)


I am crocheting along the Gnomes with you and I am trying a new border. I hope it will look as good as how I crochet my border normally.


I wanted to show you what I do in case you want to try this border with me.




With my setup chain (which I never do, I always use a chainless HDC setup :) I add 4 chains, 2 for each side.


Then I make my normal side stitch SS

I make an extra s (I just like the extra space it creates)


And then I do 1 chain and skip a chain on the row before creating a small hole


Then I continue following the normal pattern



At the end of the row, before the side stitch SS, I make a chain to make a little hole, skip one stitch on my previous row and then make an extra s followed by SS.

All you need is 4 extra stitches. It will read as follows: SS, s, chain, pattern, chain, s, SS (as you see it only adds 4 stitches to the row)


Now I never did my borders this way before, so I am very curious what the result will be :)

It creates small holes on the side which I can use for the setup for my border which is the hardest part of your crochet work. I hole this makes it easier, but as mentioned before, I never tried this method yet, I was just eager to share it with you :)


Oh tomorrow is the big Gnome launch day :P

Lots of love and crochet fun,

Anneke


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Does this pattern account for the extra stitches to do this border? I’m just about to start the oattern

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Anneke Den Outer
Anneke Den Outer
Dec 04, 2023
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I do it as follows: SS, 1 extra s, 1 extra chain, follow pattern, 1 extra chain, 1 extra s, then SS. So 4 extra stitches in the pattern :)

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Cuanto mas lo miro mas me gusta !!

Es precioso 😍

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samcrevier
samcrevier
Nov 16, 2023

Could you do s video. My mind is judt not comprehending 😊

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Anneke Den Outer
Anneke Den Outer
Dec 04, 2023
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Good idea, I will make a border tutorial like this in the new year :)

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El borde fantástico gracias 😊

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Que bonitos son , gracias por compartir tu trabajo 😊

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