WOW, we’ve made it!! Can you believe we are now on the border?!
If this is the first you are hearing about this CAL the full schedule can be found here, to link the groovyghan project on Ravelry click here. There is a Facebook support group for this CAL which can be found here and you can use the hashtag #kcacoukcal2016 for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram if you want to link in photos and such like on social media.
Edited to add: This page has now been translated to Hebrew by the lovely Sarit Grinberg: Groovyghan-Border-Hebrew-final (1)
Part 17: The border
Before you can start your border all previous sections of the groovyghan must be joined together (please refer to the CAL schematic below for details). The border is worked directly onto the edges of your joined pieces, working all the way around all edges, to finish off your groovyghan.
- Hook: UK 4 mm / US Size G
- Yarn: Double Knit / 8 ply / Weight #3
Pattern uses English (UK) and American (US) crochet terms for a conversion chart click here.
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- sp(s) = space(s)
- sl st = slip stitch
- ch(s) = chain(s)
- dc/sc = UK double crochet / US single crochet
- tr/dc = UK treble / US double crochet
- P = picot
- [ ] = work anything in brackets into one space or stitch as specified
- UK Double Crochet/US Single Crochet (dc/sc): Insert hook in st indicated and pull up a loop (two loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
- UK Treble / US Double Crochet (tr/dc): Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st and pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops on hook.
- Picot (P): Not all picot stitches are created the same, for this border; create three chain stitches from the point in your row where you want to add the picot stitch, yarn over and draw the yarn through the top of the previous tr/dc, this is one picot stitch.
Rnd 1: To set the blanket up for the border you need to be working in a multiple of 3 sts. For my first round I evened up my sides by joining YARN A to the corner sp and working 1 tr/dc in the back loop of each st around.
If you have too many stitches this is the perfect time to decrease/increase where needed. In the corners I worked [3 tr/dc, ch 3, 3 tr/dc].
Rnd 2: With YARN B, join to any corner ch 3 sp with a dc/sc, ch 3, dc/sc in the same sp, ch 3 * miss 3 sts, work 1 dc/sc in-between the sts of the previous rnd, ch 3 * repeat from * to * in each st around working [dc/sc, ch 3, dc/sc] in each corner), sl st to top of first dc/sc to join, finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 3: Join YARN A in any corner ch 3 sp, ch 3 (counts as first tr/dc) then work [2 tr/dc, ch 3, 3 tr/dc] in same sp,* in next ch 3 sp and in each ch 3 sp along make 3 tr/dc, *in the next corner ch 3 sp work [3 tr/dc, ch 3, 3 tr/dc] * repeat from * to * until end, sl st to top of first ch 3 to join, fasten off and weave in ends.
Rnd 4: Repeat rnd 2
Rnd 5: Repeat rnd 3
Rnd 6: Repeat rnd 2, but do not finish off, sl st to the nearest corner; continue to work the final edging in the same colour.
Rnd 7: Ch 3 (counts as first tr/dc) then work [1 tr/dc, P, 1 tr/dc, ch 3, 2 tr/dc, P, 1 tr/dc] in same sp,* in next ch 3 sp work 2 tr/dc, P, 1 tr/dc and in each ch 3 sp along * in the next corner ch 3 sp work [2 tr/dc, P, 1 tr/dc, ch 3, 2 tr/dc, P, 1 tr/dc] * repeat from * to * until end, sl st to top of first ch 3 to join, fasten off and weave in ends.
And that’s it!
Congratulations your Groovyghan is finished!
Look out for the big reveal of my groovyghan on 7 September! Don’t forget to link me photos of your finished groovyghans I’d love to see them!