In the last stage of the Dahlia Scrapgan pattern, we'll be adding two finishing borders to our beautiful, scrappy blankets!
The Dahlia Scrapgan crochet pattern is part of a collaboration with Lion Brand Yarns. This post contains affiliate links.
Is your yarn stash feeling a little lighter yet? Is your lap a little cozier? I hope so!
Today we're going to finish up our blankets with two simple borders that will be like framing your masterpiece before you hang it on the wall.
If you haven't already crocheted Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of the pattern, do so first. Head to the main Dahlia Scrapgan page to find all the stages of the free patterns and the accompanying tutorials.
Related: 40+ Easy Crochet Stitches for Blanket
The Dahlia Scrapgan
Free Granny Square Blanket Pattern - Part 4
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Bring together yarns of different weights in harmonious colors to create a blanket your eyes can’t help but dance across. Each square is worked individually, making this a perfect meditative project when you’re on the go. A continuous crochet joining technique brings everything together seamlessly so you’re left with fewer ends to weave in and a blanket made with zero sewing!
Main Color (MC:)
Lion Brand Wool-Ease (Weight: 4/worsted - 197 yds, 3.0 oz)
- Wheat (620-402) – 10 skeins (approx. 875 g)
Accent Colors (AC):
Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti Pilling (Weight: 4/worsted - 185 yds, 3.5 oz)s
- Pomegranate (202-138)
- Gold Heather (202-401)
• Tapestry needle
• Size 6 (6.00 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
• Size M (9.00 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
• Stitch markers or safety pins
• T-pins for blocking
• Steamer or iron with steam setting for blocking
• Blocking board or towel
Puff circle = 5.5” diameter using larger hook
Finished square = 9.5” after blocking
Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
ch – chain
chsp – chain space
dc – double crochet
PM – place marker
rep – repeat
RS – right side
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
slst – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
tc - treble crochet
WS – wrong side
yo – yarn over
Overall Pattern Notes:
• Ch 3 counts as 1 dc throughout.
Continuing with smaller hook:
Round 1 (RS): Slst 2 into next sp between 3dcClusters, ch 3 tightly, 2 dc in same sp, *3 dc in each sp to corner, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner sp; rep from * 3 more times, 3 dc in each sp to end of round; slst to top of ch from beginning of round to join.
Round 1 Note: At each intersection where two rows meet, place 1 dc in first corner, 1 dc in between squares and 1 dc in second corner.
Rounds 2-3: Slst 2 into next sp between 3dcClusters, ch 3 tightly, 2 dc in same sp, *3 dc in each sp to corner, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner sp; rep from * 3 more times, 3 dc in each sp to end of round; slst to third ch from beginning of round to join.
Round 4 is worked in reverse single crochet, which means the right side of fabric will continue to face you, but the stitches will be worked in the opposite direction you’re used to. If this is a new stitch to you, I demonstrate how to do it in the Cleo Fedora video tutorial.
Round 4: Ch 1, rsc in each st around blanket placing (1 rsc, ch 1, 1 rsc) in each corner; slst to first st of round to join.
Fasten off. Weave in remaining ends.
Steam block blanket once more, focusing on join-as-you-go seams and intersections. Pinning blanket down is not required, but may help get the smoothest finish.
Wrap up in your own personal field of dahlias!