You can add this edging for a finishing touch to any crocheted, knitted or even a fabric blanket. Make it using one or two colors for the effect you want.
Yarn – Use the same weight yarn as your project
Crochet hook – use a hook size compatible with your yarn
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
yo = yarn over
cdc – crossed double crochet – skip a stitch, dc in next stitch, yo, go behind that dc, insert needle through loops of skipped stitch and then complete a dc
Make all stitches in both loops.
To prepare the blanket for the edging, form a loop with the yarn, and with the front of the blanket facing you, make 2 sc into one of the corners. Sc evenly across each edge, putting three sc in each corner. Back at the beginning corner, make one more sc in the beginning corner and slip stitch to join to the first sc.
Row 1: Ch 3, 4 dc in same sc. Cdc in next sc and along the row until reaching the last 2 or 3 stitches. If there are two sc before the corner sc, then cdc as you have been. If there is only one sc before the corner sc, cdc by working in the next sc and then going behind it to made the other dc in the same sc as the prior stitch. Make 5 dc in each corner sc. Work all the way around the blanket and slip stitch to join in the top of the beginning ch-3.
Row 2: If you are using a different color for this row, finish off row 1 and begin row two by forming a loop and making a sc in any stitch. If you are continuing in the same color, you can ch 1 and sc in the same stitch. Sc in every row 1 stitch around, putting 3 sc in each corner stitch. Slip stitch to join in the first sc. Finish off and weave in end.