The Half-Treble V-Stitch Crochet Border

Choosing the right crochet border can often completely transform a crochet blanket – a very simple border pattern can change the way a blanket looks and feels. This Half-Treble V-Stitch crochet border (UK terms – in US this is Half-Double V-stitch) is extremely simple and effective. I have used it for the Threefold Blanket and the Mini Crochet Squares Blanket. In this tutorial I will demonstrate adding the Half-treble V-Stitch Border to the Mini Crochet Squares Blanket – adding 4 rounds of the Half-treble V-Stitch Border.

For the Threefold Blanket 8 rounds of the Half-treble V-stitch border were added – you can add as many rounds as you wish – but I advise working an even number of rounds, so that the final round is with the right side facing, having turned over after each round.

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Using the Half-Treble V-Stitch Crochet border on your crochet blankets

I designed this border to work with the Mini Crochet Squares Blanket and the Threefold Blanket. For this border to work with your blanket you will need to work a foundation border round of half-treble clusters. A half-treble cluster is a group of two half-treble stitches worked in the same stitch/space (in US this half-double clusters).

Playing around with colour order for your border

Have a play around with the colours for your border as this can have a significant bearing on how the finished border looks.

For the Mini Crochet Squares Blanket I knew that I wanted to work a five round border (foundation round and 4 htr v-stitch crochet border rounds) and use the following colours (as this is all I had left of my yarn stash – as this was a stash-buster blanket I did not want to break into any new balls of yarn): Silver, Spearmint, Cream, Sherbet and Grey. I first had a play around with the colour order using my yarn pegs.

If you are not stash-busting then you can purchase this yarn here.

Abbreviations/Crochet terminology:

UK terms are used throughout. 

  • ss – slip stitch
  • htr – half treble crochet
  • ch – chain
  • *to* – instructions between asterisks will be repeated as specified
  • htr cluster – a group of 2 htr stitches worked in the same space/stitch
  • beg-ch – beginning chain
  • RS – right side
  • WS – wrong side

Stitch Guide/Conversion Guide

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Notes on the Half Treble V-Stitch crochet border pattern

This border is worked over 4 rounds in this tutorial, but you can work more rounds – but always complete an even number of rounds (i.e. 6, 8 10, etc) in order for the final round to be right side facing.

It is important to note that you will need to first work a foundation round of half-treble clusters. Each round of the htr v-stitch crochet border is htr clusters worked in between the 2htr stitches of each htr cluster in the round below. This forms a stack of V’s.

Start round 1 of the htr v-stitch border with wrong side facing. After each round turn the work over. Finish with a right side facing round (i.e. work an even number of htr v-stitch crochet border rounds).

Instructions for the Half-Treble V-Stitch crochet border

Border Round 1 (WS): With wrong side facing. Using Spearmint yarn, pull up a loop in any of the ch2 corner spaces (Fig 1). Ch2 (counts as 1htr) (Fig 2). Work 2htr in the middle of the first htr cluster from the round below (Fig 3).

Continue to work along adding 2htr in the middle of each htr cluster (Fig 4 and Fig 5). Upon reaching the corner, work [1htr, ch2, 1htr] (Fig 7), turn the corner and continue to work 2htr in the middle of each htr cluster (Fig 8). Continue working in this way around all sides. Upon reaching the start of the round work [1htr, ch2], ss into the beg-ch2. Fasten off Spearmint yarn.

Border Round 2 (RS): Turn. Using Cream yarn, pull up a loop in any chain 2 corner space (Fig 9). Ch2 (counts as 1htr), 1htr in the same space (Fig 10). Work 2htr in the middle each of the htr clusters of the round below (Fig 11).

Upon reaching the corner work [2htr, ch2, 2htr] (Fig 14), turn the corner and continue to work 2htr in the middle each of the htr clusters of the row below. Continue working in this way around all sides.

Upon reaching the start of the round work [2htr, ch2], ss into the beg-ch2. Fasten off Cream yarn.

Border Round 3 (WS): Turn. Using Sherbet yarn, pull up a loop in any chain 2 corner space. Ch2 (counts as 1htr). Work 2htr in the middle each of the htr clusters of the round below, upon reaching the corner work [1htr, ch2, 1htr], turn the corner and continue to work 2htr in the middle each of the htr clusters of the round below. Continue working in this way around all sides. Upon reaching the start of the round work [1htr, ch2], ss into the beg-ch2. Fasten off.

Border Round 4 RS): Turn. Using Grey yarn, pull up a loop in any chain 2 corner space. Ch2 (counts as 1htr), 1htr in the same space. Work 2htr in the middle each of the htr clusters of the round below, upon reaching the corner work [2htr, ch2, 2htr], turn the corner and continue to work 2htr in the middle each of the htr clusters of the round below. Continue working in this way around all sides. Upon reaching the start of the round work [2htr, ch2], ss into the beg-ch2. Fasten off.

If you want to add more rounds then repeat Round 3 and Round 4, finishing with a Round 4. Weave in your ends!

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