Crochet Candy Cane Border – Easy Tutorial

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Learn how to sew the Candy Cane Border Stitch for Crochet blankets easily with this photo and video tutorial. It’s eyecatching and super beautiful, for Christmas and Birthday gifts.

Now that Christmas is just around the corner, I knew I needed to use the Candy Cane Border for a specific blanket that is very special to me and dear to my heart. It didn’t take long and I know it had to be my newest blanket called the Alphabet and Numbers C2C Blanket.

You can use this border stitch easily for any crochet project you feel it works and makes a statement no other border stitch does. You can use it for potholders, towels, scarves, hats, bags and many other crochet projects.

Candy Cane Border Crochet Tutorial

As I’m hosting currently a Crochet Along for the Alphabet and Numbers C2C Blanket, we will be adding the Candy Cane Border stitch in order to finish up the blanket.

How to crochet a Candy Cane Border

Crochet Candy Cane Border –
Picture Tutorial

Before you start with your candy cane border, make sure you crocheted a border of single crochet stitches (or another basic crochet stitch) all around the blanket or project.

Then you need to figure out how many colors you want to use. The more colors you use the longer the chains of the candy cane border need to be. Furthermore, the thickness of the yarn is also important.

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For example, I used a thicker worsted weighted yarn for the below project. when I changed yarn colors each stitch it made the border curvy. So I needed to skip a stitch in between stitches. You will need to test out how often you need to switch yarn colors on your own project.

Once you get started, you will simply attach one color of yarn with a single crochet.

Then you will chain 4 (or more if you use more than 2 colors). Now let go of your just used color with the 4 chains.

Crochet Candy Cane Border Tutorial Step 2

Then skip a stitch, if needed, and attach a new color with a single crochet stitch, chain 4 and then let it go. Repeat the process of picking up the yarn and crochet 1 sc, chaining 4 over and over again.

Crochet Candy Cane Border Tutorial Step 3

When you reach a corner, simply crochet 2 single crochet stitches (2 colors) in the same stitch, then continues the previous pattern.

Crochet Candy Cane Border corner

When you are finished you simply slip stitch to the first stitch, fasten off and weave in your ends. Then you are done.

If you need more help or the above photo tutorial was not clear, check out my video tutorial below.

Candy Cane Border Stitch Tutorial –
Video Tutorial

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  1. Nicki, how simple & beautiful this border is and your video and photo tutorials are top notch. So easy to understand and done so well by you. Thanks again

  2. Love this new border Nicki. It will be perfect on the baby afghans I make for the girls at work when they get pregnant. Can’t wait to try it on the current project. Thanks so much for the work you do.

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