The Colleen Border Edging :: Crochet Stitch #135

Stitch Description

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the colleen border edging stitch. The colleen border edging stitch would be great for the edging on an afghan or a baby blanket.

Video Tutorial


Chain Stitch
Single Crochet
Double Crochet

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 5

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 4 + 2

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:Multiples of 4 + 2

  • Foundation Row: 1dc in 6th ch from hook, *ch 1, skip next ch, 1dc in next ch, rep from * across, turn.
  • Row 1: Ch 1, 1sc in first dc, *1 sc in next ch-1 space, 1 sc in next dc, rep from * across, working last sc in 3rd ch at beg ch, turn.
  • Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), skip first 3 sc, *3dc in next sc, next 3 sc, rep from * across to within last 3 sts, skip next 2 sc, 1 dc in last sc, turn.
  • Row 3: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), *[yo, pick up a loop in next dc, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook (cluster made), ch 3, rep from * across to within last 4 sts, cluster in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in top of turning ch, turn.
  • Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in first dc, 2 sc in next ch-2 space, 1 sc in top of cluster, *3 sc in next ch-3 space, 1 sc in next cluster, rep from * across ending with 2 sc in next ch-2 space, 1 sc in top turning ch, turn.
  • Row 5: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), skip first 2 sc, *1 dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, rep from * across, ending with 1 dc in last sc, end off.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Colleen Border Edging Stitch. (Reversible)

Example of the Colleen Border Edging Stitch. Reversible


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