Picture Frame Granny Square Border
Picture Frame Granny Square Border

Picture Frame Granny Border

The following are instructions for a border for a typical granny square. Many crocheters decide to do one large granny square instead of doing multiple and sewing them together. My personal goal was to come up with several designs that can be applied to a typical granny square.

Instructions Granny Square Itself

The instructions are for changing colour as indicated in the Christmas Granny Square Afghan as found on Yarnspirations. You can change colours as often or as little as you wish.

Granny Square Afghan Square
Granny Square Afghan Square

Note: Ch 6 at beg of rnd counts as dc and ch 3.

Crochet Granny Square Diagram
Crochet Granny Square Diagram

Instructions for the This Border

This border has 7 rounds that complete. It will be approximately 3″. This design can also be used for solid granny granny designs as well.

  1. Join to any ch-3 corner space. Ch 1, 3 sc into the same space. *1 sc into each st and ch-1 spaces across to the next corner. 3 sc into next corner. Repeat * around. Join with a sl st to the beg sc. Fasten off.
  2. Fasten on next colour to the middle sc of a corner. Ch 1, 3 sc into the same stitch. * 1 sc into each st across to next corner. Middle sc of next corner will get 3 sc. Repeat * around. Join with a sl st to the beg sc. Fasten off.
  3. Fasten on next colour to the middle sc of a corner. Ch 1, 3 sc into the same stitch. * 1 sc into each st across to next corner. Middle sc of next corner will get 3 sc. Repeat * around. Join with a sl st to the beg sc. Fasten off.
  4. Fasten on next colour to the middle sc of a corner. Ch 4, 6 trebles into same stitch, 1 treble into each st across to next corner. Middle sc of next corner will get 7 trebles. Repeat * around. Join with with a sl st to top of beg ch 4. Fasten off.
  5. Fasten on next colour to the middle treble of a corner. Ch 1, 3 sc into the same stitch. * 1 sc into each st across to next corner. Middle sc of next corner will get 3 sc. Repeat * around. Join with a sl st to the beg sc. Fasten off.
  6. Fasten on next colour to the middle sc of a corner. Ch 1, 3 sc into the same stitch. * 1 sc into each st across to next corner. Middle sc of next corner will get 3 sc. Repeat * around. Join with a sl st to the beg sc. Fasten off.
  7. Fasten on next colour to the middle sc of a corner. Ch 1, 3 sc into the same stitch. * 1 sc into each st across to next corner. Middle sc of next corner will get 3 sc. Repeat * around. Join with a sl st to the beg sc. Fasten off.
Picture Frame Granny Square Border
Picture Frame Granny Square Border

Video Demonstration of a Typical Granny Square