Rib Stitch Granny Square Border Pattern
Rib Stitch Granny Square Border Pattern

Rib Stitch Granny Square 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 raised ribs that align with each other in each round. The 2nd round will give it the ribbed look and then the 3rd round will follow the same stitches. There is a final single crochet round to finish it off.

These rounds require the use of front and back posts. I have attached two extra tutorials on showing you this stitch. The ribbing give is the look of a top cuff of a pair of socks. The border is about 2″ thick.

This can be used for solid grannies as well.

  1. Fasten onto any ch-3 space in a corner. Ch 3, 4 dc into the same ch-3 space. *1 dc in each stitch + ch-1 space across to the next corner. Each corner will have 5 dc in the ch-3 space. Repeat * around. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning ch-3.
  2. Slip stitch around the back post to the centre dc in the corner. Ch 3, 4 back post double crochet in same stitch. *1 front post double crochet (fpdc) around the next post, 1 back post double crochet (bpdc) around the next. Keep repeating * to the stitch before the middle 5 dc in the corner. In the corner, 5 bpdc. Repeat * around. Join with a slip stitch to the beginning ch-3.
  3. Repeat Step 2 one more time.
  4. Ch 1, sc into the same stitch and all stitches around. Join with a slip stitch to the beginning sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Rib Stitch Granny Border Pattern
Rib Stitch Granny Border Pattern

Video Demonstration of a Typical Granny Square