Brick Block, Granny Square Border Pattern
Brick Block, Granny Square Border Pattern

Brick Block 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 gives the illusion of bricks and Diva Dan and I couldn’t decide if it should be called bricks or block, thus we called it Brick Block.

Round 3 has overlays of trebles extending and wrapping around the posts in round 1. It hides a partial of round two giving the illusion of the round two appearing to be blocked.

This border consists of 5 rounds and leaves about a 2″ border around your afghan.

  1. Fasten on to any ch-3 space. Ch 3, 4 dc into the same space. *Dc into each stitch and ch-1 space to the next corner. In corners, place 5 dc into the ch-3 space. Repeat * around. Join with a slip stitch to the top of beginning ch-3. Fasten off.
  2. Fasten onto the middle dc in the group of 5 in a corner, ch 3, 4 dc into the same stitch. *1 dc into each stitch to the next corner. Corners are the middle dc of the 5 in a corner, place 5 dc into that stitch. Repeat * around. Join with a slip stitch to top of beginning ch-3.
  3. Fasten onto middle of the 5 dc in a corner. Ch 1, 3 sc into the same stitch. *Sc into the next 3 stitches, front post treble crochet (FPTR) to matching post straight down in round 1. Sc into the next 3, FPTR into the next. Repeat * until next corner ending with 3 sc and then place 3 sc into the middle of the 5 dc. Start * again and go around in same fashion. Look at the picture believe and compare where the FPTR. The corners stay free of this stitch. Join with a slip stitch to beginning sc.
  4. Fasten onto the middle sc of the group of 3 in a corner. Ch 1, 3 sc into same space. *1 sc into each stitch to next corner. 3 sc into the middle 3-sc in a corner. Repeat * around. Join with a slip stitch to the beginning sc. Fasten off.
Brick Block, Granny Square Border Pattern
Brick Block, Granny Square Border Pattern
Brick Block, Granny Square Border Pattern
Brick Block, Granny Square Border Pattern

Video Demonstration of a Typical Granny Square