A Twisted Chain border is one of my favorite finishing touches for blankets and home decor items. It is whimsical and full of flair.
Because it can be done in a classic red and white stripe, it is often called the “candy cane border.”
Two-Color Twisted Chain Border: Step By Step
- With 1st color, sl st in 1st st of edge, ch 5, drop yarn.
- With 2nd color, sl st in 2nd st of edge, ch 5, drop yarn.
- Pick up 1st color, move work in front of 2nd color, sc in next st, ch 5, drop yarn.
- Pick up 2nd color, move work in front of 1st color, sc in next st, ch 5, drop yarn. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to end of edge.
Twisted Chain Border Video Tutorial
Keep practicing and you will have it down in no time!
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A great pattern for the two-color twisted chain border is the Squashed Witch or Squashed Elf Placemat.
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Kati is the designer behind Hooked by Kati. With thousands of patterns sold around the world, Kati prides herself in creating innovative, easy-to-follow amigurumi patterns. She has designed for several publications, including Crochet!, Crochet World, Simply Crochet, and I Like Crochet. Kati finds her inspiration in science fiction, video games, and numerous visits to the zoo — all passions she shares with her husband and two boys.