I didn’t take the time to draw up a design plan before I started crocheting a border on the little variegated blanket made of RHSS “Bon Bon Print”, that Sandi of MD sent me.
Instead, I worked on the border very slowly over a couple of weeks, feeling out how many rounds I wanted in each color band and how many extra rows to do on the ends. With the help of two partial skeins of RHSS ‘Shocking Pink’ from Lisa of TN and Sandi of MD, and every bit of the ‘BonBon Print’ that I had in my stash, it gradually grew from a cute little baby blanket to a 35″ x 56″ kids’ blanket. Ta-Dah! I love how adding a border, even a simply crochet one of only plain dc and 2 dc – chain 1 rounds, can make such a significant difference!