You know when you finish a blanket, not because you think it’s big enough, but because you know you don’t have enough yarn left to do another row and do a border? Yeah? Well that’s the situation I was in when I did my patchwork C2C blanket with leftover yarn. There was just a tiny bit left of each of the five colors, so I designed a small colorful border that incorporated the colors and style of the blanket. Here’s the free pattern:
Change color every round.
Round 1: Join in any corner with a sl st, ch3, sl st in same corner, *[ch3, sk 3 st, sl st bet c2c groups] across the side, ch3, (sl st, ch3, sl st) in corner, repeat from * 3 more Xs, omitting last corner, sl st to 1st sl st, break yarn
Round 2: Join in any corner with standing sc, (sc, ch 2, 2sc) in same corner, *3sc in each ch3 sp across the side, (2sc, ch2, 2sc) in corner, rep from * 3 more Xs, omitting last corner, sl st to standing sc, break yarn
Round 3: Join in any corner with sl st, ch3, sl st in same corner, *ch3, sk 2 st, sl st bet groups of sc, (ch3, sl st bet sc groups) across the side, ch3, sk last 2 sc, (sl st, ch3, sl st) in corner, rep from * 3 more Xs, omitting last corner, sl st to 1st sl st, break yarn
Round 4: same as Round 2, except in the corners just do 3sc
Round 5: Join anywhere with *sl st, (ch1, sk st, sl st in back loop of next sc, ch1, sl st in same back loop again, ch 1, sk st, rep from * all the way around.
Note: I got the pattern and tutorial for the patchwork c2c blanket without the border from https://www.thepatchworkheart.co.uk/2018/06/c2c-jayg-corner-to-corner-join-as-you.html, and it’s very well done!