Crochet teacher and author Edie Eckman demonstrates how to work a foundation single crochet arch as part of an undulating, layered crocheted border for your next project.

Border #23: Wide, Undulating, Layered, Textured

foundation single crochet arch crochet borders

Border #23. Photo by John Polak, excerpted from Every Which Way Crochet Borders.

 

Stitch Diagrams (Repeated sections highlighted in yellow)

Border #23 Stitch Diagram 1

Border #23 Stitch Diagram 1

Border #23 Diagram 2

Border #23 Diagram 2

Stitches & Notes

BLsc (back loop single crochet): Single crochet into the back loop only.

Fsc Arch (foundation single crochet arch): Insert hook into same st, yarnover and pull up a loop, yarnover and pull through 1 loop — 1 chain made. Yarnover and pull through 2 loops — 1 fsc made, * Insert hook under 2 loops of ch at base of previous fsc, yarnover and pull up a loop, yarnover and pull through 1 loop, yarnover and pull through 2 loops; rep from * three times, ch 3, fsc in ch at base of previous fsc, fsc 4.

Written Pattern

Base rnd, each side: Multiple of 6 + 3 + corners.

Begin 5 sts to left of corner st.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each st around, placing 5 dc in each corner st, join with slip st to top of ch-3.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, reverse sc in front loop of each dc around, placing 2 reverse sc in front loop of each corner st, join with slip st to first st. (For an illustration of reverse single crochet, see page 214.)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, BLsc in each Rnd-1 dc around, placing 3 BLsc in each corner st, join with slip st to first sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *[fsc Arch, skip 5 sc, sc in next sc] to 1 st before corner st, fsc Arch, skip 3 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around, ending fsc Arch, skip 5 sc, join with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.

Note: Rnd-5 sts are worked into the center sc of each of the skipped 5-sc groups of Rnd 3, keeping Rnd-4 sts to the back.

Rnd 5: standing sc in any corner st of Rnd 3, *fsc Arch, skip 4 sts, sc in next skipped sc (at center of 5 skipped sts), [fsc Arch, skip 5 sts, sc in next skipped sc] to 4 sts before corner st, fsc Arch, skip 4 sts, sc in corner sc; rep from * around, omitting last sc, join with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.

Text and directions excerpted from Every Which Way Crochet Borders © 2017 by Edith L. Eckman. Border photo by John Polak. Pattern and diagram by Karen Manthey. All rights reserved.

Edie Eckman

Edie Eckman is the author of Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs, Around the Corner Crochet Borders, Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, The Crochet Answer Book, and… See Bio

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