The bullion coil motif is reversible and, when worked as a border, is the perfect finishing touch to any project that demands an undulating, fringy edge.

Stitches & Notes: For best results on this border, use a crochet hook with a long shank and without a thumb rest. Take your time, and use your fingers to pull the wraps over the loop on the hook, rather than trying to pull the loop through the wraps. If the bullion coils are too heavy for your yarn, try wrapping fewer times, or using a picot in place of every other bullion.

Bullion Coil: (Yarnover) 12 times, yarnover and pull through all 13 lopps on hook, ch 1 to close, pulling chain tightly to fold coil.

Base rnd, each side: Multiple of 3 + 1 + corners

Begin 1 st to left of corner st.

Rnd 1: Ch1, sc in first sc, *[ch 1, bullion coil, ch 2, skip 2 sc, sc in next st; rep from * around, omitting last sc, join with slip st to first sc.

Bullion coil Every Which Way Crochet Borders

Border #39: Bullion Coil. Photo by John Polak, excerpted from Every Which Way Crochet Borders.


bullion coil chart crochet border

Border #39: Bullion Coil. The repeated unit is shaded in yellow. Diagram excerpted from Every Which Way Crochet Borders.

Text excerpted from Every Which Way Crochet Borders © 2017 by Edith L. Eckman. All rights reserved.

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