Corner to corner blankets are so fun to crochet. You can create graphgans that depict anything you can dream up.
In this corner to corner the border reflects the subject of the blanket, a raccoon. Since raccoons have striped tails, I added a striped border.
Crocheting a round of single crochets first is a good way straighten up the edges of your blanket. You can use a neutral color, or sometimes when there are many colors in a design you may want to use a color that has not been featured as much in the blanket.
For the edge on this corner to corner blanket I alternated two double crochets in one color with two double crochets in a second color. The colors were the same as the raccoon's tail.
The corner to corner raccoon design is from a crochet book (see below). I used it in one square and then added plain squares and the border.
You can check out the woodland themed Lap Throws for the Family book. I highly recommend it, even if c2c or corner to corner is new to you. There are step by step instructions.
The Christmas Lights crochet blanket is solid white. The lights are appliques in a variety of colors that are sewn on.
For the edge of this Christmas Blanket I use double crochet stitches in red and green. First I added a round of single crochets in white.
Then I alternated colors between the red and green every four stitches. So four red double crochets, followed by four green double crochets.
The crochet Christmas Lights are joined by the same green colors for the "string," so that was an easy choice for the border color.
And then I chose the red to pair with it, because it's a Christmas classic. The lights are fun colors, so it would also be neat to add more colors to this border. Maybe ones that match each light color.