Single crochet around border?

I’m a fairly new knitter - just a few months in the making.
I’ve done my requisite dish cloth, countless scarves, two hand bags and an adorable little kid’s sweater knitted in the round.
I’ve just started a sampler afghan and have (after many starts and unraveling fits) finished my first block. Each block calls for a single crochet border.

I don’t have the foggiest idea how to crochet. When I look for “how to’s” on the 'net I find info on making chains…many types of chains, but chains none the less.

My questions are:

  1. does any one know of a resource showing me how to add a crochet border to an existing block?

  2. how necessary is it to crochet a border? Could I fake it and go knit a border? Would it matter as long as every block has the same treatment so they look the same when attached together?

Thanks in advance,
Serena

The only crochet experience i have is working around a knitted piece. I was confused too, but i just decided to treat my knitted piece just like an existing row of croched stuff. stuck my hook in every stitch and did the single crochet thing. :slight_smile: that’s about all i know.

as for a knit border, i don’t know. I’ve never added one of those to a blanket. actually, i’ve never made a blanket. my guess would be that it would leave ridge on the back side (from picking up the stitches) and that’s why they have you do crochet.

http://www.hassdesign.com/StitchLegend/
http://learntocrochet.lionbrand.com/

Maybe these sites will help you

i think you really want the crab stitch.

This site is really helpful, too!
Lion Brand - Learn to crochet

Thanks, Julie (the first one I read).

That was exactly what I needed to see.

I’ll check out the other sites, too.

i found this one: http://www.patons.biz/media/how_to/crochet.pdf
the crab stitch is at the bottom of page 1

I have to do a picot edging on a my DD’s jumper and I have no idea how to do that! The video link was just what I needed to learn what to do. :cheering: