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Updated April 30, 2024

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Learn how to crochet the camel stitch border: adding warmth and coziness to your projects. If you’re looking for a crochet border that adds warmth and coziness to your projects, look no further than the camel stitch border. This stitch pattern creates a raised, textured effect that mimics the look of knit stitches, making it a great choice for projects that need a little extra detail.

In this blog post, we will explore how to crochet the camel stitch border, including the materials you will need, the stitch pattern, and tips for achieving the best results.

A corner of crochet showing the Camel Stitch border lies on a white background. The swatch is made from lilac and aqua yarn.
Camel Stitch Border

But before we get started, make sure your work is ready to add a border:

 Preparing Your Crochet For A Border

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  • Written in UK terms
  • Can be worked in any number of stitches

materials and tools

  • Yarn: Any yarn can be used for this stitch, but for best results, choose a yarn that is the same weight and texture as your main project.
  • Crochet hook: Use a hook that is appropriate for your chosen yarn. For example, if you are using a medium weight yarn, a size H/8 (5mm) hook would work well.
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle

Tips for Achieving the Best Results

  • When crocheting the camel stitch border, be sure to keep your tension even. This will help to create a neat and uniform border.
  • If your main project has a lot of color changes or texture changes, consider using a solid color for your border. This will help to create a cohesive and finished look.
Camel Stitch Border


  • Round 1: Join with ss in any corner sp. Ch 2 (does not count as st here or throughout). Htr in corner sp. Htr in each st across to the next corner sp. *(htr, ch 2, htr) in corner sp, htr in each st to next corner sp; repeat from * twice more. Htr in first corner sp, ch 2, join in top of first htr with ss.
  • Round 2: Ch 2, htr in corner sp. Htr in 3rd loop of each st across to next corner. *(htr, ch2, htr) in corner sp. Htr in 3rd loop of each st to next corner sp; repeat from * twice more. Htr in first corner sp, ch2, join with ss to first tr.
  • Repeat round 2 until your border is the thickness you desire.



more inspiration 

For more crochet border inspiration click below.

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  • Soozanne
    July 10, 2023 at 11:26 am

    Thanks Sarah-Jayne. You’re a lifesaver. I’m making a waffle stitch baby blanket from a written pattern and video tutorial but was completely flummoxed by the instructions for the border! A bit of searching and I determined that it was in camel stitch so you can imagine my delight after googling ‘Camel stitch border for blanket’ and I came across your blog post. Your instructions are clear and I’m looking forward to starting on the border – I know now I won’t have any issues.

    • BellaCocoTeam
      July 26, 2023 at 2:29 pm

      You are very welcome, I’m glad to be of help 🙂


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