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Free Patterns for Edgings, Trims, and Blanket Borders

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How to crochet blanket edges

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Welcome to our main directory of free crochet edging patterns, which also includes patterns for trims, borders, and other edges. Whether you need edgings for clothing, linens, pillowcases, baby blankets, afghans, scarves, or other projects, you’ll find plenty of options to choose from.

With this set of patterns, you can learn how to crochet a variety of different types of edgings – from vintage to contemporary, in a wide range of techniques and styles.

Simple Shell Stitch Edging Free Crochet Pattern

How to crochet blanket edges

Shell stitch is a terrific choice for crochet edging. There are many different ways to crochet shell stitch and all of them will work well for the border of a blanket, a pillow case, or really just about any item at all. This is a very simple, straightforward classic version of the shell stitch used as an edging.

Pointed Scallops Edging Free Crochet Pattern

How to crochet blanket edges

This simple, but interesting, edging pattern evokes powerful images of world travel and architecture, among other things. It is not only beautiful but is also interesting to crochet. It is easy but unique.

Crochet Lace Edging With Vs and Picots

How to crochet blanket edges

This edging features lacy v stitches and crochet picots. The pattern includes instructions for turning corners, which makes it handy for finishing blankets and other projects that are rectangular or square shaped. This is a wide crochet border that can be adapted to narrower widths.

Easy, Beginner-Friendly Shell Stitch Blanket Edging Pattern

How to crochet blanket edges

This edging utilizes half double crochet stitches along with shell stitch. The pattern includes corner instructions, which makes it appropriate for use on baby blankets, afghans, throws, pillows, linens, placemats, potholders, dishcloths and any other rectangular or square project you can think of. You can also use it without the corner for edging sheets, pillowcases, towels or other items that need a simple finish. It is another example of a good use of shell stitch for borders.

Easy Single Crochet Afghan Edging Pattern

How to crochet blanket edges

This edging pattern is ​one of the simplest designs since it is just single crochet stitch. It’s so easy that many of you won’t need a pattern at all.

Despite the simplicity of this edging, or perhaps because of the simplicity, this is a pattern that can be used over and over. It works especially well for blankets (and other items) that are super colorful, very textured or otherwise “busy” because it is a simple, polished finish for the piece.

Scalloped Crochet Lace Edging Free Pattern

How to crochet blanket edges

This is a free crochet placemat pattern for a simple placemat made with half double crochet. It can be finished with a simple single crochet border, but it can also be completed with this unique scalloped crochet border, for which you’ll find the instructions in the placemat instructions. The same border can be added around other projects from dishcloths to blankets. This edging uses a combination of short v-stitches and wide puff stitches for a very original design.

Treble Crochet Shell Edging Pattern

How to crochet blanket edges

This is a decorative crochet border that creates a dramatic ruffled edge. The design is created using treble crochet stitches separated by single crochet stitches. The design is worked in two rounds (or rows), each in a different color.

Crochet Lace Edging for Openwork Cotton Dishcloth

How to crochet blanket edges

This edging works perfectly with a cotton dishcloth design but is suitable for any square or rectangular project where you want a wide border. This border is worked in six rounds, using primarily single crochet and chain stitches but also incorporating v-stitches and picots.

Crochet Edging Stitches: The Spike Stitch

How to crochet blanket edges

Some crochet stitches are ideal for using to make edgings. The spike stitch is one example. Spike stitches make interesting edgings, especially when combined with ordinary single crochet stitches. A nice combination for a crochet border is to work three single crochet then a spike stitch, repeating across the row.

Crab Stitch, AKA Reverse Single Crochet Stitch

How to crochet blanket edges

The crab stitch is perfect for crocheting edgings. This stitch makes a fantastic edging for baby blankets, afghans, and other projects. The stitch has a unique twisted curvature to it that you don’t usually see in crochet.

Crochet Star Stitch

How to crochet blanket edges

Star stitch is another really pretty stitch pattern that works well as an edging. You will need to work several rows of it to get the design right. This is best for items that only need a single finished edge, such as a skirt hem.

There are lots of simple edgings that can be used on crochet blankets. I’ve collected some tutorials and links to finish crochet blankets.

How to crochet blanket edges

It’s been a big week here with our Paper Plane Party and a school disco on top of the usual after-school routines. But each evening I’ve looked forward to sitting and working a little more on my rainbow crochet blanket. I decided to go with very simple, but I’m already thinking about whether to add an edging once it is finished.

So I’ve been looking at edging tutorials to finish my crochet blanket and just had to share them with you. All of these include tutorials to make them.

How to crochet blanket edges

How to crochet blanket edges

How to crochet blanket edges

How to crochet blanket edges

How to crochet blanket edges

I think the hardest questions when the time comes for my edging won’t be the design, but what colour? My blanket will be a rainbow so what will I edge it in? Oh, well, plenty of time to think about that!

How to crochet blanket edges

Learn to Crochet online with Craftsy:

How to crochet blanket edges

How to crochet blanket edges

How to crochet blanket edges

How to crochet blanket edges

How to crochet blanket edges

How to crochet blanket edges

I love to chat so please leave me a comment or ask a question.

Comments

defiantly bookmarking (and pinning) your blog!

Thanks Emma! Don’t you love Pinterest!? I could get lost in pretty pictures all day!

I’m crocheting a christening blanket , and I’m stuck on how to turn wool at end of each row , for my edging I started three chain to keep it straight and three treble at the end of every row , two treble ,two chain ,two treble into same space . one treble into next space when I’m at centre off blanket I add an extra chain at each row its just when I’m crocheting it doesn’t seem to look right could you advise me how to sort this out as I need to have this finished soon my daughter is due er wee baby any day

now, this had me wishing I paid attention to my dad when he was teaching me how to crochet and knit! thanks for this fab tutorial. I am totally pinning and stumbling this. I can’t wait to see what you have for this week!

A yellow edge Tonya! Please do a yellow edge! I really am loving all things yellow this week 😉

I’m loving the yellow this week too, Amy, but next week I’ll probably love green 😉

Wanda Baucom says

Finally, I found you edging that I want to put on my DIL’s afghan I am making her. SHH! It’s a secret!

Scalloped edging looks really great even tho it’s easy to make. One of my favs:)

Am making an afghan based on a pattern called Corner Granny Afghan where you begin with a granny square then work “granny” rows in different color bands along only two sides of the piece. Since the bands are different colors, how do I sc an edge around the finished piece without “interrupting” the color pattern (especially along the bottom edge where the granny square begins the afghan) or having to end off each color & attach a different color yarn to sc the edging on each color band? IDK if my question makes sense so I guess what I’m asking is how to finish the edges of a piece with several colors? What color edging did you finally decide to use on your rainbow afghan?

I think you could create a “frame” all the way around in a single colour – perhaps your favourite from the blanket – to finish it off. If you try to incorporate all the colours it is going to be very tricky and time-consuming.

I didn’t end up doing any edge around my blanket, but I did see one by another reader who did a couple of rows all the way around the outside in each colour from the blanket, creating a rainbow border.

The corner granny design sounds lovely – I’ll have to add that to my “ToDo” list!

Here’s another one for you. It’s a freebie on my blog and I like it because it’s so simple – kinda like a blanket-stitch. It is especially good for odd patterns with blocks, like the diagonal stitch or grannies…
http://prayersncrafts.blogspot.com/2013/02/free-pattern-for-crochet-blanket-stitch.html

I like these on your post…bookmarking them…
Have fun!
Evie

How do you add trim to the side rows of crochet pieces that have no “stitch tops”, if you get my meaning?

Hi, I am learning how to croche and I am working on a project with back loop squares. However, I still have a hard time to finish the border round. Do you have any tutorial that could help me? Thanks!

Finished my first rippled crocheted afghan. With all those color changes and knots on one side, how do I finish it off so it looks good?

When you weave the ends in make sure you pull the knots under a stitch so they don’t stick out at the end.

You could add an edging too if you like.

delores scott says

I am looking for patterns using strips of material to make assorted baskets. Any suggestions?

Hi Delores,
Thanks for asking! Leave it with me and I will see what I can find for you.
Tonya

I’m half way done with my crocheted blanket but the ends are still curling, what am I doing wrong?

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Tonya is the voice behind The Crafty Mummy. She dabbles in lots of different crafts – patchwork, quilting, cross-stitch, scrapbooking, knitting, crochet and sewing. This is the record of projects she has done, and the projects she dreams of getting to! Read More…

There are lots of simple edgings that can be used on crochet blankets. I’ve collected some tutorials and links to finish crochet blankets.

How to crochet blanket edges

It’s been a big week here with our Paper Plane Party and a school disco on top of the usual after-school routines. But each evening I’ve looked forward to sitting and working a little more on my rainbow crochet blanket. I decided to go with very simple, but I’m already thinking about whether to add an edging once it is finished.

So I’ve been looking at edging tutorials to finish my crochet blanket and just had to share them with you. All of these include tutorials to make them.

How to crochet blanket edges

How to crochet blanket edges

How to crochet blanket edges

How to crochet blanket edges

How to crochet blanket edges

I think the hardest questions when the time comes for my edging won’t be the design, but what colour? My blanket will be a rainbow so what will I edge it in? Oh, well, plenty of time to think about that!

How to crochet blanket edges

Learn to Crochet online with Craftsy:

How to crochet blanket edges

How to crochet blanket edges

How to crochet blanket edges

How to crochet blanket edges

How to crochet blanket edges

How to crochet blanket edges

I love to chat so please leave me a comment or ask a question.

Comments

defiantly bookmarking (and pinning) your blog!

Thanks Emma! Don’t you love Pinterest!? I could get lost in pretty pictures all day!

I’m crocheting a christening blanket , and I’m stuck on how to turn wool at end of each row , for my edging I started three chain to keep it straight and three treble at the end of every row , two treble ,two chain ,two treble into same space . one treble into next space when I’m at centre off blanket I add an extra chain at each row its just when I’m crocheting it doesn’t seem to look right could you advise me how to sort this out as I need to have this finished soon my daughter is due er wee baby any day

now, this had me wishing I paid attention to my dad when he was teaching me how to crochet and knit! thanks for this fab tutorial. I am totally pinning and stumbling this. I can’t wait to see what you have for this week!

A yellow edge Tonya! Please do a yellow edge! I really am loving all things yellow this week 😉

I’m loving the yellow this week too, Amy, but next week I’ll probably love green 😉

Wanda Baucom says

Finally, I found you edging that I want to put on my DIL’s afghan I am making her. SHH! It’s a secret!

Scalloped edging looks really great even tho it’s easy to make. One of my favs:)

Am making an afghan based on a pattern called Corner Granny Afghan where you begin with a granny square then work “granny” rows in different color bands along only two sides of the piece. Since the bands are different colors, how do I sc an edge around the finished piece without “interrupting” the color pattern (especially along the bottom edge where the granny square begins the afghan) or having to end off each color & attach a different color yarn to sc the edging on each color band? IDK if my question makes sense so I guess what I’m asking is how to finish the edges of a piece with several colors? What color edging did you finally decide to use on your rainbow afghan?

I think you could create a “frame” all the way around in a single colour – perhaps your favourite from the blanket – to finish it off. If you try to incorporate all the colours it is going to be very tricky and time-consuming.

I didn’t end up doing any edge around my blanket, but I did see one by another reader who did a couple of rows all the way around the outside in each colour from the blanket, creating a rainbow border.

The corner granny design sounds lovely – I’ll have to add that to my “ToDo” list!

Here’s another one for you. It’s a freebie on my blog and I like it because it’s so simple – kinda like a blanket-stitch. It is especially good for odd patterns with blocks, like the diagonal stitch or grannies…
http://prayersncrafts.blogspot.com/2013/02/free-pattern-for-crochet-blanket-stitch.html

I like these on your post…bookmarking them…
Have fun!
Evie

How do you add trim to the side rows of crochet pieces that have no “stitch tops”, if you get my meaning?

Hi, I am learning how to croche and I am working on a project with back loop squares. However, I still have a hard time to finish the border round. Do you have any tutorial that could help me? Thanks!

Finished my first rippled crocheted afghan. With all those color changes and knots on one side, how do I finish it off so it looks good?

When you weave the ends in make sure you pull the knots under a stitch so they don’t stick out at the end.

You could add an edging too if you like.

delores scott says

I am looking for patterns using strips of material to make assorted baskets. Any suggestions?

Hi Delores,
Thanks for asking! Leave it with me and I will see what I can find for you.
Tonya

I’m half way done with my crocheted blanket but the ends are still curling, what am I doing wrong?

Leave a Reply Cancel reply

Hi! I’m the CraftyMummy

Tonya is the voice behind The Crafty Mummy. She dabbles in lots of different crafts – patchwork, quilting, cross-stitch, scrapbooking, knitting, crochet and sewing. This is the record of projects she has done, and the projects she dreams of getting to! Read More…