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How to Crochet Borders and Make Beautiful Crochet Edging

By: Christine Weiher, Editor for AllFreeCrochet

Do you ever find yourself with a finished project, but it just doesn't look complete? You stare at it and can't figure out what needs to be done with it until a lightbulb goes off. Maybe you need to add crochet edging to complete your pattern. Voila! Simple crochet edging can be added to just about any project out there; it makes your design look complete and a bit more sophisticated. If you're unsure of how to crochet borders then you're in luck because we have some great crochet edging patterns for you to follow.

How to Crochet Borders and Make Beautiful Crochet Edging

How to Crochet Borders: Crochet Edging Patterns
How to Crochet Borders: Crochet Afghan Edging
How to Crochet Borders: Decor

How to Crochet Borders: Crochet Edging Patterns

Adding crochet edging can be done with different crochet designs. There are so many different looks and textures to choose from, it all depends on what you want the outcome of your project to look like. There is arc lace edging, bobble edging, granny stripe edging and so much more.

Bobble Edging Granny Stripe Edging

  1. Arc Lace Edging - This crochet edging has a vintage vibe to it and will look dainty on anything. You can sew it on to the edge of your project or crochet it directly on the edge.
  2. Bobble Edging - Bobble edging almost looks like the popcorn stitch and adds great texture. This is a simple stitch that will make your project look professional.
  3. Granny Stripe Edging - The crochet instructions provided for this tutorial are easy to follow. Add this crochet afghan edging to any blanket.
  4. Lattice Ruffle Eding - If you're looking for how to crochet borders for fancy designs then this is the way to go. The tatting cotton would look beautiful on a handstitched hankerchief.
  5. Pineapple Swirl Edging - This crochet edging is a beautiful design to add to your elegant project like linens, hankerchiefs or even a baptism gown.
  6. Zig Zag Edging - The zig zag edging adds a fun look to any design. Crochet thread is used, but you can also use thicker yarns for pillowcases or kitchen towels.

How to Crochet Borders: Crochet Afghan Edging

Crochet borders for blankets can really set your design apart from others. Display your beautiful artwork for all to see. Sometimes the best part about adding a border is in the crochet colors that you choose. If the blanket is a plain, neutral color, add a pop of color for the border and really make it stand out.

Monster Fleece and Crocheted Blankets Fresh Flowers Blanket

  1. Monster Fleece Lovey Blankets - These popular blankies for babies and kids are the newest craze. Kids adore them, they're easy to make, and the crochet border adds just the right touch.
  2. Ribbons and Lace Afghan - The built in borders and crochet afghan edging in this design make it a unique one. This is an easy crochet pattern to work up that will look lovely in your home.
  3. Fresh Flowers Blanket - I don't think this blanket would be complete without the crochet edges. The contrasting color brings out the embellishment on the main blanket.

How to Crochet Borders: Decor

Sometimes a tiny bit of flair added to your home can really make your home cozy and warm. Adding crochet borders is a great way to do that.

Pillow Edgings Crochet Room Wall Decor

  1. Lace Napkin Edging - Next time you have a dinner party, be sure you bring out your fancy napkins!
  2. Pillow Edging - Give your couches and beds something to talk about with these dainty pillows.
  3. Crochet Room Wall Decor - This design is one of my favorites! Any little girl would love to have this hanging on her bedroom wall.


How to Crochet Edges & Make Crochet BordersWe have even more crochet borders and edging designs in our eBook How to Crochet Edgese & Make Crochet Borders on Patterns. Download your copy for free!









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