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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.
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Before you even get started crocheting, there are a number of different things you should learn including how to go about Crochet Hook Sizes: Choosing the Right Hook Size
Crochet Border Videos
If you're a visual learner, check out these crochet border video tutorials! These tutorials will walk you through the steps to crochet your own edging and adorn any project, from simple scarves to blankets of all sizes! Are you having trouble deciding on the perfect free crochet edging patterns for baby blankets? Whether you want a simple and understated crochet border or a more stylish and extravagant crochet blanket edging, you'll find the best video tutorials here.
- How to Crochet the Princess Tiara EdgingTalk about feeling like royalty! This Princess Tiara Edging video tutorial will really help you bring your next crochet project to royalty level. If you have been practicing your curtsy and policing your crown, then you need to learn how to make this crochet edging pattern.
- How to Crochet the Reverse Single Crochet EdgingThis Reverse Single Crochet Edging video tutorial breaks down how you can get a simple yet still distinct edging pattern. Plus, the reverse single crochet edging stitch is the perfect way to really secure any of your projects. That makes this edging stitch perfect for baby blankets, dishcloths, or any pattern that you are really going to get a lot of use and wear and tear from!
- How to Crochet Sweet Shell EdgingWant a softer edging stitch that will add a nice subtle design? Check out this Sweet Shell Edging video tutorial and learn just how easy adding this delicate edging can be. The sweet shell crochet border gives more of soft and gentle edging style that will not be too out there and noticeable.
- How to Crochet the Pointed Scallop EdgingThis Crochet Pointed Scallop Edging video tutorial shows you how easy adding edging can be. This particular edging style is an easy way to add a decorative crochet edging without adding too much crazy detail.
- How to Crochet Ruffle EdgingRuffle edging is a great way to add a fancy touch to the end of your crochet project. This Crochet Ruffle Edging video tutorial perfectly shows you and breaks down how you can create this edging. Whether you want to add a fancy or frilly touch to the end of your crochet project, this ruffle edging pattern is the way to go.
- How to Crochet Curly Q EdgingThis Crochet Curly Q Edging tutorial can really help you add that extra flare to your next crochet project. Curly Q crochet borders are a super cute and fun way for you to really amp up your next crochet project. Plus, if you are working on a more basic scarf pattern, you can adorn the edges of your scarf with this curly q pattern and really put some pizzazz in it!
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. From classic designs like a granny stripe edging or a delicate scalloped one to more intricate crochet border designs like a zig zag edging, lace edging or even bobble edging, you'll find so many options. No matter which design you pick, your finished crochet projects will never look boring!
- Arc Lace EdgingAdd the perfect finishing touch to your crochet pattern with this beautiful Arc Lace Edging. You can either sew this crochet border onto an edge, or crochet it directly on the edge. This edging is perfect as trim for blankets, afghans, throws, curtains, and dresses, just to name a few.
- Bobble EdgingAdd the perfect finishing touch to your crochet project with this free tutorial for Bobble Edging. This simple crochet pattern is an easy way to add beautiful detail to your next crochet project. This would work exceptionally well on baby blankets.
- Granny Stripe EdgingThis Granny Stripe Edging is a fabulous crochet tutorial. Just follow the step by step crochet instructions and you can add a beautiful crochet border to any of your crochet afghans or blankets. It's easy enough to add to any pattern at any time, so bring out those unfinished projects and have at it.
- Lattice Ruffle EdgingUse tatting cotton and a size 13 steel crochet hook to add this gorgeous Lattice Ruffle Edging to any square handkerchief with rolled or hemstitched edge. This free crochet pattern is delicate and feminine. It also has a vintage feel to it, as well!
- Pineapple Swirl EdgingThis Pineapple Swirl Edging is the perfect edging to add to linens and other delicate crochet items. This free crochet pattern is unique and beautiful. It will add the perfect finishing touch to any elegant crochet piece.
- Zig Zag EdgingUse crochet thread to add this pretty Zig Zag Edging to practically any household item. It's a fast and easy crochet pattern to complete, and this tutorial includes helpful step-by-step photographs. This is a great finishing touch for kitchen towels, pillowcases, washcloths, tablecloths, or even a baby burp cloth. Use a steel crochet hook and a marking pen to complete this crochet pattern.
- Classic Granny Blanket Crochet EdgingIf you've been searching for the perfect crochet edging tutorial to add to your latest crocheted blanket, then this Classic Granny Blanket Crochet Edging is just what you need. It's made in three rounds two rounds of chain loops and followed by a final round of shell/scallops. It can easily be worked around any size granny square crochet pattern.
- Polka Dot Crochet EdgingAdd a fun border to any crochet pattern with this free Polka Dot Crochet Edging tutorial. To complete this crochet edging, simply use whatever yarn and hook you used to work up the crocheted afghan. The polka-dot inspired design of this particular crochet edging pattern is great for practically anything, but it's ideal for crochet blankets for kids, or crochet pillows.
- Shells and Borders Crochet Stitch PatternThis free crochet pattern teaches you to crochet this simple Lacy Stitch that's great for making lacy projects such as afghans, shawls, curtains or placemats!
- How to Crochet Scalloped EdgingIf you are new to crocheting or just haven't looked too far into different stitches, you're in luck. The How to Crochet Scalloped Edging tutorial shows you exactly how to make this crochet edging so that you can learn to crochet with ease. Go step-by-step with the crochet instructions so that you can continue to add these stitches to your crochet borders later on.
- Triangle Crochet EdgingHaving trouble finding that perfect finish on your project? Is an old project fraying on the edges? Try out this Triangle Crochet Edging for a unique way to finish any crochet project. These triangles are a great finishing touch because they are out of the ordinary.
- Pumpkin Patch EdgingFollow this free crochet pattern for a quick and simple way to add a fall touch to practically any crochet project. Add this Pumpkin Patch Edging to your next autumn-inspired crocheted afghan, or perhaps your Thanksgiving tablecloth. It's suitable for both chunky and lightweight yarns. This pumpkin-themed edging is also perfect for Halloween crochet patterns; the possibilities are endless with this free crochet pattern.
- How to Crochet a Crossed Double BorderLearn How to Crochet a Crossed Double Border with this helpful tutorial. Add this edging on to any finished blanket, no matter if it was originally crocheted, knitted, or is just made out of fabric. Just make sure to use a corresponding yarn and hook size that matches the original yarn of the blanket. You can even create your own effect by using one or two colors of your choice for these crochet edges.
- Easiest Ever Crocheted EdgingThere are plenty of free crochet patterns available, but not all of them include instructions on how to finish them off with a pretty edge! Follow this Easiest Ever Crocheted Edging pattern to complete your next project. It can be applied to almost any crochet garment or pattern.
Crochet Blanket 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 crochet blanket 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. Adding a crochet border is another way to extend the size of your afghan by just a bit and to give it that final something.
- Monster Fleece Lovey BlanketsMonster Fleece Lovey Blankets make a great gift for a child. They're super easy crochet patterns as you're just adding a crocheted edging after creating holes with a skip stitch blade. Once you find the perfect fleece design you just have to work up the head, arms and legs.
- Ruffled Edge Baby BlanketThis Ruffled Edge Baby Blanket is the perfect pattern to snuggle your newborn baby with for years to come. Ruffled crochet blanket edging makes this afghan ideal for precious baby girls, but boys will appreciate the unique ruffled texture, as well. This free pattern includes seven different sizing directions (swaddle blanket, crib blanket, newborn baby blanket, receiving blanket, baby blanket, lapghan and child blanket).
- Surprisingly Simple Christmas AfghanIf you want to make a crocheted afghan for Christmas, but just don't have the time it takes to make one, this Surprisingly Simple Christmas Afghan is perfect. This free crochet pattern from Red Heart is actually only for the pom pom edging, which you simply sew onto a festive fleece blanket. This semi-homemade crochet afghan pattern is a fast and easy way to decorate your home for the holidays without spending much time, effort, or money.
- Quick and Easy Crocheted Blanket Edging PatternsAdd the finishing touch to any blanket with any one of these Quick and Easy Crocheted Blanket Edging Patterns. There are three easy crochet patterns to choose from. You could even add these crochet blanket edgings to any simple fleece, flannel, or receiving blanket.
- A picot stitch is a common, simple crochet blanket edging to use, and it's one of the most popular free crochet edging patterns for baby blankets. It adds a much more defined scalloped edge, and you even have the option to customize the height of your crochet blanket edging.
- Reverse Single Crochet Stitch Crab StitchIf you're looking for more options for free crochet edging patterns for baby blankets, you absolutely should give the Reverse Single Crochet Crab Stitch a try. It features a delicately scalloped edge designed to give your finished projects a special edge.
Crochet Trim for Home 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, especially for those frilly projects for young girls. Crochet borders are a great way to add that finishing touch to any items you want to display in your home.
- Lace Napkin EdgingAdd your own special touch to your napkins with these this Lace Napkin Edging pattern! This easy crochet pattern is a great way to spice up your boring-looking linens. Use Bernat crochet thread to complete this pattern.
- Pillow EdgingsGive your pillows a makeover with these pretty Pillow Edgings! This intermediate crochet pattern features four different crochet border options: picot, tassel, ruffle, and lace. Use a steel crochet hook and Bernat crochet cotton to complete these patterns.
- Crochet Room Wall DecorPerfect for your little girl's room is this Crochet Room Wall Decor. Make the letter of her first name to help decorate her room.
- Time for Tea Towels Crochet EdgingTake your kitchen towels from average to angelic with this Time for Tea Towels Crochet Edging. Instantly upgrade basic towels by learning this crochet edging pattern. Choose yarn that matches your towels and add a lace-like border to add femininity and style to this basic kitchen item.
If you don't feel like that was enough, don't worry! We have even more crochet borders and edging designs in our free downloadable eBook
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