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How to Crochet Edges & Make Crochet Borders on Patterns

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How to Crochet Edges Make Crochet Borders on Patterns

Your wrists are sore, your fingers are throbbing and your eyesight went away about three hours ago, but you have just one more row to work up before your crochet design is complete. Yeah, we've all been there plenty of times. When you find the perfect crochet pattern to make it's like you're five years old all over again. You get giddy with a huge grin on your face and you can't wait to get your hands on the perfect crochet colors to start and finish your masterpiece. But wait, now that you're finished with your last row and all the ends are weaved in, you stare at it with a puzzled look. There's just something about it that you can't pinpoint. That's where we come in to help you!

Crochet edges and crochet borders are the greatest finishing touches to many crochet patterns out there. Buttons, appliques and bows are great embellishments too, but sometimes you want something a little more elegant and dainty. Whether the crochet borders are worked in lace or worsted weight yarn, there's just something about them that'll put your mind at ease knowing your project is complete and at its best.

In our latest eBook, How to Crochet Edges & Make Crochet Borders on Patterns, we'll provide you with easy crochet edging patterns along with crochet blanket edgings. If you've never worked with crochet borders or you're a beginner then we're here to teach you how to crochet edges with our easy-to-follow tutorials. Now is the time to customize your crochet design and go outside of your comfort zone. We know crochet itself is addicting, but wait until you start to work with crochet edging.

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If it’s not buttons, appliqués or weaving in ends that complete your project then what is it? It’s edges of course! Crochet edges and crochet borders are the perfect finishing touch to many projects, especially blankets and towels. You can take just about any project and crochet a border around it to add a bit of elegance or flair.

In this eBook we’ve provided some of the best edging patterns we thought you’d enjoy. Crochet edges can be worked up using a variety of crochet stitches depending on what look you’re going for.

The Pineapple Swirl Edging is ideal for linens and other delicate crochet items as it's worked up using thread or lace. This is a chance to really develop your crochet skills all the way and to set that special pattern apart with this finishing touch. The shell stitch is done by crocheting three double crochets, chaining two and working three double crochets again. With 12 rows of double crochets and shells, the beautiful pineapple swirl edging will begin to show itself.

The Zig Zag Edging is also worked up in lace, but you can easily substitute it for another type of yarn if you wish. Crochet edges like this are practical for household items like fancy towels, living room or bedroom curtains and even pillowcases. The step-by-step visual crochet tutorial makes this an easy crochet pattern to complete.

The Quick and Easy Crocheted Blanket Edging Patterns are unique designs in that the crochet edging gets worked around fabric or a material instead of a crocheted piece. This is perfect for that blanket you have lying around that just needs a touch of your crochet magic. There are three easy crochet patterns to choose from within this tutorial. From fleece blankets to flannel and even receiving blankets, the crochet blanket edging is sure to complete your piece. Of course, you can work up this crochet edging on a crochet blanket, too, but the instructions pair up with a blanket that already has a set amount of stitching on it.

The Monster Fleece Lovey Blankets have been a hit with our readers as well as babies and kids. Lovey blankets are great "friends" and comforters to babies when they're feeling scared, fussy, or lonely. Lovies perform double duty by functioning as both cuddly stuffed animal and warm blanket, so it's the perfect choice for your little one. The crochet edges are worked onto a piece of fleece that will later have arms, legs, and a head attached to it. A skip stitch blade is required in order to poke holes into the fleece before working up the crocheted edge. You'll love creating this little guy just as much as the kids will love having him.

The Pillow Edgings by Bernat are a great way to give any room a simple makeover. This pattern features four crochet edging options: picot, tassel, ruffle, and lace. DIY home decor is a great way to make your home your own, to save money, and to tailor your interior design exactly the way you want it—and accent pillows for your couch, armchair, or bed are the ideal place to start. A well-designed pillow can really set a room's tone! With a steel crochet hook and cotton yarn you can embellish your pillows in a fancy and tasteful way.

The Lace Napkin Edging is a nice way to spruce up those fancy guest napkins that you use once a year (ok, maybe twice). Add your own special touch to your napkins with this simple crochet pattern featuring delicate lace. If you can find thread in an accent crochet color, that's where you're going to get the best result. Accent colors will really make the design pop and draw out the other colors of your kitchen in an elegant yet personal way.

 

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This is a weakness for me. I like looking at pictures of other projects people have made that dont share their patterns and try to come up with a version of it for myself. Then I am left with the agonizing decision of how to change up the border and I never know which pattern is a good one to use.

Thank you for this ebook. Lately I have been adding a lot of crochet edging to older clothes. It not only breathes new life into them by changing them up slightly, but also helps strengthen weakening seams, hems, and collars. I have also used crocheted edging to hide fraying sleeve ends, thus extending the life of the tops. It is nice to have a selection of edges to choose from.

I taught myself how to add borders to my blankets and scarves but I still downloaded this book. I am also currently working on a sofa blanket and am definitely try a border from the book. Thanks

Im never sure how to edge a piece to finish it off beautifully but I downloaded this free ebook this morning and it is exactly what I needed! I have 2 blankets and a scarf that still need to be edged but because I didnt know what to do I put them to one side months ago. Now, from this ebook, Ive chosen edgings for both blankets and am deciding between 2 options that I like for the scarf!

I have and adding an edging to a project is easy. I am currently making my second blanket for my queen size bed. I plan to use an edging from this download to finish off the blanket. I will share when done which will be in a few months. My last blanket took me a little over two months to finish it.

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I have just started to learn how to crochet, using a booklet to learn the different stitches. Still a bit unsure of myself to really tackle a pattern. I am eager to make things for my grandchildren and myself. Hope to get going soon.

Hi Elizabeth, you may want to check out "Utube" videos. Seeing someone crochet a stitch makes it easier to understand how to do the stitch than seeing it in a book.

Any knitted, or crocheted items is not looking finished unless you use crochet edging.

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