Crochet Edgings and Borders

Looking to add crochet edgings and crochet borders to projects?  This page has lovely free border patterns to make beautiful work go from homemade to handmade.

Your project goes from being done to finished. And it’s a beautiful finish for not a whole lot of extra effort.

What items can I add crochet borders to?

Crochet borders add a clean and finished look to

  • Blankets
  • Afghans
  • Baby clothes
  • Shawls
  • Dish cloths
  • Pot holders
  • Scarves
  • And much more!

Preparing the project

In order to finish a project with a border, one of the most important things to do before adding a border to a crocheted item is to add a single crochet border around the project. This provides a good row to work the decorative border into.

This also gives the crocheter a chance to check stitch count and to adjust that stitch count if necessary.

The single crochet border is the smallest, shortest and least conspicuous of the crochet stitches, and if the yarn color is carefully chosen, this border preparation may not be visible at all. 

All this row does is clean up the edges and prepare for the actual border to follow.

Crochet edging is a beautiful and simple way to straighten out uneven edges, strengthen an edge, add size to the project, and add beauty and interest with other colors if the project seems to need a little bit extra to finish it off.

choosing a crochet border

There are so many different and amazing borders to choose from, and each of them has a different personality and adds a different effect.

Beginners to crochet can check out our basic crochet page, and those wanting to brush up on their technique can take a look at our crochet stitch directory.

Scroll down to find wonderful tutorials on borders ranging from the popular crab stitch border to whimsical borders like the pom pom border.  Stitchers are sure to find the perfect crochet edging stitch for their next project!

Crochet Edgings and Borders

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Afghan Border

The border is a beautiful lacy edge and can be used around almost any pattern. CrochetKim

Alpine Stitch Crochet Blanket Border

Here you will find the written pattern and video tutorial for the Alpine stitch blanket border. Winding Road Crochet

Berry Stitch Crochet Edging

This tutorial is for the Berry stitch crochet edging, which is a little similar to the crochet bobble border. Made By Gootie

Blanket Stitch Edging

Crocheted blanket edging is beautiful yet simple edging for all types of crochet projects. Fiber Flux

Buttercup Edging

Use this edging pattern to embellish your kitchen or bedroom linens. It offers a fun summery touch. Free Vintage Crochet

Camel Stitch Blanket Border

This crochet blanket border can be added to any blanket. Winding Road Crochet

Cosy Blanket Border

This border is worked in four rounds using two basic crochet stitches. Attic 24

Crab Stitch or the Reverse Single Crochet

The crochet Crab Stitch or the Reverse Single Crochet is such a beautiful crochet stitch to finish of crochet projects or even knit projects. Joy of Motion Crochet

Granny Square Edging

This edging is made in three rounds - two rounds of chain loops, followed by a final round of shell/scallops, and is very easily worked around any size of granny square. Attic 24

Herringbone Crochet Border

This herringbone crochet blanket border with its one-row repeat pattern is a great addition to any blanket. Winding Road Crochet

Lattice Edging

Try out this very easy lacy edge pattern. It's so simple to work - you only need to know chain, slip stitch, single crochet and treble crochet. Woolcrafting

Picot Edging

Learn how to do a crochet picot stitch as an edging. These crochet edging techniques are perfect for borders of crochet blankets, crochet sweaters and more. Woolcrafting

Pom Pom Border

This is a fun border for all sorts of projects! The pom pom is 2 clusters slipped stitched together to form a little ball. Daisy Farm Crafts

Puff Stitch Border

This sweet little crochet puff edge tutorial can be used to finish off a blanket, washcloth, or pretty much whatever pattern you like! Daisy Farm Crafts

Pumpkin Patch Edging

Here is a cute edging for your fall crochet projects...a crochet edging with sweet little pumpkins in a little row! Get the free pattern instructions here. Fiber Flux

Reverse Shell Crochet Border

The reverse shell border is easier than it looks. The shells are worked by repeating three basic crochet stitches - single crochets and double crochets, along with the slip stitch. Heart Hook Home

Ribbed Crochet Border

This simple rib crochet blanket border is a great addition to any blanket or project. Learn how to make it here. Winding Road Crochet

Rope Edging

The rope edging (also known as the crab stitch) is a unique crochet edging that adds a bumpy rope-like texture to almost any crochet project. Woolcrafting

Ruffled Edging

Want to surround your crochet project with a fun frilly ruffle edging? This is the tutorial for you. Dream A Little Bigger

Scallop Edging

The crochet scallop edging is a very versatile edging. Here are crochet instructions for the scalloped edge. Woolcrafting

Shell Edging Ideas

A crochet shell edging, also often referred to as a scallop edging, is a real classic that never goes out of fashion. These crochet shell edging ideas can help you widen your shell edging experience. Woolcrafting

Simple Shell Border Edging

This simple shell border is easy peasy consisting of only two crochet rounds. Daisy Farm Crafts

Single Crochet Edge Trim

This single crochet edge trim technique is great for beginners and is perfect for adding an extra pop of color to a pillow, blanket or crochet or knit item. Wool and The Gang

Twisted Tassel Edging

This twisted tassel edging is a fun stitch you can use to edge a flirty skirt or poncho, a fun wrap or shawl, or a fancy scarf. Woolcrafting

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