Are you searching for a perfect crochet edging pattern to add to your finished project? This post includes more than 20 unique crochet edgings that will elevate your finished afghan from lovely to sensational!
Some of these free patterns include video tutorials, some include photo edging tutorials and others provide written instructions only.
Add the perfect finishing touch to your next crochet project with these perfect crochet borders, crochet edgings and trims. I’ve even included some Vintage Edging options in case you like vintage crochet patterns as much as I do!
Here some free vintage flower edging pattern examples: Forget Me Not Edging, African Violet Edging, Little Daisy Edging, Rose Edging and a Pansy Edging. You can always switch up the yarn weight and crochet hook size to add these to a larger project!
Let me know if there is a particular edging you are searching for and I will try to find it and add it to this collection!
Remember edgings will require a specific number of stitches to work properly. So pay attention to the stitch multiple for the edging pattern of your choice.
Be sure to check your chosen edging pattern to see how many stitches you will need, before you finish your project. That way, you will be able to ‘fudge’ (add an extra or skip a stitch) on your final round (or row) to make the stitch count ready for it’s eye-catching crochet edging!
Free Crochet Edging Patterns
If you are a looking for a easy border to add to your next baby blanket or afghan, start with a simple single crochet border.
Then add a final round of crab stitch. It’s not as difficult as it may appear (check out my tutorial here). If you are unable to master the crab stitch (reverse single crochet) you may want to try the twisted single crochet instead. Watch Kinga’s video tutorial here.
You could try a simple moss stitch border which is crocheted with single crochet stitches and chain stitches (see: Moss Stitch Border).
Add a fun crochet edging using double crochet stitches (dc), single crochet (sc) and chain stitches (ch). It creates texture with a little bobble stitches around your finished crochet blanket (see: Bobble Edging).
For a lovely finished look, you may want to have an edging that includes a picot stitch (see: Persian Dream Border).
You may also enjoy these free crochet patterns:
You may also enjoy these fantastic crochet books by Edie Eckman:
Perfect Crochet Border Patterns
Did you know you can add these blanket borders to kitchen towels, pillow cases, placemats and fleece blankets?
Add a simple blanket stitch on the end of your fabric project and choose the free crochet pattern you love the most to add an edging to it.
This gorgeous border was created for Dedri's Banksia Baby Blanket. This border will work for projects with a multiple of 10 stitches plus 5 sts (per side). It also needs corner ch2sp. You can see the full photo tutorial by Dedri here:Read More
This edge is perfect for tapestries or projects that hang (shawls, scarves and wraps). The multiple needed is 8 plus 3 and extra instructions are included for multiples of 2 plus 4.Read More
Cute Bobble Edging Instructions by Catherine at Lullaby Lodge creates a great textured edging. You will need an even number of stitches on blanket's outer edge.Read More
Meet me on the Corner Blanket Edging Pattern by Christine Bateman. This pattern requires a stitch multiple of 8, plus 3 and a corner ch2sp.Read More
The Persian Dream Border Pattern by Diana Krenz works for projects with a stitch count multiple of 12. Written instructions can be downloaded for free from Ravelry.Read More
I love this Iris Stitch Edging by Catherine from Lullaby Lodge. A full step-by-step photo tutorial is included to show you how to crochet this pretty edge. The Iris Edging is worked over multiples of 4 stitches, + 3.Read More
This dinosaur border pattern is available as a free Ravelry download from Pansy's Passion Custom Crochet.Read More
Maria created this roundup of the best borders for crochet blankets and it includes: Reverse Shell, Puff Edge, Moss Stitch, Lacy Peaks Edging, Dot Border, Shell Edge, Waves Border, Tulip Stitch, Candy Cane Stripe Border, Treble Scallop Edging, Pumpkin Patch Edging, Ruffle Edging, Checker Edging, Cupcake stitch, Crab Stitch, Bobble Edging, Happily Ever Afghan Border, Cluster Lace Edging, Pom Pom Edging, Shell, Scallop, and Lacy Border.Read More
All Free Crochet has an amazing collection including 30+ Free Crochet Border Patterns. You will find the following types of borders: Crochet Border Patterns (Videos), Crochet Edging Patterns, Crochet Blanket Edging Patterns and Crochet Edging for Home Decor.Read More
Originally published on Craftsy, these 5 Simple and Stunning Crochet Edges include: Crab Stitch Edge, Shell Edging, Picot Edging, Block Edging and Blanket Edging.Read More
This collection of edging patterns created by Celina includes some of my favorites. You will find: Crochet Blanket Edging, Crochet Bow Edging, Cupcake Edging, Puff Stitch Flower Edging, Blanket Stitch Edging, Polka Dot Border, Lacy Crochet Trim with Hearts, Crochet Lattice Edging and Elephants on Parade Crochet Edging.Read More
The Spruce Crafts has a good collection of free crochet edging patterns too! You will find instructions for: Simple Shell Stitch Edging Free Crochet Pattern, Pointed Scallops Edging Free Crochet Pattern, Crochet Lace Edging With Vs and Picots, Easy, Beginner-Friendly Shell Stitch Blanket Edging Pattern, Easy Single Crochet Afghan Edging Pattern, Scalloped Crochet Lace Edging Free Pattern, Treble Crochet Shell Edging Pattern, Crochet Lace Edging for Openwork Cotton Dishcloth, Crochet Edging Stitches: The Spike Stitch, Crab Stitch, AKA Reverse Single Crochet Stitch, and Crochet Star Stitch Edging.Read More
This collection of lovely crochet borders and edgings by Amy Solovay can be found at The Spruce Crafts too! Included are: Crochet V-Stitch and Picot Baby Blanket Edging, Easy Baby Blanket Edging, Easy Single Crochet Afghan Edging, Puff Lace Edging, Simple Shell Stitch Blanket Edging, Two-Color Treble Crochet Shell Stitch Edging and a Checkered Afghan Edging.Read More
Love vintage crochet patterns? I do too! You can find a great selection of free antique crochet edging patterns at the site Free Vintage Crochet. There are more than 100 different edging patterns here:Read More