Beautiful Free Crochet Edging Patterns + Perfect Crochet Borders

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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!

Beautiful Crochet Edgings Blanket Borders and Trims

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.

TIP: 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!

Beautiful Crochet Edging Patterns: Add Elegance to Your Projects

Easy Crochet Border Ideas

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 to see how easy this one is to make.

Some other easy edging options you can try are:

  1. Picot borders: Picot Edge or Picot and Lace Edging
  2. Moss Stitch Edging: A simple moss stitch border which is crocheted with single crochet stitches and chain stitches (see: Moss Stitch Border).
  3. Bobble Edging: 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).

Or if you are ready to try something a little bit more challenging, the Persian Dream Border is beautiful. This edging includes a picot stitch with other stitches: (see: Persian Dream Border).

Free Crochet Patterns for Edgings, Borders and Trims

Elevate your crochet projects with beautiful edging patterns that add a touch of elegance and sophistication. Whether you’re finishing off a blanket, enhancing a garment, or simply looking for a decorative touch, these crochet edging patterns offer a variety of styles to suit any project. Each pattern comes with detailed instructions to help you achieve perfect results, transforming your crochet work into a true masterpiece.

Whipsiderry Border by Dedri Uys Featured at Free Pattern Friday

Whipsiderry Border

This gorgeous border was created for Dedri Uys’ 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. This pattern includes a full photo tutorial.

Zig Zag Blanket Border by Tatsiana Kupryianchyk Featured at Free Pattern Friday Photographed by Hans Mossel for Scheepjeswol

Zig Zag Border

Tatsiana Kupryianchyk’s stunning Zig-Zag Blanket Border includes some overlay crochet. The round to which you add your border needs to have a stitch multiple of 4, plus 1. Watch the video tutorial here.

Moss Stitch Border by Polly Plum

Moss Stitch Border

I love the soft texture of the Moss Stitch Border by Polly Plum. This edging is great for busy afghans and afghan square blankets as it is simple and won’t detract from the main piece. Watch the video tutorial here.

Magic Carpet Edge by Polly Plum Featured at Free Pattern Friday

Magic Carpet Edging

The Magic Carpet Edging 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. Designed by Polly Plum.

Cute Bobble Edging Instructions from Lullaby Lodge Featured at Free Pattern Friday

Cute Bobble Edging

The Cute Bobble Edging by Catherine at Lullaby Lodge creates a great textured edging. You will need an even number of stitches on blanket’s outer edge.

Meet me on the Corner Blanket Edging Pattern by Christine at CatWhiskers Crochet

Meet me On the Corner Edging

Meet me on the Corner Blanket Edging Pattern by Christine Bateman requires a stitch multiple of 8, plus 3 and a corner ch2sp.

Persian Dream Border Pattern by Diana Krenz featured at Free Pattern Friday

Persian Dream Border

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.

Iris Stitch Edging by Lullaby Melodia Featured at Free Pattern Friday

Iris Stitch Edging

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.

Dinosaur Border Pattern

This dinosaur border pattern is available as a free Ravelry download from Pansy’s Passion Custom Crochet.

Light Pink Crochet Border

The Light Pink Crochet Border was designed by Jane Green. Her post includes written instructions as well as a Video Tutorial. Watch the video tutorial here.

Yellow Crochet Edging

The Yellow Crochet Edging was designed by Jane Green. Her post includes written instructions as well as a Video Tutorial. Watch the video tutorial here.

Coral Crochet Border

The Coral Crochet Border was designed by Jane Green. Her post includes written instructions as well as a Video Tutorial. Watch the video tutorial here.

Blue Crochet Edging

The Blue Crochet Edging was designed by Jane Green. Her post includes written instructions as well as a Video Tutorial. Watch the video tutorial here.

Pink Crochet Edging

The Pink Crochet Edging was designed by Jane Green. Her post includes written instructions as well as a Video Tutorial. Watch the video tutorial here.

Other Free Crochet Edging and Border Collections You’ll Want to Save for Later!

Best Borders for Crochet Blankets

Best Borders for Crochet Blankets

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.

30 Crochet Border Patterns

30+ Crochet Border Patterns

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.

Craftsy 5 Simple and Stunning Crochet Edgings

5 Simple and Stunning Crochet Edgings

Published on Craftsy, these 5 Simple and Stunning Crochet Edges include: Crab Stitch Edge, Shell Edging, Picot Edging, Block Edging and Blanket Edging.


10 Amazing Free Edging Patterns You Will Love!

This collection of edging patterns created by Celina Lane 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.

    Free Patterns for Edgings, Trims and Blanket Borders

    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.

    Baby Blanket Edgings

    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.

    Vintage Crochet Edgings and Trims

    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:

    Some of my Favorite Vintage Crochet Edgings

    I love vintage crochet patterns and in case you do too, here are a few of my favorite crochet flower edgings:

    Video Tutorials for Flower Edgings
    1. Tulip Flower Edging Video Tutorial
    2. Crochet Flower Border Tutorial
    3. Rose Border Video Tutorial
    Perfect Crochet Border Patterns

    Crochet borders and edgings aren’t just for blankets and afghans.

    Thank you for exploring these beautiful crochet edging patterns. I hope they inspire you to add a special touch to your projects. Share your finished creations by tagging #OombawkaDesignCrochet on social media. For more free patterns, tips, and crochet inspiration, be sure to browse the rest of my blog or sign up for my newsletter. Happy crocheting!

    Beautiful Blanket Edges, Borders and Trims

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    1. Wow! This is quite a collection. Thanks for all your research. They are all lovely!