Are you looking for crochet border patterns and edgings for a crochet project like a baby blanket, afghan or throw blanket? Look no further!
This list of simple crochet borders and edgings with a few unique borders mixed in are the perfect way to finish a blanket project.
Read on down to find the free crochet blanket border tutorials that can be used on any type of crocheted blanket!
Why Should I Add a Border to a Crochet Blanket?
These border edging patterns are the perfect way to hide imperfections or mistakes, plus, they can add a clean finished look to almost any crochet afghan or blanket.
Why use a border? A crocheted stitch edging adds a finished edging to any blanket project to give it a clean, polished look. Basically, borders are just a quick and simple way to add a little something extra to a blanket or baby blanket project.
Top Reason to Use Borders on Blankets
- Adds a finished look to the edges of blankets
- Hides mistakes and imperfections
- Adds a contrasting color or different color to a blanket
- It is an easy way to add texture to a blanket
Depending on the crochet blanket you are making, it may or may not call for a border. If the blanket doesn’t require a border, you can still add one using one of the edging techniques shown below for a cleaner look.
Each simple border pattern below may require a certain stitch count to get the same outcome as shown, so keep this in mind when choosing a border for your afghan.
Tip: The border may turn out differently than the tutorial when a different yarn or crochet hook size is used.
What Materials Do I Need to Make a Border?
To create a border on a crochet blanket, you will need a few supplies that you probably already have on hand. Such as…
- A crochet hook
- Yarn needle (tapestry needle)
- A pattern (or tutorial) for a fantastic edging design. 😉
The weight of the yarn and the size of the crochet hook will depend on one thing. Take a look at the blanket pattern you are making, and follow along with the suggest yarn and hook size for that blanket design.
Yarns For Crochet Borders
There are many ways to add interest with yarn. Sometimes in crochet patterns, you may see a blanket pattern with a different color border. This is a great way to add an extra pop to any blanket design.
You may also see occasionally a different weight of yarn being used to in borders because this can create additional texture as well as interest!
Take a look below are a few of my favorite yarns to use in blankets and borders, so scroll over them above to learn more.
After you take a look at the list, please let me know which blanket border edge is your favorite. You can let me know in the comments or over in the Easy Crochet Facebook group.
Stitches Used for Crochet Borders
To be honest, any crochet stitch can probably be used to create a blanket border. But I do have a few favorite stitches I prefer to use!
If you want the straightest, most efficient border pattern, you’ll most likely want to use either the single (sc) or half double crochet (hdc) stitches. These two are my preferred crochet edging stitches because they create the cleanest and smallest border around a blanket.
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Half Double Crochet
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Tip: Make sure you count your stitches as you go to prevent curling on your border, which can be caused by skipping a stitch or adding stitches mistakenly.
The Best Crochet Borders for Blankets
Our list of the best free crochet borders and edging patterns is ideal for adding a finishing touch to crochet blankets.
Easy Crochet Fringe Border Edging
This easy edging pattern, It is made with just two basic stitches and is a fun way to add a little something extra to your finished crochet blanket projects.
This border is perfect for beginners since it is so easy to make. Follow along with the step-by-step photo tutorial below to get started!
Camel Stitch Blanket Border Pattern
This camel stitch border uses the half double crochet (sdc) to add a clean finished look to any blanket or afghan! No exact stitch count is needed to use this border, so you’ll get a wide crochet border every time with no worrying about counting.
Find the camel border pattern from Winding Road Crochet with a free written tutorial and video lesson.
Picot Crochet Border Edging
Any crochet blanket would look great with a picot border. This is an easy to crochet edging pattern and is perfect for beginner crocheters. This type of border used the single crochet and chain stitches, which makes it effortless to pick up quickly!
Find the free picot border pattern from Easy Crochet.
Shell Crochet Edging + Border
This shell crochet border is perfect to add to any crochet blanket to give it a classic look. This crochet shell edging border is great for baby blankets and adds a bit of a ruffled look. Use a solid color yarn in a contrasting color to add a pop of color.
Find the free shell crochet border tutorial at Lullaby Lodge.
Easy Ribbed Double Crochet Border
If you can double crochet (one of the basic crochet stitches), then you can make this beautiful textured border for your afghan! This design pattern looks complicated but it actually a simple border with a video tutorial that will help. Take your blanket to the next level with this fun (+easy) edging uses double crochet stitches.
Find the free ribbed crochet border tutorial at Daisy Farm Crafts.
Bobble Stitch Blanket Border
Adding a bobble stitch border to a blanket may seem like complex work. Luckily, Toni from TL YarnCrafts has a great video showing you how to add this wonderful and unique crochet border to your blanket!
Flat & Simple Straight Border
With this step-by-step border tutorial, you will be able to create a straight crochet border without any waving! If you want a border that lays flat, then this is the one for you to try. Border Tip: Use single crochet stitches for baby blankets for a simple and flawless finish every time!
Scalloped Crochet Border
This beautiful scalloped blanket crochet edging is perfect to add to your crochet blankets and afghans! You can give any blanket an heirloom look with these types of elegant borders, and this edging design looks great on connected blanket squares too!
Moss Stitch Crochet Border
This simple moss stitch border (also known as a linen stitch border) creates a crochet border, which is the perfect way to get a clean edge look on any blanket. You can make this crochet border bigger or smaller depending on what you feel like crocheting, or add different colors for interest.
Find the free crochet moss stitch border tutorial from Every Trick on the Hook.
Single Crochet Border
Simple stitches like the single or half double crochet can make the perfect crochet borders! This type of border helps to create a clean edge on almost any crocheted blanket pattern. Read on down to find the full photo tutorial and written pattern for this easy crochet border.
Find the free crochet single crochet border tutorial from Dream a Little Bigger.
Crab Stitch Border
A crab stitch border is a unique crochet border that adds a bumpy rope-like texture around the blanket. The reason for its unique style is because you work the stitch backwards.
Find the crochet crab stitch border tutorial from Good Knit Kisses.
Slip Stitch Blanket Border
This video tutorial from Yarn Hook Needles shows you how to add simple slip stitch crochet borders to any blanket.
Photo Credit: Yarnhookneedles.com
Puff Stitch Blanket Border
Daisy Farm Crafts has a wonderful tutorial on how to add a puff stitch border around a blanket. It uses single crochets and half double crochets to create this unique border style.
Photo Credit: daisyfarmcrafts.com
Crochet Pom Pom Border
Learn how to crochet a pom pom border for a blanket with this free tutorial. With this pattern you stitch multiple pom poms along the border creating a very unique and visually appealing edge for any blanket.
Photo Credit: daisyfarmcrafts.com
Crochet Lace Edging
This crochet lace edging from Crafting Happiness creates an easy Lace Border – aka Chain Border – for any blanket. This border creates a “chain” with overlapping clusters of double crochet stitches crocheted around the border, each 3 stitches wide.
Photo Credit: craftinghappiness.com
The Final Word
I hope you enjoyed these crocheted edgings and blanket border tutorials. There are so many ways to add borders to your crochet projects, each with its own technique, and use case. We touched on only a few crochet edging patterns available, but these are the easiest to understand for someone just beginning.
Free Crochet Patterns
Now it is time to take your newly found crochet bordering skills and use them on a new blanket. Here is a list of free blanket patterns — all of which would look fantastic with a simple border around the outside.
- 10 Cozy Crochet Blanket and Afghan Patterns You’ll Love
- Easy Moss Stitch Crochet Baby Blanket
- Rainbow Crochet Blanket Pattern
- Easy Crochet Afghan Pattern (8 Sizes)
- Mountain Pine Crochet Tree Blanket
- American Flag Crochet Patterns for Blankets
- 11 Free and Easy Crochet Graphgan Patterns using C2C
- 8 Festive and Free Christmas Crochet Blanket Patterns
- Textured Crochet Afghan Pattern (+7 Sizes!)
- Modern Square Crochet Blanket Pattern
- Crochet Ghost Halloween C2C Blanket Pattern
- Bobble Crochet Baby Blanket (+7 Bonus Sizes)