Are you looking for crochet border patterns for a baby blanket, afghan or throw blanket? A crocheted border adds a finished edging to any blanket project to give it a clean, polished look.
Look no further! This list of seven simple blanket borders with a few unique borders mixed in are the perfect way to finish up a blanket project.
Read on down to find the free crochet border tutorials that can be used on any type of crocheted blanket!
Why Should I Add a Border to a Crochet Blanket?
Borders are the perfect way to hide imperfections or mistakes plus, it can add a clean finished look to most crochet afghans. Basically, it’s just a quick and simple way to add a little something extra to a blanket project.
Top Reasons for Borders
- Finished look to edges of blankets
- Hide mistakes + imperfections
- Add color to a blanket
- Easy way to add texture to a blanket
Depending on the crochet blanket or blankets 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 border tutorial 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. Also, the border by be turn up differently than the tutorial if a different yarn or hook size is used.
Yarns For Crochet Borders
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 from time to time a different weight of yarn being used to in borders because this can add texture plus interest!
After you take a look at the list be sure to 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.
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Take a look below are a few of my favorite yarns to use in blankets and borders, so scroll over them below to learn more.
Seven of the Best Crochet Borders for Blankets (All free!)
Use this collection of easy to learn blanket borders to complete your next crochet blanket project.
Camel Stitch Blanket Border Pattern
This camel stitch border is great 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 one of the easiest crochet borders and is perfect for beginner crocheters. If you can single crochet and chain, you can create this border!
Find the free picot border pattern (photo tutorial!) from Easy Crochet along with a bonus picot border tutorial.
Shell Crochet Edging + Border
This shell stitch border is perfect to add to any crochet blanket to give it a classic look. This crochet edging border is PERFECT for baby blankets and adds a bit of a ruffled look.
Find the free shell crochet border tutorial at Lullaby Lodge.
Easy Ribbed Double Crochet Border
If you can double crochet, 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.
Find the free ribbed crochet border tutorial at Daisy Farm Crafts.
Flat + Simple Straight Border
With this step-by-step border tutorial, you will be able to create a straight border without any waving! If you want a border that lays flat, then this is the one for you to try. Border Tip: Use this crochet border for baby blankets for an easy win every time!
Find the free straight edge border tutorial at Kerry Jane Designs.
Scalloped Crochet Border
This beautiful scalloped blanket edging is perfect to add to your crochet blankets and afghans! It gives blankets an heirloom look and looks great on connected blanket squares too!
Find the free scallop border tutorial with pictures at Crochet 365 Knit Too.
Moss Stitch Crochet Border
This Moss Stitch crochet edging is the perfect way to get a clean and simple look on any blanket. You can make this crochet border bigger or smaller depending on what you feel like crocheting!
Find the free crochet moss stitch border tutorial from Every Trick on the Hook.
I hope you enjoyed these crochet blanket border tutorials! Be sure to have a look at a few of my favorite crochet blanket patterns and squares below that you can add them to!
Free Crochet Blanket Patterns
- Textured Puff Stitch Crochet Blanket Pattern
- Corner to Corner Heart Blanket for Baby
- Warm Up America Crochet Rectangle #2
- Warm Up America Textured Crochet Rectangle #1
- How to Crochet a Classic Granny Square
- Ombre Classic Crochet Blanket Pattern
- Crochet Weighted Blanket using Bernat Blanket Extra
- Easy Crochet Baby Blanket with Ripples
- Falling In Striped Crochet Blanket Pattern
- The Andy Crochet Throw Blanket
- Emily Chunky Crochet Blanket Pattern
- Granny Stitch Ripple Blanket Baby Pattern