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Free Instructions and Patterns for Crocheting Blanket Edges

By February 22, 2014

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One thing you can never have too many of: border patterns for blankets and afghans. It's good to have bunches of different patterns on hand, so you're well-prepared every time you crochet a new afghan.

Some blankets will demand to be finished off with plainer edgings, because their vivid patterns or colors steal the show visually. Others will be better if finished with fancy, eye-catching borders. So it's great to have a variety of patterns.

Easy Blanket Edge Worked in Single Crochet Stitch Easy Blanket Edge Worked in Single Crochet Stitch - Photo Amy Solovay

The patterns on this list are noteworthy because they all have instructions for turning the corners. That way, you can work all the way around the outer edges of your blanket -- unlike what you'd do with a sheet, where you usually only finish the upper edge, or with a pillowcase, where you'd only finish the opening.

A decent stash of edging patterns is essential for those of you who enjoy cranking out stacks and piles of granny squares. If that's you, or even if it isn't, be sure to check out the list and grab the patterns that strike your fancy.

I hope you'll find these instructions and patterns useful. Happy crocheting!

-Amy

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Comments

October 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm
(1) Lou says:

How do I make a single-crochet stitch that keeps the edges of an afghan from curling up?? Thank you!

February 11, 2013 at 6:15 pm
(2) Helen says:

I always find that it takes at least 2, maybe more rounds of edging to keep a blanket flat. Just do the stitch in the normal way, and when you get to the corners add a couple of chain stitches before rotating onto the next side.

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