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Free Crochet Patterns for Baby Blanket Edgings

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Do you have a baby blanket that needs an edging? If so, these free patterns for baby blanket edgings will come in handy.

Crochet Vs and Picots Baby Blanket Edging

Lacy Vs and Picots Crocheted Baby Blanket Edging
Lacy Vs and Picots Crocheted Baby Blanket Edging - Photo © Amy Solovay
I designed this edging to finish off my lacy v stitch baby blanket, but you could use it on any baby blanket that needs a pretty lace edging.

Easy Baby Blanket Edging

Easy Baby Blanket Edging
Easy Baby Blanket Edging - Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

For "busy," colorful baby blankets such as my heart sampler baby afghan, I recommend using a simple edging that won't be overwhelming. This particular edging is worked in single crochet and slip stitches. I've pictured it on a baby girl's afghan, but keep in mind that this is also an effective type of edging for a boy's baby afghan, because it isn't too lacy and cutesie for a little boy.

Easy Single Crochet Afghan Edging

Easy Single Crochet Afghan Edging, Pictured on a Gingham Check Baby Blanket
Easy Single Crochet Afghan Edging, Pictured on a Gingham Check Baby Blanket -- Photo © Amy Solovay

This edging is just about the easiest one ever. It's useful for finishing baby blankets or afghans for anyone in the family. Here you can see it pictured on my gingham check baby blanket.

Simple Shell Stitch Blanket Edging

Simple Shell Stitch Blanket Edging
Simple Shell Stitch Blanket Edging -- Photo © Amy Solovay

This no-muss, no-fuss afghan edging is appropriate for baby boys or girls, although some color changes might be in order. The edging is made up of shell stitches that are built using half double crochet.

Two-Color Treble Crochet Shell Stitch Edging

Two-Color Treble Crochet Shell Stitch Edging
Two-Color Treble Crochet Shell Stitch Edging -- Photo © Amy Solovay

This edging is eye-catching but not too fancy. I've pictured it in baby-boy colors, but I think it would be lovely on baby girls' blankets too.

Checkered Afghan Edging

Checkered Crochet Afghan Edging
Checkered Crochet Afghan Edging -- Photo © Amy Solovay

This edging is one possible way to finish off a baby blanket you can make using my customizable blanket pattern. The pattern includes instructions for many different sizes including a baby's receiving blanket size and a slightly larger crib size. You can also customize blankets for other family members too.

This edging would also work well for finishing off some other types of baby blankets. I think this is a particularly boy-friendly design, although it could also be used on a girl's baby blanket.

Free Crochet Edging Patterns

Want to see more possibilities? If so, check out our main index of free edging patterns.

Crochet Book That Includes Edging Patterns

DIY Afghans Book by Mary Beth Temple, Published by Leisure Arts
DIY Afghans Book by Mary Beth Temple, Published by Leisure Arts. Photo © Leisure Arts

When you need a crochet pattern, it's always satisfying to find a free one. But if for some reason you can't find quite what you're looking for among our free pattern offerings, perhaps you might like to buy a book that would offer you more possibilities. If that's the case, here is a crochet book you might like to look at:

  • DIY Afghans book by Mary Beth Temple: This book features several exquisite afghan edging patterns, plus afghan patterns and ideas for how to design your own afghans.

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