Welcome to our main directory of free crochet edging patterns, which also includes patterns for trims, borders, and other edges. Whether you need edgings for clothing, linens, pillowcases, baby blankets, afghans, scarves, or other projects, you'll find plenty of options to choose from. Learn how to crochet a variety of different types of edgings - from vintage to contemporary, in a wide range of techniques and styles. You'll find free patterns for filet crochet edgings, lace edgings, rick rack edgings, fringe edgings, beaded edgings and more.
If you're looking for information about crocheting edgings with fringe, you'll also want to check out our page on how to make fringe.
See Also: How to crochet borders for blankets
This edging features lacy v stitches and picots. The pattern includes instructions for turning corners, which makes it handy for finishing blankets and other projects that are rectangular or square shaped. I designed the edging to finish off a baby blanket, but you could adapt it to be used for embellishing many other types of projects.
This scalloped lace edging includes a corner, and is suitable for use on blankets, afghans, linens, pillows and any other square or rectangular project.
This edging can be finished with either ribbon or yarn if you like; both sorts of embellishments are optional, and they can be omitted.
The photo at left shows this edging finished with yarn. I used it to complete a beginner-friendly placemat. It's a versatile design that has many other potential uses.
This inexpensive towel was greatly enhanced by the addition of a crocheted edging. This project is a fantastic example of how crocheted edgings make plain linens look so much more finished and attractive.
This lace trim features beautiful but simple heart designs in an alternating pattern. The trim is ideal for applying to sheets, pillowcases or anywhere you need a straight edge without a corner -- perhaps you could even use it across the top of a blanket or across the bottom of a curtain.
This pretty lace design is crocheted using the filet crochet technique. The pattern is charted, and the chart tiles seamlessly, allowing you to crochet as much or as little of the design as you happen to need.
Click here to get the heart chart for crocheting the lace trim.
This edging pattern is the easiest possible design I can think of. It's so easy that some of you won't even need the pattern (intermediate and expert crochers, that's you) but I think it will be helpful for total beginners to have in their pattern stashes.
Despite the simplicity of this edging, or perhaps because of the simplicity, this is a pattern that I use over, and over, and over on my blankets and afghans. To my way of thinking, this edging is a good candidate for any colorful afghan, or even an afghan with two or three colors if the afghan is really eye-catching.
My rule of thumb is:
- "Busy" afghan -- give it a simple edging (like this one)
- Simple afghan -- give it an intricate or eye-catching edging.
This edging utilizes half double crochet stitches along with shell stitch. The pattern includes corner instructions, which makes it appropriate for use on baby blankets, afghans, throws, pillows, linens, placemats, potholders, dishcloths and any other rectangular or square project you can think of. You can also use it without the corner for edging sheets, pillowcases, towels or other items that need a simple finish.
This scalloped trim is just about as easy as it gets, but it's also interesting to crochet. The turning chains create scalloped edges. When you're finished crocheting, add a bit of ribbon to complete the design.
This is one of my top ten most-used trim patterns, because it is so easy to use for whipping up small bits of trim that are just the right size for embellishing little projects like pouches, cozies, hats, toys and appliques. Want to see a few examples of it in use? Check out the following pages:
- Valentine Heart Pouch -- This trim is ideal for use on Valentine projects like this pretty heart pouch.
- Red, White and Blue Heart Embellished With Ribbon Trim
- Winged Heart With Flowers, Czech Glass Button and Ribbon Lace Trim
- I also modified this pattern and made it into a beaded lace crochet necklace.
This edging works perfectly with my cotton dishcloth design, but could be adapted for other purposes. If you need an edging with a corner, be sure to take a look and see if this edging could suit the project you have in mind. Remember that you can use different yarn or crochet thread for working the edging if you want to.
I'm a big fan of checkerboard patterns, and I've created many different blankets and afghans that utilize checkered motifs. Most of the time, I think a plainer edging works better for designs like this, but I still couldn't resist trying this checkered edging to see how it would look. I do like it quite a bit!