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.
Crocheted Edgings With Corners
- Lacy vs and picots edging pattern - I designed this edging to finish off a baby blanket, but you could use it to embellish many other types of projects.
- Easy crochet afghan edging pattern
- Checkered crochet afghan edging pattern
- Edging for openwork cotton dishcloth - 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 if you want to.
- Quick easy dishcloth edging pattern
Crocheted edgings make plain linens look so much more finished and attractive. This inexpensive towel was greatly enhanced by the addition of a crocheted edging.
Filet Crochet Edgings
- Filet crochet heart trim - Get the heart chart for crocheting the trim
- Scalloped filet crochet edging with dragons and peacocks
- Lily filet crochet edging pattern - This stunning edging features scrollwork lilies and deep, dramatic scallops
- Filet crochet swirl edging pattern
- Tiny birds filet crochet edging pattern
- Clover filet crochet edging pattern
- Grapes and leaves filet crochet table runner edge
Crocheted Trims and Edgings Without Corners
- Openwork lace edging (pictured) - This lace design looks a bit "goth," and it is perfect for using on Halloween projects. It would also be an interesting addition to clothing, linens and other projects. If you want to make it look even more Halloween-y, try adding a bit of orange trim to this design.
- Loop and bar lace edging pattern
- Bell lace edging pattern - The design resembles a bell; perfect for wedding projects
- Scroll down to see more options including filet crochet lace edgings, vintage lace edgings and more.
Round and Oval Crochet Edgings
If you need an edging for a round or oval shape pattern, try any of these:
- Cluster edging for an oval doily (pictured); This design is by Sandi Marshall.
- Oval edging for an oval shape placemat or doily. Sandi Marshall designed both the oval pattern and the edging pattern.
- Round lace doily edging - Learn how to make a doily by crocheting a lace edging onto a round piece of fabric. This is a vintage design, but it's still just as lovely today as it was when the pattern was originally published in 1917.
Rick Rack Edgings
- Vintage edging with rings - This vintage edging features interlocking rings. It's an interesting pattern to crochet, and the design is unique and unusual. This pattern was originally created by Sophie LaCroix in 1914.
- Vintage Venetian crochet edging pattern - Learn how to do a vintage Venetian crochet edging motif; then use it to make an edging, collar or other project. The original project date is 1915.
- Tasselled bedspread edging from 1923 - An authentic vintage design from the roaring 20s.
- Vintage knot stitch edgings - Two different patterns for vintage edgings using the knot stitch, plus you'll also find a link to a free pattern for crocheting a knot stitch sachet bag too.
- Beautiful vintage edging from 1916
- Fast and easy vintage edging from 1915
- Vintage scalloped edging
- Fuschia flower edging from an antique design
- Irish rose and shamrock edging - an antique Irish crochet design from 1917
- Open fan edging - based on an antique edging pattern
- Cluny edging with half daisy design
- Vintage lace edging pattern by Adeline Cordet
- Vintage rings and roses edging pattern
- Easy vertical trim with ribbon (pictured) - 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.
- Easy edging with ribbon - This is a vintage pattern originally created in 1920.
Crochet Shell Stitch Edging Patterns
- Half double crochet shell border pattern (pictured) -- Utilizes half double crochet stitches along with shell stitch. This pattern includes corner instructions.
- Two-color treble crochet shell edging pattern -- Utilizes treble crochet stitches, single crochet and surface crochet slip stitches. This pattern includes corner instructions.
Crochet Edging Stitches:
Some crochet stitches are ideal for using to make edgings. Here are a few examples:
- Spike stitches make interesting edgings, especially when combined with ordinary single crochet stitches.
- Crab stitch, AKA Reverse single crochet stitch - The crab stitch is perfect for crocheting edgings. This stitch makes a fantastic edging for baby blankets, afghans and other projects.
- Star filet stitch - Makes a nice edging for many different types of projects, including clothing and linens.
- Simple single crochet stitch edging with slip stitch detail - This easy edging is the perfect finishing touch for a colorful, eye-catching baby afghan.
Embroidered Edgings for Crochet Projects
- Blanket stitch edging - The blanket stitch is a popular edging for crochet projects and also for many other types of craft projects; it's easy to do, and the results are attractive. This is a great edging to use on projects for guys, where a lace edging would be all wrong.
Books Featuring Crochet Edging Patterns
Free patterns are great, but if you didn't find a pattern you can use among our offerings listed above, perhaps you'd like to check out these crochet pattern books featuring patterns for trims and edgings.
- The Beaded Edge book - This book features amazing bead crochet edging patterns. The book is published by Interweave Press.
- DIY Afghans by Mary Beth Temple - This book features a collection of interesting patterns for afghans and afghan edgings, plus a unique spin on afghan design. The included CD-Rom is intended to help you design your own afghan patterns using the afghan blocks and edging patterns featured in the book.