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59 Crochet Edging Patterns

Free Crochet Patterns for Edgings, Trims and Blanket Borders

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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

1. NEW! Simple Shell Stitch Edging Pattern

Simple Crochet Shell Stitch Edging
Simple Crochet Shell Stitch Edging -- Photo & Pattern © Amy Solovay

This edging is one of my favorites, and I think you're going to love it too, especially when you see how easy it is to crochet. It's also pretty, not to mention versatile. It works on many different types of projects.

I used this edging to finish off my infinity scarf, and I get compliments on it every time I wear it. It's a lovely edging to use on clothing and accessories, and it also works well for home decor items.

2. NEW! Holiday Edgings in Shell Stitch

Crochet Holiday Edgings
Crochet Holiday Edgings -- Photos & Edging Patterns © Amy Solovay. All Rights Reserved.

No matter which holidays you celebrate, or don't celebrate, this color-themed edging pattern will come in handy.

3. NEW! Pointed Scallops Edging

Pointed Scalloped Edging
Pointed Scalloped Edging -- Photo © Amy Solovay

Somehow in my mind, this simple-but-interesting edging evokes powerful images of world travel and architecture, among other things. I find it interesting to crochet, and I think it's beautiful as well. I hope you'll share my interest in this design; if you do, please help yourself to the free pattern.

4. Crochet Lace Edging With Vs and Picots

Crocheted Lace Vs and Picots Edging for Baby Blanket or Other Crochet Projects
Lace Vs and Picots Edging for Baby Blanket or Other Crochet Projects - Photo © Amy Solovay

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.

5. Easy, Beginner-Friendly Shell Stitch Blanket Edging Pattern

Shell Stitch Edging Pattern
Shell Stitch Edging Pattern -- Photo © Amy Solovay

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.

6. Easy Single Crochet Afghan Edging Pattern

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 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.

7. Scalloped Crochet Lace Edging

Crochet Lace Edging for Placemats, Linens, Blankets or Other Rectangular Projects
Crochet Lace Edging for Linens, Blankets & Rectangular Projects. Photo © Amy Solovay

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.

8. Crochet Lace Towel Edging

Towel With Crocheted Edging
Towel With Crocheted Edging -- Photo © Amy Solovay

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.

9. Filet Crochet Lace Edging With Heart Designs

Filet Crochet Heart Trim
Filet Crochet Heart Trim - Photo and Chart © Amy Solovay

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.

10. Treble Crochet Shell Edging Pattern

Two-Color Treble Crochet Shell Stitch Edging
Photo © Amy Solovay
This simple edging utilizes treble crochet stitches, single crochet and surface crochet slip stitches. This pattern includes corner instructions.

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