6 Crochet Edgings and Borders That Will Elevate Your Crochet

Free Crochet Edging Patterns + Guide to Creating Lace, Picot, and Crochet Edges

A crochet project isn’t really completed until you add the perfect crochet edging pattern. Crochet borders smooth uneven edges, create a polished finish, and add a sense of style. With variations such as lace or a crochet shell edging, crochet border patterns can range from easy to complicated and can add significant length to your design or simply create a clean edge.

Imagine adding the perfect touch to the hem of a plain dress or skirt, or a beautiful border on that just finished baby blanket. In this eBook, we have gathered a few of our favorite edging and border ideas that will work flawlessly for your accessory, garment, or home decor projects. Download your free crochet edging patterns today and learn how to edge your crochet patterns for a sophisticated finish.

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Learn to create each of these with the free crochet border patterns in this eBook

From lace to picot, shell to flowers, discover the possibilities of crochet borders and edgings!

These free crochet trim patterns will give you a beautiful introduction to the possibilities of crochet borders. From wide crochet lace trims to simple picot edgings, you will find an embellishment perfect for your design.

Reverse Single Crochet and Picot Edge Instructions

#1: Reverse Single Crochet and Picot Edgings

The reverse single crochet and picot stitch create the perfect trim for garments, accessories, and afghans. The reverse single crochet edging creates a lovely textured trim with a soft feel, and the picot edge is a delicate embellishment that can be worked in a single row. These simple stitches easily smooth uneven row ends and produce a subtle edging to give your completed piece a polished finish.

Crochet Lace Edging: Loopy Edging

#2: Loopy Edging by Victoria Hewerdine Thornton

This crochet edging is as simple as the chain stitch, but these intertwining loops are a delicate crochet lace edging that is perfect for putting the finishing touch on dresses and other garments. Add more visual interest by working this crochet lace trim in a variegated yarn.

Crochet Shell Edging: Tiered Offset Shells in Rows

#3: Tiered Offset Shells in Rows by Kristin Omdahl

This crochet shell edging is created with layers of shells and delicate picots. Reminiscent of the crocodile stitch, this crochet border is perfect for everything from hats, cowls, and shawls to cardigans and afghans. This eye-catching shell and picot edging is the perfect addition to a simple baby afghan.

Corkscrew Crochet Edges: Zig-Zag Scarf

#4: Zig-Zag Scarf by Judith L. Swartz

For this design, you start by creating a colorful chevron scarf (pattern included) then add in a fun corkscrew edging. These dramatic spirals are the ideal crochet trims for scarves, afghans, and other funky accessories. Tailor this crochet edging to work the desired number of crochet corkscrews along the edge of your project.

Crochet Edging Pattern: Swannanoa Skirt

#5: Swannanoa Skirt by Natasha Robarge

These crochet border patterns prove that crochet trims aren’t just for the hem or edge of a project. This skirt’s length is easily modified by adding additional stripes and rows of crochet lace trim or simply enhance the skirt with layers of this lattice edging at the hem.

Flower Crochet Edges: Sprout Chains Shawlette

#6: Sprout Chains Shawlette by Kristin Omdahl

The long chain and solo single crochet stitch pattern featured in this shawl is beautifully finished with a dainty crochet edging of crochet flowers. This trim of crochet chains and flowers is worked in a single row not as separate motifs. This crochet border’s beautiful drape is perfect for shawls and accessories.

What are you waiting for? Download your free crochet border patterns plus bonus skirt, scarf, and shawlette designs today!

Crochet trims create smooth finished edges and a polished complete piece. Varying from wide or lacy to compact or simple, choosing the perfect trim will change the finished look of your project.

In this free eBook you will discover seven crochet border patterns and trims that will perfectly finish your next crochet project. Crochet edges like the picot edge and reverse single crochet smooth edges without adding significant length or width. Designs like the Tiered Offset Shells and Loopy Edging add an eye-catching design and additional length, while the corkscrews and flowers of the Zig-Zag Scarf and Sprout Chains Shawlette are fun and have great movement. Download this free eBook and find the perfect free crochet edging patterns for your projects.

Create crochet borders on skirts, shawls and more with this free eBook.