Crochet Blanket Edges a List of Easy Borders
Here are a some easy crochet edging ideas that you can use to add borders to your handmade blankets.
Adding a crochet edge to your blanket ties it together for a finished look. Crochet borders are a great way to make a varitey of colors, textures and stitches work for you.
Edgings can also help balance out any tension differences or wavy edges. Some crochet stitches create very straight edges, but not all.
In the Sorrento Shawl pattern I use a combination of stitches, and there is one section that is very tight. I was able to add a border to help combat the pulling in of that section.
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Easy Edgings: Crochet Blanket Border Ideas
The Ava is a chunky weight crochet blanket. The edging on this blanket is a simple cluster of two half double crochet stitches.
The Color Made Easy* yarn and half double crochet really stand out to make a pretty border, that is easy to crochet.
The Piemonte Blanket features puff stitches that are crocheted from the center out. This square blanket pattern is easy to increase in size since it's made granny square style.
The border on this blanket is slim and streamlined, to compliment the modern design. The half double crochet and single crochet stitches are combined in one stitch.
Since these stitches are not equal in height, it add an almost ruffly look. The narrowness of this crochet border stands out on an otherwise double crochet blanket.
Corner to corner blankets are so fun to crochet. You can create graphgans that depict anything you can dream up.
In this corner to corner the border reflects the subject of the blanket, a raccoon. Since raccoons have striped tails, I added a striped border.
Crocheting a round of single crochets first is a good way straighten up the edges of your blanket. You can use a neutral color, or sometimes when there are many colors in a design you may want to use a color that has not been featured as much in the blanket.
For the edge on this corner to corner blanket I alternated two double crochets in one color with two double crochets in a second color. The colors were the same as the raccoon's tail.
The corner to corner raccoon design is from a crochet book (see below). I used it in one square and then added plain squares and the border.
You can check out the woodland themed Lap Throws for the Family book. I highly recommend it, even if c2c or corner to corner is new to you. There are step by step instructions.
The Eileen is a pretty crochet blanket. I love this stitch combination so much I used it for the blanket border too.
Since blanket edges are generally crocheted in the round, meaning you don't turn your work like you do for back and forth rows, you always see the "right side" of the stitch.
This gives the wattle stitch border a slightly differnt look than the wattle stitch rows. For this edge I also continued the striping by using both the blanket colors.
The border on the Between Ridges Blanket is my favorite. The edge is incorporated into the blanket pattern. So you don't have to go back and add a border when you're done.
This one features post stitches, which are one of my favorites to crochet. The great thing about using post stitches to make a ribbing as you work is that it looks the same on the bottom and sides.
I love the look of this border and blanket in a solid color too.
The Christmas Lights crochet blanket is solid white. The lights are appliques in a variety of colors that are sewn on.
For the edge of this Christmas Blanket I use double crochet stitches in red and green. First I added a round of single crochets in white.
Then I alternated colors between the red and green every four stitches. So four red double crochets, followed by four green double crochets.
The crochet Christmas Lights are joined by the same green colors for the "string," so that was an easy choice for the border color.
And then I chose the red to pair with it, because it's a Christmas classic. The lights are fun colors, so it would also be neat to add more colors to this border. Maybe ones that match each light color.
The Bettie Bear Lovey is a simple granny square blanket. This is a small lovey size blanket. However, since it's a granny square increasing it to a full size blanket is easy to do.
For the edge on this one I filled the spaces between grannies with 5 double crochets. It's a simple shell stitch that makes a nice finish for this granny square.