Your crochet, knitting and sewing projects will look chic, polished and sophisticated if you finish them well; and one of the best ways to accomplish that is to finish each appropriate piece off with a suitable crochet edging, border, or trim — perhaps around around the outer edge, or perhaps only on one or two sides. This sort of finish is recommended for many different types of projects, including blankets, throws, towels, linens, sheets, pillowcases, skirts, scarves, cowls and more.
There are numerous ways to work your edgings. If you want to work all the way around a square or rectangular piece, such as a tablecloth or blanket, you’ll need to use a pattern that includes corner instructions. Either that, or invent your own corner instructions — which is also a possibility.
If you just want to finish off one straight edge, for example the edge on a towel, sheet or pillowcase, you need edging instructions without corners.
Either way, we have some of both types of edging patterns for you to look at.
Crochet Edging Patterns With Corner Instructions
Pictured Above, From Left to Right:
- Easy Picot Stitch Edging — Works well for crocheting edgings on blankets, bedspreads, tablecloths, pillows, placemats, etc.
- Easy Lacy Shell Edging
- Simple Single Crochet Blanket Border
- Scalloped Crochet Edge With Corner — pictured on a rainbow granny square.
- Easy Treble Crochet Shell Stitch Edging in Two Colors: Free Pattern
Straight Crochet Edging Patterns Without Corners
There are 4 different variations of this edging pattern, and I’m sure you could think of others without too much effort. You can use this versatile design in a variety of ways: crochet it directly into fabric, for use on linens like dish towels, hand towels, bath towels, and sheets. There’s a version that curves, which would be suitable for use on round linens such as tablecloths and table centerpieces.
You can also work it as trim, where you begin the piece with a starting chain, then you sew the trim to the piece you want to use it on.
Additionally, you can work this edging onto crocheted pieces — perfect for using on projects like fingerless gloves or filet crochet curtain panels.
Corner instructions are not included, so this design doesn’t work for blankets, bedspreads or square / rectangular tablecloths — unless you want to get creative and come up with your own solution for turning the corner.
Out of all the trim patterns I have in my library, this one is one of my most frequently used patterns. It is incredibly useful for making quick embellishments for paper craft projects, knitted or crocheted pouches, baby projects, accessories or giftwrap. If you want to see some examples, click through to the pattern page; I’ve posted several pictures for you to take a look at.
This scalloped edging is suitable for working in rows or rounds. It’s a corner-less pattern that you can use for finishing off infinity scarves, traditional scarves, gloves or mittens, garments, linens or other projects.
Here we have a simple beaded edging that I designed to finish off a pretty pincushion; however, you could use this same edging pattern for embellishing many other craft projects or storebought items. Get the free edging pattern here on our website.
If you’d be interested in crocheting lovely, delicate edgings that incorporate beadwork, The Beaded Edge is a pattern book you’ll definitely want to consider owning. This book offers you truly stunning edging patterns that are appropriate for finishing a variety of clothing items and accessories. This book also includes international symbol crochet charts, which makes it much more intuitive to work the patterns. This book is a real treasure!
This book is the sequel to The Beaded Edge, posted above. It’s every bit as fabulous as the first book; both books are truly wonderful.
So there you have it: That’s our roundup of Crochet Edgings, Borders and Trims — mostly free patterns, with some additional suggestions for edging pattern books that are worth paying for. We hope you found plenty of fantastic crochet edging patterns to add to your pattern stash. Happy crocheting!
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