Baby Blanket Crochet Edgings

Free Crochet Patterns for Baby Blanket Edgings

Crochet Borders and Edgings
Crochet Borders and Edgings. Photos © Michael and Amy Solovay

When you crochet a baby blanket, you have ​the decision to make about how to finish it with an edging. You can make it simple or you can make it frilly and complex. You can even finish it off further with ribbons and other decorations. These free patterns for baby blanket edgings will come in handy.​

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    Lacy Vs and Picots Crocheted Baby Blanket Edging
    Lacy Vs and Picots Crocheted Baby Blanket Edging. Lacy Vs and Picots Crocheted Baby Blanket Edging - Photo © Amy Solovay

    This frilly edging was designed to finish off the lacy v-stitch baby blanket. You could use it on any baby blanket that needs a pretty lace edging. You can finish a striped blanket as in the original project with a coordinating lacy edge.

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    Easy Baby Blanket Edging
    Easy Baby Blanket Edging. Easy Baby Blanket Edging - Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    For "busy," colorful baby blankets, use a simple edging that won't be overwhelming. This particular edging is worked in single crochet and slip stitches. If a lacy edge isn't appropriate for your design, it's a lovely simple edge to go with designs for boys or for girls. See the instructions included for the heart sampler baby afghan.

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    How to Crochet a Granny Square: Round Four
    How to Crochet a Granny Square: Round Four. Kathryn Vercillo

    This edging is just about the easiest one ever. It's useful for finishing baby blankets or afghans for anyone in the family. Here you can see it used on the gingham check baby blanket, which can be a boy-friendly design.

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    Scalloped Puff Stitch Edging -- Free Crochet Pattern
    Scalloped Puff Stitch Edging -- Free Crochet Pattern. Scalloped Puff Stitch Edging -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    There are bunches of different ways you could style this pretty edging. It looks nice by itself, and it also looks beautiful if you add ribbons or other trims to it. This is such a pretty idea for finishing baby blankets or other types of projects. You could use it for crocheted placemats or just about any type of flat project that has four corners. See examples of adding ribbons or other trim to the puff lace edgings.

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    Holiday Crochet Scarf Designs
    Holiday Crochet Scarf Designs. Photo © Amy Solovay

    This no muss, no fuss afghan edging is appropriate for baby boys or girls, although some color changes might be in order. The edging is made up of shell stitches that are built using half double crochet. The shell shape lends itself well to many projects.

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    Two-Color Treble Crochet Shell Stitch Edging
    Two-Color Treble Crochet Shell Stitch Edging. Two-Color Treble Crochet Shell Stitch Edging -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    This edging is eye-catching but not too fancy. It features tall shell stitches built up with treble crochets in a two-color repeat. You can envision it in colors for baby boys or for baby girls.

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    Checkered Crochet Afghan Edging
    Checkered Crochet Afghan Edging. Checkered Crochet Afghan Edging -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    This edging is one possible way to finish off a baby blanket you can make using the customizable blanket pattern. The pattern includes instructions for many different sizes including a baby's receiving blanket size and a slightly larger crib size. You can also customize blankets for other family members too.

    This edging would also work well for finishing off some other types of baby blankets. I think this is a particularly boy-friendly design, although it could also be used for a girl's...MORE baby blanket.

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    Crochet Book That Includes Edging Patterns

    DIY Afghans Book by Mary Beth Temple, Published by Leisure Arts
    DIY Afghans Book by Mary Beth Temple, Published by Leisure Arts. DIY Afghans Book by Mary Beth Temple, Published by Leisure Arts. Photo © Leisure Arts

    When you need a crochet pattern, it's always satisfying to find a free one. But if for some reason you can't find quite what you're looking for among the free pattern offerings, perhaps you might like to buy a book that would offer you more possibilities. Here is a crochet book you might like to look at:

    DIY Afghans book by Mary Beth Temple: This book features several exquisite afghan edging patterns, plus afghan patterns and ideas for how to design your own afghans.