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.
With this set of patterns, you can learn how to crochet a variety of different types of edgings - from vintage to contemporary, in a wide range of techniques and styles.
Edited and Updated by Kathryn Vercillo
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Shell stitch is a terrific choice for crochet edging. There are many different ways to crochet shell stitch and all of them will work well for the border of a blanket, a pillow case, or really just about any item at all. This is a very simple, straightforward classic version of the shell stitch used as an edging.
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This simple, but interesting, edging pattern evokes powerful images of world travel and architecture, among other things. It is not only beautiful but is also interesting to crochet. It is easy but unique.
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This edging features lacy v stitches and crochet picots. The pattern includes instructions for turning corners, which makes it handy for finishing blankets and other projects that are rectangular or square shaped. It was originally designed as a baby blanket edging but works for a wide range of other projects as well.
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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. It is another example of a good use of shell stitch for borders.Continue to 5 of 19 below.
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This edging pattern is one of the simplest designs since it is just single crochet stitch. It's so easy that many of you won't need a pattern at all.
Despite the simplicity of this edging, or perhaps because of the simplicity, this is a pattern that that can be used over and over. It works especially well for blankets (and other items) that are super colorful, very textured or otherwise "busy" because it is a simple, polished finish for the piece.
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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; both sorts of embellishments are optional, and they can be omitted. When used, they offer a fancy touch that can be wonderful on special items.
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Take an inexpensive everyday towel and add a crochet edging to it to make it something special. This project is a fantastic example of how crocheted edgings make plain linens look so much more finished and attractive. This is a really quick and affordable project that you can bookmark for gift making, whether at holiday time or throughout the year.
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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.
Cli...ck here to get the heart chart for crocheting the lace trim.Continue to 9 of 19 below.
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This simple edging utilizes treble crochet stitches, single crochet, and surface crochet slip stitches. This pattern includes corner instructions. In many ways, it is a basic crochet shell stitch pattern but the little details make it slightly more special, especially when worked in two complementary colors as shown.
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This scalloped trim is just about as easy as it gets, but it's also interesting to crochet. The turning chains create scalloped edges. When you're finished crocheting, add a bit of ribbon to complete the design. The trim can be made exactly the right size for any small project and will give it a truly special touch.
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This edging works perfectly with a cotton dishcloth design but could be adapted for other purposes. If you need an edging with a corner, be sure to take a look and see if this edging could suit the project you have in mind. Remember that you can use different yarn or crochet thread for working the edging as needed for the project.
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Checkerboard patterns can have any kind of trim and often have something simple like the single crochet edging mentioned above. But if you want to make something more dazzling for the eye, try adding a checkered pattern to the edging as well. Of course, this checkered pattern could also be a special touch to an otherwise plain blanket. Have fun playing with this one!Continue to 13 of 19 below.
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These trims are beginner-friendly to crochet. If you're into layering trims and pretty things on top of each other, then you'll definitely want to have these patterns in your stash. They can even be used on their own as simple crochet bookmarks.
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This is a lacy crochet edging pattern designed by Curupisa with instructions in both English and Spanish. It is shown here in triplicate on a bag but could be worked easily onto other projects as well. The edging is made separately and stitched onto the project at the end.
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Some crochet stitches are ideal for using to make edgings. The spike stitch is one example. Spike stitches make interesting edgings, especially when combined with ordinary single crochet stitches.
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The crab stitch is perfect for crocheting edgings. This stitch makes a fantastic edging for baby blankets, afghans, and other projects. The stitch has a unique twisted curvature to it that you don't usually see in crochet.Continue to 17 of 19 below.
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Star stitch is another really pretty stitch pattern that works well as an edging. You will need to work several rows of it to get the design right. This is best for items that only need a single finished edge, such as a skirt hem.
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Cables are detailed, textured stitches that you rarely see on edgings. But why not? This is offered as a free pattern through Ravelry. It is part of a full blanket design by Sarit Grinberg.
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Additional Free Crochet Edging Patterns
- Bell Crochet Edging Pattern - perfect for weddings and other ceremonial crochet.
- Vintage Rings and Roses Crochet Edging Pattern.