15 Easy Crochet Edging Ideas
No crochet project is complete without crochet edging. If you aren’t familiar, crochet edging is a finishing technique, often in the form of a crochet border that gives your design a polished, complete look.
Crochet edging can elevate a design or affect the entire style of your project. Edging can range from wide to narrow, straight to ruffled, and everything in between.
Adding a ruffled edge to a shirt cuff, a nice border to a blanket or pillow, or finishing a garment collar are all common ways that edging is used to finish a project.
But which crochet edging design should you use? We put together 15 Easy Crochet Edging Ideas to help you find the perfect finishing touch for your project. With this great list of ideas, you'll learn how to crochet a great variety of edging types – something for all your upcoming crochet projects.
Crochet Dishcloth Edging
This crochet edging pattern was originally designed to go with a cotton openwork dishcloth pattern, and it works perfectly for that project. It also works for simpler dishcloths and can be used as a border for any square or rectangular crochet project.
Cherry Blossom Edging
Easy-peasy, but so delicate and precious. Perfect for that added touch on a baby blanket or wedding, christening, even for baby clothes to add a bottom edge around the hem. You will be using this crochet edging over and over.
Via Cypress Textiles
Pumpkin Patch Edging
Add this Pumpkin Patch Edging to your next autumn-inspired crocheted afghan, or perhaps your Thanksgiving tablecloth. It's suitable for both chunky and lightweight yarns.
Via Fiber Flux
This simple crochet stitch pattern is an easy way to add beautiful detail to your next crochet project. This would work exceptionally well on baby blankets.
Via Heidi Bears
Scalloped Edging add a lovely touch to anything from blankets and headbands, to bags and beanies.
Via Hopeful Honey
Granny Square Afghan Crochet Edging
The best part about this granny crochet edging is how simple it is and how perfectly it fits with your granny design!
Via Petals To Picots
The Checker Edging is a super simple idea that I’m sure has been used a zillion times.
Via Cypress Textiles
Time for Tea Towels Crochet Edging
Crochet edging is a great way to make any fabric more interesting. These tea towels would look adorable in a country chic or modern kitchen. Don't be limited by traditional crochet, get edgy!
Via Petals To Picots
Iris Crochet Edging
You don't have to have complicated stitches to make something beautiful and stunning. For this edging, the only stitches that are used are ch, sc, dc, and picot.
Easy Crochet Ruffle Edge
Want to surround your crochet project with a fun frill with ease? This crochet ruffle could NOT be easier and it doesn’t matter how many stitches you have!
Crochet Hearts Edging
This is a cute heart edging that you can add on an adorable collar or any other project that would do with some ‘love’.
Via Crochet For You
Treble Crochet Shell Edging
This is a decorative crochet border that creates a dramatic ruffled edge. The design is created using treble crochet stitches separated by single crochet stitches.
Criss-Cross Crochet Edging
The criss-cross crochet edging can be used to add a finishing touch to crochet projects. It would be especially fun when added to holiday projects with red & white yarn.
Pom Pom Edging
This pom edging was Rnd 6 of the Warp and Weft blanket, but you could add it to almost any border–or as a stand-alone border.
Via Felted Button
Crochet Puff Edge Stitch
This sweet little crochet puff edge finishes off a heart project perfectly, don’t you think?
From simple block edging to unique edging like Picot and Crab stitch, these crochet edging ideas have the perfect finishing technique for just about anything.
It’s amazing how something as simple as edging can completely alter the style of your crochet project and bring things together seamlessly.
Choose from simple and classic to trendy and modern. These 15 Easy Crochet Edging Ideas are the perfect tool to add to your crochet knowledge to give you a polished, perfect finish every time.
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Monday 28th of November 2022
I love the borders
Monday 21st of November 2022
I really love these edging. They certainly add beauty to the projects
Saturday 29th of May 2021
I like the pink & purple one the best, but they are all very nice.
Saturday 22nd of May 2021
Looking for border ideas to crochet in a poncho