Crochet Edging For Baby Blanket

Crocheting a baby blanket is a great way to use your crafty skills and make something that will be loved for years. But if you want to take it up a notch, why not learn how to crochet edging for baby blankets? You can use these different styles of edging on any type of blanket pattern and customize them as you go. Here are our favorite crochet edging ideas:

Crochet Edging You Can Use For Baby Blanket

Crochet edging can be used for any blanket. It is a great way to finish off your project and make it look more professional. This crochet edging is also very simple, so even if you are new to crocheting, you should be able to complete it in no time!

  • What is the best yarn for making baby blankets?

The best type of yarn to use for your baby blanket depends on what size you want it to be. For example, if you want a smaller sized blanket then cotton yarn would work well because it tends not to stretch much when being worked with. On the other hand, acrylic or wool will give your project more stability and keep its shape better over time than cotton does because these types of fibers tend not stretch as much when being worked with either (which means less stretching out over time). However if small imperfections aren’t as noticeable then feel free use whatever type comes most naturally since they all have pros/cons depending on preference.”

Scalloped crochet baby blanket edging

Making a crochet edging for your baby’s blanket is a fun and simple way to finish off the edges.

Scalloped crochet baby blanket edging is a popular choice because it’s easy to make, looks great and can be done in an afternoon. The pattern below explains how to do it, but if you prefer video instructions, check out this video by Lion Brand Yarn:

The scallop stitch is achieved by working half double crochets into each stitch along the edge of your blanket or scarf. You can use any type of yarn for this project; just choose one that fits within your color scheme and has good stitch definition so that your stitches look nice when worked together with other colors in adjacent rows (if applicable).

Shells crochet baby blanket edging

Crochet Shell Stitch

The shell stitch is a simple crochet stitch that looks like a little triangle. It’s not difficult to learn, but it’s not as easy as some stitches. If you’re having trouble with it, check out our video tutorial on how to crochet the shell stitch in the video above!

How to Crochet Shell Edging for a Baby Blanket

To create this pattern, you’ll need:

  • A size 7 mm (US L) hook* An 8 oz./ 250 g ball of 100% acrylic yarn in light gray (I used Red Heart Soft Essentials), or your favorite baby blanket yarn.

Picot crochet baby blanket edging

To create the picot edging, you will need a smaller crochet hook than what you used to make your blanket. The size of the hook depends on how long you want your edging to be, but I find that using a size H (5mm) hook works well for me.

Picot stitches are made by working 3 chain stitches in one stitch at the end of each row. This results in what looks like a small loop or bump at the end of each row. Picots can be worked as many times as needed for an added decorative effect, so feel free to experiment with different numbers of picots until you find something that looks nice!

Zig-zag crochet baby blanket edging

You can make a zig-zag edge with any size crochet hook. You will need to use an edging pattern that has two stitches in each row, and this pattern stitch is written for a 6mm (J) hook.

  • Chain 3 and turn your work.
  • Skip 2 chains from the foundation chain you just made, then single crochet into the next chain.

Repeat until you reach the end of your starting row. Now you will start on what will be the right side of your blanket when it’s complete: turn, skip 2 chains from where you turned and single crochet into next chain. Repeat until you reach end of row 2; now turn again so that you are working on what was previously known as “wrong side”. Single crochet in every other space across all subsequent rows until edging reaches desired length for baby doll blanket or other project being made with same yarn weight used for main body of blanket (but not too long because then it won’t fit!).

Ruffled crochet baby blanket edging

The ruffled crochet baby blanket edging is one of the best ways to add a little extra something to your blanket. This border is fast and easy to make, and it adds just the right amount of softness and fluff to any plain-colored or patterned blanket.

The process involves increasing stitches in a row, then decreasing them back down again at the end of that same row. Repeat this process until you reach your desired length for your edging (the amount will depend on how wide you want it).

These are all the different kinds of crochet edging you can do on a baby blanket.

The following are all the different kinds of crochet edging you can do on a baby blanket:

  • Single Crochet Edging – This is the most common type of edging; it’s simple and looks great.
  • The Shell Stitch – This stitch creates a raised look like seashells on your baby blanket, which makes it perfect for summer!
  • The Gathered Edging – This stitch gives an elegant look that is perfect for winter baby blankets.

If you’re using different yarn than what I used in these tutorials, you may need to adjust the number of stitches in each row by one or two in order for your baby blanket to fit properly around the edges. If this happens, just keep going as normal but start with less stitches per row than what is shown below until it fits correctly around all four sides of your blanket (you’ll also want to consider using smaller hooks if necessary).


You can use these crochet edging patterns to make your own baby blankets. They are all easy and simple to do, but they will give the blanket a nice finishing touch.

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