This is a crochet edge for a baby blanket. It’s really easy to do, and it looks really nice.
sc around entire blanket
- With your main colour, create a foundation chain that is a multiple of 16, plus one extra stitch for turning. You can use this calculator to help you determine how many stitches to cast on: https://crochetcalculator.com/foundation-chain/
- Chaining 1, sc in each stitch across (including the turning ch)
- Work in rounds from here on out by crocheting back and forth into each row end as shown below:
2 sc in first st, sc to end of row
Here are the basic stitches you’ll use to crochet this project. You’ll also find instructions for increasing and decreasing stitches below.
- Chain stitch (CH): Move your hook through the first loop on the crochet hook then through the second loop, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook to complete one chain stitch. Repeat as desired.
- Slip stitch (SL ST): Insert hook into space or next st, yarn over and pull up a loop, *yarn over, insert hook into same space or next st, repeat from * until all loops are on your working piece; yarn over once more and pull through all four loops on hook at once.*
Decreasing (DEC): Work two sts together as instructed below by inserting your hook in front of two sts that should be made together then pulling through two loops so they become one st instead of three sts.*
*2 sc in first st, sc across the next 14 sts, repeat from * to the end of the row
As a reminder, you should be working in the back loops only.
- 2 sc in first st, sc across the next 14 sts, repeat from * to the end of the row (20 sts)
Repeat step 4 until you have reached your desired length and are ready to fasten off.
*2 sc in first st, sc across the next 15 sts, repeat from * to the end of the row
Repeat this row until you have the desired number of stitches. If you want a thicker edge, add more rows. If you want a thinner edge, add fewer rows.
*2 sc in first st, sc across the next 16 sts, repeat from * to the end of the row
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*2 sc in first st, sc across the next 17 sts, repeat from * to the end of the row
- 2 sc in first st, sc across the next 17 sts, repeat from * to the end of the row. This will form a braided edging that can be repeated as many times as you’d like. For a video tutorial on how to crochet this pattern, (and many others) visit our website at [website].
Make a beautiful crochet edge on a baby blanket
A crochet edge is a beautiful way to finish a baby blanket. It’s also a good way to use up yarn, since you don’t need much for the crocheted edging. You can make your own crochet edge from scraps of yarn or leftovers from another project.
Crochet Border Ideas For Baby Blanket
Why use a border? A crocheted border adds a finished edging to any blanket project to give it a clean, polished look. Basically, borders a just a quick and simple way to add a little something extra to a blanket project.
Top Reason to Use Borders
- Finished look to edges of blankets
- Hide mistakes + imperfections
- Add a contrasting color or different color to a blanket
- Easy way to add texture to a blanket
Depending on the crochet blanket or blankets you are making, it may or may not call for a border. If the blanket doesn’t require a border, you can still add one using one of the edging techniques shown below for a cleaner look.
Each simple crochet border tutorial below may require a certain stitch count to get the same outcome as shown, so keep this in mind when choosing a border for your afghan.
Tip: The border may turn out differently than the tutorial when a different yarn or crochet hook size is used.
YARNS FOR CROCHET BORDERS
There are many ways to add interest with yarn. Sometimes in crochet patterns, you may see a blanket pattern with a different color border. This is a great way to add an extra pop to any blanket design.
You may also see from time to time a different weight of yarn being used to in borders because this can add texture as well as interest!
Take a look below are a few of my favorite yarns to use in blankets and borders, so scroll over them above to learn more.
After you take a look at the list, please let me know which blanket border edge is your favorite. You can let me know in the comments or over in the Easy Crochet Facebook group.
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THE BEST CROCHET BORDERS FOR BLANKETS
Use this collection of easy to learn blanket borders to complete your next crochet blanket project.
Camel Stitch Blanket Border Pattern
This camel stitch border is great to add a clean finished look to any blanket or afghan! No exact stitch count is needed to use this border, so you’ll get a wide crochet border every time with no worrying about counting.
Find the camel border pattern from Winding Road Crochet with a free written tutorial and video lesson.
Picot Crochet Border Edging
Any crochet blanket would look great with a picot border. This is an easy to crochet edging pattern and is perfect for beginner crocheters. If you can single crochet and chain, you can create this border!
Find the free picot border pattern (photo tutorial!) from Easy Crochet, along with a bonus picot border tutorial.
Shell Crochet Edging + Border
This shell stitch border is perfect to add to any crochet blanket to give it a classic look. This crochet shell edging border is great for baby blankets and adds a bit of a ruffled look. Use a solid color yarn in a contrasting color to add a pop of color.
Find the free shell crochet border tutorial at Lullaby Lodge.
Easy Ribbed Double Crochet Border
If you can double crochet (one of the basic crochet stitches), then you can make this beautiful textured border for your afghan! This design pattern looks complicated but it actually a simple border with a video tutorial that will help. Take your blanket to the next level with this fun (+easy) edging uses double crochet stitches.
Find the free ribbed crochet border tutorial at Daisy Farm Crafts.
Flat & Simple Straight Border
With this step-by-step border tutorial, you will be able to create a straight border without any waving! If you want a border that lays flat, then this is the one for you to try. Border Tip: Use these single crochet stitches for baby blankets for a simple finish every time!
Find the free straight edge border tutorial at Kerry Jane Designs.
Scalloped Crochet Border
This beautiful scalloped blanket edging is perfect to add to your crochet blankets and afghans! You can give any blanket an heirloom look with these type of elegant borders, and this edging design looks great on connected blanket squares too!
Find the free scallop border tutorial with pictures to create a unique border at Crochet 365 Knit Too.
Moss Stitch Crochet Border
This simple Moss Stitch border crochet edging is the perfect way to get a clean edged look on any blanket. You can make this crochet border bigger or smaller depending on what you feel like crocheting, or add different colors for interest.
Find the free crochet moss stitch border tutorial from Every Trick on the Hook.
Single Crochet Border
Simple edging stitches like the single crochet can make the perfect crochet borders! This type of border helps to create a clean edge on almost any crocheted blanket pattern. Read on down to find the full photo tutorial and written pattern for this easy crochet border.
This is a great project for beginners and experienced crocheters alike. You can make it with any size hook and any kind of yarn, as long as it’s soft enough that babies won’t get hurt if they touch it!