Crochet borders are perfect for finishing anything – dishcloths, blankets, cushions, you name it. Read on for the best to try.
I reviewed and updated this post on July 21, 2022.
Best Easy Crochet Borders
Here’s a list of the best easy crochet border free crochet patterns. They’re excellent for crochet blankets!
Single Crochet Border
This border is the most basic, but it’s lovely.
- Repeat single crochet stitches as many times as necessary
Shell Crochet Border
The shell stitch border is one of my favorites. I love the pretty waves.
Crab Stitch Border
I used crab stitch on the edge of my crocheted beret. Crab stitch’s other name is reverse single crochet.
Camel Stitch Border
It makes a lovely, uniform border with neat rows of stitches.
Slip Stitch Border
This is a simple border, and it looks wonderful.
Lacy Crochet Border
There are many lace crochet borders, but I’ve picked an easy one from Blossom Crochet for you to try.
Rebekah uses UK stitch terminology but also gives the US terms.
This is a fantastic picot border.
Picot Crochet Border
This pattern is a gorgeous triple picot border.
Puff Stitch Border
It’s one of the cutest crochet stitches and this edging pattern adds vibrancy to your crochet patterns.
Scalloped Crochet Border
A scalloped border is a variation of shell stitch. (AKA double-shell stitch!)
Ribbed Double Crochet Border
The ribbed crochet border is beautiful. Great as a border for anything.
Reverse Shell Stitch Border
This is working the regular shell stitch but backward.
There are many borders with chains, but here’s one called the chain loop border. It looks beautiful, and you use different colors for each loop.
Moss Stitch Border
This crochet border crochet looks like moss on a forest tree trunk.
Herringbone Crochet Border
This crochet border crochet looks like it’s made of mini dots looped on a chain. Neat and uniform.
Want something else? Here’s a tutorial for vintage fan crochet edging.
Tips On Crochet Borders For Beginners
Yarns For Crochet Borders
Use any yarn for borders!
Keeping Your Crochet Border Even
A border is hard to keep even.
Here’s how to crochet evenly around your blanket.
Make a base round of single crochet in the blanket’s primary color. The crochet border looks nicer this way.
Make three sc in each corner!
Evaluate your progress. Too far apart stitches pucker, while too close together stitches ripple.
Crochet through the stitch, not around the raw edge of your blanket.
Keep your single crochet base edge even with the last stitch of the row.
If the last stitch of the row ends with:
- Single crochet – 1 single crochet through it
- Half Double Crochet – 3 single crochets over three rows
- Double crochet – 2 single crochets
It doesn’t always work, but it’s an excellent place to start.
- Use a stitch marker to track your rows
- Keep yarn tails short so they don’t get caught in your stitches
- Work into the same side of the chain at the beginning of the row
How To Crochet Borders Around A Corner
Add more stitches in the corners.
Your pattern tells you what stitches do in the corners.
Why Should I Add a Border to a Crochet Blanket?
Adding a border to your work hides mistakes on the edges and makes your project prettier!
How To Apply Crochet Borders To Fabric
Janie Crow teaches you how to add crochet borders to the fabric.
She shows you a sewed chain stitch technique and blanket stitch as a foundation for your crochet.
How To Crochet Neat Borders
To crochet a good edge, keep your tension even! If something goes wrong, check out this video to learn how to fix it.
How Do You Crochet An Easy Border?
Here’s a video of 4 easy borders from Mode Bespoke.
Why Should I Add A Border To A Crochet Blanket?
Borders are a great way to add detail to your blankets. They’re also good at hiding mistakes on the edges.
What Kind Of Border Should I Use?
A lacy border looks great around a solid piece of fabric. Looking for something simple? Use moss stitch or a sc border.
How To Crochet Borders On Afghans
Starting with a round of sc makes the edging tidier.
What Is Crochet Edging?
A crocheted edge! It’s done two ways.
- Crocheted to add to other projects
- Crocheted onto another piece of crochet
I hope you’ve enjoyed this round-up of beautiful crochet borders.
Let me know if you have other edges for beginners.