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How to Crochet a Border on a Blanket

Watch one of our crochet blanket border videos and learn how to up the "wow" factor on any blanket!

By: Krista Childers for AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns.com
How to Crochet a Border on a Blanket

Want to kick that afghan up a notch? Then add a beautiful border! Nothing makes a baby blanket, throw, or afghan more stunning than a pretty edge.

In How to Crochet a Border on a Blanket, you will learn how to crochet an edging by following our step-by-step tutorials. We will start with an easy pattern and then go over an intermediate pattern but that's not all!

In addition, we have lots of video tutorials to help teach you many unique and remarkable borders you can add to any pattern. These borders turn simple blankets into spectacular creations and already pretty blankets to something on the next level.

Whether you want a simple border or something truly head-turning, you will find it here. And these video tutorials walk you through every step, so there is no reason to say no to any of these, no matter your crochet skill level.
 

How to Crochet a Border: Two Ways

Easy: Reverse Single Crochet Edging Tutorial

This is a simple border that you can use on just about anything, including but not limited to blankets. And, even more important, it's super easy to work up. Visual learner? Then check out the video tutorial here.

Materials
Crochet hook of choice
Yarn of choice
 

  1. Slip stitch into the corner of your project, starting on the left side instead of the right side because you are going to work in the opposite direction as your stitches. ​Chain 1.

  2. Insert your hook in the stitch to your right, yarn over, pulling back through under the loop on your hook, and then pull through. 

  3. Repeat this along the entire row, going from left to right, making sure to keep your stitches loose so that your crochet edging is even.

  4. At the corner, reverse single crochet 3 times in that last stitch.

  5. Continue this process around your project. To finish, slip stitch to the first stitch you created. Then weave in your ends.

Intermediate: Princess Tiara Edging Tutorial

Looking for a border with more of a "WOW" factor? Then this princess tiara edging will work perfectly for you. Visual learner? Then check out the video tutorial here.

Materials
Crochet hook of choice
Yarn of choice

  1. Starting in the corner of your project, join the yarn and chain 3. This will be your first double crochet.

  2. Chain 2. Then skip 2. 

  3. Double crochet, then chain 2, then skip 2. 

  4. Repeat the double crochet, chain 2, and skip 2 until you reach the corner. 

  5. For the corner, double crochet, chain 2, double crochet, skip 2. 

  6. For the next row, start back in the first double crochet you made and chain 5. That is your first treble crochet and chain 1. In the same space, treble crochet, chain 1, and treble crochet again. 

  7. Skip one double crochet post. In the next double crochet post, treble crochet and chain 1, and repeat this in the same stitch 4 more times (5 total).

  8. Skip 1. Repeat step 7 until you get to the corner. 

  9. When you get to the corner, skip 1. Work in the chain section, 5 treble crochet and chain 1. Repeat.

  10. For the third round: make sure you have five treble crochets on the corner. If not, finish it off. Then, to join, slip stitch into the chain space of that original corner you worked in. Chain 5 and single crochet in the next space. 

  11. Chain 5 and single crochet in the next space. 

  12. Repeat step 11 until your edging is complete. Weave in ends as needed. 

Pointed Scallop Edging Tutorial

Watch this video below to learn how to crochet a beautiful scalloped edging. This looks great on most blankets, especially crocheted baby blankets.


 

Curly Q Edging Tutorial

If you are looking for a fun edging that is truly unique, then you will want to check out this video tutorial. Click to learn how to crochet a curly q border that really stands out.


 

Gorgeous Crochet Border Patterns

Now that you've gone through a few helpful tutorials, take a look at some of the other edging ideas we feature on AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns. Add any of these to really finish off that crochet piece in style. Some of these are full tutorials, some are easy patterns to follow, and all would be amazing additions to your next crochet project.

Crochet Windows Border

How fun is this border idea? It would look great on any kid's blanket, pillows, or placemats to add a bit of a funky decorative touch.

How to Crochet a Rose Border

This is one of the sweetest and most elegant borders we've seen. It would be a beautiful addition to a feminine piece.

Big Leaf Crochet Edging Tutorial

Looking for something nature-based? This stunning leaf edging adds a few inches to your project and really stands out.

Scalloped Baby Blanket Crochet Edging

This cute scalloped edge will finish off any blanket or crochet piece in style. If your project is begging for a tiny bit more, try this one.

Crossed Double Crochet Border Tutorial

This border provides some lovely texture to a blanket and looks great on most styles. It's clean but can be stylized with vibrant color combinations.

Easy Popcorn Stitch Border

Talk about texture! The popcorn stitch is a unique crochet stitch and a wonderful choice for edging. If you want to use up some of your yarn stash, this is also a great choice.

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This gives me so many ideas for projects. I like adding borders to my table runners and placemats, too.

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