Have you ever finished a beautiful crochet afghan and wondered how you can add that perfect finishing touch to the edges?
Sometimes I’ll work up a simple crochet baby blanket for a new baby and when it’s done, I’ll realize that it needs just a little something extra to make it the ultimate special gift. I’ve found that working a fancy edge around around your newly finished blanket will help elevate an “ordinary” project to something “extraordinary.”
Edges are something that you can easily adapt to any pattern, so I’ve collected some patterns that have fancy edges to help give you some inspiration. Whether you are edging a sweet baby afghan, a granny square blanket or even a big bedspread
Super-Simple Crochet Afghan Edges
The edges on these beautiful afghans are all easy to adjust to fit any size afghan you work up. They all work up quickly and are the perfect beautiful touches to bring that blanket to the next level.
Lacy Crochet Edges
If you really want to impress, add a lacy edge to your afghan. You can make the simplest blanket look fancy and extra sweet with a delightful lacy edging. All of these afghans feature a lacy edging that you could easily work onto any blanket. Make your blanket truly shine with any of these great borders. You’ll be surprised at how easy a lacy looking crochet border really is to do.
Scallops and Picots
Some of the most traditional edgings for crochet afghans are scallops and picots. They are easy to work, and easy to coordinate with any blanket. They can be worked up in small delicate stitches, or with a big chunky edge. You’ll love all of these edges, and are sure to find one to add that little extra pizzazz to your afghan. Work them up in coordinating colors for a subtle finish, or with a contrasting color to bring attention to the extra detail you added. Either way, the results will be stunning.
Finally, a seriously cool retro edging that we adore
While this edging might not be for everyone, it reminds us of home and the crochet ripple afghans that mom always had tossed over the back of the couch. We think this edge would be super sweet in pastel colors on a baby afghan. Any new mother will adore a baby blanket with this fun pom pom trim. You can easily work it up on any size or shape blanket, making as few (or as many) pom poms as you’d like. Baby will love playing with them, too!
What is your go-to crochet edging?