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30 Easy Crochet Borders for Baby Blankets

Crochet Borders for Baby Blankets
Crochet Borders for Baby Blankets

Simple crochet borders or edgings help give your crochet blankets a nice, clean, finished edge. Crochet borders can also add texture and color, and help hide rough edges and missed stitches to give your baby blanket a more polished look. 

Should crochet blankets have borders? That is totally up to you! You can choose to leave your crochet baby blanket project without a border, or add one of these free crochet border patterns to clean up your edges and get a more finished look. 

Yarn and Supplies to Crochet Borders

How do you put an edging on a crochet blanket? First you will need to gather your basic crochet supplies such as your crochet hook, tapestry needle, and scissors

If you’ve already crocheted your blanket, you can choose to use the same yarn in the border, or a different yarn of the same weight. Some of the popular yarns that are used for making crochet blankets are Lion Brand Basic Stitch, Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Red Heart Super Saver, and Caron Simply Soft. These are acrylic yarn, which are easily accessible and come in a variety of colors.

You can also use cotton or cotton-blend yarn such as Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, Knit Picks Comfy Worsted, and Lion Brand Oh Baby. Cotton yarns are perfect for babies because they are soft, lightweight, and durable. It is easy to care for and can withstand several wash cycles.

Blanket yarn is also a great option for making crochet baby blankets that are perfect for colder weather. These yarns are made from 100% polyester and have a chenille-like texture that makes comfy and cozy crochet baby blankets. Some blanket yarn that you can try out are  Lion Brand’s I Wanna Make a Blankie, Bernat Baby Blanket, Bernat Blanket, Lion Brand’s Cover Story, and Lion Brand Naptime.

Frequently Asked Questions about Crochet Baby Blanket Borders

Now that you are ready to add a crochet border to your baby blanket, here are some tips to help you create the perfect finished edge for your project .

How Do You Crochet a Neat Edge? 

One of the most important aspects of getting a neat looking crochet border is being aware of your stitch count. Some crochet border patterns require a specific multiple or stitch count, which could be just an odd or even number of stitches, or a multiple like 6 plus 1. Make sure you check your pattern first so you can adjust your stitches as needed.

To make sure you have the correct stitch count, you can crochet a round of single crochet stitches around your blanket before you begin working your crochet border. This also gives you a nice base to work your border into.

Also, check that you are using the right hook size. Sometimes even when you have the correct stitch count, your border still ruffles. Unless you are crocheting a ruffled edge border, ruffles usually mean you have too many stitches in your border. To fix this, you can reduce the number of stitches and use a bigger hook size to loosen up your stitches

Also make sure you add increases when you get to the corners of your crochet blanket. Adding extra stitches to the corners will reduce curling, and will help you keep your edges nice and straight.The pattern will typically tell you when and how to do this. 

Does a Crochet Blanket Need a Border?

Adding a crochet border to a baby blanket is totally up to you! You can keep your crochet blanket as is once you have finished crocheting it, or you can give it a more polished look by adding a crochet border. 

Blankets that have a busy stitch pattern will look great with a simple crochet border. If your blanket has a simpler stitch pattern, you can add a more involved crochet border to complement it.

If you have worked your crochet blanket in a solid color, you can add a pop of color with a crochet border in a contrasting color or using a striped/multi-color crochet edging pattern. For blankets with multiple colors, you can use a solid, neutral color for your crochet border. It’s all about balance!

This collection of crochet borders is a great place to start when you’re finishing a baby blanket, but if you want even more ideas, check out our Ultimate Crochet Stitch Library for 45 stitch patterns you can use for blankets or borders, or lots of other projects. 


Easy Crochet Borders for Baby Blankets

These easy borders for crochet baby blankets are a great place to start when embellishing your first blanket projects. They’re also great to add to a fancy blanket that doesn’t need a big, bold border to draw attention. While these patterns include a yarn weight and suggested yarn, you can always adjust to work them in whatever yarn weight you used for your blanket. 


Single Crochet Border Edge

Single Crochet Border Edge

Designer: Dream a Little Bigger
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

A single crochet border is the simplest border you can make on any crochet baby blanket. This simple border helps clean up your blanket edges. It is also typically used as a setup row for other crochet border patterns, especially those that need a specific stitch count or multiple of stitches.


Crab Stitch Crochet Border

Crab Stitch Border

Designer: The Spruce Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Also called reverse single crochet, the crab stitch gives your crochet baby blankets a nice clean finished edge. The free pattern shows you step-by-step photo instructions to crochet this simple border. 


Moss Stitch Crochet Border

Moss Stitch Border

Designer: Every Trick on the Hook
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Basic Stitch

Add a touch of soft texture to your baby blanket using this easy border. This free crochet pattern is an easy two-row repeat, and can be used with any crochet blanket pattern. Work as many rows as you want to get your desired border width.


Camel Stitch Crochet Border

Camel Stitch Border

Designer: Winding Road Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice 

Camel stitches are made by crocheting into the third loop of a half double crochet (hdc). This gives your stitches a knit-like look, which makes a good looking border for any crochet baby blanket. If you aren’t sure how to make the camel stitch, there is a video tutorial along with the free pattern to show you how it is done.


Easy Beginner Border for C2C Crochet Blankets

Easy Beginner Border for C2C Blankets

Designer: Crafting Happiness
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Premier Yarns Premier Anti-Pilling Everyday DK

Looking for an easy crochet border for your corner-to-corner (C2C) blanket? This crochet pattern uses only single crochets and chains to create a simple border that will give your C2C blanket a clean, finished edge.


Double Crochet Post Ribbing

Double Crochet Post Ribbing

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Naptime

Made with double crochet stitches, this edging pattern is perfect for any crochet blanket pattern. To create the ribbed look, you will work rows of alternating front and back post crochet stitches until you reach your ideal border width. This is a great way of adding simple texture to your crochet baby blankets.


Spike Stitch Crochet Border

Spike Stitch Border

Designer: Fiber Flux
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

Add a simple crochet border as an accent to any crochet baby blanket with this easy spike stitch border. Using only single crochets, you will create a crochet border that gives your crochet blanket a clean, finished edge and is great for adding an extra pop of color to a project.


Crochet Granny Edging

Granny Edging

Designer: Petals to Picots
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Basic Stitch

The perfect edging to a granny square afghan is, of course, a granny stitch edging. This crochet border merges with the granny square pattern to create a continuous look for your blanket. Of course, you can also use this crochet border for any crochet baby blanket pattern to give it a nice, clean look.


Simple Shell Crochet Border

Simple Shell Border

Designer: Lullaby Lodge
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

This simple, pretty crochet border makes a great edging for any crochet project. It’s easy to adjust the width of the shells by changing the number of stitches in each shell so you can make them whatever scale you like. 


Half Double Slip Stitch Crochet Border

Half Double Slip Stitch Border

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

A variation of the slip stitch, half double slip stitches give this crochet border a soft ribbed texture. You can make your border as wide as you want by adjusting the number of chains you will make. There is a video tutorial that shows you how to do the stitch, which makes this simple and easy border great even for beginners.


Herringbone Crochet Border

Herringbone Crochet Border

Designer: Winding Road Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

With just a one-row repeat, you can create this beautiful border for any crochet baby blanket.This crochet border will work with any stitch count, and the post includes a video tutorial to make it easy to learn.


Alpine Stitch Crochet Blanket Border

Alpine Stitch Crochet Blanket Border

Designer: Winding Road Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Add this gorgeous crochet border to your crochet baby blanket for some added texture. This crochet border will complement any plain crochet blanket pattern. Use a contrasting color (or several colors to make stripes!) to accent the border or crochet it in the same color as your blanket for a more solid look.


Crochet Peephole Border

Peephole Border

Designer: Blossom Crochet
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Premier Yarns Butterfly

This simple crochet border starts with rows of moss stitch around your crochet baby blanket. Add a double crochet mesh to create the little peepholes that give your blanket an interesting edging. This crochet border will look great in a solid color, or you can experiment with colors to make the peepholes stand out. 


Mini Basketweave Crochet Border

Mini Basketweave Crochet Border

Designer: Winding Road Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Using post stitches, you’ll be able to add a ton of texture to your crochet blanket with this crochet border pattern. Use a solid color to tone down the texture, or use a heathered yarn to emphasize it. Either way, this crochet border pattern is a great addition to any crochet blanket pattern.


Textured Baby Blanket Crochet Border Patterns

While these free crochet border patterns for baby blankets aren’t necessarily more complicated than the patterns presented above, they do make a bolder statement. Here you’ll find bobbles, popcorn, picots, and more to make your borders really pop!


Puff Edge Stitch Blanket Crochet Border

Puff Edge Stitch Blanket Border

Designer: Okie Girl Bling ‘N’ Things
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Basic Stitch

This puff stitch border will give your baby blanket a unique look. Use it with a plain blanket design such as a moss stitch blanket to make it stand out. Not only does it add a touch of texture, you can also use it to add a pop of color to a solid colored blanket. 


Crochet Picot Stitch

Picot Stitch

Designer: Heart Hook Home
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream

Picot stitches are a nice and simple way of adding a crochet border to any crochet project. This border is easy to make and looks like a natural extension of the pattern when worked in the same color as your blanket.


Crochet Triple Picot Border

Triple Picot Border

Designer: Bella Coco
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Patons Astra

This simple picot stitch crochet border adds a cute feminine touch to any crochet baby blanket. Picot stitches are used to create small clusters that look like flowers, which is a perfect pairing to a feminine blanket pattern. 


Crochet Wave Border

Wave Border

Designer: Bella Coco

Yarn weight: (3) DK

Suggested yarn: Patons Astra

A unique way to add a 3D element to your crochet baby blanket, this wave border is worked in multiples of four stitches. You can create a setup row using single crochets to clean up your edges and get the right stitch count before making the waves. These soft rolling waves will make a great addition to a marine-themed blanket.


Ruffled Edge Crochet Blanket Border

Ruffled Edge Blanket Border

Designer: Crafting Happiness
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

This cute ruffled border will add an element of texture to your crochet baby blanket. Adjust the number of stitches to create a less curly (or more curly!) ruffle. It is a great pattern for beginners, and can be used with any crochet project. Warning: this will use a lot of yarn!


Crochet Polka Dot Border

Polka Dot Border

Designer: Moogly Blog
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

A nice, solid edging for any crochet blanket, this crochet blanket border is a great way of adding a pop of color. This simple crochet border is easy to make and while it’s shown in three colors you can use fewer if you’d rather.


Crochet Triangle Picot Edge

Triangle Picot Edge

Designer: Bella Coco
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Patons Astra

Picots on top of pointy triangles give this crochet edging a more finished look. Since it is worked in multiples of 7, it is highly suggested to start with a round of single crochets to even out your edges and get the correct stitch count. This border will look great with granny square baby blankets. 


Crochet Granny Patches Border

Granny Patches Border

Designer: Cherry Heart
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Patons Astra

This crochet border is quick and easy, and gives you a simple edging that is a different take on the granny stitch border. Made with your usual granny stitches, this crochet edging is perfect for beginners who are looking to add a crochet border to their crochet baby blankets.


Crochet Popcorn Border

Popcorn Border

Designer: Moogly Blog
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Not only is this crochet border fun to make, it also makes a great crochet edging for any crochet project. Popcorn stitches will add a ton of texture to your crochet baby blanket. This is perfect for stimulating little hands that love to explore.


Crochet Bobble Stitch Border

Bobble Stitch Border

Designer: TL Yarn Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Basic Stitch

Little bobbles separated by chain stitches are the main feature of this crochet border. Chain stitches between the bobbles allow them to hang from the edge. This crochet border will work well with any plain crochet blanket to add an element of fun and color. 


Crochet Pompom Border

Crochet Pompom Border

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

These cute little pom poms are made using two clusters that are slip stitched together. This crochet border is fun and easy to make, and will surely make your crochet baby blanket more interesting. There is a video tutorial available to show you how to make the pom poms so you can easily crochet this border on any baby blanket you make.


Easy Crochet Rolling Fans Border

Easy Crochet Rolling Fans Border

Designer: Crafting Happiness
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

A beginner-friendly crochet pattern, this crochet border does not require any special stitches – just double crochet stitches, slip stitches, and chains. Overlapping shells create the rolling fans, which are the perfect crochet edging for any square or rectangular crochet project.


Crochet Eyelet Border

Crochet Eyelet Border

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

Reminiscent of eyelet lace, this dainty crochet border adds a feminine touch to any crochet blanket pattern. This crochet border pattern will look beautiful on gingham blankets for baby girls. 


Crochet Iris Stitch Edging

Iris Stitch Edging

Designer: Lullaby Lodge
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Premier Yarns Premier Anti-Pilling Everyday DK

Add this dainty crochet border to any crochet blanket to give it a nice feminine finish. This crochet border is an easy two-row repeat, so you can easily make your crochet border as wide as you want. You can even add this easy crochet border to fleece blankets to add a handmade touch.


Crochet Layered Scallops Border

Layered Scallops Border

Designer: Crafting Happiness
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

This beautiful crochet border is curly, busy, and adds a lovely frame to a crochet baby blanket that is made with simple stitches. You can add as many layers as you want, or you can adjust the pattern to make it flatter and less curly.


Crochet Big Leaf Border

Big Leaf Border

Designer: Cypress Textiles
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Softfun

Add a crochet border that looks like a line of connected leaves to a baby blanket of any size to make it more interesting. This crochet border is made of 7 rows (the first two are optional but they help give a clean edge to your blanket). Experiment with colors to make the leaves stand out, or use a solid color that complements your crochet baby blanket. 


Are You a Beginner Crocheter Who Needs Help with Making Crochet Blankets with Borders?

Build up your confidence to make any of these crochet blanket borders by mastering the fundamental crochet skills. In our Crochet Fundamentals course, you will earn basic stitches and use them to create practice projects to help you build your skills and make sure all your projects look just like the ones you see online. 

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