When you crochet a baby blanket, you have the decision to make about how to finish it with an edging. You can make it simple or you can make it frilly and complex. You can even finish it off further with ribbons and other decorations. These free patterns for baby blanket edgings will come in handy.
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This frilly edging was designed to finish off the lacy v-stitch baby blanket. You could use it on any baby blanket that needs a pretty lace edging. You can finish a striped blanket as in the original project with a coordinating lacy edge.
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For "busy," colorful baby blankets, use a simple edging that won't be overwhelming. This particular edging is worked in single crochet and slip stitches. If a lacy edge isn't appropriate for your design, it's a lovely simple edge to go with designs for boys or for girls. See the instructions included for the heart sampler baby afghan.
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This edging is just about the easiest one ever. It's useful for finishing baby blankets or afghans for anyone in the family. Here you can see it used on the gingham check baby blanket, which can be a boy-friendly design.
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There are bunches of different ways you could style this pretty edging. It looks nice by itself, and it also looks beautiful if you add ribbons or other trims to it. This is such a pretty idea for finishing baby blankets or other types of projects. You could use it for crocheted placemats or just about any type of flat project that has four corners. See examples of adding ribbons or other trim to the puff lace edgings.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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This edging is eye-catching but not too fancy. It features tall shell stitches built up with treble crochets in a two-color repeat. You can envision it in colors for baby boys or for baby girls.
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This edging is one possible way to finish off a baby blanket you can make using the customizable blanket pattern. The pattern includes instructions for many different sizes including a baby's receiving blanket size and a slightly larger crib size. You can also customize blankets for other family members too.
This edging would also work well for finishing off some other types of baby blankets. I think this is a particularly boy-friendly design, although it could also be used for a girl's... baby blanket.
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Crochet Book That Includes Edging Patterns
When you need a crochet pattern, it's always satisfying to find a free one. But if for some reason you can't find quite what you're looking for among the free pattern offerings, perhaps you might like to buy a book that would offer you more possibilities. Here is a crochet book you might like to look at:
DIY Afghans book by Mary Beth Temple: This book features several exquisite afghan edging patterns, plus afghan patterns and ideas for how to design your own afghans.