35 Easy Crochet Borders For Baby Blankets (Simple + Quick)


In this blog post, 35 easy crochet borders for baby blankets (simple + quick). 

Crocheting is a wonderful craft that can be used to create beautiful and cozy baby blankets. 

However, sometimes, the edges of a blanket can look unfinished or plain. 

That’s where crochet edging techniques come in! 

They add a decorative touch and can help make a blanket look more polished. 

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter, there’s a border pattern here for you. 

So why not add a little extra flair to your next baby blanket project?

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35 Easy crochet borders for baby blankets

35 Easy Crochet Borders For Baby Blankets

Check out the easy crochet borders for baby blankets below to find the perfect edging for your project.

Happy Crocheting!

Why Crochet A Border On A Baby Blanket?    

Adding a border to crocheted blankets serves multiple essential functions. 

It offers a refined, polished appearance, framing the blanket’s rough edges with a clean, professional finish. 

Beyond aesthetics, the border reinforces the structural integrity of the blanket, guarding against unraveling or fraying over time, which is particularly important for blankets subjected to frequent use and laundering. 

Additionally, the border can serve as a decorative element, allowing crocheters to incorporate various stitches, colors, and patterns to complement the overall design or add visual interest. 

How Do You End A Crochet Blanket?

Ending a crochet blanket involves completing the final row or round of stitches, fastening off the yarn, and weaving in the loose ends to secure them. 

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to end a crochet blanket:

  1. Complete the final row or round: Work the last row or round of stitches according to your pattern or design until you reach the desired size for your blanket.
  2. Fasten off the yarn: Once you’ve finished the last stitch, cut the yarn, leaving a tail that is several inches long (usually around 6-8 inches). Yarn over and pull the tail through the loop on your hook to create a knot. This secures the last stitch in place.
  3. Weave in the ends: Thread the yarn tail onto a yarn needle. Insert the needle under the loops of several stitches along the edge of your blanket, being careful to weave the yarn in discreetly to avoid creating bumps or gaps. Continue weaving the yarn back and forth in different directions for about an inch or two, then trim any excess yarn close to the surface of the fabric.
  4. Repeat for any remaining tails: If you changed yarn colors or joined new skeins of yarn during your project, repeat the process of fastening off and weaving in ends for each tail to ensure they are securely fastened and hidden within the fabric.
  5. Block the blanket (optional): Blocking your finished crochet blanket can help to even out stitches, relax the fabric, and improve the overall appearance. Depending on the fiber content of your yarn and your preference, you can wet block, steam block, or simply pin the blanket into shape and let it air dry.

Once you’ve completed these steps, your crochet blanket is finished and ready to use or gift!

Make sure to take your time when weaving in ends to ensure they are securely fastened and won’t come undone with use.

Should You Block A Crochet Blanket Before Adding A Border?   

Whether or not to block a crochet blanket before adding a border depends on various factors. 

Blocking can be beneficial for achieving a more uniform appearance, especially if the blanket has uneven tension or if precise sizing is important. 

It can also help to relax the fabric and improve its drape, particularly for blankets made from natural fibers like wool or cotton. 

Additionally, blocking can aid in adjusting the size of the blanket if it has stretched or shrunk during crocheting. 

However, if the blanket already has a consistent texture and size, or if the border design is forgiving of slight irregularities, blocking may be unnecessary. 

Ultimately, the decision to block before adding a border comes down to personal preference and the desired outcome for the finished project.

Learn everything about blocking here – Blocking Knits – How To Block Knitting Guide 

How Do I Choose A Crochet Border?    

Choosing a crochet border for your project involves considering several factors to ensure it complements the overall design and enhances the finished piece. 

Begin by assessing the style and purpose of your project—is it traditional, modern, or whimsical? 

The border should align with the aesthetic of the main body of the project. 

Additionally, consider the stitch pattern used in the main portion of the project; a border that complements or contrasts with this pattern can create a cohesive and visually appealing result. 

Think about the functionality of the border as well—does it need to add structure, provide stability, or simply serve as a decorative embellishment? 

Finally, consider the yarn color and weight to ensure the border harmonizes with the rest of the project. 

Whether you opt for a simple single crochet edging, an intricate lace border, or something in between, choosing a crochet border involves selecting one that enhances the overall look and feel of your project while fulfilling its practical requirements.

What is the easiest border for a crochet blanket?    

The easiest border for a crochet blanket, especially for beginners, is typically a simple single crochet border.

A pretty alternative that is also easy is a crochet shell border; you can view a tutorial for that here on my YouTube channel.

Should I use a bigger crochet hook for the border?

Opting for a larger crochet hook when crafting the border of your blanket can yield various benefits, contingent upon the desired effect and yarn thickness. 

Firstly, a larger hook size can produce a looser stitch pattern, fostering a softer, more flowing texture, ideal for blankets fashioned from thicker yarns or aiming for a relaxed, airy border. 

Additionally, it lends an opportunity to inject flair, as the larger stitches create a bold, visually striking border that complements the blanket’s main body. 

Moreover, adjusting tension becomes more manageable with a larger hook, compensating for any disparities between the border and main body tension, ensuring a flat, cohesive appearance. 

Speedier progress is also a perk, with larger stitches translating to quicker completion—a boon for those on tight deadlines or simply seeking efficient project closure. 

Yet, while a larger hook offers advantages, it’s crucial to assess its impact on the overall aesthetic, as smaller hook sizes might better suit projects aiming for a tighter, more structured border. 

Ultimately, the choice of hook size hinges on individual preference, desired aesthetic, and yarn characteristics, inviting experimentation to discover the perfect match for each unique project.

What supplies do you need to crochet a baby blanket boarder?

To crochet a baby blanket border, you’ll need basic crochet supplies. 

Firstly, you’ll require a crochet hook in an appropriate size for the yarn you’re using and the desired tension of your stitches. 

Yarn is the next essential item, chosen in a soft and washable fiber suitable for baby use. 

Acrylic or cotton yarns are popular choices due to their durability and easy care. 

You’ll also need a yarn needle/tapestry needle for weaving in ends and sewing seams, scissors for cutting yarn, and, optionally, stitch markers for marking corners or specific points along the edge of the blanket. 

If you’re following a specific pattern, ensure you have the instructions or design inspiration on hand. 

Additionally, blocking materials like blocking mats, T-pins, and a spray bottle or steam iron may be necessary to shape and finish the border neatly. 

With these supplies, you’ll be well-equipped to add a beautiful border to your baby blanket.

Crochet Lessons

If you are a new maker and need help with the crochet basics, check out the crochet lessons here – Crochet Lessons {With Video Tutorials}.

There, you will find tutorial posts for all the crochet techniques a newbie needs to know.  

Including how to make a slip knot how to create a foundation chain (ch), how to crochet the basic crochet stitches, single crochet stitches (sc), double crochet stitches (dc), how to crochet granny squares and all the crochet abbreviations ( in UK and US terms) a maker needs to know.  

And if you need more video tutorials, check out my YouTube channel here. – Handy Little Me – YouTube 

Check out the ultimate crochet stitch library – 30 Crochet Stitches For All Skill Levels

To check out knit patterns, check out this pattern category – Free Knitting Patterns

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