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I’m often asked for advice when it comes to choosing a border for a crochet blanket so I hope this post helps inspire you as a border can make or break a crochet blanket. In this post you will find nine crochet borders so I think I have you covered from simple to prettifying borders. However, borders are down to personal preference and you own your creative licence this post is simply here to inspire.

Before You Get Started

It’s really important to make sure you have prepped your crochet blanket ready for the border to ensure it sits correctly and doesn’t pucker your work.

You can also brush up on your border prep knowledge with this blog post: Preparing Your Crochet For A Border

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Once you’re all prepped now it’s time to chose your border!

Want to jump right in? Just click on the name of your chosen crochet border to be taken there directly or keep scrolling for more inspiration…

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Pom Pom Edging

A swatch of pom pom border is displayed. The swatch is made from white yarn with the border made from a dusty rose colour.
Pom Pom Edging

Prep border was added to edge of blanket. Prep was [2 dc in each sp between clusters, ch 3] around. Corner was worked as [2 dc, ch 3] twice in corner space.

Join to any chain space.

*Chain 6. Work cluster stitch in third ch from hook. Cluster is (yo, insert, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook) three times to have 4 loops on hook. Chain 3. Work cluster again but now into the top of previous cluster. Fold top cluster over lower cluster and slip st through base of lower cluster, ch 1 to tighten. Chain 3, slip stitch into next ch-3 space on border. Repeat from * around border.

Corner is worked as other spaces with only 1 pom pom.

Puff Edge

A swatch of puff edge border is displayed. The swatch is made from white yarn with the border made from a dusty rose colour.
Puff Edge Border

Work 1 htr, *miss 1 st, htr in next st, working around post of htr just made (yo, insert around post, yo, pull through) three times to have 7 loops on hook, yarn over, and draw through all loops on hook. Repeat from * around for border.

Join with sl st to initial htr.

Shell Edge

A swatch of shell edge border is displayed. The swatch is made from white yarn with the border made from a dusty rose colour.
Shell Edge

Prep round: 1 dc in each st around border.

Shell: [sl st in one st, miss 1 st, work 5 tr in next st, miss 1 st].

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Triangle Picot Edge

A swatch of triangle picot edge border is displayed. The swatch is made from white yarn with the border made from a dusty rose colour.
Triangle Picot Border

Prep round: 1 dc in each st has been worked. Corner ch-3 spaces have 5 sc worked into them.

Pattern is worked over a multiple of 6 +1.

Picot is: ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook.

Join in last st of 5dc corner. Ch 1 (counts as dc), *miss 2 sts, (3 tr, picot, 3 tr) in next st, miss 2 sts, sc in next st. Repeat from * to corner.

Corners: When working over the 5 dc of corner, miss 1 dc, work 1 tr in next st, work (2 tr, picot, 2 tr) in next st, work 1 tr in next st, miss next st, dc in next st. Then continue with pattern as normal across side.

To join, sl st to first st.

Triple Picot Edge

A swatch of triple picot edge border is displayed. The swatch is made from white yarn with the border made from a dusty rose colour.
Triple Picot Edge

Prep round: one dc in each st along side, 3 dc worked in each corner. Sl st to first st to join.

Pattern is worked over 6 sts.

*(Ch 5, dc) three times in same stitch, ch 4, miss 5; repeat from * around. Adjustments in skipping stitches may be needed to work a triple picot in corner and to keep it laying flat. Sl st to first dc to join.

Wave Border

A swatch of wave edge border is displayed. The swatch is made from white yarn with the border made from a dusty rose colour.
Wave Border

Worked over multiples of 4 (but adaptations possible).

Join in a corner space, ch 3 (classes as tr), tr in same space as joining. Work 1 tr in each of next 2 sts. Ch 4. Turn work. Slip st into top of beginning ch-3. Turn work. Work 7 tr into ch-4 sp just made. *Work 1 tr into each of next 4 sts, ch 4, turn work, slip stitch to ch-4 under last tr of previous wave, turn work, work 7 tr in ch-4 sp just made. Repeat from * to corner. If you have only 1 st before corner ch-sp, you can work 2 tr in last st and then 2 tr in corner ch-sp. Then complete wave stitch as usual. Rotate piece and begin next wave in same corner ch-sp by working 2 tr in corner space and 1 tr in each of next 2 sts.

Work in pattern around border, sl st into first tr on the bottom of first block, insert hook into first tr of upper set of tr sts, turn work, sl st into ch-4 sp of previous block (last wave of border) pulling all the way through to the front of the piece. Fasten off.

Wavy Border

A swatch of  wavy edge border is displayed. The swatch is made from white yarn with the border made from a dusty rose colour.
Wavy Border


 Prep border of dc in each st around, 6dc worked into each corner ch-sp. Sl st to firs tst to join.

Worked over multiple of 9 sts across side.

Ch 1, *sl st in next st, dc in next st, htr in next, tr in next, 3 dtr in next, tr in next st, htr in next st, dc in next st, sl st in next, repeat from * to corner.

At corner, work dc, htr, tr, 4dtr, tr, htr, dc. Corners may be adjusted to make them lay flat and round appropriately.

Camel Stitch Border

Camel Stitch Border

Moss Border

Moss Border

Looking for a blanket to add one of these pretty borders to?

Why not browse my archive of crochet blankets?

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