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25 Crochet Borders for Blankets

After completing a blanket, a big decision I have to make is whether I should add a border to it or not. I usually add a border to my blankets (more on this later) and it is always worth the effort! In this post, there are 25 different border ideas for your blankets. They feature very different ideas and have varying techniques, meaning there is something for every ability and plenty to choose from to finish off your blanket!

Do crochet blankets need a border?

Crochet blankets don’t always need a border but I add one to most of mine. The main reason for that is that it is a great way to give a blanket a finished look. It is also possible to hide any inconsistencies or hidden ends in the final rows of a blanket. If I choose the border carefully, it can transform a blanket into something completely different and amazing!

Depending on what the colors of the blanket are, it is possible to add a contrasting color to make the border pop or use the same color as the blanket and have the border blend in with the rest of the blanket. Some borders and joining techniques like the flat braid join and the crochet chain border go hand in hand and are really good for when you are joining squares to make a blanket. Adding a wide border is also a good way to increase the size of a blanket.

How do I crochet a border on a blanket?

There are multiple ways of adding a border on a crochet blanket. When using a border like the crochet chain border, the border can be made on the edge of the blanket directly. For other borders, it is a good idea to give the border a solid foundation which is usually a round of single crochet stitches. These stitches even out any inconsistencies at the edges of the blanket and can be used to get to a specific stitch count if the border pattern calls for it.

While making a border, it is important to make sure that the number of border stitches is just right for the chosen pattern. If there are too many stitches, the border will ruffle. If there are too few stitches, the border stitches will be pulling or the body of the blanket will ruffle. Either way, the blanket will not sit flat and the number of stitches will have to be adjusted.

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Linen Border by the Unraveled Mitten in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

1. Linen Border by The Unraveled Mitten

Photo Credit: www.theunraveledmitten.com

This simple crochet blanket border is very beginner friendly and works well in multiple colors as well as just one. I think this border can be used with chunky yarn too!

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Crochet Chain Border in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

2. Crochet Chain Border by KnitterKnotter

This border is a quick and easy way to add a little bit of color and an elegant edging to your blanket. It is made up of only chains and single crochet stitches and works up really fast!

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Granny Edging by Petals to Picots in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

3. Granny Edging by Petals to Picots

Photo Credit: www.petalstopicots.com

This border takes the traditional Granny square stitch and uses it as an edging. It is the perfect finish to either a Granny square blanket or any other type of blanket too!

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Grannie Patches Border by Cherry Heart in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

4. Grannie Patches Border by Cherry Heart

Photo Credit: www.sandra-cherryheart.blogspot.com

This adaptation of the Granny Stitch will make a fantastic finish to your blanket. It will look great in any combination of colors.

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Crab Stitch Border by Lullaby Lodge in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

5. Crab Stitch Border by Lullaby Lodge

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This simple border is made up of a reverse single crochet stitch. It makes for a lovely finish to a blanket and doesn’t require lots of rows. It can also be used as a great finishing touch to other projects such as these slippers.

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Post Ribbing Border by Daisy Farm Crafts in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

6. Post Ribbing Border by Daisy Farm Crafts

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This very simple looking ribbed border will finish off any blanket beautifully. I think this would make a great border for baby blankets!

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Popcorn Border by Moogly Blog in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

7. Popcorn Border by Moogly Blog

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The puffed popcorn stitches make this border stand out without really taking away the focus from the body of the blanket. This cute little border will make a lovely addition to any blanket.

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Reverse Shell Stitch Border by Heart Hook Home in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

8. Reverse Shell Stitch Border by Heart Hook Home

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This beautiful shell crochet border is reminiscent of a wave and will look amazing in a contrasting color to your blanket.

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Happily Ever Afghan Border by Crochet 365 Knit Too in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

9. Happily Ever Afghan Border by Crochet 365 Knit Too

Photo Credit: www.crochet365knittoo.com

This beautiful border is the perfect finish to any vintage style blanket. The tutorial comes with written instructions about how to adapt the border to your blanket too.

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Pumpkin Patch Edging by Fiber Flux Blog in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

10. Pumpkin Patch Edging by Fiber Flux Blog

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This cute pointy edging looks like pumpkins in a row! It is the perfect border for a fall themed blanket. The instructions help you get the right stitch count for the border to match your blanket.

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Crochet Ruffled Edging by Dream a Little Bigger in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

11. Crochet Ruffled Edging by Dream a Little Bigger

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This edging is a little different from some of the other borders mentioned here and creates a ruffled border. The blanket will eventually not sit flat but this is a really cute edging and you can make the ruffles as large as you want!

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Lacy Peaks Border by Cypress Textiles in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

12. Lacy Peaks Border by Cypress Textiles

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This crochet border is made up of 3 rows and a finishing picot row to give the edging the peak finish. The pattern comes with instructions and if you know how to work a picot you will be able to work this border easily.

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Candy Cane Border by Maria's Blue Crayon in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

13. Candy Cane Border by Maria’s Blue Crayon

Photo Credit: www.mariasbluecrayon.com

This beautiful border looks fantastic on a Christmas blanket, but using other colors looks fantastic all year round too. It only requires you to be able to work a chain and slip stitch!

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Iris Stitch Border by Lullaby Lodge in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

14. Iris Stitch Border by Lullaby Lodge

Photo Credit: www.lullabylodge.com

This decorative lacy edging is made using the Iris stitch and will add an amazing border to any blanket. This one will look great in a contrasting color!

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Shell Stitch Edging by the Spruce Crafts in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

15. Shell Edging by The Spruce Crafts

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This beautiful edging is much simpler to make than it looks. It creates a line of shells and is a really simple border to add a finishing touch to your blanket.

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V Stitch and Picot Border by The Spruce Crafts in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

16. V Stitch and Picot Border by The Spruce Crafts

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This beautiful lacy border is made up of a section of V stitch and finished with a lovely round of picots.

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Cluster Lace Edging by Crochet Kim in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

17. Cluster Lace Edging by Crochet Kim

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Here’s another beautiful lacy border. It is made of a few different stitches and would be great if you’d like to challenge yourself and make something really pretty along the way.

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Treble Scallop Edging by Cypress Textiles in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

18. Treble Scallop Edging by Cypress Textiles

Photo Credit: www.cypresstextiles.net

This lacy edging is a simple and elegant blanket border. It is similar to the Shell Stitch border, but more decorative and can be used to add a little extra something to your blanket!

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Spike Stitch border by The Spruce Crafts in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

19. Spike Stitch Border by The Spruce Crafts

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Spike stitch is a unique stitch that can be worked in a variety of different ways. This border will look amazing on any blanket!

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Polka Dot Border by Moogly Blog in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

20. Polka Dot Border by Moogly Blog

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This beautiful polka dot border will look fantastic in a range of colors. This pattern comes with information on setting up the border to work with your blanket size too.

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Cupcake Border by Wilmade in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

21. Cupcake Border by Wilmade

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This cute border is row of cupcakes – a beautiful border for any blanket. It can be made in any colors to compliment your blanket.

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Bobble Border by Lullaby Lodge in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

22. Bobble Border by Lullaby Lodge

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This cute little border is made up of only one row and stitch (after a single crochet foundation) so it is nice and beginner friendly. The pattern comes with a photo and written tutorial to help you out.

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Meet me on the corner border by Christine Bateman in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

23. Meet me on the corner by Christine Bateman

Photo Credit: www.lullabylodge.com

This is a beautiful border that uses a combination of different stitches and techniques. It is also a wide border so you can use all or parts of it depending on how wide you’d like your border to be. I used parts of this border for my 2021 Tunisian CAL Blanket.

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Pom Pom Edging by Once Upon a Pink Moon in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

24. Pom Pom Edging by Once Upon a Pink Moon

Photo Credit: www.onceuponapinkmoon.blogspot.com

This unique and playful pom pom finish would look fantastic on the edge of any blanket. Using the right color to contrast or compliment your blanket will really set this edging off!

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Rose Border by Look at What I Made in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

25. Rose Border by Look At What I Made

Photo Credit: www.lookatwhatimade.net

This lovely border echoes little roses around the edge of a blanket. Isn’t it beautiful? I really like how peaceful it is to look at, I think the colors picked by the designer are perfect for this border!

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Nuts about squares CAL border by Lilla Bjorn Crochet in the round up of 25 beautiful blanket borders by KnitterKnotter

26. Nuts about squares CAL border

Photo Credit: www.lillabjorncrochet.com

I found this border after I completed working on the round up and I just couldn’t leave it out. Tatiana from Lilla Bjorn Crochet is one of my favorite designers and I think this border where she uses overlay stitches is perfect for any blanket that could use a textured border to frame the blanket!

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