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Crochet borders

July 08, 2023 4 min read

Crochet borders - Secret Yarnery

Are you ready to take your crochet projects from ordinary to extraordinary? Join me on an exciting journey as we explore the world of crochet borders. These finishing touches have the power to turn your creations into awe-inspiring works of art. Get ready to unleash your creativity and add that perfect finishing touch that will make your projects truly unforgettable. Welcome to the captivating realm of crochet borders!

Why Crochet Borders Matter

Adding a border to your crochet projects is like putting the final brushstrokes on a painting. It brings everything together, defines the edges, and adds that touch of finesse. A crochet border not only enhances the appearance but also serves functional purposes such as preventing edges from curling and adding stability to the project. It's a beautiful way to showcase your skills and add a personal touch to your creations.

Here are a few examples and ideas of crochet borders I have done:

  • Grand Finale Crochet BorderFor those seeking elegance and sophistication, this border is the ultimate choice. This border features intricate stitch patterns and detailed motifs that create a stunning and eye-catching edge. It's perfect for those special blankets or when you want to create an heirloom-quality piece. Our downloadable written pattern here provides step-by-step instructions, and our video tutorials available for both right-handed crocheters here, and left-handed crocheters here, offer additional guidance to ensure you achieve impeccable results.

  • The Easy Drunken Granny Crochet BorderIf you're in the mood for a fun and whimsical border, this is the perfect choice. This border puts a playful twist on the classic granny stitch by tilting the squares, creating an interesting and unique design. It adds texture and personality to your baby blankets, making them stand out from the crowd. You can find the written pattern with detailed instructions in our downloadable pattern here, and our video tutorials available for both right-handed crocheters here and left-handed crocheters here will guide you through the process. 

  • The Tulip Stitch cute shell border: It is a perfect choice if you're looking to add a touch of elegance and femininity to your baby blankets. This border features delicate crochet tulip motifs and beautiful shell stitches that create a stunning visual effect. The pattern is easy to follow, and you can find the written instructions in our downloadable pattern here. If you prefer a more visual guide, our right-handed tutorial here and the left-handed video tutorial here will walk you through each step, ensuring your success. Add a touch of floral beauty to your baby blankets with this border.

Tips for Perfect Crochet Borders

  1. Use the same yarn and hook size as your main project to ensure a cohesive look.
  2. Take your time and work at a relaxed pace to maintain even tension throughout the border.
  3. Don't be afraid to experiment with different stitch combinations and patterns to find the perfect border for your project.
  4. Block your project before adding the border to ensure that the edges are straight and the stitches are even.


Q1: How do I determine the number of stitches needed for the border?

A1: The number of stitches for the border will depend on the desired width and the stitch pattern you choose. You can measure the sides of your project and calculate the number of stitches based on the gauge of your main project.

Q2: Can I add a border to an existing crochet project?

A2: Absolutely! Adding a border to an existing project is a great way to freshen it up and give it a finished look. Just make sure to match the yarn and hook size to maintain consistency.

Q3: Are there any specific techniques for joining the border to the project?

A3: The most common technique for joining a border is slip stitching or slip stitching with a chain. You can experiment with different joining methods to achieve the desired effect.


Crochet borders are the perfect way to add that extra touch of beauty and elegance to your projects. Whether you're working on a blanket, a scarf, or a delicate doily, a well-chosen border can make a world of difference. So, explore the various techniques, experiment with different patterns, and let your creativity soar.

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Get ready to create stunning masterpieces that will leave everyone in awe of your crochet prowess!

As a seasoned crocheter with years of experience, I have had the pleasure of exploring various crochet techniques and mastering the art of crochet borders. I have created numerous crochet projects with stunning borders and received accolades for my attention to detail. In this blog, I aim to share my knowledge and passion for crochet borders, empowering you to unleash your creativity and take your crochet projects to new heights. 

  • The Easy Drunken Granny Crochet Border

  • The Tulip Stitch cute shell border