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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

10 Ways To Get The Perfect Finish On Your Crochet Afghan

As I mentioned in the previous post '10 Different Ways to Join Granny Squares' I like to plan ahead with my blankets/afghans. I always have an idea in my head how I would like it to end up and generally they come together pretty well.

Today I thought I could do a roundup of 10 different crochet borders. I hope this will help you plan the end result you would like for your afghan (if that is what you are making with your granny squares from the CAL)

1. Picot Border


2. Double V-Stitch Border


3. Scalloped Edging

Scallop Edging

4. Lacy V's and Picot Edging

5. Shell Stitch Border

6. Chain Edging

7. Attic24: Granny Blanket Edging

9. Lace Shell Edging

1. Make sure you have the same amount of stitches on the top/bottom and left side/right side so your blanket will come out even.

2. Try and keep your tension even throughout.

3. If using a different colour than the main afghan for the border do a round of sc in the main afghan colour before doing the border to get a neater finish.

Do you need a few idea's on how to join your squares, I have compiled a roundup of 10 different ways here

Are you still learning to crochet? This class offered by Craftsy and hosted by Vickie Howell will get you on the right track and have you crocheting like a pro in no time. 

Designed to be an introductory course it will guide you through the basic stitches and best of all you will learn to create granny squares and be able to use them in some of the wonderful projects above. Make sure to check it out here Online Crochet Class


  1. just what I needed!!! The finish!!! :)

  2. I love the scalloped edging. Think I'll try that on my next blanket. Very cute.

  3. love this, thanks! I'm always loving new ways to finish off a blanket or a throw!

  4. What an interesting post, thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks for all these ideas for borders. I especially love the double V-stitch border on the granny. It blends so well with the granny pattern you hardly think it's a border.

  6. Thank you for putting this compilation of so many lovely borders from so many different blogs! I follow every blog that you are sharing these patterns from, and each is fabulous! It would take me a lot of searching all over years of archived posts on each blog to try to find all of these. Thank you, again, for putting them all together!

  7. These are all beautiful. Thank you so much for your time and wealth of information!

  8. These are totally amazing. I've never attempted granny squares simply because of the possible sloppy joining. Thank you again (as for the edgings)!!!!

  9. This has been a fabalous help to me thankyou x

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  12. Thank you so much for putting this list together! Seems I'm always searching the internet for a border for blankets and this does the job for me!!