Scalloped Crochet Edge — Free Pattern Free Crochet Edging Pattern With Corner; Makes a Fantastic Blanket Edging

Scalloped Crochet Edge With Corner

Scalloped Crochet Edge With Corner, Perfect for Finishing Blankets and Linens. Pictured on a Colorful Granny Square.

Scalloped Crochet Edge -- A Free Pattern Is Available for This Design.

Scalloped Crochet Edge — A Free Pattern Is Available for This Design.


If you’re ready to finish off a blanket, placemat, tablecloth, sheet or other square /rectangular craft project, this scalloped crochet edge is a fantastic pattern to consider. It would also work for various garment edges or accessories; you could use it at sleeve edges, along the lower edges of a skirt, around the openings of a simple cardigans, or along the lower edge of a pullover sweater.

There are several versions of this pattern you could use. For finishing blankets and other square or rectangular projects, there’s a version with a corner. For projects such as pillowcases and skirts, there’s another version that’s suitable for finishing straight edges without corners. I’ve also added a two-color version, in case you’d like to create a project with a colorful edging.

Scalloped Edge With Corners

Stitch Multiple: For this pattern to work out correctly, when you get to round 2, each edge needs to have a multiple of 5 sts across plus one extra st, not counting the ch-2 spaces in the corners. This translates to being a multiple of 5 + 1 sts across each edge. If you need to work any increases or decreases to get the right number of stitches, round 1 is the ideal time to do that.


Round 1: sc all the way around the piece. When you get to a corner, ch 2 to turn the corner, then resume working in sc st. At the end of the round, sl st to join the end of the round to the beg.


Round 2: [ch 2. dc in same st. Work 1 dc in ea of the next 2 sts. ch 2, sl st in same st. sl st in next st. sl st in next st.] Repeat. When you get to a corner, work 2 ch sts and then dc in the st right before the ch-2 space. Work 3 dc sts in the ch-2 space. In the next st after the ch-2 space, work 1 dc, then ch 2, then sl st in the same st as the last dc. sl st in next st, sl st in next st, then resume working the sequence in between brackets until you get to the next corner.


Optional Round 3: Work a round of surface crochet slip stitches in the spot where round 1 of the edging and the last row of the project touch each other, all the way around.

Another alternative: you could work a round of surface crochet slip stitches in the spot where rounds 1 and 2 touch each other.


End off.


Weave in all ends.

Two-Color Scalloped Edge With Corners

Stitch Multiple: For this pattern to work out correctly, when you get to round 2, each edge needs to have a multiple of 5 sts across plus one extra st, not counting the ch-2 spaces in the corners. This translates to being a multiple of 5 + 1 sts. If you need to work any increases or decreases to get the right number of stitches, round 1 is the ideal time to do that.

You’ll need 2 different yarn colors for this version of the edging — color A and color B. To see an example of this version, check out the colorful rainbow granny square pictured above.


In my granny square example,

  • Color A = orange
  • Color B = red

Round 1: Using color A, sc all the way around the piece. When you get to a corner, ch 2 to turn the corner, then resume working in sc st. At the end of the round, before you work the last step of the last st in the round, change colors to color B. Do not cut color A. Just drop it and let it hang while you work round 2, taking care not to tangle it up.


Round 2: using color B, [ch 2. dc in same st. Work 1 dc in ea of the next 2 sts. ch 2, sl st in same st. sl st in next st.] Repeat. When you get to a corner, work 2 sl sts and then dc in the same st right before the ch-2 space. Work 3 dc sts in the ch-2 space. In the next st after the ch-2 space, work 1 dc, then ch 2, then sl st in the same st as the last dc. sl st in next st, sl st in next st, then resume working the sequence in between brackets until you get to the next corner. When you’ve worked all the way around the piece, end off color B and weave in your loose end.


Round 3: Insert your hook into the work in a spot close to where you dropped color A, and also in a spot where colors A and B touch each other. Work a round of surface crochet slip stitches, using the spot where rounds 1 and 2 touch each other as your guide for placing the stitches. Work all the way around.


End off.


Weave in all ends.

Straight Scalloped Edge Worked in Rows

See the lower photo posted above for an example of how this version of the edging looks.


The basic stitch multiple for this version is 5 sts, plus you need 3 extra at the end of the row. Depending on how you start your project, you may need to add some stitches to your initial starting chain to get the right number of stitches.


Row 1: Single crochet across entire row.


Note: the work needs to be turned at this point. You can either turn without working a turning chain, then complete the sequence in brackets given in row 2. Or work the first ch 2 and turn the work, then complete the sequence in brackets below as usual without working any additional chains.


Row 2: [ch 2. dc in same st. Work 1 dc in ea of the next 2 sts. ch 2, sl st in same st. sl st in next st.] Repeat. At the end of the row, you can omit the last set of 2 sl sts to end with a scallop.


If you want to work an additional row of surface crochet sl st where rows 1 and 2 touch each other, it will add a bit of additional texture and visual interest to the work. This isn’t a necessity. The picture above shows the edging WITHOUT this optional third row.

Straight Scalloped Edge Worked in Rounds

If you want to use this edging to finish off the edges of a cowl or infinity scarf, this is the version to use.


The basic stitch multiple for this version is 5 sts. If you’re starting the project from the beginning, you may need to add some stitches to your initial starting chain to get the right number of stitches. The number you’d need to add depends on the stitch or stitch pattern you are working.


Round 1: Single crochet across entire row. At the end of the round, work a sl st to join the end of the round to the beg.


Round 2: [ch 2. dc in same st. Work 1 dc in ea of the next 3 dc sts. ch 2, sl st in same st. sl st in next st.] Repeat all the way around.


If you want to work an additional row of surface crochet sl st where rows 1 and 2 touch each other, it will add a bit of additional texture and visual interest to the work. This isn’t a necessity. The picture above shows the edging WITHOUT this optional third row.


End off and weave in any loose ends.

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