If you want your craft projects to look professionally designed and made, crochet edgings give you a unique and beautiful way to finish them off. Edgings are appropriate for finishing many different types of craft projects: crocheted, knitted or sewn throws, blankets, bedspreads, quilts, sweaters, jackets, linens, tablecloths and much more. If you want to find spectacular crochet edging patterns for these purposes or others, you’re going to love the books you’ll find included on the following list of the best crochet edging pattern books.
Turkish women use delicate beaded edgings to decorate their head scarves. This book was inspired by those fascinating and creative accessories, but you’ll want to use these edgings on many types of projects beyond just scarves. The book includes an overwhelming number of creative ideas for applying beaded edgings to clothing, accessories and home decor items.
This book is one of the most inspiring crochet books in our craft library. It features some beginner-friendly patterns, so even if the thought of bead crochet intimidates you, you’ll definitely want to check this book out!
This book is a crochet stitch dictionary by Melissa Leapman, a famous crochet and knitting pattern designer who has been supplying crafters with patterns for more than a couple of decades. The book has an entire section devoted to edging patterns, and it includes many other types of stitches too. One important note about this book: None of the edgings have corners. The patterns work best for finishing projects where you need a straight-across edging: sheets, pillowcases, boot toppers, sweaters, etc.
These are our picks for the best crochet edging pattern books. We’re sure there are many other fantastic edging pattern books we missed out on seeing, so this is not a comprehensive list. However, we can vouch for these particular books because we’ve actually worked multiple edging patterns using the patterns they contain. We can confirm that the instructions are workable and of excellent quality. Please be sure to see our detailed book reviews of each title for more specific details.
About Your Book Reviewer: Amy Solovay is a freelance writer who holds a degree in textile design and previously enjoyed a career in the textile industry. She has been crocheting and crafting since childhood, and knitting since she was a teenager. Her work also appears at AmySolovay.com, ArtsWithCrafts.com and KnittingandCrochet.net. Amy sends out a free knitting and crochet newsletter so interested crafters can easily keep up with her new patterns, tutorials and book reviews. If you’re already an Instagram user, Amy also invites you to follow her on Instagram.
This page was last updated on 8-12-2019.