Where to Get Free Vintage and New Knit and Crochet Edging Patterns

This list of free knit and crochet edging patterns includes 77+ different choices — some for contemporary edgings, and some for vintage edgings. Some of the edgings are simple and some are fancy; some are easy and some are challenging. There’s a fantastic mix of trims, borders and edgings — a little something for everyone.


If you’re looking for blanket edgings, that page isn’t the most helpful possibility, just because you’d also have to wade through all the patterns that don’t have corners. If you need a pattern with a corner, check out this page of crochet borders for blankets. The page features links to free patterns for different blanket edgings that have corners, plus insights to help you crochet blanket borders more easily.

Ebay Auction For 1920’s Era Crochet & Needlework Pattern Books

Edited to add: The auction I originally posted about has now ended, so I removed the link to it. However, you can still click the link below to visit my page about the Star Needlework Journal Volume 9 Number 4.

I just found what looks like a fantastic deal on a lot of 4 original vintage needlework books. As of right now, the bidding’s only at $2.99, and the auction ends in less than 24 hours. I’m thinking this could turn out to be an incredible bargain for someone, even considering that some of the books do have some condition issues. You can’t even buy single reproductions for that price!

One of the pattern books included in the auction is the Star Needlework Journal Volume 9 Number 4, which I blogged about a bit earlier today. In my opinion, that book alone is worth way more than $2.99. The other books included are:

  • Clark’s ONT Designs For Edgings, Insertions and Medallions
  • Yokes and Edgings in Crochet, Book No. 10 by Adeline Cordet
  • and a Jack Frost book of handbags that looks like it is probably a somewhat later vintage

Overall this looks like a great pattern lot.

Antique-Crochet.com Site Update: Star Needlework Journal Vol. 9 No. 4

Front Cover Of a Star Needlework Journal Magazine Dated 1924Fancy Filet Crochet Edgings From a Star Needlework Journal Magazine Dated 1924

I just added a new page to antique-crochet.com which features detailed information about the pattern book pictured above. It’s Star Needlework Journal Vol. 9, No. 4, and it was originally published in 1924. This blog post only gives you a peek at the contents; on the new web page I have included lots more photos, plus a detailed listing of patterns and projects that were contained in the book. This one is a real gem for crochet enthusiasts, because a fair amount of this issue’s contents are crochet patterns.

Pleaase click here to check it out!

Antique-Crochet.com Site Update: Collingbourne’s Elgin Maid Book of Crochet Patterns, by Virginia Snow Studios

The Front Cover of Collingbourne's Elgin Maid Book Portrays a Lovely Young Girl Spinning At Her Spinning Wheel.

I just updated antique-crochet.com with a new page about Collingbourne’s Elgin Maid Book. Please check it out!

Thanks for your interest! 🙂

Antique-Crochet.com Site Update: My Trousseau by Anna Valeire


Have you seen this amazing book? It’s called My Trousseau. It’s really a gem of a pattern book. I just updated antique-crochet.com to include an entire page about this lovely book, including lots of photos and a list of crochet patterns included in it. I also link to some sources in case you’d be interested in obtaining your own copy. I highly recommend the book! Please click here to read more about the My Trousseau crochet patterns book.