How to Crochet Scalloped Edges with 10 Patterns to Try

Are you looking for a way to add an interesting border to some of your crochet projects? The crochet scalloped edge is a great technique for quickly adding that special touch and creating a finished look.

HOW TO CROCHET SCALLOPED EDGES WITH 10 PATTERNS TO TRY

What is a Crochet Scalloped Edge?

The crochet scallop edge is also referred to as the crochet shell border. It is an easy technique to learn. It produces semicircles along the edge of a crocheted project, creating a feminine touch.

Crochet Scalloped Edge Handkerchief

When Can You Use the Crochet Scalloped Edge?

The crochet scallop edge is a versatile stitch. You can use it to create a border on the bottom edge, sides, top, or all the way around your project. You can use the crochet scallop edge on almost any project that needs a border.

The crochet scallop edge can be used on projects such as:

  • Blankets
  • Shawls
  • Scarves
  • Cowls
  • Beanies
  • Dish cloths
  • Coasters
  • Etc.

Step-by-Step Crochet Scalloped Edge Tutorial

One of the easiest edgings to learn is the crochet scalloped edge.

Supplies needed:

·         Project that Needs a Border

·         Yarn

·         Coordinating Crochet Hook

·         Scissors

Crochet Scalloped Edge Tutorial:

1.    Place a slip stitch into the first stitch where you want to start the crochet scalloped border on your started project.

2.    Add a single crochet into the same stitch.

3. Skip the next stitch.

4.    Into the stitch after the skipped stitch, add 5 double crochets.

5.    Skip the next stitch.

6.    Into the stitch after the skipped stitch, add a single crochet. This completes one scallop.

7.    Add a single crochet into the next stitch.

8.    Skip the next stitch.

9.    Into the stitch after the skipped stitch, add 5 double crochets.

10.  Skip the next stitch.

11.  Into the stitch after the skipped stitch, add a single crochet.

12.  Repeat steps 7-11 until you have a finished border.

13.  End the scalloped crochet border by working a slip stitch into the first single crochet.

Now that you know just how easy it is to make the crochet scalloped edge border, let’s look at 10 patterns.

10 Scallop Border Crochet Patterns

1. Mikeisha’s Baby Blanket Pattern by OumaRalie

Here is a versatile baby blanket pattern that has a crochet shell border. You can start working on the blanket in a neutral colour, then once you know the gender of the baby you can add a coloured ribbon.

The body of this crochet baby blanket is super-easy to make. If you already know how to single crochet and a double crochet, you can make the bobble stitch.

You can also change the borders with our blanket edging crochet patterns.

Mikeisha's Baby Blanket Pattern by OumaRalie

Find the Pattern by OumaRalie HERE

2. Crochet Scalloped Edge Coasters Pattern by hennasboutique

This is a great little crochet coaster pattern. You can make these coasters in a wide variety of colours. You can use them yourself or make them as a housewarming gift.

When completed, the coasters will measure about 4.75 inches (12 cm) in diameter. The crochet pattern is detailed with easy-to-follow written directions and a diagram.

Crochet Scalloped Edge Coasters Pattern by hennasboutique

Find the Pattern by hennasboutique HERE

3. Scalloped Crochet Border Raffia Shoulder Bag Clutch Pattern by KoshioKrafts

Make this gorgeous bag for a special occasion or for everyday use. Create one in a neutral colour to match all your outfits. Or have fun and use a bright, striking colour that will draw attention.

This crochet pattern mainly uses US double crochet, with some horizontal puff stitches for extra detail. It is an intermediate level pattern that requires counting, varied stitch patterns, and the scallop border crochet technique.

Scalloped Crochet Border Raffia Shoulder Bag Clutch Pattern by KoshioKrafts

Find the Pattern by KoshioKrafts HERE

4. Crochet Scalloped Edge Summer Crop Top Pattern by ForthefrillsStore

The Forget-Me-Not Top has a boxy fit, wide neck, and scalloped crochet edge. The top was inspired by the petals of blue forget-me-not flowers.

This is an easy and quick project. The pattern is worked from the neck down. This makes the length easily customisable. Includes are instructions for sizes x-small, small, medium, large, x-large, 2XL, and 3XL.

Also see: Crochet Halter Top and Crop Top Patterns

Crochet Scalloped Edge Summer Crop Top Pattern by ForthefrillsStore

Find the Pattern by ForthefrillsStore HERE

5. Cotton Baby Blanket with Crochet Shell Border by Krissys Over the Mountain Crochet

Are you looking for a crochet pattern for a baby shower? Make this crochet shell border blanket for a little boy or girl.

The blanket has an extra wide shell border. Completed, the blanket will measure 40 inches (101.6 cm) x 40 inches (101.6 cm).

Cotton Baby Blanket with Crochet Shell Border by Krissys Over the Mountain Crochet

Find the Pattern by Krissys Over the Mountain Crochet HERE

6. Emerald Scalloped Crochet Border Scarf Pattern by Ariana Hall

This lovely scarf has a light, airy feel to it. This is a two-row repeat pattern, which means, you will alternate between rows 3 and 4. You can use this pattern to create any length of scarf you desire.

Emerald Scalloped Crochet Border Scarf Pattern by Ariana Hall

Find the Pattern by Ariana Hall HERE

7. Cherry or Rose Scallop Border Crochet Beanie Pattern by JTeasycrochet

Crochet this adorable beanie for a photo prop or everyday use. It can be made with either a flower or cherries. Both patterns are included.

The pattern comes in 4 sizes: 0-6 months, 6 months – 2 years, 2-5 years and up, and teens and adults. This is a beginner-friendly pattern with a crochet scalloped border.

Cherry or Rose Scallop Border Crochet Beanie Pattern by JTeasycrochet

Find the Pattern by JTeasycrochet HERE

8. Baby Blanket Scallop Border Crochet Pattern by loganberryhandmade

This crochet pattern will teach you how to create a beautiful baby afghan. The blanket is soft, cuddly, and delicate. It is finished with an elegant and traditional crochet scalloped border.

Completed, the blanket will measure approximately 30 inches (76.2 cm) by 32.5 inches (82.55 cm). You will need to know how to make single crochet and double crochet stitches.

Baby Blanket Scallop Border Crochet Pattern by loganberryhandmade

Find the Pattern by loganberryhandmade HERE

9. Summer Dress with V-Neck Scallop Border Crochet Pattern by ForthefrillsStore

Featuring a crochet shell border and a lightly flared body, this cute little dress is summer chic. The pattern has so many customisation options, you can truly make this a one-of-a-kind piece.

Along with the summer dress pattern is a pattern for the Seascape Tank Top. Both patterns are easy to complete. They are written using US crochet terms and include step-by-step instructions with pictures.

Summer Dress with V-Neck Scallop Border Crochet Pattern by ForthefrillsStore

Find the Pattern by ForthefrillsStore HERE

10. Victorian Scalloped Cowl Crochet Pattern by chezpascale

Are you an advanced beginner looking for an elegant cowl pattern? Check out this beautiful design.

This is an easy crochet pattern that only requires 1 ball of yarn. To complete the scarf, you only basic crochet knowledge and experience with crocheting in the round.

Victorian Scalloped Cowl Crochet Pattern by chezpascale

Find the Pattern by chezpascale HERE

Are you looking for an attractive border for your crochet projects? The crochet scalloped edge adds interest and style.

Are you new to adding borders to your crochet projects? Are you looking for an easy technique? Then you have got to try the crochet scalloped edge stitch technique.

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Mary Salazar

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