One of my very favorite crochet books of all time is Edie Eckman’s Around the Corner Crochet Borders so of course I was thrilled to see that she has a new book: Every Which Way Crochet Borders. Today I’m honored to join her blog tour by offering a free crochet pattern from the book along with a giveaway copy (entry info below).

About Every Which Way Crochet Borders

If there is one type of book that is truly helpful to have in your own personal craft library, it’s a book of crochet borders. Borders can be added to every single crochet project to make the item more unique, personal, detailed and interesting. Borders can also be added to readymade fabric items such as towels, pillow cases and flannel fabric to quickly create one-of-a-kind handmade items. Every Which Way Crochet Borders provides detailed instructions (including photos and symbol charts) for more than 130 different original designs. That’s right; these are all original designs; none of these are repeats of the borders already showcased in Edie’s amazing book Around the Corner Crochet Borders.

There is a lot of helpful information throughout this book. For example, you’ll find tips on how different borders look when worked in different yarn weights. You’ll get a great education in complementary vs. contesting borders, color and scale choices for borders, and how to work into different types of fabrics (such as knit). Edie shares how to get the right stitch count, even if you have to fudge it a little, for your borders. The borders in the book are enough to get you to buy it but the extra info is a nice bonus.

Free Crochet Pattern

A huge thanks to the author and publisher for allowing me to share one of the free crochet border patterns from this book with you today. Each pattern in the book is labeled to highlight its features; this one (#71) is reversible, medium, straight and open / lacy.

Base rnd, each side: Multiple of 6 + 3 + corners. Begin in corner st.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, *ch 5, skip 3 sts, [sc in next 3 sts, ch 5, skip 3 sts] to corner st, 3 sc in corner st; rep from * around, omitting last 3 sc, sc in same st as beginning sc, join with slip st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 6 (counts as dc and ch 3), *sc in next sc, ch 3, sc in next space, ch 3, [skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, sc in next space, ch 3] to 1 st before corner st, sc in next sc, ch 3**, dc in corner st, ch 3; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with slip st to third ch of ch-6.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 5, skip 1 space, sc in next (space, sc, space) [ch 5, sc in next (space, sc, space)] to space before corner st, ch 5, skip 1 space, sc in corner dc; rep from * around, omitting last sc, join with slip st to first sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 3, sc in next space, ch 3, [skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, sc in next space, ch 3] to corner st**, sc in corner sc; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with slip st to first sc.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 3, sc in next sc, [ch 5, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc] to corner, ch 3**, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner sc; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sc in same st as first sc, join with sc to first sc.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in space formed by joining sc, sc in each sc, 3 sc in each ch-3 space, 5 sc in each ch-5 space and 2 sc in each ch-1 corner space around, join with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.

Crochet Book GIVEAWAY

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This giveaway is limited to US entries only. Giveaway closes 2/17/17. Winner will be notified shortly after by email or social media.

About The Author

Edie Eckman is one of those great crochet teachers who wears many hats. She has owned a yarn store, worked as a crochet designer for magazines, yarn companies and her own line, served as a crochet magazine editor and a pattern technical editor, and authored crochet and knitting books. She clearly loves the crafts and wants to do as much with them as she can. Working in all of these capacities has broadened her skills beyond just being able to crochet well and into being able to teach the craft to others whether that’s through her classes (like Essential Crochet Techniques and Joining Crochet Motifs, both online Craftsy classes) or through excellent resources like this new book.

Follow This Crochet Book’s Blog Tour

February 7: Cre8tion Crochet

February 8: Crochetville

February 9: Crochet Spot

February 10: Crafts from the Cwtch

February 11: Crochet Concupiscence

February 12: Fiber Flux

February 13: Moogly

February 14: The Stitchin’ Mommy

February 15: ELK Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs

February 16: Felted Button

February 17: The Messy Brunette, My Hobby is Crochet

February 18: Not Your Average Crochet

February 19: The Twisted Yarn

February 20: Petals to Picots

February 21: Beatrice Ryan Designs

February 22: Underground Crafter

February 23: Crochet Guild of America (CGOA)

February 24: Jessie At Home


San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!


  1. Barbara Youngren Reply

    This is so pretty! I am always looking for new borders for my work.

  2. I have Edie’s other border book – Around the Corner Crochet Borders and love it! Of course having the new border book would give me that many more gorgeous borders to choose from!

  3. What a lovely giveaway! This would be an excellent addition to my library!!!

  4. I love knitted garments with crochet borders. This book would be wonderful to own and use

  5. Would love to win a copy of this new book please, to complement the first one which is a great source of inspiration

  6. I am always looking for ways to make simple items more elegant or sweet looking. I usually do this by using a crochet border. Just the few you showed from the book really gets me excited to do something new. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity!

  7. Every blanket, afghan and rug I make receives its own border, whether it’s the border from the pattern or of my own creation. I often ask my coworkers to “vote” on what the item needs, e.g. a Cherry Blossom I created (edged in black) ended with a pale pink lace (1 round) edging, and a floor rug in rasta colors (rounds of dc) was finished with one row of slip stitch. I would love this book for inspiration.

  8. I’m always looking for different border types. I already have the author’s other border book, I’m forward to getting this one as well (bought or won).

  9. This book would be great to add borders to our blankets that we are making for kids picked up through our local Child Protective Services. Even if I don’t win the book, I will certainly check it out through our local library. Thank you for bringing attention to this book. It will help our endeavors.

  10. I could really use some help with my borders! I need some new ideas!

  11. I always love Edie’s books and follow her adventures on FB. Another great book to add to my crochet library!

  12. I’m always looking for new borders to add to my blankets to keep things interesting!

  13. I shall, indeed, follow this Blog Tour – would so love a copy of this book!
    I have “Around the Corner” – and love it….and have wanted MORE from Edie Eckman ever since!
    Thank you for the opportunity.

  14. Thanks for the chance to win. I would love to have this book in my library because I make a lot of baby blankets. This would be perfect to help make each one unique with their boarder.

  15. SCHONEN WING Reply

    Can’t wait to see what additional borders she has come up with :)

  16. Simply put….I need all the help I can get to improve my crocheting skills. Winning this books would be a leap forward in knowledge and expertise. I want to assist my children and grandchildren learn an excellent skill to make their lives more enjoyable as it has assisted me in obtaining a sense of fulfillment in my own.

  17. I would love to add this newest edition to my crafting library. I have Around the Corner and it is fantastic. This would help me in my quest to be able to add more personal touches to crochet projects. I am currently teaching my Muffins (aka grandkids) how to crochet, they are 8,7 & 5 and this would be an immense help to me. Thank you for the opportunity!

  18. Deb Enders Reply

    I would love a copy of this book – I see these beautiful edgings on a quilt, a pillow case or a tea towel….or as an edging for a dress for my granddaughter. Thanks for the chance to win! Deb E / Oregon

  19. I’m just starting out in Crochet and borders is something I’ve not yet tackled but with this I’d soon be an expert!

  20. I’m new to crocheting, and this would really help me learn to finish off my projects with amazing touches.

  21. Oh la la! I would love to win this book. I’ve been hooking a lot of afghans that could use a cool border. Thank you!

  22. Vanessa Smith Reply

    I love the creativity for the borders. I am always looking for that one thing to make something stand out and make it really special

  23. Cecile Bram Reply

    This is a fantastic opportunity to improve my crochet projects. I have always found Ms Eckman’s patterns clearly written and easy to follow☺ Thanks much for sharing this pattern with us!

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  25. I’ve been wanting to edge some fabric scarves and mitten cuffs, this book would be perfect and have lots of options to try. Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. I would love to add these borders to fleece blankets. It would make them really special.

  27. I love learning new stitches and techniques. I would love to win this book!

  28. Nora Helma Reply

    I have Edie Eckman’s other books so would love this to add to my collection. It’s amazing what adding a border can do to a plain pattern. Her designs are so inspired.

  29. I always seem to be looking for just the right border. This new book would be a great resource.

  30. I love this! Boarders can make or break an entire project. And can I add, all pattern books should be spiral bound. ??

  31. Allison Anselmo Reply

    This is great timing for me! I’ve just finished a toddler blanket and it needs a special boarder. I’ve been all over pintrest and ravelry. I’ll be checking these out!

  32. Shannon Sechler Reply

    I want to find a special border for the afghan I’m making my niece. The afghan itself is a beautiful, but simple stitch and I’d like to accentuate it, but haven’t found the right one yet. I’m sure it’s in this book.

  33. I like to come up with my own designs and having a book of borders as reference would be immensely helpful.

  34. I am new to crochet and I think I am ready to try borders on a couple afghans I have made and honestly need all the help I can get. Thanks

  35. Debbie Price Reply

    I am always trying to find an interesting border for my blankets. Thank you for the pattern and the chance to win the book.!

  36. Janet Kostiuk Reply

    I love borders, they add such a finished look to a projrct.

  37. What a fabulous book to win! And generous pattern giveaway, thank you.

  38. Sarah Oswald Reply

    I usually use the same old borders and this goes my mind that there are so many different types of borders to crochet. I would love to win this to be able to experiment with them thanks for the chance!

  39. I’m always looking for the perfect border for my latest blanket. I’d love to add this book to my library.

  40. I’m working on a shawl that needs a border-this would be perfect to find the best one!

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