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One of my very favorite crochet books of all time is Edie Eckman’s Em torno das fronteiras de crochê de canto so of course I was thrilled to see that she has a new book: Cada 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, pessoal, 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. Cada Which Way Crochet Borders provides detailed instructions (including photos and symbol charts) for more than 130 different original designs. Isso é certo; these are all original designs; none of these are repeats of the borders already showcased in Edie’s amazing book Em torno das fronteiras de crochê de canto.

There is a lot of helpful information throughout this book. Por exemplo, 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; Este (#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; representante da * em torno de, 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] Para 1 st before corner st, sc in next sc, CH 3**, dc in corner st, CH 3; representante da * em torno de, 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 espaço, sc in next (espaço, SC, espaço) [CH 5, sc in next (espaço, SC, espaço)] to space before corner st, CH 5, Skip 1 espaço, sc in corner dc; representante da * em torno de, 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; representante da * em torno de, 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; representante da * em torno de, 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, PB em cada pb, 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. Ela já possuía uma loja de fios, trabalhou como designer para revistas de crochê, empresas de fios e sua própria linha, atuou como editor de uma revista de crochê e um editor de padrão técnico, e autoria de crochê e tricô livros. Ela claramente ama o artesanato e quer fazer o mesmo com eles, como ela pode. 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 (como Essential Crochet Techniques e Juntar-se motivos de crochê, both online Craftsy classes) or through excellent resources like this new book.

Follow This Crochet Book’s Blog Tour

Fevereiro 7: Cre8tion Crochet

Fevereiro 8: Crochetville

Fevereiro 9: Ponto de crochê

Fevereiro 10: Ofícios da Cwtch

Fevereiro 11: Crochê concupiscência

Fevereiro 12: Fluxo de fibra

Fevereiro 13: Moogly

Fevereiro 14: The Stitchin’ Mommy

Fevereiro 15: ELK Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs

Fevereiro 16: Botão feltrada

Fevereiro 17: A morena desarrumada, Meu Hobby é crochê

Fevereiro 18: Not Your Average Crochet

Fevereiro 19: The Twisted Yarn

Fevereiro 20: Pétalas de picotes

Fevereiro 21: Desenhos de Ryan Beatrice

Fevereiro 22: Crafter subterrâneo

Fevereiro 23: Crochet Guild of America (CGOA)

Fevereiro 24: Jessie em casa


San Francisco com base e crochê obcecada pelo escritor, sonhador e espírito criativo!

47 Comentários

  1. I have Edie’s other border bookAround 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!

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

  3. 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. Obrigado pela oportunidade!

  4. 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 tovoteon what the item needs, ex.. a Cherry Blossom I created (edged in black) ended with a pale pink lace (1 rodada) 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.

  5. 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).

  6. 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.

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

  8. I shall, na verdade, follow this Blog Tourwould so love a copy of this book!
    Eu tenho “Around the Corner” – e amá-lo….and have wanted MORE from Edie Eckman ever since!
    Thank you for the opportunity.

  9. Obrigado pela chance de ganhar. 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.

  10. Basta colocar….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.

  11. 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) como de crochet, eles são 8,7 & 5 and this would be an immense help to me. Thank you for the opportunity!

  12. I would love a copy of this bookI see these beautiful edgings on a quilt, a pillow case or a tea towel….or as an edging for a dress for my granddaughter. Obrigado pela chance de ganhar! Deb E / Oregon

  13. 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!

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

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

  16. 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

  17. 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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  19. I’ve been wanting to edge some fabric scarves and mitten cuffs, this book would be perfect and have lots of options to try. Obrigado pela chance de ganhar!

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

  21. 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.

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

  23. Eu amo isso! Boarders can make or break an entire project. And can I add, all pattern books should be spiral bound. ??

  24. Allison Anselmo Resposta

    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!

  25. Shannon Sechler Resposta

    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.

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

  27. 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. Obrigado

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

  29. 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!

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

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

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