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
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 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