Wow, do I have a special treat for you today lovelies! I recently had the pleasure of checking out Edie Eckman's brand new book, Every Which Way Crochet Borders. This book is seriously awesome and packed full of gorgeous crochet borders to make give any project a little extra punch.
Fiber Flux is part of the Crochet Borders tour...check out all of the others on the tour and be sure to stop and say hello too!
Every Which Way Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman
One of my favorite things about the book is the sheer variety, so much inspiration in one place. The book is full color with large, full color photography that captures each detail. Each pattern has both the written pattern, plus a chart too. Although the book is in US terms, there is a special section for UK crocheter making it super helpful no matter what terminology you use. I love seeing some of the borders worked in different color combinations and with totally different looks.
As part of my review, I am able to share one of the border patterns with you...how awesome is that? Check it out below:
Excerpt from Every Which Way Crochet Borders © 2017 by Edith L. Eckman. Photography by John Polak. Charts by Karen Manthey. Pattern, chart and imagery used with permission from Storey Publishing.
|Photo courtesy of Storey Publishing. Used with permission.|
And here is the pattern:
Base rnd, each side: Multiple of 6 + 3 + corners.
Begin 5 sts to left of corner st.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 3, skip 2 sts, *V-st in next st, [ch 3, skip 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, skip 2 sts, V-st in next st] to 1 st before corner, ch 3, skip 1 st, sc in corner st, ch 3, skip 1 st; rep from * around, ending last rep V-st in next st, ch 3, skip 2 sts, join with slip st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 3, (dc, ch 3, dc) in center of next V-st, ch 3, sc in next sc; rep from * around, omitting last sc, join with slip st to first sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 3, skip ch-3 space, (3 dc, picot-3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 space, ch 3, sc in next sc; rep from * around, omitting last sc, join with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.
Stitches & Notes:
Picot-3: Ch 3, slip st in third chain from hook.
V-st (V-stitch): (Dc, ch 1, dc) in st or space indicated.
|Chart courtesy of Storey Publishing. Used with permission.|
Now that you've had a fabulous sampling of one of the patterns, how would you like a chance to win the whole book? Remember, that's 139 crochet borders! This is an amazing book for any crocheter's book collection and I am super excited to add it to mine too.
Enter using the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway is NOW through February 19 and is for US residents only. Winner will be mailed one copy of the book from the publisher. Now go, go, go and enter!!
About the author:
Edie Eckman is the best-selling author of Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs and The Crochet Answer Book and the coeditor of Crochet One-Skein Wonders and Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies. A nationally celebrated crochet and knitting teacher, designer, writer, and editor, Eckman lives in Waynesboro, Virginia.
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