Sunday, February 12, 2017

Review and Giveaway of Every Which Way Crochet Borders + A FREE Bonus Pattern!


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
ISBN: 9781612127408

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.

Reversible
Medium
Undulating
Open/Lacy

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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87 comments:

  1. I'd add my borders to simple baby blankets to make them a bit more fancy. Simple patterns go faster, but something want a bit more pop to it.

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  2. I nearly always put a border on my blankets. From a simple border to a fancy one depending on the pattern.

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  3. I have a new love for making afghans, but struggle to find borders that work with it that isn't just a simple stitch. I'd love to see what I could find with the one I'm working on now.

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  4. Very nice borders for ponchos and sweaters. Everything!

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  5. Thank you so much for the free pattern! I love your blog!

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  6. I love the look of boarders! Shawls, scarves, dish cloths, blankets...so many ideas.

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  7. I would add borders to two afghans I have been working on.

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  8. This would be an awesome addition to my crochet library--and the craft room is currently under construction, yay!

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  9. Thank you for another tool book. I like books that give me a stitch or border so I can make original pattern. Looks like another winner.

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  10. That looks like a great book! I love having a book to hold in my hands if only to "read" at night before I sleep so I can plan future projects. :) Thank you for this great giveaway.

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  11. I would add this border to baby blankets and with thread on to wraps and shawls. So Lovely!

    Yolanda V.

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  12. Definitely would use this book.I have a blanket waiting for the right border!

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  13. To blankets! :)

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  14. As a new crochet lover, got so much info from your blog posting. Thank you for the giveaway, wish I can win the book :-)

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  15. Looks like fun. Need to make something to try it on

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  16. I'm usually at a loss on what type of border to add to blankets, so I default to basic, plain, boring edges. This would be an awesome resource for my next project.

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  17. How pretty does it look and how much fun does it seem to do. Thanks for the pattern and the opportunity to possibly win a copy of the book.

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  18. omg!! this would be the best thing ever to win!!! i keep looking at her books that have ebooks from the library, cause i dont have the funds to buy them nor can i get to a library to actually look at her books!!! this would be awesome to own!!! one day all her books that she has available will be mine!!! :D lol thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize!!! :)

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  19. This looks neat. I always wonder what to use for borders on baby blankets and such. This looks like it would have some good ideas.

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  20. I am always looking for cute borders to finish my projects. Thank you for the free pattern and the opportunity to win the book.

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  21. These edgings will be wonderful on tea towels, napkins, turning edgings into jewelry, just all sorts o ideas

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  22. I would love to make this latest edition the newest addition to my crafting library. I like making blankets and throws and having options for borders would be very helpful. My Ravelry ID is MuffinandMe.

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  23. Would love to have this book!!!

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  24. This sounds like the perfect book, I am always looking for a new border.

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  25. I would be adding them to my afghans and baby blankets!

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  26. So many options...never know when a new one will work...always have to be on the lookout. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  27. Thanks for chance to win this book! I also have Crochet Motifs and Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman, and use them often, just love her books!

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  28. Cool - thanks for sharing the pattern (you have shared So many cool patterns over the years - THANK YOU!) and thanks for the chance to win this cool book too, I am always looking for fun borders other than the go-to scalloped border or just sc.

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  29. This looks like an awesome book! I can't wait to try the free sample. Thanks

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  30. I have Around The Corner Crochet Borders and it's my go-to! Can't wait to get this one too! :D :D

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  31. I think these borders would be beautiful on anything. Blankets, even dish cloths.

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  32. Thank you for the free pattern. I love the book. I have a feeling, I will be buying the book soon. :)

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  33. I would add borders to the blankets that I'm making my nieces.

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  34. I'm looking for edging for a cardigan.

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  35. This is awesome ! I really love crochet borders and would love to have this book.

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  36. I would add crochet borders to a skirt. I would make it in a contrasting color.

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  37. You've picked a lovely border. Thank you for bringing this book to my attention.

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  38. OMG this book looks amazing!! I would love a copy as it would give me inspiration to finish blankets with a different boaders than i do now

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  39. I always struggle to find the right border for my projects. This book will be perfect to help me do a great finish

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  40. Thank you for the pattern, looks like a great book.
    FiaKnit on Ravelry

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  41. Currently making a baby blanket, would love some edging ideas beyond a simple three rows of sc.

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  42. WOW! 139 border patterns. I need this book :)

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  43. I love crochet borders-they add so much to dress up a scarf or handkerchief. Thank you, Susan

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  44. Would love this book. Just learning crochet and this would be so helpful. Thanks for all you do.

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  45. I'm so excited for this! I have the first border book, and I love using the lovely borders on simple granny square blankets. And the border you shared is gorgeous!

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  46. Thank you for the freebee border and hosting the give away! The book looks to be a fabulous resource to perfectly finish off a special project.

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  47. Would love to win this book. My crocheted work never seems complete and adding a border would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  48. Thabj you so much for the opportunity! I love the pattern posted.

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  49. I just took one of Edie's classes she is great. I would love to get her new book!

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  50. I so love this idea! Edging for blankets, shawls, dish towels. Also items you make so much, need a little something!

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  51. I'd add borders to afghans!

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  52. Pillow cases, fleece/flannel blankets, or a crocheted blanket

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  53. I would crochet borders for framing my family photos

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  54. I would add the borders to a baby blank I'm making :)

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  55. I would love to add these crochet borders to fleece blankets.

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  56. Wow, what a great giveaway!! I would love to have a resource like this in my crochet library!! Hope to win!!

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  57. I would add a border to a shawl.

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  58. Ooh, I am trying to increase my pattern collection and this would just be lovely - can you imagine these trims on the arm holes of a shirt, or the bottom hem?!!

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  59. Sorry, I just saw the US residents only, guess Australia doesn't count. Apologies for the inconvenience.

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  60. I'd add them to afghans, sweaters, pillowcases, towels, etc. I have some of Edie Eckman's other books. Not only do they have wonderful patterns, the photography is gorgeous.

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  61. I'm currently interested in crochet borders to upcycle clothing and crochet and knit items in need of modernization/renovation

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  62. I would add borders to pillow cases and sheets which has become my new obsession! Thanks for the free pattern and the fun giveaway! 💐

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  63. Perfect book for some pretty new boarders on fleece blankets.

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  64. just these few photos have my creative juices flowing. im thinking of valances for my living room.... thanks the the review and the chance to get a copy of this book.

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  65. I was looking for an edging and opened your email. This looks great. Thanks.

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  66. I make a lot of Graphghans and am always looking for unique borders.

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  67. I would make little cat blankets so I could add a different border to each one! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  68. what a book i would put boarderz on everything i could crochey a boarxer on too

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  69. love your blog tour on this book, such a great idea...love your border designs....thx for having a contest

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  70. A very pretty border. First time on your blog; I love it. Looking forward to crocheting some of the items.

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  71. Afghans - I crochet to keep my hands busy while watching television and I love to find ways to personalize each one.

    greyowl60@yahoo.com

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  72. I would use these on blankets!! I never know how to edge them

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  73. I know most add borders to things like shawls and afghans, but I ad borders to hats and gloves.

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  74. Thank you the preview pattern. I would absolutely love to have this book.

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  75. Thank you!! Great border patterns

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  76. I would use these for blankets, though I sometimes put borders on other things as well. Thanks!

    sarah.m.lawson at gmail.com

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  77. Blankets! The right border on a blanket makes all the difference!

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  78. I add borders to all my blankets and dishcloths.

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  79. LOVE THE BORDERS!!!!!

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  80. I make a lot of baby blankets for charity and like to add fun borders to make simple patterns a bit more interesting.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Cheers,
    Shauna

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