It was an honor to do a book review for Edie Eckman’s latest book “Every Which Way Crochet Borders”. Want to know a couple of the best parts (well it’s really hard to choose one part) but….there’s a giveaway included plus you received an exclusive review of pattern #17 in the book so be sure to scroll all the way down!
The book is filled with 139 crochet borders with amazing details and descriptions. Once you start reading, you can really “see” Edie’s instructions come to life and have a better understanding of what she is teaching you! Shhhh….but you’ll even find a place where she tells you it’s okay to fudge a stitch….
Edie will show you how your choice in yarn colors can really make a difference in the project while also demonstrating the same pattern with different yarn and wow……it will really make you think about your how you want your current project to turn out and all future ones too!
There are lots of times we (crocheters) will start on a simple blanket but get stumped on what we should do for a border, but now you’ll have an entire book dedicated to just borders where you can create a complete stunner!
The book is a definite must have for all of you that love to crochet. You can buy your copy on Amazon today!
I’m also happy I can offer one lucky winner a chance to own Edie’s book ! The giveaway is open to US Addresses only and ends February 22, 2017 at 11:59 pm CST. The only mandatory option is the email address. All others are added bonus entries!
Now for your FREE border pattern, #17 in the Book!
Excerpted from Every Which Way Crochet Borders © 2017 by Edith L. Eckman. Photography by John Polak. Chart by Karen Manthey.
Base rnd, each side: Multiple of 3 + 1 + corners.
Begin in corner st.
Rnd 1: Beginning dc3tog over first 3 sts, *[ch 3, dc3tog over next 3 sts] to corner, placing last dc in corner st**, ch 5, dc3tog over same corner st and next 2 sts; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, ch 4, join with sc to top of first cluster.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc2tog over next st and space, *[ch 3, dc3tog over next (space, st, space)] to corner, placing last dc in corner space, ch 3, 3-dc cluster in same corner space, ch 3**, dc3tog over (same space, next st, next space); rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with slip st to first cluster.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, (2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc) in each ch-3 space around, join with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.
Stitches & Notes
3-dc Cluster (3 double crochet cluster): Yarnover, insert hook into st or space indicated and pull up a loop, yarnover and pull through 2 loops, (yarnover, insert hook into same st or space and pull up a loop, yarnover and pull through 2 loops) two times, yarnover and pull through all 4 loops on hook.
Beginning dc3tog (beginning double crochet 3 together): With slip knot on hook, yarnover, insert hook into first st or space and pull up a loop, yarnover and pull through 2 loops, (yarnover, insert hook into next st or space indicated and pull up a loop, yarnover and pull through 2 loops) two times, yarnover and pull through all 4 loops on hook.
I was given a PDF of the book in return for this book review. All opinions are my own and are no way influenced by receiving the book.
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Billie Conrad says
I have other books by Edie Eckman….absolutely love them!
Betty Longden says
I am so excited about this book!! I always seem to fall back on the same few borders.
Kathy Lashley says
Yay! I know you will love it!