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Falling in Love with Every Which Way Crochet Boarders… A Book Review!

Falling in Love with Every Which Way Crochet Boarders… A Book Review!

Every Which Way Crochet Boarders… by Edie Eckman


I love collecting crochet books… Flipping through the pages, letting my mind wander!  A few years ago, I purchased Edie’s first Around the Corner Crochet Boarders… It has been a staple in my project and go to book for a very long time… So when I was asked to review Edie’s new book -Every Which Way Crochet Boarders… I jumped on the chance.

Edie is an icon in the crochet world and has been designing and publishing her patterns for a very long time. Her new book is so amazing, I have fallen in love!!

Not only do you get excellent quality, color photos, the instructions are wonderful and .. Each pattern has a graph for those of you who love them!! Boarders are what make the project. Imagine an afghan with nothing around it… then, imagine it with a beautiful border!  The key is, finding one you can make that works with your project.  Edie makes that simple by giving you the stitch multiples for each pattern… All you have to do is pick the one that works!

You may wonder which one is my favorite…There are way to many to choose from! She has written 139 new border patterns for this new book…

But, Guess What????  She has been kind enough to let me share a special pattern from the book right here on my site… I chose one that is so fitting for the time of year… It is a Shamrock border!!!!

Saint Patricks Day shamrock leaf symbol isolated on white vector illustration

Just scroll to the bottom of the page for the special free pattern from the book!!

Now for one more fun thing… Not just the opportunity to have a pattern from the book… But, There is a give away too!!  One person will win a lovely copy of Edie’s new book ~ Every Which Way Crochet  borders!! This give away is now thru February 28th, 2017… The winner will be announced on March 1st.  Sorry, but this giveaway is for US residents only… For those of you who are elsewhere, please enjoy the free pattern..

Giveaway is now over…

The winner is Trish B… Congratulations!!!!!

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Good Luck!!

If you would like to purchase this lovely crochet book… It is available on Amazon…

If you would like to purchase Edie’s other boarder book…

And don’t miss out on the other sites that are on Edie’s Blog Tour… Click here for the list!!

Now… Here is the super cute Shamrock Boarder from Edie’s book ~ Every Which Way Crochet Boarders…

EveryWhichWay-Slideshow5  Base Round, each side: 11 + 5 + corners

Begin in  corner st.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in first st. *make Shamrock, skip 5 sts, sc in next st,{(ch 1, picot-3) two times, ch 1, sk 4 sts, sc in next st, make shamrock, skip 5 sts, sc in next st} to corner st, placing last sc in corner st, picot-3, sc in same corner st; repeat from * around. omitting last sc, join with  sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

*Stitches & Notes

Picot-3: Ch 3, sl st in third chain from hook

Shamrock: (Ch 1, picot-3) two times, ch 7, sl st in sixth ch from hook to form center ring, turn; (ch 5, sc in ring) three times, turn;(sc, 9 dc, sc) in each of the next 3 ch-5 spaces, sc in center ring, ch 1, picot-3, sl st in ch-space between picots opposite picot-3, picot-3, ch 1

Excerpted from Every Which Way Crochet Borders (c) Edith L. Eckman. Photography by John Polak.

** Thank you Edie for allowing us to have this cute pattern!!

I was given this book by the publisher to review as compensation.

Happy Crocheting!!


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