Book Review: Every Which Way – Crochet Borders By Edie Eckman & a Giveaway!

everywhichwaycrochet*** Giveaway now closed ***

winner was Sarah @yarnanblarney. Congratulations !

I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of Edie Eckman’s latest book
‘Every Which Way Crochet Borders, 139 Patterns for Customized Edgings’ Having been familiar with Edie’s work, I was delighted to be asked to participate in the blog tour of the book and today its my turn.

Published by Storey Publishing and out since 7th February, here’s my take on her latest offering.

This books offers more than 100 borders, well that’s 139 to be exact for your projects. Each one has step by step text instructions and easy to read symbol charts for each border.

The borders range from narrow to simple designs to wide and more complex designs.  So all the designs are aimed for the beginner and the more advanced crocheters alike.

There is a border directory included, which lists each border in picture format and gives the page number, so no flicking back and forth trying to locate the page.

She gives help with working on knitted fabric, woven and non woven fabric.  Choosing colours for your borders and especially your base round.  How to handle corners and troubleshooting fabric flatness.  She gives direction on stitch multiples and why whey matter, there is a good section on the maths behind this, maths was never my strong point, I’m afraid.

Each pattern can be approached in both rounds and rows, she gives full detailed pictures and charts on this, really valuable especially if you are a visual learner like me.

I used one of her borders on this blanket, remember I blogged on it here, finally its finished ! ta-dah what you think ? I used copper for the border.  This border is no. 62 but from her previous book.

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But don’t despair, Storey Publishing have given permission to share one of the patterns from the book, I choose pattern no. 121.

everywhichwaycrochet - pattern no 121

All in all, a great book to help you finish off those crochet designs  that you have lying around.  If you are like me and struggle with that final bit, this book will definitely help you along the way

GIVEAWAY!

And now for the best bit, the good people at Storey Publishing are giving away a copy of the book to one of you lucky lot, so to win, please like and comment either here on the blog or on Instagram, you can find me here.  I will announce the winner on Saturday. (Opened Worldwide)

To find out more on Edie and her work, have a look here and to find out more about the blog  tour, click on image below.

Till next time !

Maura

 

 

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39 thoughts on “Book Review: Every Which Way – Crochet Borders By Edie Eckman & a Giveaway!

  1. njh2729 says:

    I have her first border book and love it. I wish I were a creative person – I can follow directions easily but just can’t fathom how to make up patterns. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of this book.

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  2. Lori Stewart says:

    Ms. Eckman is one talented lady! Her books always offer so much for you to have at your fingertips. I would live to win this jewel! I love finding new borders for my projects and this would be awesome to have.

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  3. Kathleen Williams says:

    I love your beautiful blanket and I hope to make one soon. I also, hope I can win the border book as it has some attractive borders! Thank you for your review and for the chance to win the new book!

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  4. irishbakingadventures says:

    Hi Maura 😉 you are really creative and talented!! I am soooooo jealous. I’m still knitting the gloves I started last November. The last time I crochet was when my Nanny was alive. Maybe I should scrap the knitting and give crochet ago. Beautiful book with gorgeous patterns

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  5. marsha glassner says:

    I love the borders on the Blog Tour graphic and the top one would be perfect for my current project! I will definitely have to look for this book.

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  6. Denise says:

    This book looks very interesting. I am currently finishing up a sample square afghan and the directions call for 7 rounds of sc for the border (yawn). I think I need to fancy that up a bit. 😉

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