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Around the Corner Crochet Borders: 150 Colorful, Creative Edging Designs with Charts and Instructions for Turning the Corner Perfectly Every Time Paperback – May 13, 2010
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About the Author
Edie Eckman is the author of Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs, Around the Corner Crochet Borders,Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, The Crochet Answer Book, and Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree, as well as co-author of Crochet One-Skein Wonders® and Crochet One-Skein Wonders® for Babies. She is a nationally known teacher, designer, writer, and editor in both the crochet and knitting worlds. She lives in Waynesboro, Virginia.
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Top Customer Reviews
Next, the borders are different from what I have seen in other books. I have at least 10 border and edging books, and the ones here were different. These edgings used front and back loop construction to get ridges in creative locations. They had clusters, chains, lacy, and solid. There was a great deal of variability in style from border to border, yet virtually all were worthwhile. Even if I made an afghan a month, it would take more than 10 years to use all the designs I really liked. Most of the borders were not more than 4 rounds, though many had suggestions of how to make them wider. The colors were varied more than the author's previous motif book, and I thought they were prettier.
Then, there are a few things I would have changed.Read more ›
I knit and enjoy knitting.
But some things are just meant for crocheting, and I think borders is just one of many that fit that category. And, I found it`s very helpful to have 150 illustrations of how to crochet borders that go around corners.
Most of the borders are shown on 2 pages, facing each other.
There are a few that are continued onto a 3rd page, and then a few that use just one page: i.e. p. 116, 117 & 118 are for border #51; p.119 is for border #52.
Each border is beautifully photographed and the instructions are both written and charted.
And the text and charts are easy to read (well printed and good sized).
And while I prefer spiral binding, the paper stock is quality and the binding is sound enough (so far) to allow me to lay the book out flat... which is probably the reason for the odd size...
It is short and wide. At first glance it makes one wonder why... then when actually using the book and reading a 2-page border, it becomes obvious: it stays open to those 2 pages - well done.
The first 26 pages contain information on "Maintaining a Flat Edge"; "Calculating the Number of Stitches"; "Adjusting the number of stitches"; "Crocheting Borders on Woven Fabric" (also on Felted Fabric); "Reading Crochet Patterns" (as well as crochet charts), and more.
There are tips, one being a "Note to UK Crocheters" about the difference in US vs UK terms.
#1 border starts on p.28; #150 border ends on p.303.
"Crochet Punctuation" is p. 304-305.
"Crochet Symbols" are p. 306-307.
"Glossary and Abbreviations" are p. 308-311.
"Index" is p. 312-313.
"Chart Stitch Key" is p. 314-315.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was an A+ student in all my math classes, and my eyes glazed over at the explanations of how to calculate the stitches necessary for these borders. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
I bought both the kindle edition and the book. The kindle edition is complete but I find it difficult to flip through. Sorry, still not used to that digital thing. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
While I have yet to make any of these patterns, they are relatively easy to follow and there are great pictures and charts. The patterns are beautiful.Published 24 days ago by K. Atkins
This is a beautiful book. The instructions for each border are simple and easy to follow. Edie Eckman is a crochet genius.Published 29 days ago by Maritza
I just love crochet books, whether they be for full patterns or as this one for edging. There is nothing better than a nice project finished off with just the perfect border. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jennifer Lynn Dove
Great ideas in this book! Easy to follow instructions and adds special finishing touches to your projects.Published 2 months ago by Barbara T