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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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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-editor 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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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
So many great borders! So many crochet books feel like they're just making up lame patterns to fill it but you would never actually use them. Read morePublished 16 hours ago by kramersmom
I have not used any of the ideas in the Around the Corner Crochet Borders Book yet. I have to finish the shawl but I have a border picked out. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Townstuff
I love this book! Very rich, inspiring, colourful, diverse. A must have.Published 19 days ago by Bruria Perets
Beautiful, gorgeous borders. Adds that extra touch to any piece I'm working onPublished 23 days ago by Suzanne
I thought I only ordered one book and received two and paid for two I have been sick and not able to return the extra book. I had to have spinal surgeryPublished 1 month ago by Linda Geiger
I am a novice crocheter. I've done several baby blankets, two afghans turned lapghans years ago and recently restarted when my daughter decided she wanted to learn. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Crazie Me