- Spiral-bound: 224 pages
- Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; Spi edition (February 7, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1612127401
- ISBN-13: 978-1612127408
- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 40 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,121 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Every Which Way Crochet Borders: 139 Patterns for Customized Edgings Spiral-bound – February 7, 2017
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“With picture tutorials and both written instruction and charts for each pattern, this book is a ‘must have’ for any crocheter’s library. Add a border that is bold, a powerful pop of color, or a delicate detailed edge to any project. I guarantee you will find success with every border pattern you make.” — Marly Bird, Crochet and Knitwear Designer and Host of the Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird
From the Back Cover
Want whimsical, wide, or wavy? Seeking skinny or straightforward? These 139 inventive crochet borders offer the perfect finishing touch for all your crafting projects. Written directions, diagrams, and a photo of each completed border ensure you'll have everything you need to succeed with your stitches. And tips on choosing appropriate yarns plus instructions on how to attach these borders to crocheted, knitted, or woven pieces promise to make your finished garments and fabrics flawless.
Top customer reviews
“Every Which Way Crochet Borders” is a wonderful resource for me. I have added borders to receiving blankets for years. I buy the cute flannel print fabric, serge it, and then crochet a border using cotton thread. I have six go-to borders and thought that was enough. Once I got this book, my go-to borders are simply considered “elements” in this book versus the unusual and beautiful border patterns that are included. I'll be having a lot of fun adding new borders to the blankets and I am also inspired to add them to scarves, wraps, and afghans as well. There is a picture of a necklace that I want to try, too. I only wish the pattern had been included but I will figure it out – I plan to use Spangle yarn for that project.
Between the numbered borders and the element borders, there are 139 borders in this book. Ms. Eckman details the types of use of borders, how colors work, how the weight of the yarn makes a difference and more. I especially appreciate the pages which show examples of the same border stitched with different color/weight of yarn. It visually shows how the various components of design can effect the overall look of the project.
The crochet terms are in US standard and each of the patterns are presented in both written and symbol charts. The book is a hardback with an interior spiral binding. This is great as the spiral is not exposed and won't snag any yarn at hand. In addition to the explanation pages at the front of the book and the patterns (with full color example photos), there is an appendix with an explanation of reading crochet patterns both written and symbols(great for beginning crocheters), a stitch key of written and symbol equivalents, a table of attributes (gives a visual checklist of each border), a border directory (color photo thumbnails of all 139 borders with page number), and a glossary with illustrations of many types of crochet stitches.
This is a book that I will use extensively and one that I will be including as a holiday gift this year for family and friend who crochet.
In addition to the copy of this book I purchased on Amazon, I was provided a temporary digital advance reader copy of this book by the publisher via Netgalley.
**Was a little disappointed page 109-118 were put in upside down and backwards.
Doesn't effect the info just a bit annoying!
Once received, I immediately devoured the book, seeking out great patterns for current and future projects. The book is hard-covered and spiral, which means you can lay it flat next to you without having something to hold open the pages - brilliant! The quality of the printing is outstanding and the hard covers are really helpful. This is not a flimsy book!
There's a wealth of great general info, from how to create special stitches to a section on how to read crochet charts / symbols. The patterns are explained fully, techniques are detailed so that many skill levels can tackle the borders, and more. Beautifully detailed, the colors in the book are vibrant and pictures are clear so that you can see exactly what's going on. It is great for reference and I can see it being a must-have in my library.
I make tons of blankets for charities - some of the best ways I've found to do this is crocheting a border on fleece. Shell patterns are nice and all, but might not be super appropriate for a dinosaur or camo print pattern for a boy! This book has all kinds of patterns that you can tweak and use for a variety of recipients. Promise, if you don't have a current project that you could use these border patterns for, you'll find one once you read this book.
Looking forward to sharing this with my crochet group on Sunday!
This Every Which Way Crochet Borders is one book I know will live on in my must-have crochet library for years. The ideas and designs are trendy and timeless - a perfect combination.