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Friday, February 17, 2017

"Every Which Way Crochet Borders" Book Review and Giveaway + Bonus Free Crochet Pattern on My Hobby is Crochet Blog


I am very honored to take part in the blog tour introducing Edie Eckman's brand new book: "Every Which Way Crochet Borders"!

A special thanks to Storey Publishing and Edie Eckman for providing me with a copy of this book to review and for allowing me to share a pattern from the book with you on My Hobby is Crochet blog! But that's not all! I was also allowed to host a giveaway for you to win a copy of the book!
How great is this? You can enter the giveaway at the end of this post!



Title: Every Which Way Crochet Borders: 139 Patterns for Customized Edgings
Author: Edie Eckman
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612127408 (hardcover with concealed wire-o: alk. paper)
ISBN: 9781612127415 (ebook)

BOOK REVIEW:
This awesome book with 139 crochet border patterns is a great resource for any crocheter, no matter the skill level. 

I really love that each pattern in this book is presented as written instructions and diagrams in both rounds and rows. Visual crocheters will surely appreciate the detailed step-by-step pictures!

For a quick find, each pattern is tagged with attributes, such as: reversible, wide, medium, narrow, undulating, straight, motifs, open/lacy, layered, fringy, and textured.

Beside the border patterns, you will find lots of helpful information how to choose an appropriate border for each project, how to customize your borders, to combine them by taking elements from one or more borders; how to crochet borders into fleece & into woven fabric and so much more! Eddie also explains how different fibers, yarn colors and weights will influence your projects. She mentions about the importance of the gauge and the stitch multiples, walking you with case studies through the math behind.

This book would be a great addition to any crocheter's collection!





Now let's see the pattern that I was allowed to share with you for free on my blog!

FREE CROCHET PATTERN: Border #71

Border #71 Excerpted from Every Which Way Crochet Borders © by Edith L. Eckman. 
Photography by John Polak. 
Charts by Karen Manthey.

This beautiful lacy border is labeled with the following atributes:
Reversible
Medium
Straight
Open/Lacy

All images and pattern text used with permission from Storey Publishing!

Pattern Instructions:

Base rnd, each side: Multiple of 6 + 3 + corners.
Begin in corner st.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, *ch 5, skip 3 sts, [sc in next 3 sts, ch 5, skip 3 sts] to corner st, 3 sc in corner st; rep from * around, omitting last 3 sc, sc in same st as beginning sc, join with slip st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 6 (counts as dc and ch 3), *sc in next sc, ch 3, sc in next space, ch 3, [skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, sc in next space, ch 3] to 1 st before corner st, sc in next sc, ch 3**, dc in corner st, ch 3; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with slip st to third ch of ch-6.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 5, skip 1 space, sc in next (space, sc, space) [ch 5, sc in next (space, sc, space)] to space before corner st, ch 5, skip 1 space, sc in corner dc; rep from * around, omitting last sc, join with slip st to first sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 3, sc in next space, ch 3, [skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, sc in next space, ch 3] to corner st**, sc in corner sc; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with slip st to first sc.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 3, sc in next sc, [ch 5, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc] to corner, ch 3**, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner sc; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sc in same st as first sc, join with sc to first sc.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in space formed by joining sc, sc in each sc, 3 sc in each ch-3 space, 5 sc in each ch-5 space and 2 sc in each ch-1 corner space around, join with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.

Chart:

GIVEAWAY!
One lucky reader will win a copy of  this book!
By publisher request, this giveaway is open to US residents only.
To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below. Only the email option is mandatory – all other tasks are optional, for bonus entries only.
The giveaway ends on 2/24/17 at 12:15 am Central European time.
The winner will be randomly chosen and will be notified shortly after by email.
Good luck to you!

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If you are not the lucky winner, you can buy your own copy of the book on Amazon (affiliate link).

Follow the Crochet Borders Blog Tour for more chances to win this book and to get more free crochet border patterns excerpted from the book! 






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