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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]

Edie Eckman
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Book Description

May 13 2010

When it comes time to put the finishing touches on the edges of a fiber project, a crochet border is the perfect solution. Edgings are essential adornments to the most popular knit and crochet pieces blankets, scarves, and afghans. But borders can do so much more; they give handmade goods a delightful finishing touch, serve as focal points, tidy uneven edges, and add handcrafted flair to store-bought apparel.

Borders often require turning a corner shaping the edgings around a 90-degree angle without breaking the pattern. This is rarely simple; add too few stitches at a corner and the work rounds inward; too many stitches, and the piece begins to ruffle awkwardly.  Unfortunately, most published edging patterns fail to include specific instructions for turning the corner, leaving crafters to fend for themselves.

Edie Eckman comes to the rescue in Around the Corner Crochet Borders, a collection of 150 colorful crochet frames, each with detailed instructions for working around a corner. Instructions are offered both as text and as charts for working in-the-round; back-and-forth charts are also included for when that method is more appropriate. Photographs of finished borders, each turning a 90-degree corner, allow readers to see the details up close. Borders range from the delicate to the flamboyant and are sure to appeal to a new generation of trend-setting crafters.

Offering practical solutions to one of needlecrafts most vexing challenges, Around the Corner Crochet Borders is an essential addition to every crocheters reference library. With this book, marvelous crochet borders are just around the corner.

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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 + Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs: 144 circles, hexagons, triangles, squares, and other unexpected shapes + Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs: Creative Techniques for Joining Motifs of All Shapes; Includes 101 New Motif Designs
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About the Author

Edie Eckman is the author of the best-selling books Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs, Around the Corner Crochet Motifs,Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, and The Crochet Answer Book, as well as the co-author of the newly released Crochet One-Skein Wonders. 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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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
By brrejy
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Since no one has left a review yet, I`ll give my opinion and hope it helps your decision.
First, I am not a crocheter (well, I did crochet an afghan in the 70`s, using only one color and one stitch (treble crochet), and that afghan was well used and is long gone).
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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best border book May 12 2011
I had originally borrowed this book from the library and once I went through the different patterns, I realized that I NEEDED this book! It is perfect to finish off any piece (crochet, knit or fabric) with a variety of options based on how many stitches across you are working with. This would be the best book to bless the crocheter in your life with, or treat yourself to an excellent addition to your library.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Review March 7 2011
This book has an excellent layout, graphs,instructions,and photos. It will inspire me to personalize my work. It has really clear directions for novices. My only issue is with the binding. The book will not lay flat and will close itself if you are following a pattern near the ends, making it harder to work from. You would have to make a copy of the page.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent! Feb. 22 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The ideas in this book are amazing! The incredible talent of Edie Eckman should be honoured. A true fibre artist!
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