Review and Giveaway of Every Which Way Crochet Borders + A FREE Bonus Pattern!

Wow, do I have a special treat for you today lovelies!  I recently had the pleasure of checking out Edie Eckman’s brand new book, Every Which Way Crochet Borders.  This book is seriously awesome and packed full of gorgeous crochet borders to make give any project a little extra punch.  

Fiber Flux is part of the Crochet Borders tour…check out all of the others on the tour and be sure to stop and say hello too!

Every Which Way Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman
ISBN: 9781612127408

One of my favorite things about the book is the sheer variety, so much inspiration in one place.  The book is full color with large, full color photography that captures each detail.  Each pattern has both the written pattern, plus a chart too.  Although the book is in US terms, there is a special section for UK crocheter making it super helpful no matter what terminology you use.  I love seeing some of the borders worked in different color combinations and with totally different looks.

As part of my review, I am able to share one of the border patterns with you…how awesome is that?  Check it out below:

Excerpt from Every Which Way Crochet Borders © 2017 by Edith L. Eckman. Photography by John Polak. Charts by Karen Manthey. Pattern, chart and imagery used with permission from Storey Publishing.

Photo courtesy of Storey Publishing.  Used with permission.

And here is the pattern: 

Base rnd, each side: Multiple of 6 + 3 + corners.

Begin 5 sts to left of corner st.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 3, skip 2 sts, *V-st in next st, [ch 3, skip 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, skip 2 sts, V-st in next st] to 1 st before corner, ch 3, skip 1 st, sc in corner st, ch 3, skip 1 st; rep from * around, ending last rep V-st in next st, ch 3, skip 2 sts, join with slip st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 3, (dc, ch 3, dc) in center of next V-st, ch 3, sc in next sc; rep from * around, omitting last sc, join with slip st to first sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 3, skip ch-3 space, (3 dc, picot-3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 space, ch 3, sc in next sc; rep from * around, omitting last sc, join with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.

Stitches & Notes:

Picot-3: Ch 3, slip st in third chain from hook.

V-st (V-stitch): (Dc, ch 1, dc) in st or space indicated.





Chart courtesy of Storey Publishing.  Used with permission.

Now that you’ve had a fabulous sampling of one of the patterns, how would you like a chance to win the whole book?  Remember, that’s 139 crochet borders!  This is an amazing book for any crocheter’s book collection and I am super excited to add it to mine too.

Enter using the Rafflecopter below.  Giveaway is NOW through February 19 and is for US residents only.  Winner will be mailed one copy of the book from the publisher.  Now go, go, go and enter!!

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About the author:

Edie Eckman is the best-selling author of Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs and The Crochet Answer Book and the coeditor of Crochet One-Skein Wonders and Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies.  A nationally celebrated crochet and knitting teacher, designer, writer, and editor, Eckman lives in Waynesboro, Virginia.

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88 thoughts on “Review and Giveaway of Every Which Way Crochet Borders + A FREE Bonus Pattern!

  1. I'd add my borders to simple baby blankets to make them a bit more fancy. Simple patterns go faster, but something want a bit more pop to it.

  2. I have a new love for making afghans, but struggle to find borders that work with it that isn't just a simple stitch. I'd love to see what I could find with the one I'm working on now.

  3. This would be an awesome addition to my crochet library–and the craft room is currently under construction, yay!

  4. Thank you for another tool book. I like books that give me a stitch or border so I can make original pattern. Looks like another winner.

  5. That looks like a great book! I love having a book to hold in my hands if only to "read" at night before I sleep so I can plan future projects. 🙂 Thank you for this great giveaway.

  6. As a new crochet lover, got so much info from your blog posting. Thank you for the giveaway, wish I can win the book 🙂

  7. I'm usually at a loss on what type of border to add to blankets, so I default to basic, plain, boring edges. This would be an awesome resource for my next project.

  8. How pretty does it look and how much fun does it seem to do. Thanks for the pattern and the opportunity to possibly win a copy of the book.

  9. omg!! this would be the best thing ever to win!!! i keep looking at her books that have ebooks from the library, cause i dont have the funds to buy them nor can i get to a library to actually look at her books!!! this would be awesome to own!!! one day all her books that she has available will be mine!!! 😀 lol thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize!!! 🙂

  10. This looks neat. I always wonder what to use for borders on baby blankets and such. This looks like it would have some good ideas.

  11. I am always looking for cute borders to finish my projects. Thank you for the free pattern and the opportunity to win the book.

  12. I would love to make this latest edition the newest addition to my crafting library. I like making blankets and throws and having options for borders would be very helpful. My Ravelry ID is MuffinandMe.

  13. So many options…never know when a new one will work…always have to be on the lookout. Thank you for the opportunity!

  14. Thanks for chance to win this book! I also have Crochet Motifs and Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman, and use them often, just love her books!

  15. Cool – thanks for sharing the pattern (you have shared So many cool patterns over the years – THANK YOU!) and thanks for the chance to win this cool book too, I am always looking for fun borders other than the go-to scalloped border or just sc.

  16. OMG this book looks amazing!! I would love a copy as it would give me inspiration to finish blankets with a different boaders than i do now

  17. I'm so excited for this! I have the first border book, and I love using the lovely borders on simple granny square blankets. And the border you shared is gorgeous!

  18. Thank you for the freebee border and hosting the give away! The book looks to be a fabulous resource to perfectly finish off a special project.

  19. Would love to win this book. My crocheted work never seems complete and adding a border would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  20. I so love this idea! Edging for blankets, shawls, dish towels. Also items you make so much, need a little something!

  21. Ooh, I am trying to increase my pattern collection and this would just be lovely – can you imagine these trims on the arm holes of a shirt, or the bottom hem?!!

  22. I'd add them to afghans, sweaters, pillowcases, towels, etc. I have some of Edie Eckman's other books. Not only do they have wonderful patterns, the photography is gorgeous.

  23. I'm currently interested in crochet borders to upcycle clothing and crochet and knit items in need of modernization/renovation

  24. I would add borders to pillow cases and sheets which has become my new obsession! Thanks for the free pattern and the fun giveaway! 💐

  25. just these few photos have my creative juices flowing. im thinking of valances for my living room…. thanks the the review and the chance to get a copy of this book.

  26. love your blog tour on this book, such a great idea…love your border designs….thx for having a contest

  27. I would use these for blankets, though I sometimes put borders on other things as well. Thanks!

    sarah.m.lawson at

  28. I make a lot of baby blankets for charity and like to add fun borders to make simple patterns a bit more interesting.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


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