A big thank you to Storey Publishing for sponsoring this blog tour and giveaway!
So glad you stopped by for the Every Which Way Crochet Borders Blog Tour! Edie Eckman’s new release Every Which Way Crochet Borders features 100 unique border designs! Each pattern includes step-by-step pattern instructions and symbol charts to guide you through, as well as plenty of helpful design advice, including how to choose an appropriate border for each project and how to incorporate an element from the main stitch pattern into a new border design. Can’t wait? … try out this free preview border pattern that Storey Publishing has so graciously shared with P2P readers …
Free Border Pattern!
Excerpted from Every Which Way Crochet Borders © 2017 by Edith L. Eckman. Photography by John Polak. Chart by Karen Manthey.
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.
Stitches & Notes
Rnds 1–4 are exactly the same as Border #70 (see page 128), but a slight change in the last 2 rounds straightens up the edge.
There are so many more edging patterns where that came from! Here are a few more of my faves …
Ready to win a copy!!
One lucky Petals to Picots winner will receive a copy of Every Which Way Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman. This giveaway will run now through 11:59 pm on February 27, 2017 and winner will be announced by February 28, 2017. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada only. You can be entered to win by simply providing your email address in the first option in the Rafflecopter form so I can contact you if you win. For additional entries you can enter through the social media options included as well. And be sure to follow along on my social media outlets so you know when the winner is announced. Good luck!
Be sure to check out the other stops on the blog tour!
February 7: Cre8tion Crochet
February 8: Crochetville
February 9: Crochet Spot
February 10: Crafts from the Cwtch
February 11: Crochet Concupiscence
February 12: Fiber Flux
February 13: Moogly
February 14: The Stitchin’ Mommy
February 15: ELK Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs
February 16: Felted Button
February 18: Not Your Average Crochet
February 19: The Twisted Yarn
February 20: Petals to Picots
February 21: Beatrice Ryan Designs
February 22: Underground Crafter
February 23: Crochet Guild of America (CGOA)
February 24: Jessie At Home