Book Review - Every Which Way Crochet Borders

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Title: Every Which Way Crochet Borders
Author: Edie Eckman
MSRP: $18.95 USD (Spiral bound) / $9.95 USD (Kindle)

Book review by Pia Thadani - Stitches'N'Scraps


You've found today's stop on the Crochet Borders Blog Tour! Be sure to check out some of the other reviews too.



This is Edie's 2nd book of border designs (you can find her first book here), and it's so inspiring to flip through! There are 139 stunning borders to spark your imagination. I'm a sucker for borders and edgings because the right one can really take a project to the next level. These aren't just for your crochet projects either - they can be used with knitting and fabric as well!


The book is available in two formats - spiral bound or Kindle edition. I love digital versions of books, because that way I don't feel guilty about crowding my limited bookshelf space. For a physical book, spiral bound is a great format for this kind of book, because the pages lie completely flat.

I found the organization of this book somewhat unique. It was almost 2 books in one. For the first 30 pages, it reads like a book about borders, not just a book of border patterns. This section is exceptionally well written, with a flow that encourages you to read it from start to finish rather than treating it as disparate reference entries. It explores choosing the right border, colors, and yarns to suit your project, as well as customizing your border. This is followed by tips for executing your chosen border successfully on a variety of different surfaces.



All this information helps a lot in choosing a border, which is good because there are so many beautiful borders to choose from! Simple to complex, subtle to show-stopping, chunky, lacy, fringy - you'll find them all here. There's a border directory at the back that's also quite helpful in choosing.


I can't wait to try some of these - how about you? Enter to win your own copy of Every Which Way Crochet Borders! This prize is generously provided by the publisher, Storey Publishing. To be eligible, you must be 18 years of age or older, with a valid, US shipping address. The winner will be contacted by email, and must reply to that email and provide the shipping address within 1 week in order to receive the prize. If the winner does not reply within 1 week, a new winner will be selected.

The giveaway ends on March 10th. Hurry and enter below! 

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Disclaimer: A free review copy of Every Which Way Crochet Borders was provided by Storey Publishing. Although I accept free products for review, I do not accept additional compensation, nor do I guarantee a positive review.  My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions. All images of copyrighted material are used with permission.

26 comments:

  1. Intriguing book. I could definitely use some of these borders to spice up my ho-hum projects. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  2. Looks awesome; I have her first border book. Thanks for the chance to win her new one.

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  3. A most wonderful and useful book! Edie Eckman has outdone herself! Thank you so much for the great giveaway. :)

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  4. This is a book I will purchase - but I hope I win a copy!! Thank you for the review.

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  5. I would love to add this to my collection.

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  6. This one is on my wish list. I always put a border on all my crochet blankets and as a finish on my bags.

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  7. Seems like a great book - thanks for your input, and the chance to win!

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  8. What a great sounding book! Thanks for the review!

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  9. What a good book that would be to own! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  10. I have Edie's 1st border book and am looking forward to this one

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  11. I love how a good border can make a simple item look super special. Edie's borders are the best for this. I love her first book and can't wait for this one!

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  12. I have Edie's motif book which is so nicely organized and such a wonderful reference! It sounds like this one is another winner.

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  13. Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

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  14. I woould love to own this book it is aqlways so hard to decide what borders to use with any projects

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  15. This book looks great! I need it :)

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  16. Thank you for the chance to win this awesome book!

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  17. Would love to add this to my collection of books!

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  18. Edie Eckman's designs are always a treat, easy to follow, practical and beautiful!

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  19. Looks like a good book. I especially like the directory and would love to have this book in my collection.

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  20. I love the directory. A correction to your review, the book is also available on Nook. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/every-which-way-crochet-borders-edie-eckman/1124673437?ean=9781612127415

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  21. I love Edie's books... they are always well organized and so helpful in expanding my design options! I hope I win the giveaway but if not then it's going on my wishlist!

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  22. Looks like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. I have one of Edie's other books and she's awesome!

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  24. I never know what border to put on projects. This book would definitely help with that.

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