Sunday, August 1, 2010

AROUND THE CORNER Crochet Borders

Attention crocheters and knitters who like to use crochet for embellishments!! This new book by Edie Eckman is one of a kind. I encourage you to take a look at it. If you are searching for a nice edge for a sweater, a shawl, a baby blanket, or maybe for your kitchen towel or a table cloth this book will feel like a treasure that you were trying to hunt for some time.

Edie offers 150 different borders with great charts, well-written instructions (not a big surprise, if you know Edie's work), tips, "how to" pages full of illustrations.
Do you have to be a pro at crochet? Not really. On page 14 you will find a note for novices where the author suggests to try some of the simpler borders and see that they can do it. It is an excellent idea to begin crocheting borders rather than a big piece like a sweater or a blanket. You can take any fabric and following this book add the border to it.
One of the most important techniques you must learn as you crochet is how to make a nice corner. Here is your chance to practice as you are having fun with this colorful and useful book.