By Edie Eckman


When it comes time to place the completing touches at the edges of a fiber undertaking, a crochet border is the best resolution. Edgings are crucial adornments to the most well-liked knit and crochet items blankets, scarves, and afghans. yet borders can achieve this even more; they offer hand-crafted items a pleasant of entirety, function focal issues, tidy asymmetric edges, and upload hand made aptitude to store-bought apparel.

Borders frequently require turning a nook shaping the edgings round a 90-degree perspective with out breaking the trend. this can be hardly basic; upload too few stitches at a nook and the paintings rounds inward; too many stitches, and the piece starts off to ruffle awkwardly. regrettably, so much released edging styles fail to incorporate particular directions for turning the nook, leaving crafters to fend for themselves.

Edie Eckman involves the rescue in Around the nook Crochet Borders, a set of one hundred fifty colourful crochet frames, every one with certain directions for operating round a nook. directions are provided either as textual content and as charts for operating in-the-round; back-and-forth charts also are incorporated for whilst that procedure is extra acceptable. photos of accomplished borders, each one turning a 90-degree nook, enable readers to work out the main points up shut. Borders variety from the fragile to the fancy and are guaranteed to attract a brand new iteration of trend-setting crafters.

Offering functional strategies to 1 of needlecrafts so much vexing demanding situations, Around the nook Crochet Borders is a vital addition to each crocheters reference library. With this booklet, brilliant crochet borders are only round the corner.

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1. Place a 3˝ × 3˝ square of bat- B Press the seams in right sides together. Sew around B 3 sides of the block, backstitching at A A the start and finish. You may find it B easiest to sew with the batting side alternate directions; up to avoid catching the batting on trim the seam allowances to ¹⁄8 ˝. String 1. Cut 1 rectangle of linen the feed dogs. You’ll end up with an odd-shaped block like this. 3. Carefully trim the seam allowB A A B 1˝ × 13/4˝ from another print (B). 2. Center the linen rectangle diagonally across a 2˝ × 2˝ square of paper.

Place the hexagons right sides together and whip- Make the hexagon appliqué 1. Center and pin a paper pat- Remove the paper and basting stitches, being careful not to remove any whipstitches. tern on the wrong side of a fabric 4. Use a zigzag stitch to machine appliqué the hexagons to the front hexagon. Starting at a corner, fold side of a wool pouch piece. To hide the stitches, use clear thread for and hand baste the fabric onto the top and gray thread for the bobbin. the paper. You’ll be hand sewing through the paper.

2. Fold the inner panel in half lengthwise, along ¾˝ ¾˝ the long (11˝) edge, and mark the center at both the top and bottom. Measure 3/4˝ from each side of the Left Inner Panel center and mark at the top and bottom. Then, mea- 1. With the pocket right side up, align the bottom sure 5 ⁄8 ˝ from each side of the center and mark at the top and bottom. card pocket’s hemmed edge with the 3/4˝ top and bottom marks on the left side of the inner panel. Pin 3. Center the 31/2˝ × 8˝ canvas on the wrong side of and sew 1/4˝ from the pocket’s long raw edge.

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