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About Edie Eckman
Edie has her hands in many aspects of the fiber arts--teaching, writing, designing and editing. Her designs are contemporary classics accessible to the average knitter or crocheter; they have appeared in many publications and venues. She has a line of patterns available on Ravelry, Craftsy.com, and Patternfish. Edie travels extensively teaching at conventions, shops and guilds. She enjoys sharing in that "aha" moment when her students grasp a new technique.
Edie is the author of Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs, Around the Corner Crochet Borders, Socks to Knit for Those You Love, The Crochet Answer Book and Beyond-the-Square Crochet Motifs, as well as many other books and pattern leaflets.
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A crochet border is the perfect finishing touch on the edges of any fiber project, but creating one often means shaping the edging around an unforgiving 90-degree angle. It’s no easy task, but Edie Eckman guides you through it with style and poise. This collection includes 150 vibrant crochet frames to suit every fiber need, with color photographs by John Polak that showcase the beautiful details of each technique. Now painless, marvelous crochet borders are just around the corner!
Edie Eckman’s classic Q&A resource book has been updated with helpful answers to even more of your burning crochet questions. From beginning basics like yarn styles, stitch types, and necessary tools to detailed outlines of more advanced techniques, you can trust Eckman to deliver straightforward guidance and plenty of encouragement. With illustrations for left-handed crocheters and tips for broomstick lace, linked stitches, crochet cables, and more, The Crochet Answer Book is full of expert advice on every page.
“The book does exactly what it promises: answers every question that any crocheter will ever have . . . The explanations give all the info you’ll ever need to get yourself out of a crochet quandary.” —BookRiot
Connecting beautiful motifs can be just as enjoyable as crocheting them. Edie Eckman’s creative joining techniques allow you to easily combine multiples to form a whole new pattern, from lacy links, swirls, radiants, and wheels to three-dimensional effects. Step-by-step instructions, detailed photography, and innovative stitching charts ensure success. With 101 brand-new motif designs at your fingertips, you’ll be free to explore limitless variations and capture your own personal style.
“It’s every crocheter’s dream! The pictures are brilliant, colorful and clear, and the instructions are impeccable. This is a perfect book to add to your library. . . . Truly a bible for crocheters. The patterns are simply stunning.” —A Bookish Libraria
“Each page is a very detailed, well thought out teaching lesson on how to achieve success in crochet, crocheting motifs and completing a project . . . I am truly impressed by amount of material covered in this book. It is organized, easily understandable, and the presentation is well thought out. I will be referring to this book for quite a while. That is why it’s at the top of my desert island book list.” —In Stitches
In this all-crochet addition to the One-Skein Wonders® series, Edie Eckman and Judith Durant offer 101 exciting crochet projects — including jewelry, scarves, bags, hats, dresses, and home decor items — that each use just one skein of yarn. With projects organized by yarn type and weight, you’ll be crocheting lacy shrugs for the springtime and heavy-duty beanies for the snowy winter months. Whatever your experience level, you’re sure to find a delightfully portable project that suits your individual style.
Irresistible! This collection of 101 projects makes it easy and fun to crochet adorable clothes, toys, and accessories for the babies and toddlers you love. Each project uses just one skein of yarn, many take just a few hours to complete, and plenty are suitable for beginners. Hats and caps, bootees and socks, mitts, dresses, tops and bottoms—plus blankets, bibs, soft toys, bottle cozies, diaper bags, and more—there’s something here for every baby! These original patterns were contributed by fifty-four designers around the world, and each one comes with complete instructions, charts, schematics, and beautiful photographs.
“All of the projects in this book are gorgeous and perfect for your little one! . . . The patterns would all make lovely gifts for a baby shower, Christening and other special baby occasions! I hope you grab this wonderful book and try the projects for yourself!” —The Stitchin’ Mommy
Create a festive holiday with handmade Christmas stockings, ornaments, and more. With 20 projects geared toward a variety of skill levels, including a useful tutorial on techniques for beginners, crocheters of all types can join in on the fun. Edie Eckman’s passion for crafting is evident in these inspired designs that cover not only traditional stockings and tree skirts, but delightful twists on other Christmas traditions, like a sock-and-mitten advent calendar. Crochet a holiday full of joy for the whole family.
BabyKnits Hats & Booties presents fifteen matching sets - thirty projects - to warm little heads and tootsies. Such sets have always been popular projects, the perfect gift for a newborn. These original patterns include both contemporary classics (like baby cables or wiggly stripes) and whimsical creations (like dots and ruffles). The matching booties share the same yarns and styling. The patterns use easy stitches and widely available yarns including bright cottons, soft baby weights, and novelty yarns. There are earflaps and curlicue tops and rosebuds. These projects will knit up quickly in time for a baby shower, and will be treasured by the lucky baby's family forever.