Crafty in the Med

I am here to enjoy meeting other bloggers and to share my love of craft ,mostly crochet, my thoughts and my daily happenings here in Alicante,Spain, my adopted country. I belong to a local choir because singing and music makes me happy. Flea markets and book shops are two of my favourite places to be. I read lots......sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I walk and walk and walk for about 10 months per year during the hot months I swim.

Friday 21 August 2015

Asking nicely!

Can anyone recommend a book on crochet borders, edgings or trims please ???

I have been looking on the internet, mostly on Amazon and there are quite a few.
I am only going to buy one so I really do not want to waste my money.

I thought to ask you .....kind bloggers..... for your advice.

I am not a beginner but neither do I want a super advanced book  :-)

Look forward to your comments :-)

 and....this is another story!!!

keep well!!! Amanda :-)


  1. I can recommend anything by Jan Eaton. She explains everything well.
    Julie xxxxxx

  2. I go on google and type in crochet border patterns hundreds come up and I print off the pattern that I want, I have quite a collection now that I have printed off mostly for no cost.

  3. I bought Around the Corner crochet borders from Amazon and I really like it. I've used it several times. It has clear instructions and graphs. Hope that helps.

  4. Hey Amanda - I can't recommend a book as I use either the internet or my sister's collection of old Magic Crochet magazines. But the Edie Eckman book (Around the Corner) looks like a good choice.

    Hope you are having a pleasant summer! Thanks for the lovely comment on my giveaway. It's hard to believe that other giveaway was a year ago already .... where did the time go? :)

  5. It sounds like you have a lot of good advice on books. I usually just go on Ravelry so I won't be of any help. But I did want to say that it's great to see you back! You've been missed.

  6. Hi Amanda I have around the border too and it's good but to be honest I have only used it a couple of times there are loads free borders online. :) x

  7. I don't have any recommendations I am afraid. I am a wing it by the seat of my pants kinda girl for the most part with my crochet! Let us know though if you find a good one! xx

  8. I did a crochet edging for my china cabinet that I love.. pineapples.. but have no idea where I got the pattern.. so sorry! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  9. I love the book, Around the Corner Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman. I love it.

  10. Hi Amanda, I also like the book 'Around the corner' but I usually look at pinterest. You can find so many beautiful borders and edgings there. Viola

  11. I am not sure of any good ones but if you come across one I would love to know myself!!
    Like the little change in your blog....It's so bright and airy! Shari

  12. You may have made your decision now Amanda but I love the Edie Eckman 'Crochet Borders' too ;-)
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Susan x

  13. I like The Complete Book of Crochet Border Designs by Linda P. Schapper. It has good pictures, diagrams and directions.


Thank you for your comments. I do read them and try to reply to all as well.Please keep them coming. Amanda :-)