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45 of 45 found the following review helpful:
Love These Crochet Afghan BordersJan 17, 2010
I originally purchased 50 More Crocheted Afghan Borders because I loved the yellow and pink flower afghan border on the cover (#48), and knew I wanted to add it to my next afghan project. When I received the booklet, I was surprised that I liked most of the border designs. I like to create my own afghans using a solid color for the body with a single afghan pattern or multiple patterns that I choose and then add an unusual border to finish it off. I know I will be using this booklet for many future projects to complete my afghans. All 50 patterns have easy to follow instructions and a color photo of the completed design. Check out the front and back covers for pictures of some of the patterns.
The booket also gives the following helpful information:
- How to prepare your finished afghan...by adding a single foundation edging row around all four sides of your afghan
- How to count stitches on your afghan to determine the border
- How to estimate yarn amounts needed for your afghan border
- And, standard abbreviations and symbols
There is something here for everyone, easier patterns for someone who has been crocheting for a couple of years and more detailed patterns for a more advanced crocherer. If you want 50 more different border designs for your afghans, whether it be a flat border with simple to fancy designs or a frilly/puckered design for a baby afghan, this booklet has a good collection of ideas. The booklet is in brand new, mint condition.
17 of 18 found the following review helpful:
Pretty Afghan Edgings to Use Instead of FringeAug 01, 2010
By Lynne E.
Fringed afghans are pretty, but ordinary fringe made with cut yarn takes forever to apply, and the fringe tangles with use. This booklet offers 50 attractive crocheted edgings that can be used instead of fringe on afghans that are either knitted or crocheted.
The pattern instructions are written out (no charts), and are accompanied by large full-color photos of the finished edgings. The samples are done in the heavier weight yarns normally used for afghans, and often use more than one color to illustrate how versatile a particular edging can be in the hands of a creative handcrafter. The booklet's cover photo displays a representative sampling of the edgings, which vary in width and complexity. Instructions for preparing afghans for the edgings, for calculating stitch multiples, and for estimating yarn yardage are included.
I really like this collection of edgings, because every single pattern is one that I might consider using. The edgings are neither overly fussy nor boringly simple, and all are appropriate to apply as the finishing touch to almost any afghan.
14 of 15 found the following review helpful:
Pretty borders but...Dec 27, 2011
By E. Nathan
I looked through this book and made a few of the borders. I love the borders, BUT why no corners? NOT ONE CORNER?? HUH? Do they expect everything that has a border to be one sided? Shesh... I would also like graphs, because if I get stuck, they really help. Sometimes the patters don't make sense (that could be all me though...) so I like to look at a picture of what I am doing to see where the problem is. This book is not for beginners, maybe intermediate to advanced... if you want to turn corners... definitely advanced.
Anyway, I do like the book, it will come in handy for towel ends (nice as a gift) so I won't have to figure out any corners. LOL
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Great Edging ChoicesSep 12, 2011
I am currently making prayer blankets from no pill, no ravel flannel. Wanted to add my personal touch with crocheted edges. What wonderful choices I found in this pattern book!!!
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
No corner borders like the first bookFeb 10, 2015
So many borders, so little time to make them all; lol. Have you finished an afghan only to think it doesn't look right? It's either too short, too narrow, or just too blah. This along with the first book "50 Crocheted Afghan Borders" will make that afghan into an heirloom. Or at least it'll look better. :-)
Unlike the first book that has 20 corner borders along with 30 straight borders, this one only has straight borders for adding length or width to your project (I wonder why; the corner borders are my favorite and the ones I do most often). There are borders of different widths and they may be in one or multiple colors. Each border pattern lets you know at the beginning how many stitches that pattern uses (for instance, a multiple of 3 + 2 sts, or any even or uneven number of stitches) and has clear instructions. There is a stitch guide at the beginning of patterns that have an uncommon stitch (popcorn, shell, v-stitch, etc.). There are also colorful pictures of each border that show the detail.
You might want to experiment with the borders to see which one looks best for your current project. Because this book doesn't have corner border patterns, if I were to purchase only one I would get the first booklet "50 Crocheted Afghan Borders". I'm sure the experienced crocheter could adapt the patterns to go around the corner; for me it's easier to go to the first book for the corner patterns.
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