Edie Eckman
Craftsy Instructor

Waynesboro, VA

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Edie Eckman is a teacher, designer and author of bestselling crochet books, including Around the Corner Crochet Borders, The Crochet Answer Book,Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs, and Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree. Edie’s classes are infused with her desire for pattern instructions to be understandable and accessible for all crocheters. Her articles and designs have appeared in a variety of ... Read Full Bio »

Edie's Craftsy Classes

Improve Your Crochet

Join author and renowned instructor Edie Eckman as she shares techniques for improving the look and quality of your crochet. Begin by learning how to create and maintain control over your fabric and prevent a too-tight foundation chain. Then, get comfortable reading and following patterns and find out how to decipher pattern speak! Confidently measure gauge in stitches, rows, stitch patterns and in the round, and learn how it helps you achieve stunning results. Then, find out how to pick up stitches evenly and work with decorative borders while keeping edges flat — even around corners and curves! Finally, refine your work and explore finishing techniques for professional-looking crochet. Plus, get tips on joining new yarns, changing colors, weaving in ends and more. No matter how long you’ve been crocheting, you’re sure to pick up new tricks! 


Joining Crochet Motifs

Conquer that stack of crocheted motifs and turn them into a beautiful finished project! Edie Eckman shows you creative ways to join granny squares, hexagons and other shapes with smooth seams and corners that don't pucker. You'll learn 11 different crocheted connections, including four join-as-you-go techniques, so when you're done, you're done! Use a crochet hook or yarn needle to make the joins invisible or work them in a contrasting color for design interest. Lacy filler and edge stitches add airiness to your project, and the ingenious Continuous Final Round lets you seam up your whole design with one piece of yarn. Add lots of new techniques to your crochet bag of tricks, with help from the author of The Crochet Answer Book. Plus, Edie's blanket pattern, featuring six pretty square variations, is included free!

$24.99 $34.99

How to Say It: Pattern Writing for Knitters

Learn the keys to communicating your one-of-a-kind knit designs. Author, teacher and technical editor Edie Eckman presents an insider's guide to clearly communicating knitting patterns to editors, publishers and fellow knitters. This class offers experienced knitters the opportunity to strengthen their pattern writing and reading skills, as well as increase their chances of successfully selling their designs.

Edie walks you through the basics of writing a knitting pattern - from articulating stitch repeats to understanding the impact sizing has on your creative choices - and provides you with essential pattern-writing tools, including her detailed templates and a meticulously crafted style guide. Her sample pattern, the pretty Acorn Cardigan, is included free!

$34.99 $49.99

Meet Edie

What's New

Following up on the best-selling Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, Edie's newest book, Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs gives crocheters what they've been looking for: fool-proof ways to join individual motifs. This colorful guide to creative joining techniques shows how easy it is to combine multiples of a motif to form a whole new pattern. Learn join-as-you-go (JAYGo) methods that avoid seams and explore ways to create "planned freeform". The book includes more than 100 motif designs plus patterns to put your knowledge of crocheted connections to use. All instructions are given in both text and chart form.  Connect with Edie as she connects motifs!        

Edie's Patterns

Easy-to-Wear Cowl


Stacie Sole


No-Gauge Custom-Fit Gloves

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Edie's Projects

Acorn Stitch Cardigan
Cascade of Color Scarf
Peppermint Pinstripes Christmas Stocking
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