Edie Eckman
Craftsy Instructor

Waynesboro, VA

Eye IconFollow

Edie is a prolific fiber artist and writer who enjoys knitting and crocheting as well as sharing her knowledge with others. She is the author of seven books and had her articles and designs published in Interweave Crochet, Knitters and Knit 'N Style. Edie loves to meet fiber folks from all over the country and see cartoon lightbulbs go off over her students' heads!

Edie's Craftsy Classes

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!


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!


Meet Edie

What's New

announcement 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!        

Upcoming Events

Aug '14 07

Aug 07, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014
Stitches Midwest Teaching: UnLearn to Knit, Around the Corner Crochet Borders, No-Longer-a-Novice Knitting Knowledge, Crochet for Knitters and Easy Stitches for Impatient Knitters http://www.knittinguniverse.com/teacher/teacher_details/view/71/8005/Edie_Eckman/

Oct '14 04

Fall Fiber Festival & Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials, Montpelier Station, VA Teaching: Easy Stitches for Impatient Knitters, Textured Treats Stitch Sampler http://www.fallfiberfestival.org/workshops.htm#adult

Oct '14 09

Oct 09, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014
Stitches East, Hartford, CT Teaching: Textured Treats Stitch Sampler, Around the Corner Crochet Borders, UnLearn to Knit, No-Longer-a-Novice Knitting Knowledge, Mix-it Up Miters http://www.knittinguniverse.com/teacher/teacher_details/view/72/8005/Edie_Eckman/

Edie's Patterns

No-Gauge Custom-Fit Gloves


Zig-Zag Eyelet Scarf


Flame-Tipped Shawl

View all Patterns (15) »

Edie's Projects

Acorn Stitch Cardigan
Bobble Fringe Scarf
Cascade of Color Scarf
View all Projects (22) »

Edie's Blog