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Fantastic Finishes: Edgings & Borders (DVD + Streaming)

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Bring out the true style potential in any fiber project! Join popular fiber aficionado Edie Eckman and learn how to crochet beautiful borders that you can apply beyond just crocheted projects. During class, you’ll conquer lots of great border styles, from tasteful basics to unique beauties. Along the way, you’ll see how to plan for project success, crochet a base row and read charts like a pro. If you run into a bump along the way, no big deal, because Edie will show you how to troubleshoot common problems. You’ll also learn new crochet stitches, conquer curves and corners and discover how to apply your border to all sorts of fabrics.

NOTE: If you’d like to purchase only the DVD for this class, you may do so through this link. (Please note, any class PDF materials are not on the DVD itself. You must have streaming access to download those materials associated with the class.)

Class Sessions

Planning for Better Borders (11:28)
Meet crochet designer Edie Eckman, your guide to better edgings and borders. The best projects begin with a plan. Edie walks through her own way of thinking, from where she derives inspiration to how she decides on materials, as a way to help you get started on the right foot.

Base Row: Set Up for Success (18:15)
A base row is the foundation of any good border. Edie shows how to avoid common problems like splaying and ruffling while completing rows for both single and double crochets. And if you’ve ever wanted to know how to read a crochet stitch chart like a pro, this lesson is tailor-made for you.

Simple Crochet Borders (15:55)
With the base rows complete, it’s time to build your borders. Edie shows how simple doesn’t always mean boring by working a few easy borders. She also crochets a shell edging, troubleshoots her way out of a few common problems and demonstrates how to adjust stitch counts on the fly.

Advanced Crochet Borders (18:17)
Edie takes off the training wheels and moves on to advanced borders. But don’t worry — she handles the potentially daunting stitch math that comes with this next step in a beginner-friendly way. She also begins work on the picot peaks border that will pop up again in later lessons.

Special Stitches on Advanced Borders (29:52)
Expand your skill set by practicing three advanced border designs — sawgrass, poppy flower and lace! As Edie guides you through the process, you’ll gain familiarity with three special types of stitches that will elevate your future designs.

Turning Corners & Following Curves (27:58)
Say goodbye to straight, flat edges. Edie throws a curve by introducing border designs that require turning a corner. She’ll show you why it’s best not to start your border where most others do, demonstrates a corner picot and offers advice on the best way to keep your curves smooth.

Base Rows on Knits & Fabric (29:11)
If you have a base row, you have the ability to add flair to any fabric. Edie takes a step away from crocheted items to show how the same principles can be applied to terry cloth, knits, wovens and more.

Your Instructor

Edie Eckman
Edie Eckman is a designer, author and teacher who loves both knitting and crochet. She is on a mission to ensure that patterns are as clear as possible to the greatest number of knitters and crocheters as possible and to empower students to gain the skills they need to confidently and enthusiastically take on any crochet or knitting challenge. She is the author of a number of best-selling books, including “The Crochet Answer Book,” “Around the Corner Crochet Borders” and “Every Which Way Crochet Borders.”

Bonus Materials

Fantastic Finishes: Edgings and Borders - Supplies, Resources, Patterns and Charts

Bonus materials available after purchase


How will I receive my DVD class?
Your DVD will be shipped in the mail using the address you provide at checkout. Your purchase also includes access to a streaming version of the class and downloadable PDF class materials. After your purchase, you can find your streaming class and your PDF class materials by logging into your Craftsy account using the user name and password you established.

How do I access the companion materials for my DVD class?
Come to Craftsy.com and log into your account using the username and password you set up when establishing your Craftsy account or purchasing your DVD. In your “My Account” area, select the “Classes” content. On this page, you’ll see all classes you’ve purchased from Craftsy. Simply select the desired class from your content list, and you’ll be presented with your selected class page. From the class page you can easily view, download or print the companion class materials, which are in the “Bonus Materials” tab on the class page. You can log in any time, and download or print the companion materials as many times as you like. Companion class materials are not shipped in the mail with your DVD, and must be accessed on Craftsy.com.

How do I stream my class on Craftsy.com?
Come to Craftsy.com and log into your account using the username and password you set up when establishing your Craftsy account or purchasing your DVD. In your “My Account” content, select the desired class. Stream the video on-demand from the class page any time you like; your viewing access is unlimited. You can stream your class from any computer, tablet or mobile device with Internet access.

Do I have to purchase a Craftsy Membership to get my class?
No, you do not. Every DVD purchased on Craftsy.com includes both the physical DVD in the mail and unlimited on-demand streaming access at Craftsy.com. These benefits are yours with or without a Craftsy membership.

Are DVDs included in a Craftsy Membership?
No, they are not. DVDs can only be purchased on an individual basis and are not included in Craftsy memberships. For non-members, DVDs are a flexible way to purchase only the classes you love best. For members, DVDs are a great choice to build an at-home library you can keep forever and enjoy any time, with or without Internet access.

Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we do ship most physical products, including DVDs, to several International destinations. In addition to the USA and Canada, we ship to Australia, Brazil, India, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and most Western European countries. If you live outside these countries, you can still purchase digital items including memberships, individual streaming classes, and pattern downloads.

Do your DVDs work on international players?
Yes, our DVDs should be compatible with any DVD player in use today. All our videos have been created with all current Region Codes (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8). If you have trouble viewing a DVD purchased from Craftsy.com, please contact Customer Service.

What is your return policy?
We want to be sure you’re satisfied. If you have trouble playing your DVD, if the content is not correctly presented on the DVD, or you are dissatisfied with the content of your class, we will work with you. Contact Craftsy customer service via email or phone. Upon your request, and upon your return of the DVD to us, we will refund your purchase price or send you another DVD to replace a damaged or incorrect DVD, whichever is your preference. If you do receive a full refund, your streaming video class will also be removed from your Craftsy account, so on-demand video access will no longer be available to you.

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