Design Your Own Crochet Borders

About Design Your Own Crochet Borders

What better way to find the perfect border for your next project than to design your own? Learn to mix and match a variety of crocheted elements, or choose an element from your fabric and expand on it.

You'll be able to use these borders on handwovens, knit and crocheted fabric, commercial fabric and more. Learn how borders can enhance a project, how to deal with corners and curves, and how color choices affect design. Edie has designed borders for two best-selling crocheted edgings books, and now she shares her process with you.

This class is limited to 25 students.

Class Materials Needed

• Yarn used for homework
• Appropriate sized hooks
• Scissors
• Yarn needle
• Sharp embroidery needle with eye large enough to handle your chosen yarn.
• If you used a single color for your swatch(es), bring at least one contrasting color as well as the color you used.
• If you are using a commercially woven fabric as your base, bring 1-2 yarns or crochet thread that are an appropriate weight to go with the fabric. Email the instructor with questions about this option.


OPTION 1) In the smooth, easy-to-see medium weight yarn of your choice, crochet or knit 2-3 swatches in any stitch pattern you choose. It can be in a single color, or in multiple colors. This is your chance to try out a stitch pattern you've been wanting to learn!

OPTION 2) Bring 2-3 swatches of handwoven or commercially woven fabric that you'd like to enhance with a border.

ALL STUDENTS: If you are not completely comfortable with basic crochet stitches (chain, single crochet, double crochet), please take some time to refresh your memory about them. Resources can be found at

Age Range

Teens and Adults

Skill Level


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Single 3-hour session on Sunday, July 9, at 2 pm ET | 11 am PT | 18:00 UTC.

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Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recording of the class.

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Design Your Own Crochet Borders
Edie Eckman

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Edie Eckman

Edie Eckman

Edie Eckman is a designer, author and teacher who loves both knitting and crochet. Her comfortable and encouraging teaching style empowers students to gain the skills they need to confidently and enthusiastically take on any crochet or knitting challenge.

MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

The MidAtlantic Fiber Association (MAFA) represents and supports a community of fiber arts guilds in the greater Mid-Atlantic region.

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