The Finer Edge

Refine your taste with this innovative collection of 40 stitch and 12 garment patterns from best-selling author Kristin Omdahl.

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An innovative collection of 40 stitch and 12 garment patterns from best-selling author Kristin Omdahl, The Finer Edge demonstrates various techniques, construction methods, and versatile applications for crochet edgings.

While crochet edgings are customarily used to trim or finish blankets and garments, designer Kristin Omdahl treats you to both traditional and novel new ways to expand your use of edgings. You will learn how edging patterns can be used to create entire fabrics, reformatted to make individual decorative motifs, reverse-engineered from existing fabrics, and even used to create three-dimensional designs. Focusing on construction techniques for edgings, The Finer Edge is divided into separate sections based on top-down, sideways, and bottom-up methods to help guide the reader.

Though there are 12 project patterns that highlight the edgings, you'll be inspired to creatively mix and match within each edging’s section. Also included in this gorgeous book are charts, illustrations, and photographs of crochet swatches and a pattern collection that includes multiple sizes, including plus sizes.

Discover innovation at its finest with The Finer Edge.
Table of Contents

Edgings Reference Library
Top Down Edgings
Bottom Up Edgings
Side to Side Edgings
Miscellaneous Edgings

Ephesus Cowl
Birka Car Coat
Luxor Blanket
Anni Belt/Scarf
Persepolis Top
Palmira Shawl
Memphis Bag
Petra Skirt
Babylonia Hat

Tips and Tricks
About the Author
Kristin Omdahl is the author of Crochet So Fine (Interweave, 2010), Wrapped in Crochet (Interweave, 2009), A Knitting Wrapsody (Interweave, 2011), and Seamless Crochet (Interweave, 2011). She designs knit and crochet garments and patterns under her label KRISTIN and distributes her own line of patterns and knits from her website,, and to yarn stores. She also designs for several knitting and crochet magazines as well as book publishers and teaches knit and crochet techniques for private lessons and workshops. Kristin creates designs for a variety of yarn companies, including Plymouth Yarn, Cherry Tree Hill, and Tilli Tomas and has published designs in Interweave Crochet, Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Crochet Today, and Crochet! She lives in Florida.

SKU: 12CR02

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kristin Omdahl

Format: Hardcover

ISBN 13: 9781596685543

Customer Reviews

Beautiful book Review by Laura

This is a beautiful book with great directions. Directions are both written and charted so if you have not crocheted from charts, it's a great way to learn. Colorful pictures show what the trim will look like.

(Posted on 7/3/14)

a great book of reference and ideas for your library Review by Sandra

the photos are beautiful. Every pattern has been charted as well, so you can practice working with charts and the written instructions are clear and to the point without having to guess where you are on the charts. I have taken interweave's webinar on edgings with Kristin Omdahl, and have wanted this book since. It is a must have for crocheters to expand your own finishing touches on any of your projects.

(Posted on 2/27/14)