From Bonnets to Bearskin Rugs . . . Sweet Crochet Projects for Baby & Family
Create something extra special for the baby, toddler or child in your life with Jennifer Dougherty’s new book of better-than-boutique patterns. Find the same gorgeous textures and stylish designs that made her first book, Crochet Style, a hit with makers everywhere, this time for little ones of all ages. If you’re looking for a baby shower gift parents will treasure, choose from a selection of chic bonnets, beautiful blankets, creative car seat covers and more. Make baby’s first photo shoot over-the-top adorable with Jennifer’s original, one-of-a-kind Faux Bearskin Nursery Rug pattern. The whole family can keep warm in style with quick cold weather designs, including sizes through adults.
This versatile collection for intermediate crocheters is one you’ll keep returning to for meaningful shower gifts, newborn photo props and cute toddler attire. Jennifer guides you through every step, providing tips, tricks and pointers for a perfect finished product without the guesswork. Each pattern combines sumptuous textures and delicate details with dependable construction for gorgeous, high-quality designs you won’t find anywhere else. These 30 timeless patterns, enhanced by your handmade touch, are sure to become one-of-a-kind family heirlooms.
|Publisher:||Page Street Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||8.03(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.64(d)|
About the Author
Read an Excerpt
Over the years, my pattern-writing style has evolved into a distinct combination of detailed instructions and textured designs. I remember when I was young and I would try to work from a pattern book and the wording was so vague that I would often give up in defeat because I wasn't sure where to place the stitch. I knew how to make all the stitches. I just didn't know where to place them if the pattern wasn't specific enough. I strive to be very clear when I specify where and how to work a stitch, and my followers have learned to expect that. It does make my patterns wordier and much longer than the typical pattern out there, but I hope it helps avoid any possible confusion. Most of all, I love designing and I love texture, so I almost always design for an intermediate skill level. Although this is not a teaching or beginner-level crochet book, many of the designs included are achievable for a determined crocheter at an advanced beginner skill level.
In my first book, Crochet Style, the focus was mainly on trendy designs for adults with some sizes for children also included. In this book, I have focused on babies and children, but I have also included numerous patterns that go all the way up to adult sizes. Here you'll find traditional baby gifts along with photography style props that any crocheter can make and sell in their home-based business. Balancing out those patterns are many new textured hat designs for all ages, as well as a few of my favorites. I have always made a point to include as many sizes as possible in my patterns — and this book is no exception. I hope you enjoy this collection as much as I've enjoyed putting it together!
My original crochet patterns are also available on Etsy, Ravelry and Craftsy. You can find more information about my patterns and books at crochetbyjennifer.com. Now go grab your hook and yarn, and get ready to crochet something fabulous!(Continues…)
Excerpted from "Baby & Kids Crochet Style"
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Table of Contents
1 Heirloom Keepsakes & Baby Shower Gifts 9
Dedication Baby Bonnet 11
Snow Flurry Baby Bonnet 17
Snow Flurry Baby Blanket 21
Revelation Baby Bonnet 24
Chunky Chevron Car Seat Canopy Cover 31
Borderline Car Seat Canopy Cover 35
Windchill Hooded Button-Up Baby Cocoon 39
Texture Weave Baby Booties 43
Snow Bunny Baby Booties 51
2 Photography Props & Nursery Décor 57
Bear Lovey Photo Prop 59
Faux Bearskin Nursery Rug 62
Lion & Lioness Baby Bonnet 67
Baby Diaper Cover 74
Honeycomb Ridges Cocoon or Swaddle Sack 81
Making Waves Baby Cocoon or Swaddle Sack 89
Harlequin Baby Pants, Romper or Overalls 99
Tempest Baby Bonnet 107
Tempest Wrap or Layering Blanket 115
Zigzag Weave Blanket 118
3 Big Kids & Cold Weather Accessories 123
Snow Flurry Slouch 125
Honeycomb Ridges Beanie 128
Thunderstruck Beanie 141
Embossed Heart Beanie 150
Making Waves Beanie 165
Chinook Braided Cable Beanie 176
Winter Frost Chunky Beanie 185
Winter Frost Chunky Cowl 193
Snow Bunny Hat 197
Snow Bunny Boot Cuffs 201
Mini Harlequin Pom-Pom Earflap Hat 205
About the Author 221