I’m very pleased to let you all know that my Etsy shop is now open again and I’m starting to add new pdf downloads of my baby and toddler patterns. Most of these have been previously published in UK crochet magazines and this is the first time they’ve been available as individual downloads.
The first two patterns are now live and they’re both perfect for those of you who have mastered the basic stitches. I deliberately designed them to be customisable, so you can alter the length of sleeves and body to suit your babies! Baby garments are a great way to practise your skills, they’re quick to make and you can always find a home for the results (Knit for Peace are always happy to accept donations of baby clothes if you don’t have friends or family to pass them on to).
The Sandpiper Breton Sweater (Pictured above), first appeared in Crochet Gifts and has minimal shaping. It’s crocheted in double crochet and if you don’t feel confident enough to work the stripes, you can make it in a single colour. It uses double knitting yarn, so you can substitute your favourite if you wish (do make sure your check your tension first). This pattern costs £4.00 (plus VAT) and is available as an instant digital download. The second pattern is the Merienda Cardigan (Pictured below), which uses a combination of half treble and double crochet. It is crocheted in one piece from the top down and then the yarn is rejoined to crochet the sleeves, so no pesky seams to sew. If you do click through to take a peek at these patterns, do consider “favouriting” my shop if you’re an Etsy customer and this will ensure you’ll get updates of new patterns.
It’s been a while since I sold my designs on Etsy, but I’ve noticed it’s an online shop I often find myself browsing because it has such a great collection of talented makers, so I thought it was about time I fell back in love with it as a way of selling my designs! I won’t be running any workshops this autumn, but rest assured I’ll be posting regular updates here and also sharing some tips and tricks to help out those of you who have been to my beginner classes this year.
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