Crochet is a traditional craft that has remained popular through the ages, and it is modern treatments of the craft that keep it that way. "Crochet for Babies and Toddlers" encompasses a fresh, innovative and exciting approach to crochet, making use of the range of classic and new-coloured wools and cottons available and concentrating on up-to-date designs. The basic techniques are followed by charming patterns that feature clothes, gifts and other nursery items designed for new-born babies through to three-year-olds.
Table of Contents
Introduction 6; Techniques: Yarns and hooks 8; First Steps 9; Basic Stitches 10; Making up 12; Working in rounds 13; Working from charts 13; Patterns: Wrapover top, shorts and hat 14; Jacket, pants and booties 18; Lacy jacket 24; Two easy jumpers 28; Striped jumper 34; Rosebud jumper 40; Sleeping bag 44; Lacy cardigan 48; Gilet with hood 52; Polar bear jacket 56; Bib pants 60; Flower motif top and bag 64; Pinafore 68; Tartan cropped jacket and beret 72; Two-colour jumper 78; Two hats 82; Christening shawl 88; Giraffe and zebra 92; Rabbit curtain 98; Hexagon blanket 102; Nursery cushion 106; Suppliers, index and acknowledgements 112
Betty Barnden is a needlecraft fashion designer who submits designs and collections for a number of fashion companies and leading handicrafts magazines, such as Prima, Sewing World and Beautiful Stitches. She has won several awards for her work and is currently working on a number of fashion crochet collections. Betty lives in Whitchurch.