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Sunday, May 31, 2009

3 Crochet Patterns Ordered

Our oldest child just finished high school and feels the weight of the world lifted off her shoulders...for now anyway! Reality will hit soon enough, but I'll let her enjoy this short time of freedom! She has made a list of things she wants to accomplish this summer, before she begins nursing school in the fall. One of the items on her list is to crochet an afghan of squares, as opposed to the very large and heavy zig-zag afghan she has been working on during the cooler months.

I made the mistake of showing her the Babette Blanket that has been popping up on so many different websites lately and she Fell In Love. I tried my hardest to find a copy of the Crochet magazine from Spring of 2006 where this pattern was first published, but with no success. So I broke down and ordered it online from Interweave Crochet. You can see a picture of it, and order the pattern in PDF form, by clicking HERE if you like. It really is a very creative and colorful piece of work, and I'm sure Elizabeth will enjoy this project to make, and to use and treasure for years to come.

While I was browsing around the crochet patterns on Interweave's website, I came across two other patterns I just couldn't pass up. They are both crochet patterns for children's sweaters and I've never really found any crochet sweater patterns that looked very cute or comfortable until now.

The first is the Come-and-Play Cardigan which I am planning to make for my two younger children, although I'm not so sure my son would wear it unless I do it in Camo colors or put a Truck or Space Ship on it! The second is the Yo-Yo Cardigan which I think is just so different and so cute. I'll probably save this one for my little 4 yr old Gracie and use lots of pinks and purples.

Do you tend to save crocheting for items like afghans, and knitting for clothing items? This is what I've always done, but perhaps these patterns will change my mind.

Happy Stitching!

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  • I love that blanket! It is VERY colorful and looks scary!! :O I am a novice at crocheting, I tend to knit more, but even still...I've just started color changing and it was something very small and UNcomplicated!! I would love to see a finished blanket!! Thanks for visiting my blog! I am about to close the giveaway, so if you are the winner, I'll be talking to you again! :D

    By Blogger Lauranie, At June 1, 2009 at 12:06 AM  

  • Babette is gorgeous and ambitious. Have you seen Terri's Babette at Purple and Paisley? Can't wait to see the colors your daughter chooses.

    By Blogger Abby and Stephanie, At June 1, 2009 at 7:08 AM  

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