I am so fortunate to have been designing in crochet and other needlework forms for over 23 years! I have over 400 crochet and needlework designs published in books and magazines & now I am happily ...
I am so fortunate to have been designing in crochet and other needlework forms for over 23 years! I have over 400 crochet and needlework designs published in books and magazines & now I am happily self publishing crochet patterns for sale. About a year and a half ago, my oldest daughter, Gina started her own photography business featuring newborns and families.
She asked me to design some crochet photo props (that are so popular today) she could use for her adorable babies. This venture has blossomed into a great partnership for us! I design and crochet baby items Gina wishes to use in her business and she showcases them beautifully with her professional photography. It is a match made in heaven!
Needlework came naturally to me. My mother taught me to knit at age 10, and I haven't been without a needle or hook in my hand since. Crochet has been my passion for over 30 years. I have been lucky enough to turn that passion into a design business for nearly 20 years. I love color! Skeins of yarn all together contain some of the most wonderful color! My most favorite thing is to look at all the glorious colors of yarn, combine it with a hook, and turn it into something cute and whimsical. I guess I never grew up ... lucky me!
Build-A-Shell BORDER baby blanket/afghan is FOURTH in a SERIES of new baby blankets designed specifically for BEGINNER crocheters OR baby photography props!
You are going to love the way this blanket works up for baby. The shell border is so beautiful and is really fun to crochet. The design works up quickly and then the finishing begins with the gorgeous shell border.
The blanket stitch pattern and the border stitch pattern is actually my most favorite stitch combination to crochet!
This blanket/afghan is also great for NEW BABY!
To crochet this blanket, you must be familiar with basic crochet stitches, ch, sl st, sc, dc and you will also be using the front post double crochet (fpdc) for the border.
The fpdc stitch is explained and also a link to a video is given in the pattern. If you know how to do the fpdc OR you have just learned, this border will be great practice for you to perfect your stitches!
Sample afghan measures 29 inches X 30 inches, which is a a big larger than our other baby afghans, but is also a PERFECT SIZE to swaddle baby for warmth and comfort, use in the car seat or stroller or it makes a wonderful prop for photographers!
This pattern also works up quickly for last minute baby shower gifts!
My instructions are very well written and very easy to follow!