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!
Fun crochet pattern! Build-A-Diagonal-Shell baby blanket/afghan is SECOND in a SERIES of new baby blankets designed specifically for new baby OR baby photography props!
This beautiful blanket/afghan is created by using the DIAGONAL SHELL STITCH and a lovely Picot Stitch border. All instructions are included for crocheting a fun, but unusual crochet stitch pattern. The pattern creates a gorgeous texture that will be equally functional for a new baby & beautiful for a photo prop! Diagonal Stitch pattern is fun to crochet and quick to make!
This pattern is listed as an INTERMEDIATE pattern ONLY because the diagonal shell is not a common stitch pattern. Once you learn how to do it, though, this blanket is very easy to complete and is fun to crochet!
Sample afghan measures 22 inches X 25-1/4 inches, which is 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!
You must be familiar with basic crochet stitches and techniques.
My instructions are very well written and very easy to follow!