You can trust my patterns to be professional, well written, and carefully proofread. My background as a teacher and later as an editor helped me in my goal to write professional crochet patterns, ...
You can trust my patterns to be professional, well written, and carefully proofread. My background as a teacher and later as an editor helped me in my goal to write professional crochet patterns, and I also follow the guidelines for writing crochet patterns set up by the DRG publishing network.
If you find a valid mistake in one of my patterns and point it out to me, I will refund the cost of the pattern to you! (Applies only to individual patterns, not collections.)
I learned to crochet at the age of ten but didn't get passionately involved with it until many years later when my son was born. I still love to make baby clothes and blankets even though he's not a baby anymore! All things tiny are what I enjoy crocheting, especially doll clothes and baby clothes.
I have created many of my own patterns that have been published in various magazines (Crochet World, Quick & Easy Crochet, Barbie Bazaar, and Dollhouse Miniatures). I have had 2 crochet books published: "Twentieth Century Fashion Doll Collection" (2006, by Annie's Attic) and "Playtime Jackets" (2011, by Leisure Arts).
I am working on Sweater-of-the-Month designs for the American Girl, and this is my pattern for January. It is a sweater with snowflake appliques on the pockets and a pompom hat with ear flaps to keep your doll toasty warm in the winter! Skill level = intermediate (easy stitch but the set-in sleeves and the applique make the pattern a bit more difficult).
Feel free to sell any items you make from my patterns (but do not mass produce). Please do not resell the patterns themselves or make them available online. They are copyrighted.
Contact me if you have any questions or feedback! :)
I also sell on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PrincessOfCrochet. My patterns are available there, as well as some of my finished items.
F hook with baby yarn: 6 sc = 1 inch; 7 sc rows or rnds = 1 inch
B hook with crochet cotton: 8 sc = 1 inch; 10 sc rows or rnds = 1 inch