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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 28 February 2023
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800920224
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 200
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: £12.99
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Sweet Pea Crochet

£12.99

Beautiful baby blankets & matching gifts by Sue Rawlinson

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Book Description

New baby on the way? What better time than to crochet a beautiful matching gift set for the precious little one?

Sue Rawlinson of 'Sweetpea Family Crochet' has designed six beautiful coordinated bundles for every occasion, from bringing the baby home to that all-important first outing. Each bundle includes a baby blanket plus two or three other gifts such as a soft bunny to cuddle, a pretty garland to hang, a baby bear comforter, a hot water bottle cosy and snuggly mittens for a newborn or age 03 months. There are 25 projects in total, so you are spoilt for choice, and each gift set is worked in coordinated colourways and styles.

Along with illustrated crochet techniques, there are also suggestions for gifting and finishing touches such as crocheted ties to keep your blanket folded when you give it as a gift. The blanket ties can be embellished with mini pompoms, crochet hearts or crochet flowers. 

Many of the smaller projects such as cosy beanie hats can be finished in an evening, so they are satisfying to make and even more satisfying to give away. With pastel shades, simple designs and soft textures, parents, grandparents and friends will be reaching for their crochet hooks to make gorgeous handmade items for their bundle of joy.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Tools and materials 8

Projects 10

Baby bundle 1: COMING HOME 12
Car seat blanket 14, Baby beanie 18 Sweet bunny 21

Baby bundle 2: HELLO WORLD 26
Baby blanket 28, Baby bobble hat 34, Mittens 37

Baby bundle 3: NAP TIME 40
Cot blanket 42, Sweet baby bear comforter 46, Nursery garland 50

Baby bundle 4: PLAY TIME 52
Play time blanket 54, Play time pillow 58, Play time garland 62

Baby bundle 5: FIRST ADVENTURES 66
Pushchair blanket 68, Mittens 72, Sweet bear 74

Baby bundle 6: WARM AND COSY 78
Soft and snuggly blanket 80, Cosy pillow 85, Hot water bottle cosy 90, Gifting and finishing touches 94, Gift tags 96, Blanket tie 98

Basic techniques 100

About the Author

About Sue Rawlinson

Sue Rawlinson is a well-known crochet designer. After leaving work as an Associate Director in the NHS and falling in love with crochet, Sue set up her own crochet business, teaching one-to-one lessons and running workshops. She also ran a weekly crochet club which was bursting at the seams she couldn’t fit any more members around her table! 

Sue now concentrates on designing and pattern writing, collaborating with numerous magazines and yarn suppliers. She is an ambassador and designer for Love Crochet; and has designed and written three Crochet Alongs for Woman’s Weekly, plus several blanket patterns for The Knitting Network.

Crochet has given Sue a new lease of life and allowed her to pursue a simpler, more creative pathway. She lives in Stockport, UK. 

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