I realise this is a silly state of affairs for someone who's been able to crochet for about 25 years. How, in all that time, have I not used a pattern? Simple: my mother can't use one either and she taught me. We both make things by eye (although interestingly, we can both follow dressmaking patterns no problem). Anyway, I have decided that enough is enough. It is time to put this gremlin to bed once and for all and conquer a crochet pattern. As I have a friend due to hatch a the end of June, I also have a perfect opportunity, so I have decided to have a crack at this:
|King Cole pattern #3476. I'm making the hooded jacket in size 0-3 mths|
|Aren't babies surprisingly square?|
On the plus side, the stitch used is really quite a nice one - crossed trebles - easy to do and very effective. It gives the fabric a wonderfully squidgey, nobbley texture.
If there are any seasoned baby clothes-makers among my readers, I'd really appreciate any comments/instructions/suggestions!