I have always dreamed of finding more time to design garment patterns.
Designing your own crocheted sweaters can give you a remarkable chance
to become your own designer-creating a unique garment through yarn,
stitch pattern, style, and embellishment selection.
designing, as with many new projects, it's generally best to start
small. Small projects can be completed quickly, and who doesn't love
baby garments. In her new Crochet Me Workshop DVD, Design Your Own Crocheted Baby Sweater, Robyn Chachula shares several tips to keep in mind when designing for babies and small children.
spit up frequently, and small children are better than a GPS at finding
dirt, making handwash-only yarns purely impractical. Many tightly spun
and plied superwash wools stand up well to both the washer and dryer,
requiring no additional blocking. Robyn shares her favorites as well as
some great acrylic and cotton options.
a unique sweater both Mom, Dad, and child will love, walk right past
those pastels. Kids love bright colors, and a fun garment in vibrant
shades will often become an instant favorite. Next time, don't be afraid
to reach for jewel tones, bright yellows and oranges, or lively greens.
lace's beauty, the many openings in the pattern are the perfect
obstacles for little fingers as they slide through sleeves. So look for
stitch patterns that provide interesting texture without lacey holes or
those openings created by rows of double or treble crochet. Linked
double and treble crochets provide a quickly crocheted solid fabric.
Robyn walks you step by step through creating linked stitches as well as
several other beautiful stitch patterns.
you have ever tried to dress a baby or toddler, you know that getting a
pullover over their head is the most apprehensive step of the process.
Tears and frustration often arise when the neckline gets stuck. Because
children have proportionally larger heads, the neckline needs to open
larger than for an adult sweater. But you don't want a gaping collar
that will fall down around their shoulders. Using zippers and snaps, you
can create garments with large necklines that can be fastened to
normal dimensions. Stay away from buttons as children's inquisitive
fingers will quickly stretch the buttonholes. But if you like the look
of buttons, stitch them firmly in your desired location as
shares more information about these tips and how to apply them to your
garment design as well as how to create schematics and step-by-step
instructions on working several stitch patterns in her latest DVD. Her
structured approach to designing makes baby sweater design accessible to
even beginning designers. Order Design Your Own Crocheted Baby Sweater with Robyn
Chachula today and give your creativity another outlet as you design your own garments.
P.S. Watch a preview of Design Your Own Crocheted Baby Sweater on the Crochet Me Shop.