We're really lucky here that we have very talented designers and teachers and we worked with Giselle when she organised the 'Crochet with Confidence' retreat last year at Number 63 in London. Unfortunately Covid19 put paid to this year's retreat but look out for when it is re-scheduled.
The blanket designed for the first retreat was From Land to Sea and now Giselle has created a baby blanket based on it. In Giselle's own words:
“Onwards from Sea to land with new variations of my Noughts & Crosses design ......
As some of you who have worked with me in the past already know, I originally designed my “Noughts and Crosses blanket with pebble border” to complement the From Sea to Land theme I was working on with the stitch combination aiming to mimic rolling waves. The original ‘Atlantic’ colourway in lovely soft affordable Stylecraft Special DK supplied by Ammonite Yarns, my local independent yarn store was used at my 2019 Crochet Confidence intermediate workshop to help teach techniques such as standing trebles, carrying yarn, bobble stitches, puff stitches and crossed trebles. Since then, I have added the ‘Pacific’ colourway.
Now, to create a “Noughts and Crosses, complete in a week” baby blanket, I have adapted the pattern for “Rolling Pinks”, “Rolling Blues” and “Casual neutrals” colourways in two sizes, 36” x 36” with 6 colours and 30” x 30” with five colours. After experimenting with other borders, I decided to keep the pebble border as I like the simplicity of the two colour combination and feel the puffiness compliments the overall design. The new pattern variations also use Stylecraft Special DK yarn but are easily adapted to more expensive yarns too.
A small version is easily adaptable to make a baby “Lovie” by adding your favourite amigurumi head!
The yarn packs and patterns (available together or separately) for these new designs are exclusively available through Ammonite Yarns as are the From Sea to Land original designs.
Look out for my other new designs coming to Ammonite Yarns soon.
We couldn't have put it better. You can find the designs and yarn packs here
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