Modern Baby Crochet – Book Review and Pattern Excerpt

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Title: 3 Skeins or Less Modern Baby Crochet: 18 Crocheted Baby Garments, Blankets, Accessories and More!
Author: Sharon Zientara
Published by: Interweave/F+W
ISBN: 978-1-63250-217-9
Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Published: May 17, 2016

 

Modern Baby Crochet by Sharon Zientara, published by Interweave/F+W, contains 18 of the most adorable crochet baby projects that you’ve ever seen! This book contains patterns for blankets, accessories, baby garments and much more. Best of all, they take three skeins of yarn or less to make!

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Here are some of the cute and cuddly projects that you will find in Modern Baby Crochet:

Sophie Raglan Pullover by Katya Novikova (p 98)
This sweet and simple baby sweater is classic but can be made in an endless number of color combinations to make it extra special.

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Spike the Hedgehog Hat by Brenda K.B. Anderson (p 90)
This adorable baby hedgehog hat is not just cute but also very snug and warm!

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Cameron Blanket by Cristina Mershon (p 40)
This stylish blanket with neutral tones is the perfect baby shower gift. It is made with washable wool and is the perfect size for baby.

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Zoe the Cat Slippers by Brenda K.B. Anderson (p 44)
These sweet little cat slippers were inspired by the designer’s cat who likes to tuck his feet under himself when he lies down on the floor.

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The patterns in Modern Baby Crochet are quite detailed. Each pattern contains Yarn/Hook/Notions needed for the project, sizing information, gauge information, and any other notes from the designer. Some of the patterns even contain a stitch guide, gauge swatch information, or charts and diagrams to help you successfully complete the pattern. There is also a very helpful stitch glossary at the end of the book. with visual guides to help you decipher some of the stitches used in the book. Also, don’t forget to go to the end of the book and read more about the amazing designers that have contributed their time and talent to Modern Baby Crochet.

If you want to try any of these fabulous projects for yourself, you can get Modern Baby Crochet from the Interweave Store for just $22.99.

Modern Baby Crochet by Sharon Zientara, published by Interweave/F+W; $22.99

Bonus Content!

A special thank you to Interweave for providing us with a free pattern excerpt from Modern Baby Crochet! I hope you enjoy it!

Excerpted from 3 Skeins or less: Modern Baby Crochet by Sharon Zientara Copyright © 2016 F+W Media, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Photos courtesy of Joe Hancock.

Finley the Fox Bib

DESIGNED BY LISA VAN KLAVEREN

This foxy design is based on some gorgeous handmade fabric bibs that designer Lisa van Klaveren had for her girls when they were little. The adjustable neckline allows baby to keep wearing it as he grows!

FINISHED SIZE

This bib features a ribbed collar with adjustable button closure at the back, so it will fit a little baby or an older toddler.
Width: About 8″ (20.5 cm).

YARN

Worsted weight (#4 Medium).
Shown here: Blue Sky Alpacas
Worsted Cotton (100% cotton; 150 yd [137 m]/31/2 oz [100 g]): #622 pumpkin (A), #80 bone (B), and #623 toffee (C), 1 skein each.

HOOK

Size H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS

Two ½” (13 mm) buttons; yarn needle; sewing needle; sewing thread.

GAUGE

15 sts and 18 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in patt st.

UPPER BIB

RIBBED YOKE
Row 1: Beg at neckline, ch 57 with (A), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—56 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, *sc blo in next 13 sc, 2 sc blo in next sc; rep from * across, turn—60 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, *sc blo in next 14 sc, 2 sc blo in next sc; rep from * across, turn—64 sts.
Row 4: (buttonhole) Ch 1, sc blo in next 2 sc, ch 1, sk next sc (first buttonhole), sc blo in next 6 sc, ch 1, sk next sc (2nd buttonhole), sc blo in next 5 sc, 2 sc blo in next sc, *sc blo in next 15 sc, 2 sc blo in next sc; rep from * across, turn—68 sc, 2 ch-1 buttonholes.
Row 5: Ch 1, *sc blo in next 16 sts, 2 sc blo in next st; rep from * across, turn—72 sc.
Row 6: Ch 1, *sc blo in next 17 sc, 2 sc blo in next sc; rep from * across, turn—76 sc.
Row 7: Ch 1, *sc blo in next 18 sc, 2 sc blo in next sc; rep from * across—80 sc. Fasten off.

LOWER BIB

Row 8: Sk first 20 sc of Row 7 of collar and join (A) with sc blo in next sc, sc2tog in blo, sc blo in next 16 sc, [2 sc blo in next sc] twice, sc blo in next 16 sc, sc2tog in blo, sc blo in next sc, leave rem sts unworked, turn—40 sts.
Row 9: Ch 1, sc blo in first sc, sc2tog in blo, sc blo in next 16 sc, [2 sc blo in next sc] twice, sc blo in next 16 sc, sc2tog in blo, sc blo in last sc, turn.
Rows 10–19: Rep Row 9, joining (B) in last sc of Row 19. Fasten off (A).
Row 20–26: With (B), rep Row 9. Fasten off.

Eye (make 2)

With (C), make an adjustable ring (see Glossary). Ch 1, 6 sc in ring—6 sts. Fasten off, leaving long tail to attach eye to bib.

Nose

Rnd 1: With (C), make an adjustable ring. Ch 1, 6 sc in ring—6 sc.
Rnd 2: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times—9 sts. Fasten off leaving tail to attach nose to bib.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

BUTTONS

Place first button on center of collar buttonband, ¾” (2 cm) from edge, and

sew in place. Sew second button 1 ¾” (4.5 cm) from first button.

EYES AND NOSE

Sew eyes and nose to front of bib. Refer to photos for help with placement.

 

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10 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for reviewing this book! I especially appreciate the photos of several projects and let’stand not dorgwt the excerpted pattern (too cute). Every time I see the title and that super cute cardiovascular on the cover, all I can think is do I really need another book? It’s beginning to look like a “yes”!

  2. I like the book many new patterns for Baby items. I think I will go over and
    Buy this book.

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