A blogpost full of Summer to celebrate the new week. The real Summer weather took a while to come through here in The Netherlands, but now it’s on full swing and it definitely lifts the spirits – yay for Summer!
Weekends are spent at the beach, late night crochet in the garden is happening. Last week I launched the new baby jacket crochet pattern Duuc, my first garment pattern. I didn’t know I could do it until it happened, makes me very proud. It is more of a Fall and Spring jacket, therefore excellent to take with you on holiday this Summer and finish just in time for cooler weather. You can find the pattern on Ravelry and Etsy.
Besides crochet, I have done some embroidery lately, very little pieces but a lot of fun. Around the neck of baby onesies, you can easily embroider a little pattern to add a personal touch or pop of colour. Very nice for gifts too! Quick and a lot of fun, exactly the kind of project we love, right?
Behind the scenes and what is coming up: this week I am going through the proof of my new English crochet book with a red pencil, so exiting to see it all come together! There’s a custom blanket to be finished, based on the Ontario blanket design. And I am working on a pink-ish version of the Duuc jacket for our girl. She’s turning one at the end of this week; how did that happen?!
Wishing you a lovely week of Summer!
Well, so much for thinking I was back at blogging two months ago, and actually blogging… no more promises from my end that’s for sure! Just actions. Like launching a new crochet pattern today. Yay!
The Duuc Hooded Baby Jacket is a design I custom made for a dear friend’s baby boy of almost 1 year old, and a sweet family member’s boy of 1.5 years old. It looks quite simple and it is probably very doable for beginners, however I put a lot of time and effort in creating the right fabric for this jacket. Trying out all kinds of stitches to make sure it is not stiff on the arms, making a neat decorative edging and keeping a close watch on the actual fit. To be honest I was very proud to see the jacket fitted very well on my 1.5 year old model!
When I was pregnant I only knitted garments for our baby, crochet items were too tight to my liking. But now our girl is bigger, I find the age of 1 or 1,5 years is perfect to start making crochet garments. Most babies can crawl or walk by then, they are not the teeny tiny little ones anymore, that we had to handle with so much extra care and wrap in nothing but softness.
You can find the pattern on Ravelry and Etsy. The pattern comes in two sizes; EU 86 (1 year) and EU 92 (1.5-2 years) and provides you with guidelines for smaller sizes. This is the first garment I designed, so I am not sure if there would be any interest in larger sizes? Well, if you are interested please let me know and I will try to figure out larger sizes too.
Since both jackets were gifts, there’s none left in my house. You guessed it, I am planning on making one for our (almost one year old!) girl too. With a different, more tweed looking yarn. I will not promise again to blog soon, but if it happens I’ll update you on the jacket. In the mean time I will post pictures on Instagram, for sure.
Have fun with the pattern, creating a jacket for your darling little one!