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Do you have a little one coming into your life either as your brand new baby, grandbaby or a friend’s baby then I have the most exciting news. Or do you want to make some simple yet trendy garments for you older children? If so I have the solution. I have used the ease of the Get Squared ® technique to create a children’s range of crochet garments that require no seams, are worked from the top down, and like Get Squared ® require you only to know the age of the child or their chest measurement to complete the garment. Simple repetitive stitching, no wordy patterns, no seams and quick easy garments are a promise.
The sizing in Kids Squared range is from newborn and every year to 12 years so I am very excited. I am also thrilled to announce that Scheepjes yarns are the official sponsor for the Kids Squared designs. I just discovered their yarn and I am delighted with the way it works up and especially the wonderful bright colours that kids adore. Working with their yarn is a pleasure.
The filming is about to begin and the online course will be ready for the Christmas market. So if you have fallen in love with the ease and wonderful simplicity of Get Squared® then you are going to love the adorable garments in the Kids Squared range. And if you have never had the pleasure discovering the Get Squared ® technique, that will not matter. This is a fully inclusive course and is a perfect “I’ve just learnt the stitches in crochet” beginner class. There are 5 standard designs:
1. The sweater/jumper, dress and tunic,
2. The cardigan, jacket and hoodie,
3. The extended front cardigan and jacket,
4. The V- necked jumper/sweater, cardigan and crossover jacket,
5. The shrug and swirl cardigan.
Yet, in saying that, there are about 22 designs variations that you can use for every age. AND there are no wordy patterns and no seams. I know I’ve said that before but I think it needs to be said again. Sounds impossible, and yet it is just that, POSSIBLE. And as an extra bonus in this video tutorial you will see pockets, hoods, bows and collars are all demonstrated so that every design can be as individual as your little person. I can’t believe it is true,I want to pinch myself!
I am running a competition about your favourite designs, and I tried to entice you to share them by offering you FREE yarn! It occurred to me that perhaps I should lead the way and share some of my favourite designers and their designs. Funny, most of them are knitted. Please remember that I don’t knit but I have tried to emulate many of their designs and translate their sense of style into crochet patterns so that we crocheters would not feel left out. Some of these designs I’ve been able to secure the permission of the knit designers to try my hand at the crochet version, and some I have finished and some are in progress. And if ever there is a 10-day week I may get them all done. So here are some of my favourites. and I’m still want to know yours so please share them with me by posting to my
Remmeber I still want to know yours so please share them with me by posting to my Jenny King Designs Facebook page. Remember, I have $100 worth of the yarn of your choice from my new range to yarn to give away here!
Click on the links below to view:
L’Enveloppe by Sally Melville – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lenveloppe
I’m working on the crochet version of that as we speak with Sally’s kind permission.
NET by Vivian Høxbro – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/net-2
I worked the crochet version and called it the Vivian. We’ve met and she approved it and my version is pictured above. I had to travel to Denmark to visit with her. What a treat! We will post the pattern soon!
Sonoma Stole by Carol Sunday – http://www.sundayknits.com/sonoma.html
Clair de Lune – http://www.sundayknits.com/clairdelune.html
Carol Sunday gave me permission to recreate the Clair de Lune. I think it is wonderful. It is nearly done but I still have to write the pattern. That will take yet another day in the week just for pattern writing. This yarn is amazing!
Asymmetrical designs By Maggie Jackson – http://www.maggiknitsretailgalleria.com/shop-kits/?sort=featured&page=2
Maggie Jackson does asymmetrical brilliantly. I bought a kit from Maggie when I was in USA to crochet something inspired by this, but it is still in my stash. Her linen is wonderful.
DACAPO by Hanne Falkenberg – http://www.knit.dk/dacapo.htm
Hanne Falkenberg is another Danish designer who does great stuff. You could get lost scrolling through her designs. She is so inspiring.
Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-surprise-jacket
I did the crochet version and have referenced the wonderful Elizabeth Zimmerman in my pattern.
Enjoy your browsing and Happy Hooking!
I’m back in the yarn business again. I wasn’t going to, I know, but I just couldn’t help myself. I love beautiful yarns. I can’t in all honesty say it was against my will. When I was given the opportunity to design them to my very own specifications in the colours I desire I was like a moth to a flame.
I’ve always been in the search for the perfect yarn, aren’t we all? Normally my first choice would be wool and there are many wools that I love but let’s face it I live in Queensland, Australia and there are only 6 weeks a year I can wear it, and even then I would have to stand outside, on the football field, after the sun goes down to wear it.
Sometimes I get inspired by cute things, tiny little things of beauty. And I just have to re-create them. I don’t know if that is just because I can, or maybe just to see if I can. Sometimes the impulse is too strong to ignore.