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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 May 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216926
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP Price: $34.99
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Fairytale Blankets to Crochet


10 fantasy-themed children's blankets for storytime cuddles by Lynne Rowe

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Book Description

Do you know a child with a favourite storytime character? Crochet them a hooded blanket, then settle down to complete the entourage!

Bedtime bookworms will love snuggling up and listening to their favourite story in a cosy hooded blanket. Bring storytime to life as they act out the characters will they be a goodie or a baddie, Little Red Riding Hood or the wolf?

Lynne Rowe’s latest new book has ten fun, fairytale projects to crochet, including a deer, a dragon, a lion and a unicorn. Each blanket can be made in two sizes: for toddlers (age 2 to 4) and for young children (age 5 to 7).

Along with crochet techniques, there are suggestions for varying the yarn colour to create a different character (changing a polar bear into a brown bear, for example) and you can choose between a rounded or a pointed hood. Lynne has also designed a strip of matching bunting to accompany each project.

Every blanket tells a story, with pockets on the sides for snuggly paws and different tails. Perfect for unwinding for a bedtime story and animating the oral tradition of storytelling little listeners, as well as their parents, will find themselves enchanted.

Table of Contents

Tools and materials
Basic techniques

The projects
Basic patterns: square
Basic patterns: rectangular
Polar bear
Princess or prince
Little Red Riding Hood
Festive elf

About the Author

About Lynne Rowe

Lynne Rowe was taught to knit and crochet by her grandmother in her early childhood and has been hooked ever since. She has developed a wide range of specialist skills and loves to pass these on to others through her workshops and classes. She is best known for her whimsical designs which feature regularly in the UK’s most popular craft magazines, along with articles and technical guides. Her practical approach makes her patterns straightforward, easy to read and fun to make. Her aim is to encourage as many people as possible to knit and crochet. Lynne lives in Congleton, Cheshire.


Inside Crochet

There's nothing quite like wrapping ups someone you love in a homemade blanket, and this collection is certain to be loved by little ones and big ones alike! There are ten fantasy-themed children's blankets, inspired by Lynne's own children's love to play. Each blanket has a corner-to-corner base with a hood, and designs range from a vibrant Red Riding Hood and fringed Wolf with a jaunty ears, to fish with fins and gills and roar-some lion! The blankets all feature bunting patterns to create themed play areas.

Crochet Now

Lynne Rowes magical new collection of crocheted blankets has been inspired by her own children, who love to play-act and dress up. Its clear as you flick through this collection of 10 whimsical patterns that Lynne has given each project a lot of thought and care, taking her inspiration from tales that we all know, children and adults alike!

Patterns inside the book include animals, from the humble fish to the mighty dragon, or how about a stealthy, hungry wolf? Little ones can snuggle up as a polar bear or a unicorn, or how about adding a touch of royalty by dressing up as a prince or princess? You can crochet a fairytale wardrobe for every conceivable storytime and bedtime with this charming collection. Every blanket in the book is made using corner-to-corner (C2C) crochet for the basic shape, and can be made in two sizes, for toddlers and young children Lynne, can we get an adult size too please?! The beauty of this construction means you get all the relaxing, mindful crochet you want with a simple repeating square or rectangle shape, along with the interest of adding details in colourful borders, adorable applique and the little details that perfectly finish a crochet project.

The book starts with the basics needed to crochet any of the blankets, and each pattern then goes into further detail about the techniques and patterns needed to crochet the pieces you need to create your perfect blanket. Every pattern is written in UK terms, but if you prefer US there is a handy conversion table inside the back flap. Step-by-step images are clear and informative, and the photography throughout the collection is clear and inspirational, so if you cant decide which hooded blanket to start with, take it from us simply have a go at them all!

We love everything the Lynne designs and this book is no exception to that rule if you ask us, this is probably her most exciting and enjoyable book to date, and you will love having it in your crochet library.

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