In her latest pattern book, Jennifer Dougherty follows up on the success of Crochet Style by focusing on the theme that’s by far the most popular in her Etsy shop: kids and baby. Many of the crocheters who purchase her patterns online are photographers who use the bonnets, beanies, swaddle sacks and blankets as photography props in their newborn photo shoots. Others love to create a handmade heirloom gift for a baby shower. Jennifer’s patterns are renowned for their superior textures and intricate details, just as good as or better than what you could buy in a boutique. Twenty-five of the patterns are brand new, never before seen, including her eagerly anticipated faux bear skin nursery rug which uses a newly released silky faux fur yarn. Readers get the same quality as they’d get with online artisan patterns, all wrapped up in a beautiful lay-flat paperback. A sampling of the patterns includes Honeycomb Cocoon or Swaddle, Borderline Car Seat Canopy Cover, Revelation Baby Bonnet and matching Revelation Wrap, Snow Flurry Slouch hat with matching sizes for Mommy and Me and Sisters. Each item comes with individual size instructions from newborn through to toddler. (US terms)

Baby & Kids Crochet Style

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  • Jennifer Dougherty has been a lifelong crocheter, but she didn’t find her true calling as a pattern designer until her mid-thirties. Within a few short years, she had built up a thriving online business, Crochet by Jennifer.

    Jennifer has several pattern stores online, including Etsy, Ravelry, Craftsy and Loveknitting. She has an active Facebook page for Crochet by Jennifer and also manages several crochet groups online. Jennifer’s patterns have been specially featured by Etsy and have also appeared in crochet magazines and on blogs worldwide. She has won several design competitions in Happily Hooked Magazine and has been featured by The Crochet Cafe.

    When not crocheting, Jennifer enjoys reading and spending time with her familya husband, two daughters, a son-in-law and two adorable grandsons.