Good afternoon! I know how much you all enjoy the Indy Designer Saturday blog posts! I enjoy writing them very much! Everyone knows I'm addicted to crocheting for babies :) I love creating beautiful little sweaters, lacy layettes, boyish blankets, and pretty photo props. HodgePodge Crochet has a veritable plethora of kid-perfected, mom approved patterns. You're going to love it! I hardly know where to begin!
First, I'm a big fan of natural fibers anyone reading this blog has probably figured that out already :). So me just say that if you can use a natural fiber for a child/baby/infant project go for it. That being said let me begin the introduction. The main designer at HodgePodge Crochet is Tanya Naser. I'll quote from the HodgePodge Crochet's Ravelry page: "Tanya Naser is the designer behind HodgePodge Crochet. Begun in Nov. 2011 as a hobby, HodgePodge Crochet quickly turned into an active and vibrant community of budding and well-seasoned crocheters striving to populate the crochet market with amazing projects.
Tanya’s style of crochet reflects her Hodge Podge nature with projects ranging from infant booties to crochet wire jewelry and at the HodgePodge Crochet blog you will find not only crochet patterns and tutorials, but also projects and inspiration for crafting with polymer clay, sewing, knitting, and a wide array of other crafty goodies to keep you busy for a long time.
HodgePodge Crochet was a runner up in the Craftsy Blogger Awards Knitting & Crochet category in 2013 and was nominated as one of AllFreeCrochet’s top bloggers of 2014. She was also honored to be chosen as one of the 9 esteemed judges in The Crochet Awards Judges Panel: 2015 First-Third Quarters. Tanya’s work has been featured in several websites and digital magazines." http://www.ravelry.com/designers/tanya-naser
hHodgePodge Crochet has a presence all over the web. In just about every social networking corner of the internet HodgePodge Crochet is there. From Facebook to Google Plus and everything in between: Blog: https://hodgepodgecrochet.net
My daughter first found HodgePodge Crochet while looking for baby booties and found an adorable pair on the HodgePodge Crochet blog. The directions for each project are clear and concise. Its important to those of us who work hard every day to create pieces on behalf of others that instructions be clear.
HodgePoge has several great patterns for sale on Ravelry and on Craftsy. I love the vintage style with the modern accents HodgePodge Crochet uses in creating patterns. These are patterns you can not only enjoy for the moment, but also keep for the future. Making photographs stitched in time. I love creating these pieces for people in my own business. You can picture how they'd look hanging on the wall in Gramma's house or that special spot reserved for family photos at home. Makes my heart smile just thinking about it.
Let me get right to the patterns I intend to purchase from HodgePodge crochet. First the way TOO adorable Butterfly Baby photo prop. I think this is so cute because it is a baby sleep sack with wings that are separate and lay flat so you simply lay the baby on the wings and take the picture. HodgePodge even gives separate idea for creating angel wings. There's no question that the set would be adorable later on for your little girl to use for her own little girl or with her baby dolls. What about using the wings for a wall hanging in the nursery? Check out the pattern here: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/other/butterfly-baby-photo-prop/18043
Then I was completely enamored with the Juniper Bay Skirt. What a fabulous pattern! You can find this great pattern on Ravelry. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/juniper-bay-skirt-adult
I did have some trouble using HodgePodge Crochet's new web page. http://hodgepodgecrochet.net/ The link to her Etsy store directs back to her web page but you'll enjoy her Ravelry page and her Craftsy offerings along with her blog: http://hodgepodgecrochet.net/blog/ HodgePodge crochet has some great offerings for 2016 I hope you will visit Tanya Naser's various pages. I plan to buy a couple of patterns myself!
If you don't crochet please feel free to contact me. I'll be glad to see if I can assist you!
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