Patterns for Pooches
|Book Size||266 x 214 x 14 mm (H x W x D)|
|Imprint||New Holland Publishers|
|Release Date||13 Feb 2013|
|Subject Classification||Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts / Needlework & fabric crafts / Knitting & crochet|
This book has 35 designs for dogs of all shapes and sizes and Anne has included her most popular designs from her very successful business on line that keep getting reordered time after time.
Author Anne and her husband brought home a Boston Terrier Pupply named Bean and from the start as a new pet owner he was a handful. Also Anne quickly worked out with the cooling weather and the Nebraska winds that Bean was not shy about his lack of enthusiasm for the cold and would hide under blankets and crawl under sweaters. Having learned to Crochet in school and only knowing a few basic stitches Anne took on the challenge of designing Bean some outfits. Starting with 10 designs for bean and some sweaters for other dogs of shapes and sizes pretty soon a small business was born. This book has 35 designs for dogs of all shapes and sizes and Anne has included her most popular designs from her very successful business on line that keep getting reordered time after time.She would describe her style as simple and practical with a quirky sense of humour. She uses crochet because it is versatile medium that can be easily modified and customerized. Throughout the book there is sizing options and instructions on how to tailor an item to give your dog the best fit possible. Basic crochet stitches are used for the patterns so easy for beginners to intermediate levels. Patterns include both UK and US stitch names and measurements. A conversion chart should be checked before starting your patterns to make sure you are familiar with similarities and differences between stitch names.
Anne Burton is the owner of Beantown Handmade pet apparel and accessories, and she has been crocheting and sewing for over ten years. Anne started designing for pets when she adopted a Boston Terrier puppy in 2005, and since then she has designed sweaters, hats and accessories for dogs from Chihuahuas to Great Danes. Anne lives with her husband Michael and Boston Terriers Bean and Lily in Nebraska in the United States.