I've said it before, I'll say it again; Robyn Chachula is one of the most talented crochet designers in the industry. Her sense of accessible, yet modern fashion mixed with architectural structure is truly impressive. As a dive-right-in-and-wing-it designer myself, I'm fascinated by (and a bit jealous of) her ability to map out ahead of time, the most tedious aspects of a pattern and thereby make them easily understandable for every type of crocheter-- the "blueprint" approach to design that she's now known for!
My first real exposure to Robyn's work was when she contributed a beautiful, lacey cashmere sweater to my book, Pop Goes Crochet. I immediately became her fan. In the years since, she's designed for magazines, a booklet for Mission Falls (whose yarns are gorgeous, btw), and written books of her own. It's her latest project though, Baby Blue Print Crochet, that has to be my favorite. Because I, like Robyn, have a wee daughter (and am otherwise surrounded by friends' babies of all ages), every pattern in this book speaks to me. Here's a sneak peek of a few of my faves that, if time were no object, I'd most certainly make for every baby I know!
Burb Cloth Bib
If you're looking for something to buy with those Amazon or BN.com gift cards from the holidays, Stitchers, you've found the book!
Psst! See more Blue Print Baby projects, here.