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Jennie Gaskin
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Leisure Arts "Little Books"

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RIPPLES FOR BABY ($3.50) There's a short introduction into the basics of the ripple, and then it's on to 8 ripple patterns just for baby: Rainbow in the Clouds (alternating stripes of white and pastels), Gentle Breeze (one color with clusters, very lacy), Rickrack Charmer (open pattern, stripes or one color), Tutti-Frutti Parfait (soft ripple in white and pastels), Ribbon Candy (changing color sequence in white and pastels), Seafoam Waves (open ripple in 3 colors), Icicle Dreams (white a color with long stitches), and Feathery Lace (one color with alternating open and closed rows). Most are made in sport weight yarn, with one baby yarn and one worsted weight yarn.

LAYETTES TO KNIT & CROCHET ($2.50) There are 3 complete layette sets in the book, 2 are crocheted and 1 is knit. Pretty in Pink to crochet has a sacque, panties, bonnet, and booties in a lacy pattern worked in sport eight yarn plus a matching afghan worked in worsted weight yarn. Little Boy Blue to crochet has a sacque, booties, bonnet, and afghan all worked in sport weight yarn. Spun Sugar to knit has a gown, bonnet, and booties in an alternating stockinette and lace pattern worked in baby weight yarn with a matching afghan worked in sport weight yarn.

PINEAPPLE DOILIES ($2.50) A feast for pineapple-loving crocheters - 6 doilies from easy to intricate, in different shapes! Pineapple Blossom is 18" round, Pineapple Garden is an 11-1/2" x 18-1/2" oval worked a little differently and more challenging, Four-Square Garden is a 12" square, Pineapple Fanfare is 14" round, Pineapple Filigree is a 10" x 18" oval, and Posh Pineapple is a 6-point star 12-1/2" from point to point. All are worked in bedspread weight (size 10) cotton except Pineapple Garden which is worked in size 10 but of course you can make it in larger thread and have a larger finished doily.

ARAN AFGHANS ($3.50) A collection of 5 aran style afghans to crochet: Seafarer's Puzzle, Rugged Ropes, Souvenirs of the Sea, Smooth Sailing, and Ocean's Bounty. All worked in worsted weight yarns.

SO SWEET BABY AFGHANS ($3.50) Three crocheted baby blankets: Ribbons & Ruffles, Heartwarming Wrap, and Airy Dream. 2 knit baby blankets: Soft & Sweet and Diamond Lace. Worked in dk or sport weight yarns.

DAINTY LITTLE DOILIES ($2.50) 9 doilies to crochet, ranging in size from 4-1/2" to 9-1/2": Floral Filigree, Web of Wonder, Posh Delight, Cosmos, Perpetual Petals, Kaleidoscope, Petite Pineapple, Vanity Fair, and Pirouette. All use bedspread weight cotton.

QUICK & EASY BABY AFGHANS ($2.50) Here are 5 patterns that work up very quickly because they use 2 strands of either sport or worsted yarn! Rainbow Squares uses alternating color placement motifs and has a pretty border, Blue Medley use a solid and variegated together in an easy 2-row pattern repeat, Pastel Stripes uses pastels and white with a self-fringe, Rainbow Ripple uses pastels and white in a ripple pattern, and Pretty Pastels uses variegated and white together in a simple chain pattern. All are worked in either sport or worsted weight yarn.

BEAUTIFUL AFGHANS ($2.50) Three of Ann Kirtley's signature afghan designs done in one color. All have interest center patterns and a deep edging. Grandeur uses puff stitches with a puff stitch shell border, Queen's Trellis also uses the puff stitch in a different, airy pattern and an open "doily" edging with tassels, and Splendor is a pretty shell pattern with an "arrow" edging. All are worked in worsted weight yarn.

BABY BOOTIES ($3.50) Patterns include 4 knit patterns in sport weight yarn and 6 crochet patterns in baby fingering weight yarn. A wide choice of patterns, all previously published by Leisure Arts.

THREAD FOR THE HOME ($2.50) 13 projects using size 10 (bedspread weight) thread: Trail of Roses, Simple Lace, Ribbons & Roses, Romantic Ruffles, and Delight Shelf Edgings (4) are all edgings and insertion laces. Also - Coaster Reverie, Sweetheart Sachet, Light & Lacy lampshade cover, Terrific Table Runner (spider web pattern, very adjustable), Blushing Doily (19"), and Teatime Doily (12").

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