News – April 2016

Hello Crafters,

It’s quite a while since the last update. We haven’t been idle though. The website is undergoing some updating, but is still operational whilst this is being done. We’ve added some patterns to the Vintage & Bygone Era category and this is ongoing. So please keep visiting to keep abreast of the new additions. This month we are highlighting some new patterns which are designed for dolls. Between these and the patterns already available, and the CDs there is a good assortment, to choose from. We are always open to suggestions for future patterns, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. It is very helpful to know what your likes are. The patterns listed in this Newsletter are eligible for our Early Bird prices when ordered direct from the website as downloads, from the appearance of this newsletter until midnight (GMT) on Thursday 22nd April 2016. Please note that the products featured below are available for purchase from our web site in PDF format download only, if you wish to buy printed copies please visit our Ebay Store (stores.ebay.co.uk/Frandor-Formats).

Until next time, happy crafting!

Dorothy

CROCHET PATTERN

“SPRINGTIME”

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This is a pattern for 18” American Girl Doll, but will also fit other dolls of similar proportions. Garments are completed in UK double knitting yarn, US light worsted or Australian 8 ply. On 4 mm hook. We are on the cusp of Spring, here in the UK, and that was the inspiration for the cheery yellow colouring. This 4 pieces set comprises jacket, skirt, hat and shoes, completed in dcs and trebles. US single crochets and double crochets. The set requires 100 gms of main colour and a small amount of second colour.  Of course, the set could be completed in just the main colour, so 125 gms is recommended.. The retail price is £2.75

Early Bird download is £2.25.

HAND KNIT PATTERNS

“ASHLYN”

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For constructing a 5 piece outfit for 15-16ins dolls. These garments are modelled by a Bayer doll, but also fit Baby Born. Both of these dolls are hard bodied, so the clothing will fit other 16” dolls with maximum chest size of 12½/32cms chest. The outfit comprises a sleeveless dress, panties, sock-shoes, short sleeved cardigan and pull-on hat. The detailing is a simple but effective lace stitch. The completed set requires 100grams of UK double knitting yarn (USA fine worsted/Australian 8ply) and a small amount of contrast for socks and soles of shoes. Needles are UK9 and 8, USA5 and 6 or 3.75mm and 4mm. The retail price is £2.75.

Early Bird download is £2.25.

“ANDREW 1”

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For constructing a 4 piece outfit for 15-16ins dolls. These garments are modelled by Baby Born. This is a hard bodied doll, so the clothing will fit other 16” dolls with maximum chest size of 12½ins/32cms chest. The outfit comprises a long sleeved jacket in an easy stitch pattern, a matching pull on hat, a romper suit and pair of short boots. The romper suit is a mock 2 pieces garment. The lower portion in the main yarn and the top area in contrasting yarn. It has short sleeves and is completed in a complementary stitch pattern. The completed set requires 100grams of UK double knitting yarn (USA fine worsted, Australian 8ply) and a small amount of contrast for socks and soles of shoes. Needles are UK9 and 8, USA5 and 6 or 3.75mm and 4mm. The retail price is £2.75.

Early Bird download is £2.25.

PROJECTS

Just a reminder that we have a few Paper & Card crafting Projects on the website. These are rendered in PDF format for downloading. They consist of objects and display boxes for the completed project, also tags, toppers and sentiments to complement them.

Projects include:

Carry Cot & Stand,
Baby Carrier and Transporter,
New Arrival to dress, several projects for making baby shoes and display boxes. Hats & Hatboxes,
A Carousel table centre with area to place a card light to illuminate it
Hexagonal box with vintage pram motif, in pink or blue, with accompanying toppers, greetings and tags.
Like the patterns, they are available also on Ebay as hard copies and CDs.

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