NEW Aimee Alexander Design: Crisscross Applesauce Blanket

June 5, 2013 at 5:56 pm 3 comments

Crisscross Applesauce 1-001

I am thrilled to reveal to you Aimee’s latest blanket design, Crisscross Applesauce. If you have spent any time with preschoolers or those who work with preschoolers, you are likely to be familiar with the phrase “sitting crisscross applesauce.” If you aren’t, it means sit down with your legs folded in front of you, usually when sitting in a circle or in a larger group of children. This blanket would be perfect for a special child to sit down “crisscross applesauce” and enjoy a story or song.

Twisted stitches and a wide border give Crisscross Applesauce a distinct look. Designed for a worsted weight yarn, Aimee has expanded her usual three blanket sizes to four. The fourth is throw size (43″ x 53″). The other three sizes are Aimee’s signature lovie size (16″ x 16″), stroller (25″ x 32″) and crib (33″ x 45″).

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Crisscross Applesauce blanket was designed in Malabrigo Rios. Rios is a lovely superwash 100% merino wool that is plied. An excellent alternative yarn is Berroco Vintage. Both yarns come in many kid friendly colors as well as more sophisticated colors suitable for your living room or den in the throw size.

Want to make a Crisscross Applesauce blanket for yourself or someone special? Here are all the details.

Pattern  Crisscross Applesauce (on Ravelry) or here at

Yarn  250 (780, 1450, 2000) yd / 230 (715, 1325, 1830) m of worsted weight yarn. Recommended yarns are Malabrigo Rios or Berroco Vintage.

Needles  US 8 / 5.0 mm needles or needles to gauge

Notions  (2) stitch markers, (1) double point needle US 5 / 3.75 mm or smaller for making cluster stitch, and a tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Instructions are both written and charted for your personal preference. All measurements are given in English and metric.

Crisscross Applesauce 2-001

For a limited time, we are offering a $1.50 discount on Ravelry. The promo code is crisscross at checkout.

Get Pattern buttonHope you enjoy this new pattern from Aimee Alexander Designs! Check out Aimee’s group on Ravelry and share your projects, ask questions or just join in conversation.

Happy Knitting!

~Angela M.



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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Claire Rossbach  |  June 5, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    I already bought the pattern this afternoon! And put in near the top of my queue. I think it is just beautiful and could hardly wait for Aimee to release it! I have so many projects on my needles right now, the new pattern will have to get in line but it will be up soon.

    • 2.  |  June 5, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      Wow, you really got on the boat quick. Thanks for the support!

  • 3. Claire Rossbach  |  June 6, 2013 at 9:48 am

    You are welcome.


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