Spring is an ideal
time to whip up a few crochet projects for the babies in your life. I
have a new niece and several friends with little ones on the way, so as I
sat down to decide what new crochet patterns to add to this fabulous
free eBook, I kept their needs in mind. Every new baby needs a warm
crochet afghan, so I had to include the Magic Carpet Blanket. And you
will find two great new hats. I hope you find the perfect crochet gift
for the babies in your life.
Baby crochet patterns are so satisfying! Who can resist those tiny
garments and crocheted accessories? Moms always appreciate handmade
gifts, tailored specifically for their newest addition, and these little
projects provide opportunities to experiment with a new stitch or
construction technique. Plus these quick and easy items make great stash
busters-or perhaps a chance to indulge baby in a bit of luxury yarn!
The Magic Carpet Blanket
by Melisa Darnieder will be a favorite of both mom and baby. A crochet
interpretation of the Around the World pattern, front post and back post
double crochet stitches mimic handstitching in this warm wool baby
by Toni Rexroat are designed to keep the wee one's feet warm in style.
The tall shaft of the boot ensures these fashion-forward booties will
stay on while the buttons make them easy to put on and take off.
Inspired by her namesake niece, the Kathryn in Beauly Dress and Hat
by Kathy Merrick will transport you to the Highlands of Beauly,
Scotland. The top-down construction, beginning with the striped yoke,
minimizes seaming. And the matching bonnet can be worn with the striped
edge flat or folded back.
The versatile Anna Cardigan
by Robyn Chachula looks great with everything from mini-jeans to a
frilly dress, making it perfect for any occasion. And the
three-dimensional flower embellishments on this lightweight crocheted
baby cardigan will make your little petunia look right in fashion this
The Mari Nursing Wrap
by Robyn Chachula allows mom to nurse in elegant privacy. A
granny-square border frames a curtain of linked stitches, which provides
excellent coverage, and the cotton/linen-blend yarn becomes softer each
time it is laundered. For convenience, the wrap can be hooked over
Mom's neck with the attached strap for feeding or draped over a stroller
to shield sleeping baby from the elements.
The Berry Baby Hat and Booties
by Chloe Nightingale make great quick-crochet gifts. The hat is worked
in single crochet and sized from preemie to adult, for grown-ups who
enjoy embracing their inner whimsy. The booties are worked from the
toe-up, and the heel is shaped with deceptive ease, making these
crocheted booties perfect for first-time footwear makers.
The Summer Blues Baby Dress
by Ellen K. Gormley is an adorable girlie dress without being fussy.
Stitches of differing height provide comfortable stretch through the
skirt, and minimal seaming makes this quick to crochet. This project
will be a favorite both for the crocheter and the wearer.
Baby Bear's Backup Hat
by Marty Miller works up quickly and easily in double crochet stitches.
Roll up the brim and add the optional pom-pom for added character. You
can whip up this simple crocheted stocking cap in an evening, making it
the perfect last-minute gift.
by Marty Miller embellishes an easy single-crochet hat with a delicate
flower and fun ruffle. This quick crocheted cap is as adorable as it is
warm. You can find the rest of the Goldilocks's family of hats in the
Interweave Crochet Accessories 2010 issue.
Download Free Baby Crochet Patterns from Crochet Me: 9 Free Crochet Patterns for Babies and enjoy crocheting for the babies in your life!
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