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Topic: Pitter-patter of little feet...baby items this way *Pattern info/links added*  (Read 5117 times)
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jienee
« on: November 29, 2007 07:56:15 PM »

This past year there has been a surge of babies that have come into my life courtesy of family, friends and casual acquaintances.  The baby madness has re-ignited my passion for crochet so with hook in hand, I stitched up some goodies for the wee ones.

My cousin's the proud new mommy to a precious little princess so I had to do my part and spoil her rotten with as many frills, lace and pink I could fit into the patterns.  Here's a few highlights of what's been created so far. 

Baby Shower Gift Set:
JACKET & BONNET:  FamilyCircle Easy Crochet Spring 2007. Design by Michelle Wilcox
BLANKET: "Sweet Dreams" from "A Year of Afghans" Published by Leisure Arts c.1999




Vintage pattern I got from the internet.  It's so delicate and frilly.  Perfect for a little girl.



Pink Smock for Baby
PATTERN LINK:  http://www.shotzies.com/crafts/article56.php





Coats & Clark's LC1391 Sitting Pretty:  I prefer to call it the "Cotton Candy" Dress...for some reason the pink and white just reminds of cotton candy. 

PATTERN LINK:http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Crochet/Projects/BabyChild/LC1391+Sitting+Pretty.htm




First pair of button-strap shoes: T-Strap Booties designed by Yvonne Healy

PATTERN LINK:  Sign up for a free account at http://www.freepatterns.com
Go to the "Crochet" page - followed by the Wearables - Children's Clothing links where you'll find the pattern on page 2.




Granny Yoke Dress Designed by Valerie Moffitt
The pattern called this a "4 Hour" dress but it took me much longer than that...all those annoying ends to weave in!  Oh well, it was worth the effort.

PATTERN: Sign up at http://www.freepatterns.com
Then click on these pages:  Crochet - Children's Corner - For Baby.  Pattern is on page 1.



I love these buttons...the details always count right?


The pattern just called for a crocheted chain for the tie but I wanted something a little thicker so I knitted an i-cord instead.  I think it worked out ok.



I made this gift set for some friends of my parents who were expecting (and welcomed into the world) a little girl:

BLANKETNaptime Granny Blanket Design by Anne Halliday
Leisure Arts Little Books - SNUGGLETIME BABY AFGHANS c1998
- I bought it from one of the clearance bins in the crafts section at Wal-Mart...excellent finds if you're willing to dig through the clutter.

BOOTIES:  From http://www.freepatterns.com

DRESS & BONNET: Little Cherub Set from Soft & Sweet Art. J16 - Book 0136 Published by Coats & Clark c 2001




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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2007 08:09:30 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2007 08:14:50 PM »

u did one hella job on all of these items*  whomever is getting these should cherish them and make them heirlooms*  keep u the GOOD WORK!!
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2007 08:38:15 PM »

Very skillful.  Thanks for showing.  Do you have a pattern for the blanket in the first pic?
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2007 08:41:42 PM »

Everything is so beautiful I really love the Cotton Candy dress you did. What Site did you get that one from? They will definitely love ya more for all of the items you made them.
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2007 10:06:35 PM »

those shoes are so freakin cute. I think I just want kids so I can make clothes for them... maybe I should buy a doll!
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2007 10:36:39 PM »

Each and every one of your kinds words have totally made my day!  Thank you so much! 

adyldrop : Thank you! Grin

green r my tear$ :  You're soooo sweeet.  I can only hope the recipients of the gifts are half as appreciative. 

BoxOfRocks:  Thank you for the kudos.  The blanket is called "Sweet Dreams" and can be found in "A Year Of Afghans 1999" by Leisure Arts

Aelita :  Yeah, I love being the favorite "Auntie" so I'd better keep churning out the crocheted goods huh?  Great bribes...hee hee!   I got the pattern from the Coats and Clark site.  Here's the link:  http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Crochet/Projects/BabyChild/LC1391+Sitting+Pretty.htm

aliz:  My thoughts exactly!  As I was crocheting the shoes I kept squealing at how cute they were turning out.  Needless to say all of these babies are seriously making my biological clock go into overdrive.  LOL!
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2007 07:14:24 AM »

HOLY COW!!!  Those are beautiful!!!!  REALLY GREAT!  I have a little girl and for my birthday my BFF is going to teach me to crochet!!!!  I CAN'T WAIT!

Now to find the time...with a 7 month-old at home....hmmm...
thanks you are an inspiration
Theresa

Later I may be in touch for a link for the patterns if you don't mind!
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2007 08:03:20 AM »

Those are absolutely beautiful! I really love the two dresses!! You did an unbelieveable job on those! Awesome!
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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2007 09:38:45 AM »

Those are so cute.  Great job. 
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