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 WilcoxBLANKET
: "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.
First pair of button-strap shoes: T-Strap Booties designed by Yvonne Healy
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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.
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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:BLANKET
: Naptime 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.comDRESS & BONNET
: Little Cherub Set from Soft & Sweet Art. J16 - Book 0136 Published by Coats & Clark c 2001