Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Knit and Crochet Projects for Baby

Whether you're going to a baby shower, adding to your Grandmother "baby hope chest" or a busy mom who wants to knit a keepsake you'll adore these cuddly toys, family heirlooms, basic necessities and whimsical projects for any baby girl or boy.

Debby Ware

Debby Ware's passion is designing for babies simply because they're small and they can't argue about what you dress them in! Celebrate baby's arrival with her bright Birthday Blanket, Bunny Booties or Sweetie Striped Newborn Sweaters. Her patterns are written in multiple sizes and arrive as Kits ready to be knit.

Visit her selection of Blankets, Booties, Hats & Sweaters.

Hats & Booties
Hats & booties are some of the easiest & fastest knits for baby and you can be flashy, traditional or fun with your design and color choices. Keep Kidknits' eBook A Baker's Dozen: 13 Knitted Baby Hats on hand for a variety of last minute gift ideas.
Two cute Mother & Daughter looks are Hannah Fettig's Summer Tweed Beret and the Fickleknitter's Lace Leaf, one skein of Malabrigo Merino Worsted is enough to knit both of the Fickleknitter hats and use Coupon Code: mal2011 to save 20% on Malabrigo yarn.

Summer Tweed Beret

Lace Leaf

Walking Spiral

Nelkin Designs' Walking Spiral Cap is darling and will keep your wee one warm, it also includes a matching sock pattern, both are knit in Schaefer's superwash yarn Nichole.

Wee Baby Socks

And nothing compares to the daintiness of baby booties! Fickleknitter's Wee Baby Socks knit up fast in your sock yarn scraps and knit a pair of her Mary Jane's for both Baby and Mom!

Baby Janes

Momma Janes

Blossom Dearies

Sivia Harding's beaded, toe up Blossom Dearies will delight you and mom-to-be.

Baby Blankets
If you have a little more time to create something special mom-to-be will love one of these blankets. Dawn Brocco's whimsical Flower, Strawberry, Watermelon, Butterfly or Crochet Flower blanket designs are fun to knit and give and knit one of Dawn's Bevy of Baby Socks in your left over yarn to use as a gift topper. Another crocheted blanket is Knotsewcute's Soft Squares, this pattern uses simple stitches throughout and works up quickly creating a blanket that is simple, soft and sweet.


Soft Squares


Anne Hanson's Rosebuddie is a pretty, lightweight square shawl in two sizes worked in allover rosebud patterns from the center out, in the round, this beautiful blanket is sure to become a family heirloom.

Filigree Lace-edged Baby Blanket

As is Heartstrings' Filigree Lace-edged Blanket, its impressive, yet practical, combining a pleasingly reversible Filigree lace stitch around the edges with a cushiony garter stitch center for cuddly warmth.

Everyone loves to dress up baby and these outfits are perfect for the upcoming warm weather. Hannah Fettig's Yoked Cardigan is knit from the top down and the pattern includes infant, child and even women's sizes, knit one for every generation! And for your sweet little sailor boy knit Debby Ware's Anchors Away Cardigan.


Lil Summer Dress or Tunic

You'll love the one piece construction of Lisa Ellis Designs' Lil Summer Dress or Tunic and its written for sizes 6-9 months up to 5-6 yrs while her Summer Cotton Pantsuit pattern comes in sizes 0-3 months up to 1-2T.

Cotton Pantsuit

Everything but the Baby Bag in Crochet

Baby Bags
A baby bag is a basic necessity and a much appreciated gift. Noni has one design in crochet Everything but the Baby Bag and another that is knit, Not Just a Baby Bag. Both are roomy with plenty of space for baby and mom's items plus include instructions for a cosmetic bag and a baby changing pad.

Plush Toys
Baby will enjoy playing with one of these plush toys, plus they help to build strength and eye hand coordination. HeartStrings' Technique Teddy Bear will teach you seamless knitting techniques used in shaping 3-dimensional forms while making this adorable toy. Schaefer has lots of hand knit ideas for baby, from the Welcome Home Baby Set which includes a hat, booties and plush kitten, lots more garments & accessories and more plush toy designs.

And make baby's older brother or sister feel special too with a Fiber Craft Studio hand puppet.

Technique Teddybear

Welcome Home Baby Set

These easy care, machine washable yarns are ideal for baby projects Cascade 220 Superwash, Wendy Peter Pan Velvet Touch, Malabrigo Rios, Schaefer Sandra and Berroco Comfort Worsted & Comfort DK.

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