non-blanket baby patterns

Leslie - posted on 03/03/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I would like to make gifts for new moms but I got so many baby blankets with my first that I am almost dreading any gifts I get for my second. What type of crocheted gift would be good for new babies and their mother's that isn't a baby blanket? any ideas? thanks

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Apryl - posted on 11/13/2011

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I love to do sweater and hat sets. Just be sure it is made in the size they will be during the fall and winter months. I usually take a pattern I like and adjust it to the stitch I prefer with current in style colors.....I don't believe any one wants those outrageously funny looking colors used in some patterns as a gift and then be expected to wear them.

I always get an amazing response to diaper cakes (not knitting/crochet) but always well received and practical.

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I make beanies, and earflap hats. Also scratch mitts.or burp cloths (hourglass shape stitched in a nice cotton)
baby cocoons are big now too.

www.bevscountrycottage.com is a GREAT site with tons of baby patterns and ideas.

Angelique - posted on 06/17/2010

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I'm currently making little vests for my little one.... Who is 4 days late so far. The little vest takes 2 days to make and a single ball of wool... I'm making matching booties with the leftover wool from each ball.



Here's the link to the pattern.



http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/...

Elizabeth - posted on 05/05/2010

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In this month's issue of Crochet Today there are some super cute baby patterns that aren't too hard. I am working on a dress right now, there is also an adorable little mobile and a jacket and booties besides the blanket.

Lori - posted on 03/03/2010

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Bibs are a good idea, since you can never have too many (especially when the drooly stage starts), and they're fast and pretty simple to work up. In particular, there are some adorable free bib patterns I found at the Lion yarn website http://www.lionbrand.com (you need to register to see their patterns, but it's free). There's a robot bib, a frog, a duckie, and a few others.



Booties and hats are a classic option for newborns. Lots of cute patterns out there.



There are also some very cute crocheted baby sweater patterns. And there's also things like finger puppets, or other toys.

Kelly - posted on 03/03/2010

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there is always baby hats...a really simple pattern is to make a rectangle w/halfdble stitch and stitch it into a tube and sinch up the one end like a drawstring. most people love them. Booties aren't practical because I know they never stay on. There are patterns for little stuffed animals...babies always like those. if it's a girl, you could make a little cardigan/sweater...white is always nice because it matches everything. always nice to put over a little dress. Hope this is helpful.

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