10 Gifts to Knit or Crochet for Babies

Is there a baby on your Christmas list that you’d like to make something special for? Over the years I’ve created loads of patterns that would make great baby gifts! For instance:

1: Concentric Stripes Cardigan

Concentric Stripes Cardigan Free Knitting Pattern

It’s fast and it’s adorable. The construction is very simple and the color combination possibilities are endless. Wouldn’t it be fabulous in a peppermint stripe? Plus, the pattern’s free!

2: Basic Baby Beanie

Basic Baby Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

Well, these are even faster than the cardigans! Another great free pattern for a last minute gift.

3: Noonas

Noonas Crochet Toy Pattern

What’s a Noona? Noona is a nonsense word that Charlie used to use for these toys I designed. (He’s four now – when did he get so old?!) The interesting shapes with no assigned function allow for imaginative play. You can purchase the pattern for all nine pieces for one low price!

4: Peas in a Pod

Peas in a Pod Hat free knitting pattern

Another simple, fast project, this simple roll-brim hat is embellished with crocheted peas and vines. It’s especially adorable for twins, as you can see above! (Free!)

5: Smaller Ugly Duckling

Smaller Ugly Duckling free crochet pattern

This little duckling isn’t so ugly, and he’s perfect for little hands to grip. Plus, he’s fast, and the pattern is free!

6: Pieces of My Heart Pillow

pieces of my heart free crochet pillow pattern

I made this pillow for Max when he was just a baby and he still asks to sleep with it. It’s a great big “I love you” that’s simple to make. It’s a free pattern from CrochetMe’s heyday! (Remember them? Wow, that was a long time ago!)

7: Starry, Starry Night

starry starry night afghan free crochet pattern

This afghan is going to take a little more work than a last minute project would, but it’s a showstopper!

8: Abominable Baby Slippers

Abominable baby slippers free crochet pattern

This is another old CrochetMe pattern – inspired by the Abominable Snowmonster on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, these are some ridiculously adorable slippers.

9: Twinkle, Twinkle Moon and Star Pillows

twinkle, twinkle, moon and star pillow free crochet pattern

Yet another CrochetMe classic – gee, wasn’t CrochetMe fun? This free design coordinates beautifully with the Starry, Starry Night afghan.

10: Lloopy Llama

Lloopy Llama crochet pattern

One of my favorite designs – isn’t he cute? Babies will love the texture of the loops and there are no buttons or small pieces for them to choke on. At one foot high, he’s the perfect height for cuddling! (I don’t feel like sewing all of those loops on, you say? Neither did I, I used the loop stitch to crochet them in as he was made! The pattern includes an illustrated tutorial on how to do the loop stitch.)

Well, that was fun! I may do a few more of these for different people before Christmas arrives – and don’t forget to check out my patterns for more ideas!


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