Whether the stork has arrived with a new member of the family or you’re a charitable knitter who crochets for preemies, these fantastic baby crochet makes are at the top of the to-do list. Call in the resources for booties, boleros, baby wipe cosies and more, because we have compiled a list that will have you crocheting all the essentials to keep your little one warm and cosy. The projects range from beginner to intermediate skill levels so there is something for everyone and even better, somewhere to progress to. Make sure you share your makes with us on our social media after, we’d love to see them! Happy crocheting – but remember, shhhh… don’t wake the baby!
Baby crochet mittens and booties
If you’re expecting a baby or know somebody that is, then Irene Strange’s projects are a great chance to utilise your crochet skills and make something special. Featuring a cute sheep design on the mitts and a cheeky piggy on the slippers, they will keep small hands and feet cosy during the cold months while helping the recipient to look particularly cute.
Striped crochet baby bolero
When creating garments for babies, practicality has to feature high on the agenda, and this little cardy ticks all the right boxes. It has a good sized snap fastener securing the wide neckline, (which could be adjusted), and the cropped design fits loosely above the tummy. The pattern utilises simple crochet stitches, with minimum shaping.
Crochet baby dress collar
This outfit, complete with beautiful crocheted collar is sure to impress even the pickiest of parents. Everyone will be amazed that you made it by hand and there’s no need to reveal that it’s actually quite simple! The clean cut of the frock will help to ensure you can whip it up in minutes, plus try out treble clusters with the floral crochet panels.
Crochet baby wipes cosy
Make a pretty crocheted home for packets of baby wipes with this project by Irene Strange. If you’ve made granny squares before, this design will be easy to imitate, as the pattern uses the similar technique of working stitches in between groups of stitches from the previous round.
Mary jane crochet baby booties
Crochet is the perfect medium for pretty frills, as demonstrated by Lucinda Ganderton’s adorable booties. They are made in one piece, reducing the hassle of having to put separate socks and shoes on a wriggly baby. Practise making trebles, half trebles and double crochet in this interesting design.
Crochet flower baby headband
This headband makes use of puff stitch. Whilst similar to bobble stitch, it creates a softer shape that won’t irritate baby’s head. It’s created by working multiple stitches into the same chain. Once the main band is finished, work up a pretty flower in contrasting yarn by working trebles into a magic ring, followed by double crochet.