Friday, September 08, 2006

Baby Stuff: Crochetted

I crochetted these baby things for a friend of mine who didn't want to know the sex of the baby until it was born. This proved a bit of a challenge, because quite frankly, gender neutral baby patterns are really hard to find.

Sock monkey inspired baby blanket from Stitch n' Bitch Crochet. I didn't make the matching hat (it's red with a monkey face on it). I found the instructions for making the monkey faces a bit confusing, so I tweaked the design a bit.

To match, I made this hat and booty set from Blankets, Hats and Booties to Knit and Crochet. It's hard to see, but the top of the hat is a granny square/octagon thingy. There are some really gorgeous patterns in this book, so I'm really glad to have bought it.

This acorn hat is from Too Cute Crochet. I added a flower today because the baby was born yesterday and it turned out to be a girl! The mittens were modified from another pattern in the book. I got this book on sale at B & N for $1. I'm glad I didn't pay more, because I found several mistakes which gave me quite a headache trying to fix. Luckily, the pictures are large and clear, so I could see what I was meant to do.


  1. How cute is that! I almost wish I had a baby to make cute stuff like that too. (almost) ;o)

  2. Those are so cute. All of them are great. It seems live everyone is pregnant, so I may have to add crochet to my list of yarn skills.

  3. Awww, I can't believe how beautiful your crocheting is, your projects are so very cute! And I have to admit, I do admire you for your crocheting skills - I'm battling it at the moment, but it sure seems to prove quite a task for me ;)
    Fantastic work!

  4. Really nice work! I love the sock monkey blanket!
    I'm a violinist as well.....