Saturday, October 28, 2017

Baby Crochet Pattern Book Review

Baby Crochet available on Etsy and Amazon
When you create a handmade gift for a baby shower, or to welcome a new arrival in the family, your gift becomes extra special. A 'Made with Love' gift.

For those who love to crochet, this pattern booklet by Lois Daykin called 'Baby Crochet' is filled with 20 wonderful designs for newborns and little toddlers. 

The collection includes garments such as booties, a wrap cardigan, and practical & pretty bibs and bottle warmers.  There are also patterns for soft toys and nursery decor, along with a crochet cushion and blanket set.




Teddy Bear Scarf and Hat




The teddy scarf and hat for a toddler is adorable. The scarf has pockets for tots to carry around little stuffed animals. This pattern is very easy to crochet if you do the simplest form (as seen in the image on the left).  


There is an alternative version that has little teddy decorations that are crocheted and stitched on after the scarf and hat are finished (image on right). The little teddy bear motifs take a bit more crochet skill, but are not all that difficult and add a really cute finish, along with the bear ears with tassels, making the set truly TEDDY!


Nursery Decor


This pattern book also has cool accessories for decorating the nursery, such as a little rabbit diaper holder and a mobile of crochet hearts.  


Soft Plush Toys


Soft plush toys for toddlers are also included in this baby crochet book.  Choose a cat, a curly snake or some big soft crochet building blocks!  Use simple bright primary colors for these soft toys, to catch baby's eye, or choose soft baby pastels.  Any color yarn makes crocheting for babies fun to do. 




Baby Crochet



Many of the projects in this book can be done in a few hours and the instructions are easy enough for even novices to make successfully.  

The book was published in 2007.  It is a soft cover book with 120 pages and is nicely illustrated with color photographs.



Author Lois Daykin


Lois Daykin is a very successful knitwear designer whose designs are regularly featured in the prestigious Rowan magazine. She is the author of some of their best-selling pattern booklets, including Little Treasures


Baby Crochet, along with Baby Knits, is her first book to be published in the United States. She lives in Derbyshire, England with her husband and their three small children.



Little Treasures and Baby Knits

 

Little Treasures on Abe Books & Baby Knits on Amazon

Baby Crochet Front & Back Covers


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(c) Wednesday Elf 10/28/2017


*Images shown in this article were photographed by or compiled from stock photos by (c) Wednesday Elf.





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14 comments:

  1. Your baby crochet book looks adorable. I used to crochet and knit all the time but now I do drawings instead. This might get me interested again!

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    1. You should go back to your crochet and knitting on occasion, Heather. It's such fun and a good way to take a break from your regular activities (like your wonderful drawings).

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  2. What a fabulous book! I absolutely love the teddy bear scarf. So many cute crochet patterns. I think I need this book is my library! I have visions of someday retiring with all my crafts and making beautiful creations all day long. Seriously, you never know when I might need a scarf with pockets to carry my other pretties around in. (note, I said I would need)

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    1. Ha, ha, ha.... Mouse re: the bib. :) I noted your need above too. :) Thanks for visiting my baby crochet book review. Always fun to see new and different ideas for crafting baby gifts.

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  3. What cute ideas in this crochet pattern book for the little ones! I haven't been crocheting as much lately but will get back to it soon. We don't currently have anyone small enough for these patterns but they would be fun to make and donate to shelters and churches for families that could use them.

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    1. Beverly, what a lovely idea - to crochet some of these patterns for babies for the joy of crafting and then donate them to shelters and churches for families who need them. Thanks so much for the suggestion.

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  4. Oh my, how I wish I was expecting another little one soon.....alas, not yet! Maybe in a year or so and then I'll get that crochet hook going again.

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    1. Always good to keep baby crochet ideas in mind for future projects and gift needs. Thanks for your visit, Olivia.

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  5. Pat, hand crocheted baby clothes are the cutest. They make such a lovely gift for an expectant mom. I remember my grandmother showing me how to crochet when I was 16 and the first thing I ever crocheted was a baby sweater. I still have it.

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    1. So cool you still have the first baby sweater you crocheted, Barbara. I think hand crocheted baby clothes are special too. Thanks for visiting.

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  6. What a perfect gift for someone on your list who loves to crochet.

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    1. I agree, Sam. Besides being a great resource for a crafter's home library, this pattern book would make a great gift for a crochet crafter.

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  7. These are the types of gifts I treasure. They are heirlooms. Such an adorable collection of patterns to be made with love. Makes me wish I had a young child in my household.

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