If you are looking for a unique baby shower gift, why not make a crochet baby blanket? Making a baby
blanket is simple because of its small size and the personal touch and care you put into creating a gift for the
new baby will make it a treasured keepsake. New moms always need more blankets to swaddle their little one in, so
making a few different baby blankets to give to them for their shower gift is a perfect sentiment.
If you want to make a crochet baby blanket, consider the theme of the child’s nursery. If the parents have
chosen a theme, coordinate the colors of your baby blanket with them for a special touch. While many parents are
staying away from “traditional” colors, you can also choose to make a pink blanket for a baby girl or a blue
blanket for a baby boy. Parents who have chosen not to find out the sex of the baby often choose yellows or greens
for their child’s bedroom and for their first set of clothes.
Keep your crochet baby blanket simple. Babies have very gentle and delicate skin so be sure to choose an
organic yarn if it is available to you. For the parents’ sake, purchase a material that is machine washable. If you
want to create an entire collection of homemade baby gifts for new moms and dads, you can also crochet a
coordinating baby hat, booties, bibs, and even sweaters. Patterns for all of these items are readily available on
the internet for free, and many are simple to make and can be done within hours. All of these items are convenient
for parents who will need multiples of each.
A crochet baby blanket is easy enough for even a beginner crocheter. Give yourself enough time before the
baby shower to finish the blanket. The easiest method of making a crochet baby blanket is to stick to a single
crochet stitch. You can create squares of single crochet stitches and then attach them to each other to make a
blanket the size that you want. The first step is to create a foundation chain. In the first complete row, use your
hook to make chain stitches. In the second row and all subsequent rows, insert your hook into the stitch directly below it. You do not have to work in rows. This is just
one common and simple option. Single crochet can also be worked into rounds or spirals.
Welcoming the new arrival with handmade crochet
baby blanketis a lovely way to show how much you care.
The family will thank you when the infant sleeps cozy and warm in your unique creation.
Baby Blanket Patterns