I just finished crocheting this newborn hat and bootee set for my cousin’s baby shower later this month. While crocheting I started thinking about how many of my friends are currently expecting. It seems like half my female friends will be having a child this spring or summer.
So, I decided to pull some of my favorite free baby crochet patterns to share this week. When attending a baby shower, I love to crochet something special for the baby. Even if I am purchasing another gift off of the baby registry, I love to include something handmade as a sentimental gift.
The first pattern is for mary jane baby booties from The Art of Crochet by Teresa. I used this pattern to create the white booties in my photo above and also used them to make a Christmas gift for my unborn nephew. The written pattern is available on Teresa’s blog, http://crochet-mania.blogspot.com/2009/08/crochet-baby-mary-jane-slippers.html, but is also available as a video tutorial. The pattern is very simple and the video tutorial makes it easy to follow. I think they make the perfect baby shower gift.
The second pattern I have included is this crochet baby granny square quilt from the LionBrand.com. While I have not made this pattern myself, the skill level is listed as “easy”. I love the pattern and stitching on this blanket. I think it makes it more interesting than the average solid blue, pink or cream baby blanket.
The next pattern is titled, Baby Shower Booties, and comes from the Michaels.com . I have made this booties and I found the pattern to be fairly simple. These booties are perfect for either a little girl or boy.
My final pattern is for a baby monkey hat by Nikki Kirkwood. This hat is absolutely adorable and would make a very unique gift. The hat is pictured in pink but would also look adorable in blue or brown for a little boy. The pattern is available as a Ravelry free download.
For more free crochet baby patterns, visit my downloadable patter page : Click Here