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Old 03-09-2017, 08:27 PM   #1
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Default Useful Crochet Baby items

I want to make a baby gift. Blankets are an obvious choice but tbh, I hardly used my kid's crochet blankets. Too big, too hot, can't swaddle with them. My winter baby wore hats. These will be summer babies though (twins). We used a ton of soakers and longies but I don't think this Mom cloth diapers. Just curious what items you were gifted or made yourself that you actual used for your baby (or are using if you currently have a baby).


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Old 03-09-2017, 08:46 PM   #2
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I never used the blankets when my kids were babies, but they are heavily used now. On the chair, as forts, etc.

Hats that fit next winter would be okay with me.

Stuffed animal?

Christmas ornament size piece that reminds Mom of the nursery theme years after they are babies?
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Old 03-09-2017, 10:03 PM   #3
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I used my baby blankets as floor mats for when we were in dr offices and I could not hold the baby any longer.


Socks or mittens for newborns (using dk weight)

Bibs for the later drooling.

Burp cloths
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Old 03-09-2017, 10:07 PM   #4
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I have always wished that someone with crochet skills would make my babies a pair of these booties. They would be perfect for fall.
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Old 03-09-2017, 10:46 PM   #5
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Default Re: Useful Crochet Baby items

My mum crocheted the edge of a thick cotton sheet.
She also crocheted around some facewashers. I have seen her crochet the top of plain white socks for a little girl.
I've seen other kids who have a crocheted lovey. With an animal head and then like granny square attached to it.
Softies would also be a good idea.

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Old 03-09-2017, 11:26 PM   #6
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Wash cloth
Washing mitt

If Mom is going to nurse, some nursing pads made out of soft cotton.
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I like the little square lovies with an animal head Ravelry also has a pattern for a little gripping toy that looks like a flower or a sunshine kind of thing.

Stuff to grow into for the winter is also fine.

You could crochet a car seat size blanket with a light cotton yarn. I found a lovely cotton acrylic blend that was so soft and perfect for summer stuff.

Crocheted sunhat in cotton?
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I have always wished that someone with crochet skills would make my babies a pair of these booties. They would be perfect for fall.
Oh goodness those are adorable!!!

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Crocheted car seat cover

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Crocheted baby cocoons - would be so sweet for twins and awesome for pics, even if they have a limited life in summer.
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I would definitely want 100% cotton crocheted toys. Blankets and booties are easy to buy, but quality toys that are natural materials are harder to come by.

Something like this http://herbsthandmade.blogspot.com/2...rial-loop.html

https://en.dawanda.com/product/10002...ing-rattle-sun

https://www.etsy.com/listing/2710705...-shop-header-0

http://www.1dogwoof.com/hedgehog-tag...ochet-pattern/

Something multi-faceted that could be grabbed in different ways- like the taggie hedgehog or a bunny with long ears that could be chewed, etc. I like the ones based on a wooden ring a lot!
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This is the pattern for the one I made http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...bys-smiley-toy

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This is the pattern for the one I made http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...bys-smiley-toy
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I love the idea of crocheted toys! Something that even a very mainstream mom would love and use. Same thing with booties.
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Any idea where people get the wooden rings for the toys?


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I would definitely want 100% cotton crocheted toys. Blankets and booties are easy to buy, but quality toys that are natural materials are harder to come by.



Something like this http://herbsthandmade.blogspot.com/2...rial-loop.html



https://en.dawanda.com/product/10002...ing-rattle-sun



https://www.etsy.com/listing/2710705...-shop-header-0



http://www.1dogwoof.com/hedgehog-tag...ochet-pattern/



Something multi-faceted that could be grabbed in different ways- like the taggie hedgehog or a bunny with long ears that could be chewed, etc. I like the ones based on a wooden ring a lot!


Is there a reason you would like cotton over wool specifically? I can get decent quality wool a lot less expensively than cotton is why I ask.




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oooh good question. I assumed she meant cotton over acrylics/acrylic blends.
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I would prefer cotton over wool due to the washing care. With teething babies, they would need to be frequently thrown in the washer and dryer.
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Hmmm I don't think a wooden ring can go in the dryer. Not sure about the washer - maybe.


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