So I’d thought I would start off my posts with the crotchet crazy stage I went through last year before my daughter Ava was born where I just wanted to make everything and anything. Anyone who knows me knows I’m not one to sit still for very long (frustratingly for my husband I even get bored even during movies) so it was a really good hobby for me to do while I was pregnant because it made me stop and rest a few times a day. I remember on my due date I was still running around collecting bits of this and that to make something for Ava’s room and a shop assistant said…”You’re due today!?” “What are you doing out of the house!?” In my mind due dates are just a matter of opinion – there is way too much to do to follow them too strictly!
Of course as you can probably imagine 9 months flies and I ran out of time to make all the patterns I collected however I did manage to make a few things to be satisfied. When I look at them now they fill me with glorious memories of the anticipation of a baby girl so I thought I would share them with you.
Firstly I started the obsession by making a cute garland for the change table.
It was really sweet and I decided to go with brown pompoms as I had no idea at that time if we were having a little Miss or Mr. If you are interested you can find the pattern in the book First Crochet – Simple projects for crochetters. It’s a great book for anyone interested in learning or still a beginner.
Next.. while the gender was still anyone’s guess, I came across this pattern for a very cute bear beanie. The size was all guesswork and it ended up being a little too small so it didn’t really ever fit her correctly however it was fun and easy to make!
Finally we found out what we were having and it was a Little Miss, whoop whoop!!! I was so excited! So this was the next thing I made. You can’t go wrong with rose pink and cream. If you would like the pattern here is the link.
I tried making some booties next which I found to be difficult but oh so worth it for the cute factor! I finally got the second bootie done after firstly making two left ones. Here is the pattern for them also.
Honestly this has probably been the most useful thing that I have made and I’m still using it. This little pram blanket and beanie made me crave strawberry, mint and banana ice-cream. It has a handy little slit about halfway down so the pram buckle can clip through and the blanket doesn’t slip off. I found this pattern in Stitch ‘N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker. It’s a great book!
Lastly this was my absolute favourite of all the things I made for the Little Miss. It makes me smile so much! It fitted her perfectly and kept her ears nice and warm until she worked out how to pull it off and chew on the buttons.
As she got older I was so sad when she outgrew it before winter had really began so I thought it was time I made another one. She loves it!