If you read my other blog, Raisiebay, you may already know that we have a new baby in the family. My niece had a little boy just a few weeks ago and he is the most adorable little baby, I just had to get my hooks out and make something for him. I decided to crochet a blanket and a cardigan.
First up, I bought my wool, I chose Stylecraft Special in Aspen colour. I did think it would be more blue, but it was a kind of aquamarine colour, which happens to be my niece’s favourite colour.
I tried lots of patterns but I decided on just a simple waffle crochet stitch to make this square pram size blanket. But it needed a little decorations so I made a couple of bunnies to sew on the corner.
I chose my cardigan pattern from Kerry Jane Designs on Etsy.
I bought the buttons on Amazon which were a great bargain. Just £6.99 for 150 buttons in different sizes. Each one is printed with the words, Handmade with love and with two little hearts. I think they are perfect for a baby cardigan.
I made the cardigan in the newborn size but as my great nephew is so tiny it doesn’t fit him yet. I am thinking of making some more for my shop as it’s such a great pattern.
You can see more of my crochet here on this blog. And you can see some of the things I’ve made for sale on my Etsy shop which is also called At Home A Lot.
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9 thoughts on “New Baby Crochet Cardigan and Blanket”
Ohh! How exciting to be crocheting for a new baby. The wool is such a pretty colour and the bunnies on the blanket are so cute. x
Thank you, I really like the colour too and the bunnies were so easy to make. x
I love that cardigan – what a beautiful colour it is and those little buttons are so cute. Handmade cardigans are the best. Love the little bunnies on the blanket too. #MMBC
Thank you, I was glad I found the buttons, it saves me explaining that the cardi was handmade 🙂
Aw, this is just beautiful. I love the colour you have used and the bunnies look fab on the blanket.
I reckon you will be making lots more for your great-nephew. x
I think I will be too, I love making baby blankets, but clothing is pretty new to me. I’m sure I’ll be learning much more now. x
Sooo beautiful. And those buttons are perfect. Wish I could crochet, but it’s just not for me. But I sure appreciate the skills of others.
We love this colour! And great job for doing such a nice thing for your niece and her son. Although we love to crochet we can’t read patterns.
Wishing you a great week ahead too.
Oh wow, these are so cute! I don’t often go all soft over baby things (I guess I feel I’m past that stage in life) but these got me wishing I had a little baby to get something similar for (or even make it, though I don’t have the skills for that myself). Adorable xx #MMBC