Modern Baby Crochet is the new book in the 3 Skeins or Less series. It is full of stylish items to crochet for your little one including hats, jumpers, trousers and toys.
Check out the list of “Hot Right Now” projects for crochet on Ravelry and you’re certain to find crochet baby items at the top of the list. Crocheters are hooked on kids’ items! To meet their demand for fresh, fun, and functional garments and accessories for their little ones, Sharon Zientara hosts a collection of designs created by the crochet community’s trend setting designers for the latest instalment in Interweave’s 3 Skeins or Less series.
3 Skeins or Less: Modern Baby Crochet features jumpers, dresses, slippers, hats, a nappy cover, blankets and nursery items for today’s babies and toddlers. Sizes range from infant to 24 months old and hit the sweet spot of time when Mums can still influence what their children are wearing, while being quick, cost effective projects. Presented in the style of popular kids’ clothing catalogs (think Mini Boden), everyone will love the palette throughout Modern Baby Crochet… bright colours are paired with modern neutrals for a pint-sized sophisticated feel. Plus, crocheters will love that projects use just 1, 2, or 3 skeins of yarn; fewer skeins means less of an investment in projects that are grown out of!
The book is full of incredibly cute projects such as the hedgehog hat in the top left of the photo above, you won’t have any trouble getting your little one to wear this fun number. Other projects include adorable cat slippers, which are perfect for wearing round the house or as pre walking shoes. If the hedgehog hat is not quite to your style, the cabled earflap hat is a simpler but stylish alternative. The versatile design is also equally suitable for a boy or a girl.
There is some very stylish clothing that will keep baby, toddler and parent alike happy. Suitable for a boy or girl, there is a super cute cardigan with a sausage dog on it, or how about a crochet dress for your little princess that is perfect for the winter. Crochet jumpers like the yellow one with baseball sleeves are perfect for a boy or a girl, you can change the colour of the sleeves to your own colour preference too.
Soft toys, like the octopus rattle, are ideal for small children. The bright colours and big eyes will help with their sensory development. If your baby or toddler is anything like mine, and hasn’t stopped dribbling since birth, then a dribble bib will be a daily essential for you. The crochet fox bib, shown above, is a stylish way to conquer that challenge!