Best Baby Yarns for Knitting and Crochet

 We have got baby fever this week after the birth of the royal baby and thought we’d share our recommedations for baby knitting and crochet patterns and baby yarns so you can make the special little ones in your family something adorable.

Baby soft skin deserves super soft yarn and the Lullaby DK range from Stylecraft really fits the bill. It is perfect for baby clothes and accessories like this adorable little girl’s cardigan and baby blanket. It comes in a range of utterly delicious colours including ice cream tones, pastels and brights.

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Frilly baby bonnet

Patons has a few different ranges of yarn designed specifically for baby’s sensitive skin. This adorable vintage style baby bonnet knitting pattern is perfect for a special occasion such as a christening or first birthday celebration. We recommend using
Patons Baby Smiles in white but it is also available in a range of pretty pastels. Patons’ Smoothie DK is another baby friendly yarn which is recommended for clothes and toys. It works perfectly for this trio of bears – the perfect gift for little ones.




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We also love Rowan’s gorgeous baby yarns including their Baby Merino Silk, a luxury yarn developed specifically for babies – a machine washable blend of merino wool and silk that is super soft. This is perfect for cardigans and jumpers as well as soft baby booties like the ones pictured below. The Rowan Summer Baby pattern booklet is packed with 20 patterns for newborns to 4 year olds.

If you are making something with baby yarn or feel inspired to give one of these ideas a go – let us know – we love to see what you’re up to!


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