Y'all, I don't know about you, but babies are pretty much my favorite humans ever. I only gave birth to one baby, and that was many many moons ago. So every time one of my friends tells me she's pregnant, I get the itch to make that baby something yarny!
I was recently invited to a baby shower, and I may or may not have gone crazy making things. It got me to thinking, "someone should make a list of great patterns for baby gifts", and I realized that "someone" could be me! So I asked my designer friends to spam me with their most popular patterns, and they delivered BIG TIME!
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Scroll down to see 21 fabulous free patterns!
This adorable Plushy Paper Airplane is coming to Straight Hooked soon!
Ashley says this one is her go-to design every time she needs a baby gift. Isn't it gorgeous?
I just love this hat, and the sweet little face modeling it. (I told you babies are my favorite humans, and I meant it!) Christine is such a talented designer of baby items!
When Michelle shared this link with me, I immediately got excited and whipped up a pair over the weekend. Spolier alert- these pants are even cuter in person!
Sigoni's pattern is great for beginners and should work up fairly quickly! You can use any color combo you want to complement any nursery.
This squishy blanket is made with chunky yarn, which means it will work up quickly while you watch your favorite show. Before you know it, you've got a gorgeous baby blanket!
Need to make a baby gift super quick? Cindy's Perfect Newborn Baby Hat works up lighting fast, making it great for a last-minute gift or to donate to a hospital
This pattern makes a great baby gift! Super squishy and great for chewing, Lisa recommends that you make a couple so parents always have a clean one on hand.
Erin's new pattern is just adorable, and would brighten up any nursery with this cute flower design!
This is a quick and easy pattern, great for last-minute gifting, realizing that its gonna be cold tomorrow and that baby's head is going to freeze, or making a bunch to donate to a hospital!
I had the pleasure of testing this pattern for Jenna last year, and lemme just tell you- this lady can write a pattern! Not only is this sweater just darling, but the pattern is so easy to follow and understand! AND- there's a matching headband pattern too:
Give me a break! It is too cute!
This pattern from Suzanne is so cute, and works up quickly. Perfect for those spring or fall days!
Cindy's chevron blanket is so pretty, and a classic, timeless design!
Christine's gorgeous pattern has such great texture! I love the pink and white, but I think with a color change, this pattern would be suitable for a baby boy as well.
Is someone having a baby with a woodland creature theme? Then this lovey pattern from my friend Kati will be absolutely PERFECT! I am loving those little antlers!
Christine came up with THREE adorable hat patterns using merino wool. My favorite is the elf style. So flipping cute!
I love the texture of this sweet little hat from Suzanne. Another great quickie project perfect for a boy or girl! She has a few examples of different ways you could do your color placement, and I honestly can't pick a favorite!
Oh, come on! Jenna's design is just too cute for words. (And that little model? I seriously can't get enough of her face!)
Isn't this one just darling? Kinda makes me want a granddaughter just so I can see this hat on a sweet little gal's face. (Or maybe YOU could make one, pop it on your baby, snap a pic and share it with me!)
Pacifiers go missing. Like all the time. This pattern from Holley Shae is a quick project, and so useful! Just make sure you are using cotton yarn, and be sure to prewash to make sure the dyes don't bleed. (I'm looking at YOU, Sugar and Cream. Why do my hands turn green every time I use that yarn?!)
Okay, I have to be honest here: my little puppies just LOVE crocheted blankets. With over 30 of them around the house, they often try to claim the big ones :) I have started making them little blankets, which they really think are special. While I may not be making human babies anymore, my pups are my babies, and I just may have to whip up a couple of these sweet security blankets soon!
Feeling inspired? Maybe a little of the old Baby Fever? I know I sure am! If you make one of these fabulous items, share with me on social media please! I love seeing everyone's makes!
Until next time,