April Flowers Bring Baby Showers


April Flowers Bring Baby Showers

That’s how that saying goes, right?

Hi, friends! Just popping in today to share what’s been on my hook of late. One of my dearest friends is due to have her first baby in May so this past weekend we got together to celebrate the momma-to-be and welcome Baby at her Shower. I crocheted a few items so I thought I’d share them with you.

I knew I wanted to crochet a blanket so I got to searching for a pattern. Yikes. Do you know how many beautiful baby blanket patterns are out there? About sixty bajillion. I spent weeks trying to decide what direction I wanted to take; delicate and classic? Chunky and fuzzy? Pastels? Brights? C2C? An image, stripes, or solid colour? What to do?

After weeks of browsing, I settled on the Yarnspirations #NAPS blanket (found HERE) and I decided to make it with Bernat Blanket Tiny yarn, in the colourways Dungaree and Polar Bear. It had the perfect mix of what I was looking for: just two colours so I could keep it neutral to match the nursery, still super soft, cozy and fuzzy while still using a worsted weight (the Bernat Tiny yarn is so fun!), and finally, it incorporates an interesting element using tapestry crochet. Also, I just think this blanket is hilarious; something my friend would totally appreciate.

I had ordered quite a bit of extra yarn to be on the safe side, so once I had the blanket finished, I decided to whip up a matching plushie (since that’s kind of my jam). The colours were perfect to make my Whale Amigurumi pattern. I stitched on the eyes and mouth and left off the spout/hat/moustache to make it more baby-friendly, and I also added a little rattle inside (check out the video at the bottom to listen. You might need to turn the volume way up; it’s subtle). The Bernat Blanket Tiny yarn makes amigurumi so soft and squishy; perfect for little hands.

I also crocheted a little bonnet using Caron Simply Soft in Plum Wine and one of my favourite newborn bonnet patterns by KT and the Squid (I also used it awhile back to make this Newborn Deer Bonnet).

I was also asked by a friend to make some sweet little pineapple booties. The pattern is a paid pattern by Mama Zady Stitches and can be found HERE. Since I had more than enough yarn left over, I also whipped up another pixie bonnet in the same colours to make a set. I love how it turned out!

Are there any new little arrivals in your life that you crocheted something for? Leave a comment below or share a pic over on our Facebook page!

P.S. I have two new patterns coming at you next week! 😀



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