Friday, July 24, 2009

A {Handmade} Baby Gift Set

One thing you'll find out about me real quick is that, when possible, I love to give a handmade gift. There are many times when time doesn't allow me to or when the occasion doesn't call for it, but usually, with new babies, I will make the time! I made this set for a friend who is having her second little girl... and obviously, her name is going to start with an "A".

The full set included two inital appliqued onesies, two crocheted hats, and one pair of booties. You can find directions on how to machine applique just like this here.

These two hats, however, don't really have a pattern. I sorta just made it up as I went. The pink one just has a shell border and the black one has a row of alternating "front post - back post" double crochets before the shell border to make the threading of the ribbon a little easier. Maybe next time I make one I'll write the patterns down!

These adorable baby booties, called Kimono Booties, were made using this tutorial. And I checked out her other patterns on Etsy - they're darling!! I might just have in invest in the ballerina pattern.


lisa said...

Very cute! Good job with the crochet not using a pattern!

Michelle Loy, MPH, MS, RD said...

Very cute! Love the hats and booties. Amazing!