There are many easy things you can crochet for baby. If you’re planning on having a new baby, or have recently had one, this is a fun way to pass the time while bonding with your new little one. These are some simple items that will help make your life easier—and maybe even get you a few smiles from your little bundle of joy!
Crochet blankets are so easy to make, and they can be made from any yarn you have on hand. You can make them with many different colors and patterns, or you can even use the same color throughout for a simple look. The main thing is that crochet blankets are soft and warm, which is why they’re perfect for babies. They wash up easily too! These blankets make great gifts for new moms or anyone who needs a cozy blanket for their home!
A crochet hat is one of the easiest items to make, and it’s versatile enough that you can use the same pattern and yarn to create a hat for both a newborn and an adult. You can even make the same hat in several different sizes if you want to make gifts for friends or family members.
For this project, I used one skein of worsted weight yarn in camel color (I bought mine from Hobby Lobby). The pattern I used was for the Classic Crochet Beanie by Caron Collection (available on Ravelry). This stitch worked up quickly, so it took me less than an hour from start to finish!
Crochet Baby Booties
Crochet Baby Booties
Crochet baby booties are a great way to welcome your new baby into the world. They can be made in under an hour, and they fit perfectly around tiny little feet. There are many different types of crochet baby booties available, but this pattern will give you step-by-step instructions on how to make them with double crochet stitches only! This is a very simple pattern that doesn’t require any special stitches or knowledge, so anyone who has crocheted before should be able to complete it with ease!
Crochet Diaper Cover
Crochet a diaper cover with the following steps:
- Use a lightweight yarn, such as Bernat Baby Jacquards, and a size H/8 hook. The yarn will be soft and comfortable for your baby to wear. The hook should be small enough to work with the finer gauge of the yarn.
- Crochet in the round using single crochet stitches. Begin by working a foundation chain of 10 chains (this will allow for some stretch).
- Crochet in a spiral instead of turning your work at each row; this will eliminate any gaps caused by turning it over. You can also crochet 2 or 3 rounds before switching colors if you like!
The finished piece should look like this:
Making a crocheted baby bib is easy and fun. Crochet hooks are available at most craft stores, and they’re usually quite inexpensive. You can also use a knitting needle to crochet bibs if you don’t have any hooks on hand.
The first step in making your crocheted baby bib is picking out a hook that fits the yarn you plan on using. If you are using cotton yarn, try using a hook that is one size or two sizes larger than what the label recommends; this will make it easier to work with the yarn and create more texture for your baby’s new accessory!
This crochet rattle is a great project for beginners. It’s simple, yet adorable and useful. It can be made in any color you like and with any type of yarn, so you can use up those leftovers from other projects! And if you don’t have a hook handy, no worries—you can make this with your hands alone!
The pattern is super easy:
- Chain 5 stitches
- Single crochet into the second stitch from the hook (this creates an elongated oval), then single crochet in each remaining stitch on the chain (4 total)
- Turn and chain 1; single crochet into each stitch on body piece until end of round; chain 1 and turn so that your next row will be going down one side of the oval shape instead of across it as before
Baby Cocoon and Hat Set
This is a crochet pattern for baby items that you can make for your little one. The pattern includes directions on how to make a cocoon and hat set, as well as what materials are needed and what size hook to use.
The finished cocoon will be about 18” long with an opening at the top that is 7 1/2” wide x 12 1/2″ tall (not including ties), while the matching hat is 10″ in diameter when laid flat.
You should always measure gauge before starting any project, but especially one where measurements matter!
Crochet Legging and Top Outfit
Crochet Legging and Top Outfit
This is a great outfit for summer, but you can also make it in any color you want. It’s perfect for babies, toddlers and even older kids! The crochet leggings are stretchy, so they’ll fit most kids perfectly without being too tight on the waist or ankles. They’re really easy to put on by yourself which means no more struggling with laces or buttons! The top has an open back, which makes diaper changes easy peasy lemon squeezy 🙂 And the best part? This outfit is only made of two pieces—no sewing required!
The best part about this pattern is that it’s super customizable depending on how big or small your little one is (and whether or not you prefer pants over skirts). If you want to make bigger sizes, simply add more chains when making the chain stitches at the end of each row (I added five extra chains per repeat). You can also skip rows if necessary; just follow my instructions carefully when picking up stitches along edges so that everything comes out symmetrical. For example: In order to make my size large daughter’s leggings last year I had to skip some rows—and she still fit into them this year because she grew up rather than out 🙂
Baby Car Seat Cover
This crochet baby car seat cover is a great project to make for the new addition to your family. It can be used as a nursing cover, or just to keep them warm and cozy while you’re driving around. It’s also good for keeping their head and face out of the sun, wind or rain. This pattern will work up quickly in worsted weight yarn and uses single crochet stitches.
These are some easy crochet items for baby.
If you want to make crochet items for baby, there are many easy patterns out there.
The great thing about the following patterns is that they are all very easy and can be made by any beginner who has learned the basic stitches before. But even if you’re an experienced crocheter, these projects will be a breeze!
Whatever your skill level or time available, there’s something here that’s perfect for you!
Crochet Baby Items For Beginners
Crocheting for a new arrival? If so, this list of free baby patterns will come in handy.
- 01of 06Free Baby Blanket Patterns Amy SolovayBaby blankets and baby afghans are delightful crochet projects. They’re both useful and beautiful. They make outstanding baby shower gifts, and they’re also great for either charity crocheting or keeping.Pictured here: the heart sampler afghan for baby girls. You could make a boy’s version of this afghan if you use blues, greens and yellows instead of the colors pictured.We’ve posted a wide variety of free crochet patterns for baby afghans. There are patterns for both boys and girls, and plenty that are unisex too.
- 02of 06Crochet Baby Clothes Núria Talavera / Getty ImagesBaby will be stylin’ when you dress him or her in a fab crocheted sweater, or other cute little clothes and accessories. Pictured here: a warm crocheted baby cardigan that is easy enough even for a total beginner to crochet.
- 03of 06Free Patterns for Baby Booties Ruth Jenkinson (c) Dorling Kindersley / Getty ImagesIf you’d like to crochet some baby booties for little cuties, check out our list of free patterns for baby booties.
- 04of 06Baby Bibs Amy Turter / Flickr / CC By 2.0If you need a quick baby shower gift that’s also affordable, consider crocheting a baby bib or two. They’re so much fun to make — think cute animals, fun stitch textures, and playful colors! Bibs are practical gifts; any new mom would be glad to have a few more bibs stashed away for her little one.
- 05of 06Hats for Babies Erica JackofskyBaby hats are also fun, affordable and practical crochet projects. The picture shows a classic baby bonnet, which is an easy design to crochet. However, our list of baby hats includes many different styles, including beanies and others.Some of our patterns feature multiple sizes, in case you’d like to make matching hats for several of the children in the family.
- 06of 06Baby Washcloth Amy SolovayThis crocheted washcloth is baby-friendly, although any member of the family could use it. The suggested yarn for this pattern is a soft organic cotton, which is perfect for cleansing delicate skin.
There you have it, some easy crochet items for baby. If you’re looking for something else to do with your crochet skills, check out our other posts on crochet patterns and free patterns!