Baby it’s cold outside!
Crochet something cosy for the little ones in your life with our selection of warm winter patterns!
Now is the time when crochet is at its cosiest best. It’s great fun to crochet baby items, and melts your heart to see them worn, too! From blankets to booties, we have thousands of patterns at LoveCrochet to choose from – here are a few of our favourites…
Bring back the bonnet! I love babies in bonnets – they are the most practical of hats – they keep little ears tucked away warm and they don’t fall off very easily! Make them plain, or adorn with crochet flowers, butterflies, bees, snowflakes – anything you like. Bonnie Wee, by Unravel Me Designs, pictured above, is crocheted in a worsted or aran weight yarn with a 4.5mm hook and comes in five sizes from 0-3 months to 2-4 years.
If you thought that cables were just for knitting, here’s a beautiful example of how beautifully they work for crochet. This little Aran style set will keep little ones cosy and warm in a jacket style cardigan with sweet little matching trousers. Any DK yarn will work up well here – the set pictured are in Lang Yarns Royal Alpaca, and alpaca yarn, as well as being very warm indeed, is a great option for anyone with sensitive skin. The pattern is one-size, which fits 12-18 months.
How sweet is that shawl neckline? This cute cardi comes in four sizes, 0-3, 3-6, 6-12 and 12-18 months, and crochets up in sport weight yarn – it’s a perfect opportunity to use beautiful MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino, in any of the wonderful 34 shades available.
Little Doolally’s baby blankets are cosy and warm whilst being super stylish at the same time. Play with colour and choose a rainbow for this retro blanket using the spike double crochet stitch (spike single crochet in US terms). You’ll need a selection of DK weight yarn: choose a wool, alpaca or acrylic blend for cold weather, but make this beautiful blanket in cotton for the warm weather too!
We can’t forget little toes! These beautiful little cable booties are such fun to make – and once you’ve got the hang of the cables, you’ll be making them in a rainbow of colours! Make them in worsted or aran weight yarn – the pattern has three sizes – 0-4, 4-8 and 8-12 months.
We’d love to see your crochet babywear! Share your pictures with us in the Community!