Crocheted Baby Blankets Make Lovely Baby Shower Gifts - Photo © Amy Solovay
Making a baby shower gift takes a bit of time and creativity, but it's so worth it! If you choose a smaller project like a baby bib or pair of baby booties, you don't have to invest a huge amount of time or money; on the other hand, there are opportunities to invest substantial amounts of effort if you'd like to crochet a spectacular gift like a baby afghan or even a complete baby layette set. Whichever type of gift you choose, it's sure to be useful and appreciated by the recipients.
Organic cotton yarn makes up a significant part of my yarn stash. I really enjoy crocheting with it, and I've designed quite a few crochet patterns that utilize organic cotton. You can see a couple of them pictured here, and there are many more patterns on the page I linked.
Pictured Above: Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn by Lion Brand. Photos © Michael & Amy Solovay.
The Free Crochet Pattern Is Available.
A Crocheted Afghan for Baby Girls: The Heart Sampler Patchwork Baby Afghan - Photo © Amy Solovay
This baby afghan is crocheted in a glorious array of "girly" colors -- pinks, purple, and peach -- with even more colors, such as yellow, green and blue, thrown in for good measure.
I enjoyed crocheting this design; using different colors kept the process interesting for me. The pattern involves quite a bit of repetition; the same basic heart design and checkerboard design are repeated over and over again. If you choose to use different colors for each square, as I did, it's fun seeing how each one turns out. Of course, if you'd prefer an afghan that's a bit less busy, you could use the same colors to crochet each square. You can see an example of how that would look in the coral version of this pattern.
If I had to pick a favorite design theme, rainbows would be at the top of the list. There's something irresistible about all those pretty colors. If you enjoy crocheting with a rainbow of colors, check out these free rainbow-themed crochet patterns:
Rainbow Outlines Granny Square - Photo © Amy Solovay
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