Sunday, June 10, 2012

Baby projects: Baby Earlge

While we wait (some more patiently than others, I'm sure) for my sister-in-law, Colleen, to give birth to her little boy any day now, the Quinlans are also preparing for my other sister-in-law to welcome her little boy (Tyler) into the world! Kate is due in August and her baby shower was last weekend. Once again, I ventured into the world of baby yarn crafts. :) Kate and Kevin are big Braves fans, so I went with a red, white, and blue theme for most of the gifts.

I really liked how the blanket I made for Colleen turned out, so I used the same weaving method with the Martha Stewart loom knitter to make one for Tyler. I used cotton yarn in white and denim for the squares and red for the trim, which I crocheted in a scallop pattern. I really love how it turned out!

In keeping with the Braves theme, I made a really cute diaper cover! I crocheted the diaper cover as well as the baseball and stitched the stitches on. This was a really easy project! I used a couple of different patterns to get an idea of the tapering and amount of rows for a newborn, including this one. This could pretty easily (and I use the word "easily" loosely in my case) be adapted to an older baby or a toddler even and allows a blank canvas to get creative.

I LOVE how this turned out! I crocheted a little baseball cap with the leftover yarn from above and instead of an A for Atlanta, I added a T for Tyler! I used a pattern I found here. Turned out perfectly! :) Can't wait to see him wearing it...!

And last but not least, my husband gave me the idea for these:

Aren't they precious???? I used a pattern I found here for the baby cowboy booties, but definitely had to modify it. Not sure if I just wan't doing it right, but it would have been lopsided had I blindly followed it. I embroidered the stars on as well. SO cute!! 

I so hope Tyler likes yarn, because he's got a lot of it coming his way over the years! Haha! :)

And now I think I'm done with baby projects for a while...... Making things for all these preggos in the last 6 months has been so fun! Definitely got my eye on a few projects for my little ones some day! ;)

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful projects Tina!! I hope these babies know what an awesome aunt-in-law they have!

    PS:I want to learn how to make that trim on a blanket!

    Great job! Love you!