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Free Crochet Patterns for the New Baby or Toddler

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 6

baby dress pattern on craftown

The arrival of a new baby is an exciting time for any new mother. There are so many things to plan and organize like the bassinet, pram and the babies' first cradle.

Then of course you will have to start buying the diapers and outfits for the baby to wear. Now if you are not a working mother to be and are not lucky enough to have a couple of excited grandparents then you could spend your spare time crocheting for the new baby.

What a great way to spend your time by making all the new baby outfits yourself. Did you say that you had no idea how to do any kinds of craft work? That's okay, because I will explain that it is quite simple for anyone to learn as long as you are willing to try something new. You will be so proud dressing your own baby in the little clothes that you have made with your own hands.

Learning to Crochet

Crochet is not hard to learn, if you start by doing something simple and challenging yourself to learn new stitches once you master the first part creating chains. The picture will show you how to make a chain in more detail.

Creating a chain crochet stitch

You will need

  • 1 crochet hook
  • 1 ball crochet cotton

Start by making a loop, if you are right handed then hold end of yarn in left hand and crochet hook in right. Push the hook through the loop then put yarn round hook and pull back through the loop. You have now created a chain. Practice a few more of these. It wasn't too hard was it?

left handed crochet chain

If you are left handed you need to do this in reverse only with hook and cotton in opposite hands.

Learn how to crochet on Internet

There are many internet sites that will show you how to crochet. This was just to get you interested. Copy the following link and paste it into your web address to obtain more information to learn how to crochet.

crochet.about.com/od/learntocrochet/u/learn to crochet

Now that you have learnt how to crochet you will be eager to get started on looking for simple things to crochet for your expected baby. If you ask your friends and explain to them that you are eager to crochet your baby clothes I am sure they will be glad to help you by making some for you. No you don't have to tell the other friends that you had help.

Simple Baby Booties

Why not start with a simple pair of baby booties. You can go to the following site and checkout the patterns for baby booties for beginners. This is the best way to start yourself crocheting for your beautiful new baby. There are also loads of other baby crochet patterns for you to download free from this site.

Free Baby Crochet Patterns


Crochet Pattern Central

By adding the following links to your address by you can find a lot more links too many more sites for baby crochet patterns for free.


Craftown Baby Crochet Patterns


If you have read this article then I hope it has inspired you to start crocheting if you have never done it before. Or maybe you did some crochet with your mum as a child and this article may hopefully have encouraged you to start crocheting again by downloading Free Crochet Patterns for the New Baby or Toddler.

Happy crocheting for your new baby!



Nov 22, 2010 1:51pm
Nice article. There are so many things you can create once you know how to crochet.
Nov 23, 2010 9:39am
divaonline, yes and I think crocheted things look better than knitted although I do like both. Thanks
Nov 22, 2010 4:04pm
Great information, and I believe that many will appreciate your illustrations.
Nov 23, 2010 9:41am
askformore, yes it is a lot harder for a left hander to get started without a little help.
Nov 23, 2010 9:26am
Great instructions ... and I love the darling photo! I have crocheted for years, and it is a very relaxing way to spend a winter evening!
Nov 23, 2010 9:38am
You are so right and yes it is relaxing. In front of the TV with a great warm fire burning to warm you up sounds great to me.
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