- Mercy Sais
I could not resist the cover shot of the sleepy baby wearing the hat with shamrocks hanging on each side. It is just too cute. Photographer Tara Renaud complements the projects of Sandy Powers’ Baby Crochet with utterly adorable photos. This book has 20 crochet patterns for newborn babies up to 24 months. The patterns range from hats, bunting, booties, sweaters, diaper covers, and afghans to adorable “cocoons.” The book has creative designs for both boys and girls.
These patterns range from easy to advanced, and each project can be made in multiple sizes. The photos show the finished project, and the directions have full-color photos of the steps along the way. Each pattern has a materials list, glossary of abbreviations, as well as notes and tips for the easy-to-follow directions.
I have not crocheted for years, and I made three pink Curly Cue Hats with no trouble at all. I just had to make the crocheted curls on the top of the hat with sequined yarn for the extra bling. Any of the projects would make a hit for a baby shower or for under the Christmas tree. Don't forget to snap a picture to capture the baby wearing the sweet project you made from this book.