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Can you suggest a quick and easy baby gift I can crochet?

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Squirrelfruitandnutkin Fri 02-Sep-16 18:52:19

Friends are due their first baby in about 6 weeks. All very exciting.
Normally I would have made a blanket but I've not long gone back to work after years as a sahm and things have gotten away from me. I haven't started one and I don't really want to pressure myself to a blanket finished.

So can you suggest a quick and easy crochet pattern for a new baby gift?

Thanks! 😀

PurpleDaisies Fri 02-Sep-16 18:53:58

I've made toys from the Edward's Menagerie book in a weekend. They're really simple-all you need is to be able to increase, decrease and double crochet.

PurpleDaisies Fri 02-Sep-16 18:56:11

If you click around the website you'll see some of the lovely patterns made up. I think they're also available individually on ravelry.

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Sat 03-Sep-16 08:56:34

those are cute but not cant find the patterns for sale individually.

MeDented Sat 03-Sep-16 09:02:06

There are some lovely free patterns for baby comforter toys online. I made one with a zebra head in the middle and a multi-coloured stripey star shaped mini blanket attached.

SlinkyVagabond Sat 03-Sep-16 09:03:54

Ii made a basic hat (amigurimi style) then added teddy ears, or put ear flaps on, or extended the back to a long point, made some "spikes" and made a dinosaur hat.

PurpleDaisies Sat 03-Sep-16 09:09:27

Some are available here.

I've remembered attic24 has a lovely bird mobile that my friend made for my sister...

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Sat 03-Sep-16 09:13:02

A set of brightly coloured play balls, I'd make them about the size of golf balls. Maybe make them stripey?

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Sat 03-Sep-16 12:35:07

MeDented - that sounds lovely! Can you link to a pattern?

PollyannaWhittier Sat 03-Sep-16 16:05:16

I've used this pattern for a zebra lovey / comforter as MeDented described

PollyannaWhittier Sat 03-Sep-16 16:06:02

Forgot to add, they have lots of different animals as well

klch14 Sat 03-Sep-16 16:06:25

Pinterest is brill. Loads of free patterns.

MiaowTheCat Sat 03-Sep-16 19:33:12

They're like a big baby hand sized ball but made of 4 sections that can come apart and go back together again - makes it a bit easier to grab hold of for them as well and they're really easy to make. I've made a few of them in the past.

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