There are many free baby crochet patterns scattered all over the internet. So if you are expecting a little one, or know someone who is, you have no excuse not to give something unique and handmade.
If you do not know how to crochet, then now is the perfect time to learn. Most free baby crochet patterns online are easy to follow, and not just that, the baby patterns are much smaller, making them perfect for the beginning crocheter. Plus your baby will never know about the flaws the little hat or sweater has; as long as it keeps the baby warm is all that matters.
The free baby crochet patterns which you can find online are just as well written and pretty as any pattern that you can get in a book. Of course they are not the same patterns, so you might still want to get a book of baby crochet patterns, but really, it is not necessary.
You can find many free patterns online such as baby booties, hats, mittens, sweaters, blankets, bibs, wash cloths, dresses, and even patterns for toys.
So why would you crochet for your baby?
Well, everybody loves to wear something handmade, or crocheted, and I’m sure if babies could talk they would tell you the same. Crocheted items are just as comfortable to wear as any other manufactured items, if not more comfortable. But not only are they more comfortable they are made with love, and so they continue to be valued for many years to come.
Baby crochet patterns usually call for a baby yarn which is extra soft, because the baby’s skin is sensitive.
Crocheted items are also just as durable as store-bought items, and can be taken to the salvation army when no longer needed, or the younger siblings will be more than happy to wear the wonderful hand crocheted clothing. Crocheted items also make great heirlooms.
Last but not least, if you are on a tight budget, then crocheting for your baby is the cheapest way to clothe your little one with new clothes. For the price that you would pay for a new blanket, or outfit you can buy good quality yarn and make two or three outfits. And the best part is that they will be just as treasured as anything store bought.
As for the patterns, I already mentioned that there are enough free baby crochet patterns online so that you will never have to buy any baby crochet patterns anywhere.