(Left: Finger puppet toys from Crochet from the Heart by Kristin Spurkland)
The last few years for me have been full of weddings. I’ve been able to see friends, cousins, college roommates, and coworkers walk down the aisle—and I tied the knot myself just over a year ago. It’s been an exciting time in my life, full of joyful tears and celebration as I watched those close to me fall in love and begin a new chapter. But this year, I can sense a change in the seasons. With just a handful of weddings to attend this year (including my own sister’s in June), dates on my calendar are quickly filling up with new, equally exciting events: baby showers!
I enjoy living vicariously through those friends now sporting the adorable baby bump. I’ve spent more time searching Google for baby shower party ideas and gifts than I’d like to admit. And being the knitter that I am, I often end up searching for baby bib patterns or a pair of knitted baby booties. I know first-hand how wonderful a handmade baby gift can be, because my mother kept some of the baby gifts from my infanthood. So if you’re gearing up for baby-shower season and looking for ideas, you’ll love this roundup of baby blankets, booties, clothes, and bibs that you can crochet or knit for baby—perfect inspiration for a heartfelt, handmade gift that will be cherished for a lifetime.
Are you planning to take a handmade gift to a baby shower this year? Tell us in the comments what you’re planning to make!