Darling crochet for Baby’s big day – and Mom’s too! (+ giveaway!)

Baby girl, baby boy, baby bump, baby steps, baby shower, babies here, babies there, babies on the way—we’re baby crazy today! We can’t wait to see how you crocheters out there will shower the babies you know (or will meet soon) with the precious projects in 9 Months to Crochet!

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This adorable new book from Maaike van Koert is bursting with sweet, simple projects that follow Mama and Baby through pregnancy and beyond. Organized to celebrate each trimester leading up to Baby’s birthday, 9 Months to Crochet includes crochet projects to pamper the mom-to-be too. What a wonderful way to say “Welcome!” Crochet as you grow (or your loved one grows) and transition to life with a little one in comfort and style.

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Baby-friendly yarns feature natural fibers like cotton and washable wool, which are practical, easy to care for, and long-lasting. Choose one or two projects from each chapter to crochet, or make them all!

Start with a cozy scarf for Mom and a classic granny-square baby blanket to match:

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Comfort and warmth—the perfect gifts to start with!

Then whip up a pretty shawl and hot-water-bottle cover to ward off the chill:

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Now that Mom’s stylish and snug, let’s see all the ways we can delight and amuse that wonderful baby on the way!

Choose to decorate baby’s nursery:

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Bright Nursery Bunting

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Sleepy Sheep Mobile

Dress ’em up from day one:

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Beanie, booties, sweater, and shorts = adorbs!

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Sleeveless Cardigan, Striped Baby Blanket, and Rattle Buddy

Or even teach them a game or two:

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Patchwork Ball Rattles

We guarantee you’ll love spoiling a baby silly with these fun-to-make projects! And no worries if you’re new to crochet: crochet basics are covered in step-by-step photos, so even beginners can jump right in.

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Clothing, blankets, toys, and more in classic styles with a clean, modern twist—it’s all in 9 Months to Crochet, hooray!

What’s your favorite item to make for babies?

a) Blankets and quilts: the perfect excuse to snuggle.
b) Items to decorate the nursery: welcome to a pretty world.
c) Toys—let the fun and games begin!

Tell us your choice in the comments and you could win a copy of 9 Months to Crochet! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck—and happy birthday to Baby!

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Tina, who says:

“Blankets and burp cloths.”

We’ll email you about your prize, Tina—congratulations!

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