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!


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.


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:

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:


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:

Bright Nursery Bunting

Sleepy Sheep Mobile

Dress ’em up from day one:

Beanie, booties, sweater, and shorts = adorbs!

Sleeveless Cardigan, Striped Baby Blanket, and Rattle Buddy

Or even teach them a game or two:

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.


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!







65 Comments (leave a comment)

  • Blankets and quilts

    —Linda on January 25, 2017
  • Blankets and quilts!

    —Ashley on January 25, 2017
  • Love those sleepy sheep!

    —Karyn on January 25, 2017
  • Quilts mainly, also hats and booties/socks.

    —Linda S. on January 25, 2017
  • Blankets because they are so soft, warm, and versatile
    Nothing like wrapping a little one in a soft cozy blanket!

    —Ann Austin on January 25, 2017
  • I like to crochet both items to decorate the nursery and toys. They are irresistible.

    —Marthese on January 25, 2017
  • Sheep’s for me! (Mobile)

    —Betty on January 25, 2017
  • They are all so cute, A- blankets!

    —laura on January 25, 2017
  • Most definitely blankets and quilts. But this book has such cute ideas, I may have to stretch my choices in giving in newer ways! Thanks!

    —Marie Eddins on January 25, 2017

    susanne shumate on January 25, 2017
  • Typically I make sweaters or hats for friends babies.. For my own (due in September!!) I’m currently making a blanket, and then we’ll see how much time I have left, hahaha.

    —Crystal on January 25, 2017
  • blankets usually -but TOYS are fun, too!!!

    —regina on January 25, 2017
  • Blankets and quilts and toys.

    —Judy Prince on January 25, 2017
  • Favorite? I’ve made some of each. If I have to pick one, I’d say blankets and quilts.

    —Karen on January 25, 2017
  • My favorite item to make is a baby blanket. Thanks for the chance to win a free book!

    —Karen N on January 25, 2017
  • I’ve made all of them, but I love to make afghans and quilts for babies. I always have a crochet bag ready with yarn & hooks for any road trip – I like to make baby afghans and bring them to my church to send where needed. Thanks so much for the chance to win 🙂
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

    —Debby E on January 25, 2017
  • This book is absolutely wonderful packed with easy to follow instructions for wonderful projects all perfect for a new baby.


    QuiltShop Gal on January 25, 2017
  • Booties, hats & jackets, usually. 🙂

    Nita on January 25, 2017
  • Definitely blankets and quilts

    —Lynnette Lamance on January 25, 2017
  • A-baby blankets

    —sue ridge on January 25, 2017
  • A blankets. I’ve only crocheted pot scrubbers and would love to learn how to make the sheep!

    —Helen on January 25, 2017
  • I just love those booties. That is what I would make first.

    —Louise on January 25, 2017
  • b) Items to decorate the nursery: welcome to a pretty world.

    —Louise on January 25, 2017
  • Blankets and quilts.

    —Jo Anne Hawks on January 25, 2017
  • Blankets and quilts! No need to worry about size.

    —Judy on January 25, 2017
  • Only made quilts/afghans thus far; but really like the booties and the book’s sheep mobile.

    —Marty on January 25, 2017
  • I’m torn between the adorable sheep and the balls and rattle.

    betty nelson on January 25, 2017
  • I like to make soft toys – and blankies – and hats – and just about everything, actually.

    —Erika B on January 25, 2017
  • I’ve made a baby blanket for each of my children so that is my favorite.

    —Judith Martinez on January 25, 2017
  • I love making blankets and toys. Thank you x

    —Jo on January 25, 2017
  • I like to make quilts and blankets, but will attempt almost anything.

    —Kathy on January 25, 2017
  • Blankets and quilts are my usual – but those booties are calling my name!!

    —Gwen Wehner on January 25, 2017
  • Blankets and quilts (and booties).

    —Cindy on January 25, 2017
  • I like to make blankets. But I really like to make heirloom garments for babies.

    —Kit Flores on January 25, 2017
  • I love to make blankets, but recently I’ve been branching out to make items that are not flat – I love the ball rattles shown, and would love to win the book so I can learn to make them!

    —Karen on January 25, 2017
  • I love making baby quilts.

    —Ursula Yeo on January 25, 2017
  • I like to crochet baby blankets. I also like to knit baby blankets and make baby quilts.

    —Nelda Mohr on January 25, 2017
  • I love making blankets for newborn babies, premature babies and children for our local children’s hospital. The patients get to take them home so there is always a need.

    —Debbie Chenoweth on January 25, 2017
  • Blankets and quilts!!

    —Christine M on January 25, 2017
  • Blankets and quilts are on the top of my list, I especially enjoy quilingg scrap book covers. I still have blankets made and given to my children now in their 40’s.

    —elizajane on January 25, 2017
  • They are all fun, but I have been doing blankets lately.

    —Debrielle on January 25, 2017
  • A!

    —Gwendolyn Clark on January 26, 2017
  • Baby quilts. I love making those the best.

    —Anna Donato on January 26, 2017
  • I love to make special quilts for new babies, but also like to make receiving blankets with matching burp pads. New mom’s love the burp pads!

    —Alesha K Klein on January 26, 2017
  • c) Juguetes-dejar que la diversión y juegos comenzar!

    Translation: C) Toys-let the fun and games begin!

    —Margarita on January 26, 2017
  • I just received the big book of table runners and table toppers. it is an awesome book. it has a variety of patterns and styles that entice me to get busy and make some gifts for my friends. a great book.

    —Mary E Ebert on January 26, 2017
  • Are those booties to die for – or what? The beanie, sweater, shorts and booties do it for me!

    —Kate O'Brien on January 26, 2017
  • oh, what a lovely book thanks

    —apple blossom on January 26, 2017
  • quilts and booties

    —Bea on January 26, 2017
  • I like to make blankets and quilts – they are quick to make and everyone seems pleased with something that was hand made. I think this book would help me to get planning ahead to make things instead of waiting until the last minute.

    —Lynn Darcy on January 26, 2017
  • Blankets and quilts. They can be used in the nursery or taken wherever baby goes – so very practical.

    —Louise on January 27, 2017
  • A baby quilts are so much fun!

    —Nancy on January 27, 2017
  • (A) I love making blankets for babies.

    —Teresa Knittingdancer on January 27, 2017
  • An afghan is my favorite baby gift. I try to make it in colors that the mom likes, and I like to make each afghan unique.

    —JLouise on January 27, 2017
  • I have to say all of the above! Too hard to choose just one when there are so many cute ideas!

    —Cathy Wilson on January 27, 2017
  • Definitely items to decorate the nursery. The Sleepy Sheep Mobile is adorable. Would love to see what other patterns are in the book. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

    —Virginia Bronner on January 27, 2017
  • Blankets and quilts! They are simple to make ahead, can be individualized, and one size fits all. And they are so practical! Most are well-received by the parents and my large family keeps me busy knitting, crocheting and quilting.

    —Linda Towers on January 27, 2017
  • I tried to crochet a hat and little "sleeping bag" for my grandson when he was born. I hadn’t crocheted in quite some time so it took me awhile to get the hang of it again. Needless to say my son and daughter-in-law did not use the items I made. I guess I am just out of practice but would like to get into crocheting again.

    —Cindy Schultz on January 27, 2017
  • I haven’t done much baby crochet, but with a grandchild on the way, I want to!

    —YvonneJ on January 27, 2017
  • Blankets and quilts are at the top of my list. Not listed, but love making little hats, mits and booties. Just too cute, and quick to make.

    —Cindy on January 27, 2017
  • Blankets and burp cloths.

    —Tina on January 27, 2017
  • My niece just had a baby boy around Christmas and I enjoyed making him a beautiful blanket. I would love to crochet him (and any future g-babies) little sets of booties, hats and diaper covers, but hadn’t found any good patterns for them yet. However, I absolutely love the set shown above that is in this book!

    —Carole Jones on January 27, 2017
  • Blankets and quilts. My daughter-in-law would love this book. thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    —Renea Yarolim on January 27, 2017
  • Want to get my hands on this book! I love all of the blanket patterns and the toys. I crochet and give to charity. The balls would be so fun too! CB

    —Cindy on January 28, 2017
  • Quilts quilts and more quilts!!!!

    —Renae on January 31, 2017

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