Tools and materials 8
Baby bundle 1: COMING HOME 12
Car seat blanket 14, Baby beanie 18 Sweet bunny 21
Baby bundle 2: HELLO WORLD 26
Baby blanket 28, Baby bobble hat 34, Mittens 37
Baby bundle 3: NAP TIME 40
Cot blanket 42, Sweet baby bear comforter 46, Nursery garland 50
Baby bundle 4: PLAY TIME 52
Play time blanket 54, Play time pillow 58, Play time garland 62
Baby bundle 5: FIRST ADVENTURES 66
Pushchair blanket 68, Mittens 72, Sweet bear 74
Baby bundle 6: WARM AND COSY 78
Soft and snuggly blanket 80, Cosy pillow 85, Hot water bottle cosy 90, Gifting and finishing touches 94, Gift tags 96, Blanket tie 98
Basic techniques 100
Sue Rawlinson is a well-known crochet designer. After leaving work as an Associate Director in the NHS and falling in love with crochet, Sue set up her own crochet business, teaching one-to-one lessons and running workshops. She also ran a weekly crochet club which was bursting at the seams - she couldn't fit any more members around her table!
Sue now concentrates on designing and pattern writing, collaborating with numerous magazines and yarn suppliers. She is an ambassador and designer for Love Crochet; and has designed and written three Crochet Alongs for Woman's Weekly, plus several blanket patterns for The Knitting Network.
Crochet has given Sue a new lease of life and allowed her to pursue a simpler, more creative pathway. She lives in Stockport, UK. To see more of Sue's work, visit her Instagram @sweetpeafamilycrochet
A treasure trove of adorable gift projects inspired by the pieces the author crocheted for her own three daughters, this is a beautiful collection of contemporary baby patterns. You'll find a range of blanket designs along with small toys, nursery decor and accessories that can be made individually or combined to create a bundle of coordinated gifts. Quick-hook accessories include baby bobble hats, bootees and mittens, while the cute first toys will be hard to resist!* Inside Crochet, Issue 155 *
For anyone who loves crocheting for babies this book is a must buy and is guaranteed to quickly become your 'go to' book.
Beautifully photographed with easy to follow instructions throughout. There are 25 projects, and each is grouped into one of six 'baby bundles', although every individual project also makes a standalone gift. Each bundle includes a blanket with two additional complimentary smaller projects. The pattern difficulty is clearly shown for each pattern so there is something to suit every ability.
The only downside is deciding which project to make first!-- Sazzie Jessop * Customer Review *
I absolutely love this book, I have made several items by Sue Rawlinson and each of them have been lovely to make, the book has something for everyone, beautiful photos, and easy to read instructions. Please Sue, write another one!* Customer Review *
This is such a lovely book full of beautiful items to crochet. I've made many of Sue's creations and this book does not disappoint. It is beautifully presented with easy to read instructions. Even a beginner could make lots of the items. Can't wait to start crocheting!-- Helen McLellan * Customer Review *
New baby on the way? What better time to crochet! The six bundles include a baby blanket plus two or three small gifts such as a bunny, garland and mittens for a new-born or age three months. The 25 projects have coordinated colourways and small items can be finished in an evening* Machine Knitting Monthly, April 2023 *