Crochet Thursday: Adorable Baby Layette Patterns

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Crocheting | Comments


Crochet baby layette sets consisting of blankets, hats, sweaters and booties used to be quite common, but these days there are new baby trends on the scene. Diaper covers and colorful animal hats have nearly overtaken the baby gift world with their ruffles and animal ears.

If you’re a crochet enthusiast and you’ve found yourself navigating this new baby world with hesitation, let us help. These crochet baby patterns range from the traditional layette set to cute little sweaters and blankets. If you want to make any of these a complete set, it’s simple enough. Just buy extra yarn and crochet other pieces to match. If you’re not comfortable designing items like booties and blankets, dig up one of your favorite go-to patterns and crochet them using the same yarn you use to crochet the sweater. The baby won’t notice if the stitches in the set aren’t exactly the same, anyway.

Shelly crochet baby sweater and booties

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Shelly sweater and booties

If you’re looking for a very traditional layette set, this pattern is perfect. Crocheted shells are the basis of this sweater and bootie set, and the rose embellishment is totally optional. The rest of the layette patterns are sold separately; be sure to check out the Shelly blanket and the Shelly hat and diaper cover to complete the set.

Get the Shelly Sweater & Booties pattern.

Sweet as honey crochet baby blanket and hat

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Sweet as honey blanket and hat

Fans of granny squares will love making this bee-themed blanket that’s made up of several squares seamed together. Because it’s crocheted and constructed using individual squares, you can easily add more length and width to the blanket if you’d like. The matching hat continues the buzz-worthy bee theme.

Get the Sweet As Honey Baby Blanket and Hat Set pattern.

Crochet baby sweater trio and hat

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Baby sweater and hat trio

This trio of classic baby sweaters covers every season, whether you just need to bundle baby up for a windy spring day or need lots of warmth for a freezing winter day. The texture of these sweaters and hats is thanks to a special puff and release stitch. To make any of these a complete layette set, just use the puff and relief stitch to make a matching blanket!

Get A Trio of Baby Sweaters and Hat pattern.

Baby cardigan

Photo via Craftsy member colourmyworld

Baby cardigan

Making a blanket to match this sweater is super simple since the sweater uses very basic crochet stitches. Craftsy member colourmyworld crocheted this cardigan while enrolled in Linda Permann’s Crochet: Beyond Rectangles class. If you’re a beginner and need some extra help with increases and decreases, let Linda walk you through crocheting a cute baby sweater that’s ideal for a first-time shaping project.

Read more about the baby cardigan.

Ladybug crochet hat and diaper

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Ladybug hat and diaper cover

If you’ve been cruising the Internet for baby crochet patterns, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the diaper cover trend. This cute little set comes with a pattern for a diaper cover and matching hat. For a matching blanket, how about crocheting the same ladybug pattern with a black border around it?

Get the Ladybug Hat and Diaper Cover Set pattern.

If your little one needs a toy to match your layette gift, sign up for Amigurumi: Woodland Animals with Stacey Trock. The little raccoon, bluebird, bear and deer are so cute that you might even want to make a few for yourself!

What do you typically crochet for babies? Any baby trends you’ve noticed?

Comments

  1. Caytie Hogan says:

    so cute must do some baby stuff soon.