Brenda K.B. Anderson

Crochet Baby Gifts for Beginners

Brenda K.B. Anderson
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 149 mins
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  • Available for purchase: $39.99
In this session, Brenda introduces you to the two adorable designs that are included with this class: the Bunny Beanie (sized newborn through Adult XL), and the Carrot Teether. Brenda will discuss all of the tools and materials needed to complete these projects.
Brenda explains how to choose the correct size and answers some common questions about how to read a pattern. You will also learn how to make sure your beanie will turn out the correct size using a gauge swatch. Brenda demonstrates how to construct the beanie, beginning with the ribbing (worked flat) and ending with the crown (worked in the round).
In session 3, Brenda shows us how to make the outer ear and the inner ear and then shows us how to sew them together. After the ears are assembled Brenda shows us how to attach them securely to the hat.
Brenda demonstrates all the steps and skills you need to know in order to complete the Carrot Teether project. You will learn how to make an adjustable loop and work in single crochet in the round. Brenda shows how the leaves and ring attachment loop are made, and how to put everything together.
4 Lessons
2  hrs 29  mins

Making adorable crocheted baby accessories is easier than you think! If you are comfortable holding your crochet hook, and have learned how to make at least one or two of the basic stitches, then Brenda will teach you everything else you need to know to complete these two projects! After all, one of the best ways to learn, is to create! Follow along with Brenda as she demonstrates all of the skills you need to make these one-of-a-kind baby gifts!

The Bunny Beanie features a warm folded brim and the cutest little bunny ears you ever did see! It is worked both in turned rows, and in the round, with simple shaping. Thoughtfully constructed ears make the sewing easy, with polished results. The carrot is such a fun companion piece to the beanie; making the most adorable photo prop as well as a practical teether. This toy is the perfect skill-building introduction to the amazing world of crocheted amigurumi.

With over two hours of clear video instruction, Brenda will lead you through every step of each of these projects so that you can successfully complete this super-cute baby set! Brenda shares plenty of tips along the way for choosing the correct size, understanding gauge, reading a pattern, keeping track of your stitches, and weaving in yarn ends. By the end of the class you will have added the following skills to your crochet repertoire: working in turned rows, working in the round, working through the back loop to make a stretchy ribbing, seaming with a slip stitch, stitching along your row-ends, simple decreases and increases, basic amigurumi skills, sewing skills for crochet and more.

As an extra bonus, the Bunny Beanie is sized from newborn through Adult XL so that every-bunny in your family can wear one; hello family matching! What’s that you say? Daddy doesn’t want to wear the ears? That’s ok- just leave those off for a great basic beanie! These projects will not disappoint! Be the envy of every baby shower guest when you gift the Bunny Beanie and Carrot Teether to your loved ones!

Brenda K.B. Anderson

Brenda K. B. Anderson crochets, knits, and sews into the wee hours after her kids have gone to bed. She loves designing stuffies that make her laugh, and accessories that beg to be worn over and over again by her friends and family. Brenda is the author of Beastly Crochet and Crochet Ever After and also teaches a Craftsy Class: Crochet Mittens and Fingerless gloves. She has contributed to several books and numerous magazines and is the managing editor of the Creative Crochet Corner. She lives in a little house in Saint Paul, MN where it is sweater weather nine months of the year and blogs about her crafty adventures at

Brenda K.B. Anderson

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