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Crochet Gifts for New Parents

2021-04-29 | 09:34:00

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Let’s start with the obvious, having just given birth, I might be a little bit biased here. But, when a new baby is born, they become the lucky recipient of LOTS of goodies. From handmade baby blankets, booties and bibs to stuffed toys and sleeping aids. But what about parents? Giving birth can be both physically and mentally tough, so what better way to show a new parent that you appreciate and care about them than with a bit of a crochet pick-me-up? This collection looks at the best crochet gifts for new parents. Why not hook up a couple of items from this list and one of my baby crochet collections: 5 Baby Crochet Patterns & Quick Crochet Baby Makes to create a little welcome home package for baby and parent?

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While an adult-sized blanket might not be as quick or cute to make as a teeny-tiny baby blanket. But it will always be gratefully received. Blankets are perfect for a quick nap while the baby is sleeping, privacy for breastfeeding or just getting cosy with the new baby. It’s a versatile project that shows just how much you care. A quick word of warning though:

Being a new parent is busy and often messy. So it’s best to swerve the expensive merino wool for a blanket in this case. Acrylic or cotton which can be thrown into the washing machine in the event of any messy baby situations! Believe me, new parents will be thankful for the ease. I love Paintbox Simply Aran and Baby DK or Stylecraft Special because it’s budget-friendly for a big blanket project and easy to care for.

How about one of these crochet blankets? They make the perfect crochet gift for new parents.

A crochet granny square blanket in shades of blue, purple, green and cream sits on a white bedspread.

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The circle of hope blanket sits on a mat. The blanket is white, lilac, aqua and yellow colours and sits beside coral-coloured roses.

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A lack of sleep is SUPER common when there’s a new baby in the home. I don’t know about you, but when I’m tired I get freezing cold and all I want to do is get wrapped up warm and cosy. These next patterns have been chosen because they come with a big side helping of comfort.

Not only that, a shawl can act like a mini blanket and offer parent and baby some privacy when needed.

Sarah-Jayne wears a rainbow-coloured shawl wound around her neck.

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If you want some company while crocheting, I have the perfect place for you. The Bella Coco Crochet Club is a friendly, welcoming space on Facebook where you can chat about all things crochet. Not only that, twice a week (Tuesday & Thursday at 12pm BST) I host the Cosy Club.

I created the Cosy Club back in 2020 when the first UK lockdown hit because I wanted people to have a space to escape their stresses and worries and also to connect with other crochet addicts. I know that isolation can feel lonely (even when you’re not physically alone) so the Cosy Club is a safe space to chat, share patterns and admire crochet projects. We’re in this together and it’s more important than ever to have a space to chat with your fellow crocheters.

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I’ve spoken a lot about how good crochet is for self care (you can read those posts here: Self Care Crochet, Crochet for Mindfulness & Mindful Crochet Stitches). Why not pass that feeling along with one of these makes? The next few patterns are focused on encouraging the new parent to take a moment for themselves (where possible!) and enjoy a soothing cup of something warm. Or take a little extra time over skincare. I’ve also included my quick crochet heart pattern. This is fabulous way to show someone you care. If can be adapted into a keyring, bookmark or many more things and is a visual reminder that new parents aren’t alone.

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No matter whether you choose something big or small to give, crochet gifts for new parents are a fabulous way to show them that you care.

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