We’ve all been there: you have a baby shower in a couple of weeks and you have no idea what to get the happy mom-to-be. While it’s always safest to order from the registry, whenever possible, I also like to give the family a homemade gift. After all, hand-knitted gifts are more than just thoughtful; they possess a unique creativity that will make your present stand out from all store-bought items. Handmade gifts are also bound to carve out a special place in the recipient’s heart.
So what are you going to make for your next shower? To get inspired, check out AllFreeKnitting’s latest eBook, Knitting for Baby: 6 Knit Baby Blankets.
Let’s take a sneak peek inside:
Eyelet Baby Blanket – Although I’ve always been a fan of traditional blankets, there’s definitely something special about lacy baby blanket knitting patterns. This Eyelet Baby Blanket (pictured to the left) is perfect for parents expecting a little girl. Knit with five balls of fluffy, worsted weight yarn, this baby blanket knit pattern is visually striking enough to make its permanent home on the sofa, right in the living room. Drape this exquisite blanket over the crib to add an instant touch of elegance to the nursery. Think you need to be a crocheter to achieve that fine, scalloped edge? Think again! That’s actually a knit pattern that’s used to mimic the ease and grace a crocheted edge provides. And if this lacy pattern isn’t enough to satiate your appetite for feminine baby afghans, there are plenty more where this came from inside our free eBook.
Tell us: What type of gifts do you make for baby showers?