This baby cocoon has an attached, hinged rectangle that can be cinched tight to swaddle your wee one. The rectangle can be folded down for the smallest of newborns and the chunky yarn has nylon that gives it a nice stretch as your baby grows.
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It happened after Hurricane Sandy. It happened after the Newtown School shootings. It happened after the Boston Marathon bombing. It will happen again after the next extremely difficult event that impacts a community in a tragic way. Crocheters (along with knitters and other crafters) immediately respond by banding together to create and send handmade items to the victims and families of the victims.
This wrap is possibly the most versatile rectangle I’ve ever made. With the simple addition of two large buttons, it can be worn in a variety of ways – and no one will ever know that you’ve essentially just brought a blanket out with you.
Have you ever had a day when everything went wrong?
We can’t help it. No matter how silly or impractical it is, we just want to make things to put on babies’ feet. I made these cute little boots in a futile maternal attempt to to keep my daughter’s toes warmer as she starts scooting around the apartment.
Usually this is the time when I would be cheering for the changing of the seasons that, surely, is coming up just around the corner if we can just hang on. Not this time. This time, I don’t have to pretend. Over the last two weeks, my state has been soaked by a series of […]
by Bonnie Irene Photo credit: Matthew_Roberts / Foter / CC BY-NC Recently, I took a bit of a hiatus from crafting. (I know, I know: “Why would you do that!?”) I really did, though. Towards the end of my pregnancy with our little girl, I grew more and more distracted. I’d never been a mom […]
By Cheri McEwen Photos: Cheri McEwen Difficulty: Easy It’s that time of year when the evenings are chilly and the days are still a tad too warm. So how about a nice open pattern that can be worn around to help keep the chill out after the sun goes down? This shawl can be done […]
by Dawn Friday Model: ‘Libby’ by Lee Middleton/ Dawn Friday Photos: Dawn Friday Difficulty: Easy While thinking of cooler months ahead, in the midst of these hot summer days, I wanted to design a little something warm for my new niece that lives in North Dakota. This hat and thumbless mitts are what evolved. Size: […]
By Darleen Hopkins Photos: Crochet by Darleen Hopkins The Sponge vs. The Dishcloth. Some people feel very strongly about one or the other. Me – I prefer sponges and don’t care for dishcloths. I always found them too big and bulky and they slopped the soapy water all over the place. I always liked sponges; […]