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For the Babies: January 21

Traditionally crochet has been used to make wonderful baby christening dresses, blankets, hats, sweaters, booties and all kinds of other beautiful creations.

We’d love to see more of those at Starting Chain. If you would like to share photos of some of your crocheted work for babies or toddlers, just come to our Starting Chain Facebook page and upload a clear photo there. Give as much description as you can and how long it took. If you used a pattern, please give the pattern name and source. We love, too, hearing stories about inspiration and seeing works made for charity and for gifts.

Here are three works for babies that have recently been shared with us. One is “in progress”.

from: Catherine Devine: “Baby christening gown took me a week to do”

from Hook n Needle: “Chunky jacket made with red heart cloud chunky wool. Main colour is pink lemonade an trimmed with tutti frutti. This matches the afghan and baby sleeper I done earlier.”

Hook n Needle’s work is always beautiful and well done. We love the addition of tutti frutti trim on this sweater/jacket. The use of wool insures that it will be warm and will last for a very long time. It’s one of those wonderful works that can be handed down through the generations.

from: Debby Strebel Avery: “Started on another Rainbow Ripple baby blanket using 3 ply yarn I have left from a previous project many years ago. These colors may not be available any longer. Pattern can be found on Ravelry.com by Celeste Young.”

Pittsburgh Hospital Surprises Mrs. Rogers With Newborns Wearing Little Red Sweaters.: Click “Next Page” below!