Crochet baby blankets: wonderful unique gifts

Crochet baby blankets are a great gift for the new baby. Whether you need a gift for a baby shower, christening or birth, or even a first or second birthday gift for a child, baby blankets of crochet in soft, cuddly, cozy yarns are always welcome gifts.

The colors can include the entire rainbow or focus on the colors of the nursery the new parents have designed for their little angel. A crochet baby blanket is a gift you can create yourself if you have the talent for crochet.

Fortunately, for those of us who don’t have that skill, these beautiful, hand crafted gifts can be readily located from artisans who display their products on the Internet. You can also locate hand crocheted blankets for babies at art shows and flea markets. The least expensive products are imported machine-crochet blankets for baby.

Whether you choose hand made or machine crafted, look for even stitches and quality threads in the baby blanket to ensure your gift will last a long, long time even with the wear and tear a baby provides their bedding. Traditional crochet patterns in baby blankets include the granny square blanket, the afghan style blanket, double puff shell, and more.

You’ll even find hand made crochet blankets for baby with hoods! These allow the parents to wrap baby for trips out of the home in their lovely hand made gift received from you. Crochet blankets for baby require gentle care, but most are machine washable. All hand crafted blankets of crochet should be laid flat to dry to ensure the blanket retains the proper shape and does not shrink.

Treat your hand crochet blankets for baby just as you would treat your fine cashmere sweaters. Gentle wash with gentle detergent to ensure the blanket remains soft and cozy for baby!