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Snuggled Up: 7 Sweet Knits For Tiny Tots

There’s nothing more special than a handmade knit, and when you’re making it for a new baby, it becomes something that’ll be treasured for years. If you have a little one in your life, why not spoil them with the sweet ideas below? Even if you don’t, many charities accept handmade items for great causes. Make sure to use a soft yarn like Korbond DK Baby Acrylic Yarn in blue, pink or the other gorgeous pastel colours it’s available in, as they’ll be gentle on babies’ sensitive skin.

Snuggled Up: 7 Sweet Knits For Tiny Tots

1. Romper

Is there anything more adorable than a baby romper, dungarees or onesie? It’s a classic, cute look that gives you a fantastic opportunity to practice your colour changing in intricate patterns and motifs. Rompers are also super comfortable for babies to wear and usually easy to wash – just pay attention to what yarn you use, as some are machine-washable and some aren’t.

2. Blanket

You can’t go wrong with baby blankets – they’re perfect for bundling little ones up and come in a huge range of sizes and styles. In fact, we have a fab baby blanket pattern for you to try here, featuring a pretty wave design in different colours. Since it uses a simple repeating pattern, it’s super soothing to knit – you could even practise a bit of mindfulness while you create it.

3. Shoes

Since little ones won’t be walking around much, baby shoes can be kept soft, cute and decorative. There are lots of designs available, from twisty cable patterns to those embellished with a pretty knit flower. If you make a little girl’s shoes, why not tie them up with a pretty ribbon like Happy Moments Satin Ribbon with Print in light red – it’ll add a lovely feminine finish.

4. Soft Baby Blocks

Baby blocks are super easy to make, provide great soft toys for uncoordinated little ones, and can even help with babies’ learning by adding stimulating stitch patterns or textured fabric parts for wandering hands. Just make sure that all parts are secured down and no wadding can get out. Why not make a few in different colours and patterns?

5. Hat

Babies are more susceptible to losing heat through their heads than adults, so it’s a good idea to keep them covered if the temperature starts to drop. Plus, it’s lots of fun to craft stylish little hats that match their outfits, and cute animal hoods complete with ears. We have a fab baby beanie pattern here, which fits babies up to 12 months old and uses fun multi-coloured wool, for adorable results.

6. Soft Toy

Little ones can never have too many toys, especially those handmade with love. Plus, with so many adorable toy patterns out there, it’s hard to stop! Why not have a go at The Crafty Kit Company’s Knit Your Own Unicorn Kit, to make a magical friend for your little one? Just remember to exchange the eyes for safe french knots, and make sure everything’s completely secured together.

7. Dress

There’s nothing more precious than a baby girl in a pretty dress, and you can achieve some lovely garments through knitting. Whether you choose pretty pleats, cables or a whimsical motif, the results are guaranteed to be adorable. You could even opt for a lacy pattern, for something extra special. Just make sure the holes aren’t big enough for little fingers to get caught in.