Baby Gift SetI enjoy doing so many different things, which makes it quite difficult to juggle my already very busy schedule.  I love culinary arts, creative arts, performing arts, some sports,  and admire everyone’s talent, who creates beautiful things out of simple supplies.

I embroidered an Easter outfit for my granddaughter this past spring, so now the time has come to make something special for my, very soon to join us, grandson.  We are extremely excited, and anxiously awaiting his arrival.

What can bring more love and satisfaction than making something with your own hands, and throughout the whole process keeping that person in mind, and close to your heart?

I have decided to try my crocheting skills, which I have learned at the age of 12, by watching my sister crochet her own black fishnet stockings (some of you might remember that style….), and a matching pair of gloves (I wanted to wear them so badly, but she guarded them pretty well).

I do crochet now and then, without following any specific instructions, but rather creating my own designs.  However, last fall I actually took a crocheting class and learned few new patterns (the blanket reflects one of them).

So, here are the items I have crochet for our baby grandson:

Baby blanket

A very soft baby blanket.

Baby hats in two sizes

Baby hats in two sizes, one for a newborn, and the other one for 3-6 months.


A pair of booties, to keep his toes nice and toasty.

These booties took probably as long to complete, as the whole blanket, since it was more challenging to figure out the correct shape, but with determination, and perseverance, I was finally satisfied with the outcome.   I tried to find instructions for this pattern, but without success, so I decided to “wing” it, and these are the results.

I did not write down my instructions, so this project will remain one of a kind, however, I would like to share  that I used two skein , 50z each, of   Softee Baby yarn , by Bernat, and the hook size for the blanket is H, and for the booties and hats, is G.

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10 Responses

  1. Diana

    August 3rd, 2010 at 1:10 am


    SG congrats on the soon arrival of your grandson!! I’m so excited for you and your family. These are such wonderful gifts, so remarkable that you did these by hand with no instructions to follow. They are so beautiful. I love the little booties…so cute! Your grandson will love them always. When I was little my grandmother crocheted clown dolls for us, they had a head, body, arms and legs, and a cute hat and face! I think after a while they fell apart from playing with them…wish I still had them.

  2. Sheila

    August 3rd, 2010 at 4:11 pm


    Awww! SG, this is ADORABLE!

  3. Suburban Grandma

    August 3rd, 2010 at 6:27 pm


    Thank you Sheila.
    I had lots of fun making these, and imagining how he will look in these.

  4. suburbangrandma

    August 5th, 2010 at 1:03 pm


    Diana, thank you for being such a loyal visitor to my site, and for your kind comments.
    I am very excited about the upcoming addition to our family. Can hardly wait to meet him.
    I also saved some of the very special items my children received during their childhood, and plan to pass them on to their children. My granddaughter is already benefiting from this idea.

  5. Diana

    August 11th, 2010 at 8:00 pm


    Hey SG,

    That is a wonderful idea and a special memory they can share together in telling their children about the items from their own childhood. I love showing my stepdaughters things from my childhood, like little outfits I wore or awards I got. Its such a nice feeling to share my memories with them!

    When is the little boy due? Congrats again!

    PS I love visiting your site and chatting with you. ♥

  6. Suburban Grandma

    August 11th, 2010 at 8:24 pm


    Oh that is so sweet. I brings all of you so much closer together.
    The baby is coming at the beginning of September….can’t wait!!
    Diana, you are such a sweet lady (married lady…hehe), for visiting my site regularly, leaving comments, and keeping up with your own posts on
    Your husband, and the girls, are very lucky to have you in their life.

  7. Mak

    January 6th, 2011 at 5:23 am


    this information, is great!!!

  8. Suburban Grandma

    January 8th, 2011 at 10:45 pm


    Thanks. I’m glad you found it useful.

  9. Bethany

    January 10th, 2011 at 9:38 am


    The booties are so cute and a great weakness of mine, I hope you continue with this lovely blog.

  10. Suburban Grandma

    January 10th, 2011 at 7:36 pm


    Thank you very much for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment.
    I’m trying very had to keep up with the posts. Please visit again.

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