Crochet or knit a hooded baby blanket

Easily crocheted in Bernat Softee Chunky yarn, these adorable hooded blanket patterns, complete with ears and facial features, are yours to download for free.

Reader Pattern: The Uty Bootie

Sweet Living reader Helen Cuff sent in this adorable pattern for newborn babies. She knits several of these each month for the newborn babies at Christchurch Hospital and says it takes her just 1 hour to knit a pair. Find the pattern here.

Cute knitted bibs

Looking for a cute gift for bubs? These hearty cotton bibs may be just the thing.

Crochet a wrap cardigan

This beautiful cardigan can be crocheted in various sizes and is suitable for beginners. Get your free pattern here.

Free knitting pattern: doggie booties

Using toning shades of pale green yarn, knit these cute little doggie slippers in just an evening. Check out Val Pierce’s pattern here.

Knit a baby cosy + hat

Isn’t this adorable? Check out the tutorial for this gorgeous baby cosy – a free pattern that comes from Nikki van de Car’s fabulous new book, What to Knit When You’re Expecting. The pattern also includes a matching hat.