I'll call her baby E :)
Well I needed no more encouragement than this to get the crochet hook out!! To be honest I've been thinking about it ever since we found out she was pregnant but as I didn't know whether it would be a boy or girl I left it until she was born.
My friend wanted to make something for her grandbaby but had never crocheted before. So I set to, teaching her the basics! We made simple crochet circles and turned them into teddy bear bunting to hang in the nursery. Here is a picture of one I have made in the past ...
....but unfortunately I forgot to get one of the finished article my friend made (doh!).
As soon as we had the news that baby E had been born I hunted around for baby dresses to crochet. I found this one called Camille by Teresa Richardson.
There are lots of instructions for beginners and even a video. The most difficult part was deciding on what size to make. I knew how much baby E weighed but not having very much experience of babies for a long time, I had no idea whether what I was creating was anywhere near right! I didn't want to ask (which I know would have been the sensible thing to do!) because I wanted it to be a surprise! Anyway I took the first one out as it looked way too small and decided if the next one was too big, at least she could grow into it!
Here is my finished dress
These four pictures show you the features in a little more detail.
To finish off, I made a tag to attach to the present out of a recycled card and crocheted all around it in the same yarn as I used for the baby dress.
Here it is all wrapped up and ready to go, just in time as I was popping down to see baby E and mum that afternoon!
Over to Handmade Monday now to see how creative the sunny weather has made you all!
See you there