Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Crocheted Gifts Of Love

Have you ever heard of a Cuddle Cocoon?
Well I hadn't until I went to my crochet class
and saw a lady crocheting one.

I immediatley knew that I wanted to make one for my daughter.
So I started one and got it all done and realized I had made it too small.
I took it to Polly (my crochet teacher) and she showed me exactly what I had done wrong.
So I made this one and gave it to "May May" at the shower.

That was not the one I wanted to make for her
so I had her one more gift!!!

This is the one I intended to make first so after
that last one I got busy on this one!

I think she loves it!!

This truly is a gift of love from me to May May!

So she now has two!
One can be used for a boy or girl
but my favorite is the one for a girl!!!
See the picture frame?
That is her ultrasound pictures of the baby!

The first one I made was really pretty but you could not get a baby in it.
So I had this yarn with me and started this one and it turned out pretty.

But this one is the one I love!
If the baby is not a girl this will be passed on to "Big Sis"
in hopes of a little girl in the future.
She is still in college right now so maybe one day!!!
I am so proud of learning to crochet
but I am even prouder that I am learning to read the patterns!

This is the book that the lady at my crochet class was using.
As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it!
So off to Hobby Lobby I went.
I already have another one started for a baby boy!
It is called a snuggle sack!

TODAY I AM THANKFUL FOR......anticipation!


Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Val these are just beautiful...goodness what a beautiful lady she is. You must be so proud!

Angela said...

Val, I love those Cuddle Cocoons.That's a new one for me. Never seen one of those before. Where did you find that pattern? That would be a perfect shower gift to keep on hand. May May looks well pleased with the gift from her talented Mom. Will keep you and your mister in my prayers tomorrow. Good luck.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very cute Val. I've never seen a cuddle cocoon before. I'm sure your daughter will enjoy wrapping the baby in it.

Jenn said...

Oh, make me one!! LOL! Is there a knitting pattern for one in that book? If so, could you print it out and mail it to me? I would love to make my baby one. Thanks!

Susannah said...

I can just see a darling baby all comfy in one of those cuddle cocoons. They are truly adorable. You are getting so good at crocheting! Good for you! You did it!

Thinking of you and hubby tonight......

Allie said...

Oh my gosh look how far you've come, Val - that is just gorgeous!!! I've not heard of these before. I love the flowers around the edge!!!!

Lola said...

Those are darling. I have never heard of them before. Did you get your book from Hobby Lobby? I sure would like to make some of those for gifts.
Your May May looks so pleased. She is a beautiful lady. She must have taken her good looks from her mother.

caknitter said...

The cuddle Cocoons are the best for cold evenings. Yours looks perfect, Val. :-)

Libby said...

Those are the sweetest things!! I still can't get over how beautiful MayMay is!!

Michelle said...

Very nice! I know crocheting really helps pass the time and keeps your mind off other things too. It's so nice you love to crochet. Your gifts are lovely.

W. Latane Barton said...

I am loving the things you are making out of yarn and a crochet needle!! Keep on stitching, girl.

Needled Mom said...

Oh cute!!!! I love the idea and you did a beautiful job on them.

Shauna said...

So beautiful! I have never seen these before but what a great idea. Most babies love to be cuddled and most moms and grandmas love to cuddle ... perfect combination!

Patricia said...

Val, your work is so pretty ! I know you are getting excited to meet your new grandbaby.

webbsway said...

O VAl!

How truly precious !I totally adore the little cuddle "duds"!

If my Mama could have made me something like that for my babies I would have been drop dead - Thrilled! So, I know May May is too. She is so beautiful -so I know her baby will be too. And - to be loved by you guys is the Perfect gift that a precious baby angel can have!

Is Mocha a chi....wawa!?
Yes, - she most certainly is , as well as her sister -Cocoa and her brother - Bandit -and her Mama- Blondie(do you remember Blondie and DagWood? ) LOL

Alice Grace said...

The Cuddle Cacoons are gorgeous! I bet the baby will feel so secure and warm inside!

Pat said...

What a wonderful gift. When is the baby due?