Baby shower season is upon us! Spring is in the air, and babies are coming left and right around me. For the soon to be mom’s who are closest to me, I tend to go all out and give them big themed gifts. Rather than reach for baby gifts at the store, I start early and plan out a whole handmade gift basket. To get the theme of my gift, I will do a little sleuthing. Often starting as soon as the baby is announced, I try to find out if my friend is going to be going with a color theme for the new little one, if a character or an animal is being used to decorate the nursery, or even if the baby name has been picked (though this one can be tricky, so tread carefully here). Because I prefer DIY baby shower gift ideas, I will often try to make every aspect of the gift and I try to focus on things that the baby and new mother will need right away but can become treasured momentos in the future.
This year, one of my very best friends and his wife are having their first baby. The new mom adores owls, so I decided to go with an owl themed DIY baby shower gift. While they have chosen to keep the sex of the baby a secret, I am confident that I will be able to put together a great gift that will work perfectly, whether the baby is a boy or a girl. Of course, because I am a yarn hoarder, I knew that crochet baby shower gifts was the way to go. With a little research, I was able to find a plethora of crochet owl patterns and I thought that I would share with you the patterns that I am using to make the gift and my thought process behind them so that you can put together a fabulous crochet gift for your next baby shower.
Baby Owl Booties
Baby will need sweet booties for the trip home from the hospital.
Owl Baby Cocoon
For baby’s first pictures.
Crochet Owl Hat
Baby needs help keeping that sweet little head warm, after all.
Cutie Owl Crochet Baby Blanket
Big and round, perfect for wrapping baby up or to use on the floor for tummy-time.
Owl Lovey Crochet Blanket
A travel size blanket that will keep baby happy on the go
Vibrant Party Owls
For baby to snuggle with as he or she gets older
Sleepy Owl Mask
This is a sweet gift for the new mom so she can catch some Zzz’s while baby naps too.
Hooty Owl Crochet Baskets
Present everything in these crochet owl baskets with a couple burp cloths, a binkie and a few newborn size diapers for the perfect baby shower gift.