Crocheting and knitting for the kids is perhaps one of the best things there is! In this category, you’ll find loads of fantastic knitting and crochet kits on Yarnplaza. From cuddly toys to snuggly blankets, cute cardigans to eye-catching cot mobiles. Read on to explore the 5 different kinds of projects you can make for the little ones in your life and we’ll share some of our favorite kits designed especially for babies and kids.
Everything changes when you become a mom! In big ways, as well as little ways. You know what it’s like. You head into town with a wish list and a head full of ideas for fa-bu-lous new outfits to update your wardrobe. Yes, it’s definitely time to treat yourself to some cool new fashion. But before you’ve even taken 2 steps into the ladieswear department, those cute little babies and kids’ sets are beckoning to you. And the result of a full day’s queue and splurging? Shopping bags filled to the brim… for the kids!
And it’s exactly the same when it comes to handcrafting. At least, for us it is! We’ll be checking out all the beautiful ladies’ tops and comfy cardigans. But then, oh, a kid’s poncho! How fun is that! And the hug from your little one and the joy in their face when you give them their new handmade cuddly toy… priceless! And what’s better than unwrapping a handmade gift at a baby shower? Crocheting and knitting is a pleasure, but that pleasure is multiplied by the happiness it brings to the receiver of a made-by-you gift. That’s why today we want to share our favorite knitting and crochet kits for babies and kids with you. Share the love! ?
Top 5 Projects for Babies and Kids
? 1 | Adorable babies and kids’ clothing ?
Maybe you’re still awaiting the arrival of your little one. Knitting a baby cardigan is the perfect way to bust the boredom as you wait patiently (or not) for your due date to arrive. And we have a host of cute free patterns you could use. For slightly older babies, ages 1-2, a perfect option is this brand-new addition to our assortment: the adorable knitted Hanna Sweater from Yarn and Colors, with its lovely colorwork yoke and super soft yarn.
But cardigans are just for when they’re small! Even your not-so-little-anymore boys and girls would love the snuggle factor of a handmade sweater or cardigan. Two of our favorites come from the latest Katia magazines and are not only super cozy, but also extra stylish. The Veganette Kids Cardigan (Picture 1) is a multicolored cardi with three-quarter length sleeves, perfect for keeping hands free for mischief and adventure. It’s made using Katia Veganette, a vegan yarn made from cotton and polyamide with all the softness and coziness of wool. For a more adventurous knit, the Cotton Yak Girls Sweater (Picture 2) is a real eye-catcher with its lace sleeves knitted in a lovely, soft blend of cotton, wool and yak. Both Katia knitting kits come complete with the respective magazines that have plenty more designs for you to make. All you have to decide is what to make next!
Like mother, like child. Matching outfits are all the rage (and oh so cute!). New to Yarnplaza are these great Budgetyarn Poncho Crochet Kits (Picture 3), one for you and one for your mini-me. Not only will you both look lovely (as ever!), but these ponchos will also keep you nice and warm on cooler spring and summer days. We love the playful fringing and pompons that complete the outfit.
? 2 | The loveliest décor for the nursery ?
One of the most fun ‘chores’ during pregnancy is decorating the nursery. You have it all mapped out in your head and can visualize how it should be. Colorful, but not too busy. With accessories that fit together perfectly. Have you seen our Rainbow Collection yet? With these kits you can crochet the most incredible decorations for your nursery of kid’s bedroom. From a rug to a musical toy to a wall hanging. There’s even a stroller toy and blanket to take the theme on the road. Not only are the kits available in traditional rainbow colors, but also in vintage and pastel shades as well as blue and pink versions. That makes it easy to find the perfect match for your dream nursery.
? 3 | Dreamy blankets for the littlest ones ?
Are you a massive Dream Blanket fan? Then we’ve got great news! The hugely popular Dream Blanket 2.0 (Picture 1) and Dream Blanket 3.0 (Picture 2) are now available in cot and stroller sizes. Wonderfully soft, warm yet breathable and available in 8 trendy colors, so you’re certain to find one that matches your little one’s room. A dreamy gift for every (grand)child! Another blanket that also stands out in this category is the six-colored Charming Baby Blanket (Picture 3). The crocheted spider stitch gives it a really interesting, smooth texture.
? 4 | Bring a smile to their faces with these cuddly soft toys ?
If you’ve ever given a child a handmade gift, then you know how it’s both the making of it and the reaction it gets that are addictive. The smile, those sparkling eyes and the heartwarming hug melts your heart. One of our favorites for babies is the brilliant Funky Bird sensory toy (Picture 1). Lots of bright primary colors (there is a pastel version for those who prefer softer shades) and fun details for babies to feel and explore, like silicone teethers, rattle beads and wooden rings. It makes the perfect first toy.
For rainbows and sparkle, you can’t go wrong with a fabulous crocheted Unicorn (Picture 2). This mystical creature comes in 3 color options, each embellished with colorful curls, glittery hoofs and a shining star on its belly.
Looking a quick make to take along as a gift? Rico’s Mermaid Crochet Kits (Picture 3) are ideal. At just 17 cm high, these cute amigurumi sea creatures are both speedy and fun to make. Choose a boy or girl mermaid and, once they’re finished, gift them in the box they came in. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
? 5 | Yarnplaza Mom to Be Sets: A real treat for both mom and baby ?
Nice to receive and nice to give! These DIY Mom to Be Sets make a great surprise gift for any creative mom. And if your dear sister/friend/colleague isn’t a crochet enthusiast, then you can simply whip them up yourself and gift a crate full of love and baby fun. Each set comes with all you need to make a soft toy, a teether and a comfort blankie. Perfect for a baby shower or when you make your first visit for newborn cuddles.
Yarnplaza.com has a wide range of crochet and knitting kits that you can use to create something special for a baby or child. It’s well-worth taking a look through all the fun options and see where the inspiration leads you. We’d love to know what your absolute favorite kit is! Let us know in the comments below.