Aunt Nana’s Crochet: Little Prince and Princess crowns

pink crochet crown

I love novelty boutique shops! On Monday while I was walking around Willow Bend shopping mall, I stopped into a little store called Paper Crane. It is mainly a stationary store, but there are gifts available for purchase by occasion.  My maternal heart skipped a beat when I saw crochet crowns for babies. They were priced around $17 a piece, but I did not buy one. I knew I could make several for the cost of one.


With the help of Clare at, I crocheted a crown for my new nephew and his soon-to-be big sister.  This project takes very little yarn, knowledge of 3 stitches and about 15 to 30 minutes of your time (depends on the size). Clare’s video on You Tube teaches this beauty at a very nice pace. By the second crown, I had the pattern down pat and didn’t need to watch.

These would make excellent newborn and toddler photo props.  I can’t wait to see Jenny & Mike’s little prince and princess in a photo with these!

Little Brother and Big Sister crowns


Aunt Nana’s Crochet: Matching Baby Beanie and Blanket

daniel-beanieThis weekend I learned to make a crocheted baby beanie to match the baby blankets. I have a hard time following a written pattern, but do very well when watching someone else crochet at the same time. Hooray for YouTube! I found this baby beanie tutorial to be really easy and helpful. This little addition does not take long to crochet.

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Aunt Nana’s Crochet: Baby Blankets for Camden and Baby Boy Hurt

Baby Boy Crochet Blankets

Baby Crochet Blankets for Camden and Baby Boy Hurt

Baby Crochet Blankets for Camden and Baby Boy Hurt

When I heard that I was going to be an aunt to another nephew, I couldn’t wait to design a new baby boy crochet blanket for him! With it being so hot outside here in Texas, I enjoy crocheting for my loved ones and staying cool.

Baby Camden was born right before our June 2013 wedding to my husband’s cousins in St. Louis. I really didn’t have the time to dedicate to his blanket. A few months late, but as you can see… it was worth it. Camden’s blanket is a pattern called Sugar Pop from the Crochet Crowd. I designed the color patters with Bernat baby yarn, alternating rounds of blue and white. I can’t wait to send this to St. Louis and see a picture with Baby Camden!

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We will have to wait until January 2014 to see Baby Boy Hurt!  His blanket is a Sugar & Shine pattern from the Crochet Crowd. I used the same Bernat baby yarns for his blanket. I switched up the design pattern to give it a sporty look as well.


I can’t wait to meet my new nephew!  These blankets make great keepsake gifts! They are super easy to do, and the video tutorial shows you step-by-step!