Baby Afghan Made For A Gift

Baby Afghan Made For A Gift

Grandma, if you are crafty at all, one of the greatest gifts that you can give to a new grandchild is a baby afghan that you created yourself. You can crochet or knit one in a relatively short amount of time.

crochet baby afghan

When I was invited to attend a baby shower given for my daughter who was expecting her first daughter in August of 2011; I did that very thing.  I crocheted an afghan sized for baby in the ripple pattern. It only took me about 1 month to complete it and that was because I only had a few hours a night to work on it. It was a labor of joy! It was also quite a hit with my daughter when she opened it. The picture of it can be seen above this paragraph.

There are several variations to the ripple pattern that can be used. I took a couple that I had worked before and designed a pattern of my own. If you are experienced in working with crochet, you can do that too or you can rely on a book like Leisure Arts Baby Afghans  (paid link) for your project.  Of course, if you prefer to knit there are also great books with patterns to knit a baby afghan.

What I like about making something like an afghan as a gift from Grandma is that, hopefully, it becomes a family heirloom. Something that will be passed down and treasured. A little added touch that I did was write a letter to my little granddaughter that she can read someday and think about her Grandma. It is one of those memory things that I feel is so important in the bonding of a Grandmother and her Grandchild. I know I have wonderful memories of my Grandmother and I’m sure you do too.

crochet baby blanket

If you would like to use the pattern that I created, you are welcome to. My Ripple Crochet Baby Afghan Pattern is free to print out. You can use whatever color combination will work for your grandchild’s nursery and adapt it easily to my pattern. Happy stitching!

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Beverly Owens

Bev has been decorating rooms and homes since she was a little kid, starting with her own bedroom. She loves to share ideas for decorating different rooms in the home along with some outstanding products that she finds from time to time.


  1. What a beautiful and priceless gift! I have no doubt it will indeed be a treasured heirloom shared and passed down for generations to come. Thank you for also sharing your afghan pattern.

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