Little Crochet: Modern Designs for Babies and Toddlers by Linda Permann with Potter Craft Publishing.
Crochet Adorned, with another fun crochet book, Little Crochet. Generally, Linda's patterns in this book are sized from infant to 3T or 4T. There is a pretty equal balance of patterns for girls and boys. Her mastery of color comes through in the colorful projects that are even appropriate for beginner crocheters. How many crocheters were inspired to learn to crochet because of the news a baby was arriving? MANY! This book is perfect for expressing that happy feeling that a loved one is expecting. Whether you have just a few minutes to whip up a crocheted ball to place on a shower gift, a few hours to make a cute beanie the night before the baby shower, or weeks to make a sweater or blanket for a long-awaited arrival, there is something in here you can make to give.
I made the beanie (with a bigger hook and a slightly bigger yarn to accommodate my older child), and I think it looks great! Here's a photo of my beanie. I made it for Chief, but it looks like Chickee may steal it... I feel a second beanie coming on to keep the peace.
Would you like to win a copy? (psst, you don't get mine, I'm keeping it, but I can have a chance to win one). Here's the details... Open to US residents, place a comment here with your first name, last initial and city, on this Post by Monday night 11:00 pm EST on Monday 4/18/11. The winner will be randomly drawn from the commenters. I'll announce the winner on Tuesday, 4/19/11. The winner MUST email me at ellen @ gocrochet dot com by Friday 4/22/11 11:00 pm EST with your mailing address. If the winner doesn't email by that time, the prize is forfeited and will be given away in my Ravelry chat room the following Wednesday.