Since a close friend and neighbor has recently had a baby, I've really enjoyed making cute baby stuff for her! Baby things are super fast to make, and they use relatively little supplies. I had some left over yarn from my niece's baby blanket, so I put it to good use as a sweater and Mary Jane style shoes for our neighbor.
The sweater pattern is found at this link on Ravelry or on this blog.
I used Hobby Lobby Sweet Delight baby yarn in Pink-a-Boo and Teddy.
To account for the lighter weight yarn, I used a larger hook than recommended.
I changed the button design also. After finishing the trim all the way around the sweater, I reattached the trim color yarn a few stitches from the top. I chained 3, then reattached two stitches later, then slip stitched down two stitches, then chained another 3 and reattached two stitches later.
The shoe pattern is found at this link. Instead of making the taller strap, I finished off the shoe right before starting the strap. Then I reattached the yarn on one side of the shoe, chained about 6, then reattached on the other side. I sewed on a non-functional button just for added cuteness :-).
Like I said, these projects were super quick and easy to whip up. Perfect for a newborn who is growing by the day! I'll definitely be making more of these sweaters in the future.
Also, thanks Baby Z for modeling your new outfit for me!