Hi guys! I’ve got a piece of sweet news! Soon a new crochet book will be launched. I had to sit on this piece of news for quite some time. Last year, Dedri from Look at what I made asked me if I wanted to design a few items to be included in her new book. Of course, I said yes, who wouldn’t?! Fast forward a year, and here we are!

The brand new book is called Boho Baby crochet. It’s available in two versions: A UK version called ‘Boho baby crochet’ (published by Apple press), and a US version called ‘Bold baby crochet’ (published by Barron’s). The book is filled with 30 baby projects. Some projects are quick and easy, others take a bit more work – so it’s interesting for both beginners and experienced crocheters!

As I said, I contributed a few designs to the book, and so did other designers:

The projects range from baby blankets to pacifier cords, and from socks and cardigans to toys such as these play blocks above. Aren’t they cute? I designed a floor rug (top left), baby socks (bottom right) and pacifier cords for the book. But there is so much more! Little Mary Janes, blankets, storage boxes, garlands…! As you might notice, my book front cover is different from the one in the top image. That’s a difference between the US and UK versions, but of course, the patterns in both are the same.

How sweet are these friendly soft toys, made by Carmen from Crafty queens? Photo Credit Simon Pask, Barrons and Apple

And Dedri herself has designed this this hot air balloon garland – cute!!


I think Bold Baby crochet makes for a great addition to your crochet book collection! If you want your own copy of this book, have a look here for the available retailers. For Dutch folks, the book is also available for pre-order at Bol.com! The book will retail at £ 12.99 and will be available from May 5th, 2017. You can find most, if not all yarns for this book at Wool Warehouse.


If you’re feeling lucky today, continue reading! I’m allowed to give away three copies of Boho Baby Crochet! In order to participate all you have to do is comment on this blogpost, telling me what your favourite baby project to make is. If you’re feeling extra fancy, follow me and Dedri’s facebookpage if you haven’t done so already, but it’s not mandatory to qualify. The giveaway is open worldwide and will run until May 5th 2017. On May 6th I will message the winners. Good luck!


Looks like a wonderful book! Would love making soft toys! May 01, 2017 11:36 - Reply
What a great project! I would like to try some blanket with a pillow, both colorful and soft. And as far I am trying to improve my English now, it would be great to connect crocheting with learning something new in English as well :-) May 01, 2017 11:38 - Reply
I love to make soft toys and blankets. This looks like a really lovely book, I'd love to try some of the projects in it May 01, 2017 11:49 - Reply
Yvonne Ann Hill
What a fabulous looking book , loving the modern twist ! It's been a very , very long time since I made something for my babies ( all 5 of them ) Time to make something beautiful for my Grandbabies now . I know this fabulous book will give me the inspiration I'm looking for . May 01, 2017 11:50 - Reply
Sandra Hart
Wow that books delicious. I love making baby blankets. May 01, 2017 11:55 - Reply
Sandra Hart
*book looks May 01, 2017 11:56 - Reply
Jennifer Ashbridge
My favourite baby thing to make are little Toft animals. May 01, 2017 11:59 - Reply
I love a good old call the midwife blanket! May 01, 2017 12:10 - Reply
Love making blankets for babies! One on the cover looks fab, and I have 2 baby blankets to make this summer.... May 01, 2017 12:12 - Reply
I love making toys for little ones... just by changing all those beautiful vivid colours one creates a variety of versions and 'new' toys! But I've never tried to make a garland or storage box... never thought of it and it's such a great idea! I will for sure do those next! May 01, 2017 12:18 - Reply
I love to make crocheted baby blankets and rattles. Got a few friends who are expecting at the moment so this book would be great to look for some more inspiration. May 01, 2017 12:19 - Reply
Beautiful book! Congratulations! I would love to make the hot hair balloon garland for my daughters loft bed and, of course, have a go at the baby blankets May 01, 2017 12:22 - Reply
Kay Greenwood
My favourite baby makes are dresses, cardigans, poncho's and blankets. I've only been crocheting about a year and I'm well and truly booked. Would love to win this book so I can learn even more about crochet, it also looks amazing with all the lovely colourful items just waiting to be made. May 01, 2017 12:34 - Reply
Lydia Gerritsen
My favourite are baby blankets. Looks like a lovely book May 01, 2017 12:43 - Reply
Jacqueline Aarts
Love to make babyblankets and soft toys. As long as iT looks cute and Tiny . May 01, 2017 12:58 - Reply
Manon van den Berg
I really would like to have some inspiration for my 10 weeks old son. This book seems to fulfill my wishes and a chance to give him something really special from his mom! May 01, 2017 13:02 - Reply
Pat Collingwood
I've made baby blankets would love to try some of these wonderful toys. May 01, 2017 13:09 - Reply
Donna millais
I love to make baby blankets. I first learnt to make a simple granny square one 27 years ago when I was pregnant with my first child. I now make them for my grandchildren. Would love to make one of the soft toys from your new book May 01, 2017 13:18 - Reply
Susan Crandall
My go to things-for babies are blankets and booties. I love lots of color in my crocheting. Would love to have a copy of this boho book May 01, 2017 13:23 - Reply
Louise Carway
I've only made a few baby things but I think blankets are my favourite. So much quicker and brighter than other blankets x May 01, 2017 13:24 - Reply
Sharry Gregory
I love making baby blankets. This book looks wonderful! May 01, 2017 13:52 - Reply
Wonderful book with the most cute projects! I really enjoy crocheting dolls and rattles for the small ones. I would be honored to win a copy of this book. Love, Inge May 01, 2017 14:20 - Reply
Baby blankets! A hug crocheted with love.

Looks like a fabulous book .. And would be ideal as my new nephew or niece is due on 23 May! May 01, 2017 14:29 - Reply
Ellen Kuppens
I love bohoprojects.....even for baby's . Colorfull, without becoming "kitcherig" (I don't know the English version of the word).
And I love to make babyprojects, all kind of iT. Big ones and small ones. May 01, 2017 14:31 - Reply
I enjoy making soft toys :) May 01, 2017 14:36 - Reply
I really enjoy making blankets but I also like to create gifts the kids can play with.
I'm in love with the rainbow-white blanket tho, might make that for myself! :D May 01, 2017 14:53 - Reply
Gabriella Irving
I like crocheting just about anything for babies, everything is so small and cute. :) Maybe a favourite is hats. Thank you for the opportunity. May 01, 2017 16:03 - Reply
Kentucky Yarnbirds
I love to make baby blankets! Love the colorful blanket on the cover! May 01, 2017 17:01 - Reply
Hanneke van Dijk
Hmmm hard to choose. Love maling baby boots, because they look zo adorable. But a baby blanket crochets away very easy. And then Theresia are all the fun toys you can make.

Love the look of the book by the way! May 01, 2017 17:16 - Reply
Bright and colorful baby blankets! May 01, 2017 17:54 - Reply
Jackie Tessendorf
I love making baby blankets. So I can imagine my arms holding that tiny person whenever they are wrapped in it May 01, 2017 18:40 - Reply
Margriet Strootman
Wat een prachtig boek, ik wil graag meeloten.
Mijn mooiste babyproduct is de muziekster waarbij mijn kleinzoon heerlijk gaat slapen :) May 01, 2017 18:47 - Reply
Elizabeth Williams
I Love making anything for babies! My favorite things to make are little shoes and hats. Those socks, and blocks, all the patterns look like fun!! This book is stunning! Love all the color! May 01, 2017 20:49 - Reply
Alexis Scarlett
I love making anything owl for babies right now. And I love almost every designer on this list. Also just an FYI May 6th is my 35th birthday and this would make a sweet birthday present. May 01, 2017 21:27 - Reply
Rebecca Froehlich
I love making stuffed animals, because they have so many sweet designs to choose from, and baby blankets because they can be whipped up so easily. May 01, 2017 21:59 - Reply
Carrie Gaynor
I love this! Crafty culture is becoming so fun with baby things! I love making just classic baby afghans, but would love to do more with ami gurumi. May 01, 2017 22:30 - Reply
M Collins
Baby blankets - although I do like the look of the "Gumdrops Pullover" in the book! May 01, 2017 22:46 - Reply
Cindy Bigsby
I love to make baby blankets. The one on the cover is beautiful! May 02, 2017 05:50 - Reply
Hadar Uzan
Looks like such a fun book! Well done!
I really like making blankets in general, and baby blankets are even more fun to make... I love the idea that it will become a part of the baby's childhood and memories, and keep him/her warm and safe...
Soft toys are also some of my favorites, They're made up quite fast and you can go crazy with the colors :) May 02, 2017 08:17 - Reply
Stephanie Gilchrist
This book looks beautiful. I love making blankets so it would be perfect. May 02, 2017 10:22 - Reply
Diana B Briegel
So excited for this book to come out! I typically focus on baby blankets for gifts - they allow me to be creative, try new stitches, use different colors, and customize each one for the baby and the expectant mom. Plus, they are quicker than larger afghans, and I prefer the softer "baby" colors. This book will finally encourage me to try other types of small projects! May 02, 2017 14:47 - Reply
I am a sucker for baby blankets. I always do baby blankets but they take so. Much. Time!
Wish I had some inspiration for smaller items!! May 02, 2017 15:07 - Reply
Melanie Rix
Baby blankets and newborn hats are my favorite baby projects! This new book looks exciting! May 02, 2017 16:07 - Reply
Oh I love those baby books, it's so easy to show these to a new mummy to be and find out what she likes even if you make things that aren't listed in the book as well. They make it so easy to get a sense of what they would like for their little ones.

Personally I love to make little baby blankets because it's something that always comes in handy whether at home, out and about or in the car, so these are my go to baby gifts. However I do love to make other little bits as well, like one of Dedri's puzzle balls or a cute little jumper in the softest yarn.

I would love to win one of these books, but if I don't I'll probably be at the store buying the book anyway :D May 02, 2017 16:12 - Reply
Froukje Brouwer
Oh wat leuk! Ik ben dol op het haken van rammelaars en knuffels. Maar het haken van babydekentjes vind ik nog wel het leukst. Ik loot graag mee!

Liefs Froukje May 02, 2017 17:18 - Reply
Julie Phelan
I love baby blankets! ...but not in "pink and blue"... Colorful is beautiful! May 03, 2017 17:08 - Reply
What a great book! I like to make toys and babyblankets. May 04, 2017 08:44 - Reply
I always love to make baby blankets! However, the hot air balloon garland or the cute baby socks could soon become new favourites :) May 04, 2017 11:29 - Reply
Connie Kline
Blankets and hats are my favorites for baby gifting - but I'm hoping learn to knit toys now that I have a grandbaby. May 04, 2017 20:16 - Reply
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