Handmade blankets are often a maker’s go-to gift for a new baby. Hand-knit (or crochet!) blankets are sweet, but there are so many cute and unexpected baby gifts that have just as much giftability and take half the time to make. With two new babies in my life, I’ve been in gifting mode. I’ve adored making the Summer of 77 Rainbow Pillow – it’s fast and adorable – which got me excited for other small, cute gifts. I’m onto baby gift number two, but first I have to decide which one of these sweet gifts to make!

Sol Washcloth by Jacqueline Cieslak

Babies are messy, so washcloths are always a welcomed gift. Especially when it looks as good and as modern as Jacqueline Cieslak’s new design. A compliment to her new Sol tank, this fingering weight square features columns of texture, stockinette, and lacework. And using only 100 yards of yarn, it is a great gift knit and a stash buster!

Hope Romper Dress by Nomad Stitches

What’s not to love about rainbows? Especially when it’s part of an adorable, pint-sized romper. Crochet this romper with five happy colors of fingering weight yarn to create a rainbow bib and bubble body that buttons at the bottom.

Pipi The Little Pig by Rika Rika

A pocket pig would make anyone smile, especially an imaginative babe.Cast on this little piggy with a size 2mm crochet hook and sport weight yarn in sweet pinks. A cropped sweater gives you the option to add a pop of color to the pig to make it truly a special gift.

Summer Days Tunic by Sierra Tosner

Be prepared for the babe to grow up with this sweet Summer Days Tunic. Crochet this long, ribbed top in size 2, 4, or 6T with DK weight yarn and a size G hook.