How to Make a Crochet Baby Pod

Crochet can be used to make a variety of baby gifts, from hats to booties to sweaters. Crocheted baby pods are ideal for snuggling and swaddling, and keep baby cozy and warm during cool nights. Make a crocheted baby pod the same way you would make a hat; you just have to make a few more increases and rounds.

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Things You'll Need

  • Yarn

  • Crochet hook

Step 1

Crocheting a circle. Make 12 double crochet stitches into that circle and join with a slip stitch. You will work this pod from the bottom up, so this is the base of your pod.

Step 2

Increase your rounds until the pod's circumference measures the circumference of baby's hips. If you do not have a baby to measure, you will want to increase for approximately five rounds.

Step 3

Work evenly in the round until your pod reaches baby's shoulders. If you do not have a baby to measure, this will be approximately 32 rounds.

Step 4

Crochet halfway around on round 33 and leave the remaining stitches unworked. Work back and forth across these stitches for 10 more rows. This will form a cushion to the pod to cover the back of baby's head, but leave the front portion open for baby's face.

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