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.
Things You'll Need
- Crochet hook
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.
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.
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.
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.