Free Crochet Patterns Perfect for Handmade Baby Shower Gifts – Boy Themed

Hey there! I’ve been wanting to do a roundup for quite some time! Since I was already making a few handmade items for baby showers that I’ll be going to, I figured that I may as well round up my favorites and share with you! This one is for boys! I’m a boymom so these are all things I’d make for my boys too! And some I have!

I’ll link the patterns in the title of each one 🙂

  1. These AH-dorable bath mitts!

What’s more fun and sweet than giving a baby a bath?! And these fun guys will make it even more special for parent and baby <3 My mom made my oldest son an owl one when he was little and we still have it and use it! I should really whip up a couple more for bath time play!

free pattern

2. Henry’s Baby Blanket

I am absolutely in love with this simple, yet richly textured baby blanket! It’s classic and trendy and very boyish!

Henry's Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern | Free modern baby blanket crochet pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet


3. Racecar “Playnket”

So I know I just gave you a blanket, but this one doubles as a toy! I’ve been a long-time follower of Sarah at and I just love ALL of her stuff!


4. Hoodie

This was such an amazing find!! Ashlea actually has 15 different sizes of this! The possibilities are ENDLESS! I do believe I will be making ALL 3 of my kiddos one of these…. and possibly myself!


5. Granny Square Baby Romper

I just love little rompers on little boys!


6. Baby Moccasins 

Meg at has some awesome free patterns and these baby moccasins are no exception! This picture is actually a pair that I made myself and added the little embellishments which was super simple!


7. Boxy Animals

I’ve actually made these animals myself as well! They work up quickly and are a crowd-pleaser for sure! I even stuffed mine with some rice that I sewed into a little pouch to give them more weight to sit up.

8. Plaid Trapper Hat

If you’ve yet to try the plaid crochet craze, NOW is the time! It looks a bit intimidating but you’d be surprised at how effortlessly it comes through!


9. Bernat Hurry Down Pullover

I just made one of these last week for my youngest who turned 10 months. It’s finally cooling off enough that he may be able to wear it before he outgrows it 😛 It’s been a loooong, HOT summer here in the midwest! Anyways, this pattern was simple and worked up quickly! It’s a new staple for baby shower gifts!


10. Pond Friends Stacking Toy

What’s not to love about this cute toy?! I think my favorite one is the bumble bee!

That wraps up this round up and I hope you found your next baby shower projects! Be sure to pin this for later!!

Happy Hooking!


My First Crocheted Shirt

Cooler mornings and shorter days have me wanting all things Fall and what says Fall MORE than a big, comfy sweater?! I can’t think of many things (Ok, so maybe I CAN think of LOTS of things that make me feel like it’s Fall, but sweaters are a BIG part of that 🙂 )

Anyways, I first saw this sweater when I happened across Meg’s blog over at and I noticed it in her bio picture and thought, “Oh my gosh, I LOVE that sweater and NEEEEED it” and then later found out that she MADE it and was working on a FREE pattern for it, EEEEKK!!!

You’ve probably noticed I’m like a HUGE fan of Meg’s stuff, but I just cannot help it and I know that you will absolutely ADORE her and all of her patterns too! (She also has some amazing inspirational posts to get your creative juices flowing).

Soooo, on with the sweater! You guys… this was SO. EASY. Like, I really can’t stress that enough! It’s seriously just hdc’s in a very easy and flattering pattern. You will love every moment of making it just as I did! DO NOT be intimidated! If I can make this, YOU can too!

The morning after I stayed up (ok, so I MAY or MAY not have stayed up until the morning hours finishing this 😛 ) I woke up chilly and was so excited to grab this sweater. It definitely did the trick to keeping me nice and warm!

If you would like to make this sweater too, head on over to Meg’s page here for the FREE pattern and tell her Jessica from Craft to Happiness sent you!

Happy making!

Hello There!

I am SO EXCITED to start this new adventure in blogging and using this as a place for a creative outlet!  My hopes for this is that I can share what I create and in turn, somehow inspire others to create.  I am always inspired by others and hope to do the same in return. I’ve actually blogged previously but my focus wasn’t clear and the name wasn’t my favorite… I kept holding off until I happened to keep stumbling upon posts about how blogging was easy and the ability to make money was easy as well (check out Ashleigh’s blog post here if you’re also interested!)… And lets face it, who doesn’t want to get paid for sharing their talents?!  I’ve done the MLM and even selling my own handmade items, and none of them felt like it’s what I was supposed to be doing for the long term. My time is precious, especially now that I have 3 kiddos and I homeschool!  If I’m going to be dedicating time to something, it has to fit into our family lifestyle… and I already create, so blogging and sharing is a no brainer! Stay tuned, and I know you won’t be disappointed!