Birth announcement – handmade gift idea for a newborn

Today I would like to proudly present my first DIY birth announcement. Its happy owner is my little nephew, who has recently become my godson. 😊 I think that the birth certificate is a great addition to a gift (or a gift itself) on the occasion of a birth of a child or Baptism. The birth announcement consists of several elements that I will describe in today’s post. You will find out what you will need, where you can order it or how to make it. You should already know the little bunny – the main element. Visit this post for a link to the crochet pattern for this little cutie. I also prepared a template with parameters to edit.

Ready? Let’s go! 🙂

Birth announcement - almost ready

What you’ll need?

  • Free crochet pattern for a little bunny available on author’s instagram @littlefishcrocheterie. I was writing about it here
  • Free crochet pattern for balloons, you can find it below
  • Birth certificate template to download below
  • Ikea’s Sannahed 25 cm X 25 cm
  • Yarn, I used YarnArt Jeans
  • Hook, size 2,5 mm
  • Hot glue
  • Fiberfill
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

How to crochet balloons?

I didn’t find the perfect pattern for crochet balloons, so I decided to prepare one on my own. In fact, it’s nothing more than a modified ball with a frill at the bottom.

Birth announcement - balloons

mr – magic ring
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
inc – increase
dec – decrease
st – stitch

1: 6 sc in MR [6]
2: inc*6 [12]
3: (sc, inc)*6 [18]
4: sc in every st [18]
5: (2 sc, inc)*6 [24]
6: sc in every st [24]
7: (3 sc, inc)*6 [30]
8-12: sc in every st [30]
12: (3 sc, dec)*6 [24]
13: sc in every st [24]
14: (2 sc, dec)*6 [18]
15: sc in every st [18]
16: (sc, dec)*6 [12]
17: dec*6 [6]
18: 2 dc in every st [12]

Connecting the dots

Having the bunny and balloons ready, enter the child’s data in the birth certificate template and print it. Cut the sheet of paper and place it in a frame. Use hot glue to place the bunny and balloons in the frame and it’s ready! Isn’t it childishly simple? 😉

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If you are looking for more amigurumi inspirations (crochet toys) visit our Crochet section. Highly recommended as a cuddly toy for a child: chocolate teddy bear and Jeremy the cat:

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