That's when I came across a new trend in baby accessories called a Lovey.
Apparently these little baby blankets attached to a toy plushie are the latest thing. They are very cute, so I thought I'd give one a whirl.
Because the parents are waiting until baby is born to find out gender I figured that an elephant would be great for boy or girl.
I used yellow as the accent colour instead of the more traditional blue or pink.
I think this lovey turned out lovely heheehehe.
I used this pattern. It crocheted up in about 2 days. Really simple and straightforward, but oh so cute!
When I shared my new found interest in loveys and my new project on Facebook on the weekend I was happy to find out that loveys are magic.
A good friend of mine linked me to this article which outlines how to use a lovey like a magic tool to help your child sleep through the night, self soothe and even get off that pesky midnight feeding. WOWEE!!! I hope this lovey will have such a calming effect on the special new arrival when he/she comes into the world. :)
(Link to my project on Ravelry)