When my daughter, who is now 12, was a baby, I didn't even think about getting newborn pictures taken. It just wasn't a big “thing” and I didn't even know how absolutely adorable they could turn out. I was so tired from lack of sleep, so that's what I am going to blame it on. Flash forward to a couple years later, and I started seeing all these amazing pictures of newborns taken in sweet little outfits that were usually handmade. I loved all the cute patterns I saw and wished I had thought to do that. If you are expecting and hoping to have a treasured set of photos taken when your little one arrives, now is the perfect time to start a crocheting project with this in mind. Here are 10 absolutely adorable free newborn photo prop crochet patterns.
10 Free Newborn Photo Prop Crochet Patterns
This Turtle Love pattern from Stitch 11 is one of the cutest ones I have seen. It has a great and easy pattern to follow.
Repeat Crafter Me has this sweet little Bumblebee Hat and Tushie Cover pattern on her site. I love that the “tushie cover” has a little stinger on it. How cute!
This Newborn Cocoon from Busting Stitches is super adorable and looks easy enough to make.
A Stitch at a Time for Amy B Stitched has created a cute Dinosaur Baby Hat, Cover and Booties. I love that she did it in both green and pink.
This Mermaid Cozy/Tail from Jersey Ali via Ravelry is awesome. It is available as a free download!
Another great free pattern from Ravelry is this Tweedy Owl Hat. It would look so cute as a newborn photo prop. This one is from Breanna Krueger.
This Hulu Baby Crochet Outfit from Aimee J Arnold is just about the easiest pattern on this list and would look so cute if used in a photo.
If you are due in the fall, this Newborn Pumpkin Hat from Fave Crafts would be perfect for your baby's photos.
Create the cozy Football Cocoon Set from Here in the Waiting Place. This looks so sweet.
This simple Newborn Earflap Hat from Persia Lou is over-sized and perfect for a photo prop.
I can't wait to hear about which patterns you want to create! Let me know in the comments!