Family, Knitting

Foxy Baby

I’ve been wanting to share this project with you for a long time, but it was to be a gift, so I had to wait in order not to spoil the surprise…!

My sister, Hannah, is expecting a baby girl later this Fall! We can’t wait to meet her and welcome her into the family that loves her so dearly!

Hannah has a thing for foxes… So it naturally follows that her daughter will be blessed with a love of foxes as well! (At least until she’s old enough to make her own opinions understood!) πŸ˜‰

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I found a pattern for this stunningly adorable Sleepy Baby Red Fox sleep sack for newborns, and just HAD to make it for her! I made a lot of progress on it during the road trip to Ohio the other weekend.


The stitches used are all pretty basic crochet stitches, so the actual crocheting part isn’t difficult…


The sewing up though, is a bit complex, but the pattern has helpful pictures, along with instructions on how to do each type of sewing stitch used…


Placement of the different pieces is critical, and I had to re-sew the ears on the hat multiple times!


Even now, I think one may still be just a tiny bit crooked…


I finally decided that if I kept fussing with it, I’d make it worse instead of better…



…So if it is still a tad crooked, it just means that this foxy baby has personality! ☺️

9/21/2016 Update:Β 

I have been hearing from reliable sources that Hannah’s first Baby Shower was a huge success; and that she absolutely loves the fox! Here she is, opening it up…


Many thanks to sister-in-law, Heather LaRocca for sharing this precious pic!

Photo credit – Heather LaRocca.

9 thoughts on “Foxy Baby”

  1. Oh congratulations to you all !! What an amazing aunt this baby will be meeting soon. I love your fox and if he does has a slightly crooked ear he’s just listening to keep the baby safe while he’s wrapped around her.

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  2. Awesome, such a sweet and wonderful gift. I love it myself. You are going to be a super cool aunt, and I think a certain little one may just be a little spoiled. πŸ™‚ Just a little, as I know, I still spoil my sister’s boys, even though both are pretty big already.
    Thanks for sharing the stunning pics. πŸ™‚

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    1. You are so sweet! Thank you! 😊❀️ And you are definitely right – I plan to spoil my nieces and my one nephew as much as possible! Because what’s being an aunt if you can’t spoil your nieces and nephews?! πŸ˜‰ Your nephews are lucky to have you as their aunt! I’m sure you all have fabulous adventures together!!

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