Crochet Stork Pouch

Its been over a week since my last post. I have just been busy. Since my last post, I took another trip to the beach. It was so nice. I can just never get enough of that place. Then there were some Fathers Day plans that kept me busy and I also had some special crochet orders to fill.

I have a customer that keeps my creativity going with her special request. I have made things I never thought about making and frankly, some things she asks me to make, I freak out a little inside because I'm not sure I can do it. Somehow, I usually pull it off. There are a few things I have not been able to do for her because of a special stitch I have never learned. Most patterns or videos I find are right handed and I'm left handed so therefore, I have to work backwards and in opposite directions and there are just some stitches or items I can not do backwards.
For example: Slippers I make have to be one way, not a left or a right. I know, its crazy but its me.

Ok, enough about that.

One thing I was asked to make was a cocoon for a baby photo prop. Also known as a stork pouch. They are so darn cute. You can search "Crochet stork pouch" and so many photo shots of how they are used will pop up. They are darling.

It looked easy enough so I attempted it.
The first one I did was really bad. It looked like a rag. It was lopsided, tiny and crocheted too tight. But, that was just my trial one and it gave me an easier idea for the right thing.

My second attempt was a win.

Im pleased with the way the it turned out and hope she sends me photo of it with a tiny newborn balled up inside.

Most photographers do not actually hang these with the baby inside them unless it hammocks the baby really well without tipping it out. They will lay the baby down and photo shop to make it look like its hanging or hang the baby while holding a grip to the baby and then photo shop.

Im thinking about making a couple more of these to sell in my Etsy shop soon. I need to find more of this soft stretchy yarn before I do so.

Ive shared this at:
made-by-me-131-linky-party at jaqsstudio
something-fabulous-wednesday at roubinek
worthwhile-wednesdays at thecraftiestallie
snickerdoodle-sunday-with-barb-from-alifeinbalance at 2crochethooks
amaze-me-monday at dwellings-theheartofyourhome
monday-handmade-linkup-party at judyscardmakingandpapercrafts  
inspire-me-monday at create-with-joy
what-are-you-doing-wednesday at contentemeant (featured)
link-party-51 at oombawkadesigncrochet.


  1. That's always a pleasure to read your posts and to admire your work.

  2. What a fab idea! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  3. This is awesome! Lovely idea! Thanks for sharing! Would love to have you visit me sometime :)
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  4. This is so darling!!! I wished I saw this 8 months ago when my little one was just born!!! Thanks for sharing it at the Snickerdoodle Sunday. Who knows maybe one day I might have baby #3 and I can get its picture in something like this.

  5. Wow had no idea how hard it was to crochet left handed! You could do some tutes for the other south paws out there, obviously a need. I bet you could design a few stitches too! That would be cool! Thanks for sharing your stork pouch with us @ Snickerdoodle Sunday! Have a crafty week (or beachy if you go back again lol) - Millie

  6. So cute! Thanks for linking up at WAYDW!

  7. This is beautiful! I chose this as my featured post this week. Thanks for sharing this!