By Carolyn Christmas
Create a beautiful baby gift that doubles as a centerpiece for a baby shower. Soft and cuddly crocheted baby blankets, toys, bib, edgings, bottle covers and more are combined with purchased cloth and disposable diapers (called "nappies" in Europe) to create a gorgeous tiered cake that will be the highlight of a shower. Skill level is easy.
You will need 85 disposable diapers, a 12" long 1/4" wooden dowel, a 14" across piece of round cardboard for the base, one package of about 100 size 19 rubber bands (3.5" x 1/16"), 3 yards of 1.5" wide satin ribbon, 10-12 baby safety pins, one package of large pearl-head straight pins or T pins. Crocheted items are made with various colors of Baby Yarn and F-5 (3.75mm) through I-9 (5.5mm) Crochet Hooks.