Crochet for Boys

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A Guest Post by Katie Grace.

Boy Oh Boy! What to crochet for a boy? All I know is, if I am going to spend all that time crocheting a sweater for my son, I want him to LOVE it, not just tolerate it. And I want the design to capture all the qualities that make having him around fun.

When crocheting for a boy there are some obvious rules to follow…

  1. Must be comfortable!
  2. Nothing Lacey or frilly, (no duh)
  3. No PINK unless it is related to blood or creatures that mom would prefer stay OUT of her house.
  4. When it comes to clothing, boys don’t do fluttery drape – the bulkier the better. They feel it enhances their muscles!

With those rules in mind I realized there are tons of boyish themes that are hardly touched when it comes to the crochet world – Cowboys, aliens, dinosaurs, bugs (gross ones). So I have set out to design my own patterns using my son as inspiration.

One of my favorite things about my son is his growl. He growls and grunts at everything, just like a dinosaur! Using this as inspiration for my first sweater, I designed him the DinoROAR sweater. When I put it on him, he did what he always does! He growled and ran! But I could tell he liked it because he pointed at the dinosaur and smiled. And boy did I have to wrestle him to take it off!

Katie Grace is the creator of, where she aspires to gain a HUGE collection of Daddy approved crochet patterns for little boys!

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  1. Claire says:

    Your son sounds fun! And I guess there are a lot less crocheting happening for boys. Keep up the good work! 🙂

  2. Amber says:

    I’m definately looking forward to some patterns and ideas! I’m having my own son in April!

  3. Bananas says:

    my son is 5 and he loves it when I crochet him anything. and says that colors aren’t boys or girls and that anyone an wear whatever color-even if your a boy you can wear pink

  4. Austin says:

    It is so hard to find cool patterns for boys! I have 6 nephews and am constantly looking for stuff they might like. Thanks!

  5. Michelle Rodgers says:

    I LOVE IT! Can’t wait to see more.

    Love ya,

  6. Marsha Baker says:

    This is great for a small boy!….I do have a question….do you have patterns to make the letters that you’ve added to the front of the sweater?…I’ve tried, unsuccessfully, to make capital letters and I’m hoping to find some patterns for the alphabet.


  7. Julia~ says:

    This sweater is awesome! I wish my “boys” were not both, over 6 ft tall!

  8. Rose says:

    Do you have a pattern available for download for the Growl sweater? i would love to make it for my grandson! Thanks!

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