I recently purchased the book Little Crochet by Linda Permann. It has a lot of great crochet projects for babies and toddlers. My only complaint is that the projects for boys are kind of dorky, but that wasn't a problem this time.
For Eliana, I made a little crochet dress. The nice thing about the patterns in the book is that there are numbers for multiple sizes. I made Eliana's in the smallest size possible. I also stitched crocheted flowers onto the dress instead of embroidering them.
I tend to get very impatient when I can see the end of a crochet project drawing near and often end it a little to early. This was one of those times. After I did, I quickly realized that the dress would be far too short, so I added some length by stitching on the inside of the skirt.
I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. I used and acrylic baby yarn, but if I do it again, I think I'll use a soft cotton. I was afraid it would be too big, but she was born a little chunker, so I think it will fit before it gets too cold to wear it.