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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Free Patten: Lovey Dovey baby toy blanket

Well this is my first attempt at a "Build your own design" pattern, so be gentle with me ;) It's untested, so I'd love to see any finished ones made from it as well! Enjoy!

Lovey Dovey

Creekside Crochet © 2012

Materials:

F Hook

Worsted Weight Yarn

Stitch Markers

Stocking or old pantyhose

Fiberfil

Tapestry Needle

This pattern is meant to be customizable to your own specifications, so what color you use is up

to you. I made a frog in this example.

Head:(Make 1)

This is crocheted in spiral, do NOT join. Move your stitch marker down as you go.

Rnd 1: 6 SC in magic circle (6)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each SC of previous rnd. (12)

Rnd 3: SC in first stitch, 2 SC in second stitch, repeat around. (18)

Rnd 4: SC around (18)

Rnd 5: SC in next 2 stitches, 2 SC in next, repeat around(24)

Rnd 6: SC in next 3 stitches, 2 SC in next, repeat around(30)

Rnd 7: SC in next 4 stitches, 2 SC in next, repeat around(36)

Rnd 8: SC around (36)

Rnd 9-12: Repeat Rnd 8

Rnd 13: SC in next 4 stitches, SC2Tog in next, repeat around(30)

Rnd 14: Place a special stitch marker at the beginning and end of this round! SC in next 3

stitches, SC2Tog in next, repeat around(24)

Rnd 15: SC in next 2 stitches, SC2Tog, repeat around(18)

Now we stuff, remember to leave the stitch markers on either side of round 14(make sure they’re

removable from the outside)! Insert the stocking toe into the head. Stuff FIRMLY, making a ball.

Tie the rest of the stocking in a knot, and cut off anything that hangs down past the knot. This is

to add durability and stop the fiberfill from coming out during machine washing.

Rnd 16: SC in next st, SC2Tog around until close. Pull tight and fasten off. Leave a tail.

Using tapestry needle, weave tail back around rnd 16 and pull tight again. Fasten off.

Arms (Make 2):

Ch 7. Starting in second ch from hook, SC in each Ch. (6 SC)

Turn, and in front loop only, sc in next 5 st. 2 SC in next, turning and working in back loops, sc

around (12 SC) Do NOT join!

SC around in spiral maner for 7 rounds(84 SC)

Stuff firmly

Pinch open end closed, making sure it goes the same direction as bottom of arm.

Working through next SC and one behind it, SC them together. Continuing to work through both

as 1, SC in next 5 stitches, leaving a seam of 6 sc. Ch 1, turn.

2 HDC in next sc, sl st in next, 2 HDC in next sc, sl st in next, 2 HDC in next, sl st. Fasten Off.

BLANKET: (Pick one of the following, all work in the SC row created in the next step)

Pick up the head. Going from one stitch marker to another, SC through top and bottom of each

stitch, join (24)

12 Point Ripple:

Rnd 2: Ch 5, DC in same stitch as join. *Sk next sc, DC in next, Ch 2, DC in same stitch.*

Repeat from * around, joining in 3rd ch of starting ch 6. (12 Ch 2 spaces)

Rnd 3: Sl st to Ch 2 space. Ch 3,DC, Ch 2, 2 DC (Beg. Shell made), Shell in each ch 2 space

around(12 Shells Made)

Rnd 4: Sl st to Ch 2 space. Beg. Shell, DC in next DC. *Sk 2 st, DC in next DC, Shell, DC in

next DC* Repeat from * around, joining in 3rd ch of Beg. Shell. (12 Shells, 24 DC)

Rnd 5: Sl st to Ch 2 space. Beg. Shell, DC in next 2(3,4,5) DC. *Skip 2, DC in next 2 DC, Shell,

DC in next 2 DC* Repeat around. (12 Shells, 48 DCs)

Rnd 6-15: Repeat Rnd 5, adding a DC to each side of the shells until you reach the desired size

from point to point. Most loveys are between 12 and 18 inches across.

For a fun finish, crab stitch in sc around the last row, putting 4 sc in each ch 2 space from the

shells, and skipping 2 halfway between each shell. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Circle:

Rnd 2: Ch 3, DC in same sp. 2 DC in each stitch around. Join in top of ch 3. (48)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, DC in next space, 2 DC in next. DC, 2 DC around (72)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, DC in next 2(3,4,5), 2 DC in next. *DC in next 2, 2 DC in next* Repeat around

(96)

Rnd 5: Repeat Rnd 4, adding a DC before each 2 DC spot, until you reach the desired width.

Make a final round of crab stitch in sc to finish, continuing the increase so it lays flat.

Square:

Rnd 1: Ch 3, DC in next 4 SCs. Ch 2, sk next st, and DC in next 5. Repeat 2 time. Connect ch 2

to top of starting ch 3(20 DC/ 4 Ch 2 spaces)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, DC in next 4 DCs. Shell in ch 2 space. Repeat around, joining at top of ch 3. (36

DC/ 4 Ch 2 spaces)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, DC in next 6 DCs. *Shell in ch 2 space. DC in next 8 DCs* Repeat from * around,

finishing with 2 DCs and joining at top of ch 3.

Continue making rounds in this manner until you reach the size you want, increasing each row as

demonstrated.

Finishing:

Using more yarn and your needle, sew the arm to the first rnd of the blanket, firmly. Count over

6 sc and attach the second arm.

EMBROIDER a mouth and eyes, or firmly sew on your own embellishments. I recommend

using liquid stitch for finishing purposes, it’s non toxic and machine washable, and comes in

handy for making the ends of yarn stay where you put them.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this cute set.

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  2. What size does this make, please? Adorable pattern and LOVE the bright colors!!!

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    1. It's for a smaller blanket, maybe 12 inches square, but you could make it as big as you want by just continuing the blanket portion. The head's not much bigger than a tennis ball

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  3. I've just found your blog & I love the frog lovey in this pic. I also love the blanket! Can you share that pattern? Please!

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