Puppy Baby Lovey – Free Crochet Pattern | Revised and Updated!

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Puppy Baby Lovey Free Crochet Pattern Revised and Updated ft

EDIT 12.03.2020

Hi there! A lot of people wanted me to revise this pattern and make it more clear to understand, so here we are! This lovey was one of my first written patterns, so little mistakes were hidden here and there, but it’s all a learning curve, right? 😉 Anyway, I hope that now this pattern is as easy to read, as it was fun to make! Let me know in the comments and share it if you like it <3

Hello guys! Long summer evenings are perfect for quick and cute projects, so I wanted to share one with you 🙂 If you are looking for a baby shower gift or waiting for the new family member to arrive, you may be interested in today’s free pattern. It works up fast, so it’s very satisfying! Lovey, security blanket, snuggle blanket – whatever you call it, this toy is great for little ones, because it’s easy and cute.

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This baby lovey is a great project for beginners. In addition, simple little blankie and a squishy puppy can become a handmade gift that will never be forgotten. This free crochet pattern will give you all the informations you need to make this soft toy, but you can mix up the colors, of course, and use any palette you want.

It’s also quite easy to make this puppy into any other animal, because it’s all in the details. If you are feeling skillful enough, feel free to change up the shape of the ears, so that you make them big, small, pointy or floppy. Make this puppy sleepy or cheerful, it’s all about imagination!

Puppy Baby Lovey Free Crochet Pattern Revised and Updated

EASY!

The blanket at the base of this lovey is really simple, because it uses double crochet stitches and basic formula for flat square. It’s finished off with single crochet stitches. Back loop only technique is an easy and nice way to create ‘lines’ between the rows, but it’s optional and totally up to you!

Those of you, who have never tried any amigurumi techniques, but are familiar with basic stitches, should find the project easy and satisfying. Moreover, what’s better than honing your skills while making something cute? 😉 Make yourself a cup of tea or coffee, grab your crochet hook and try out our pattern for Puppy Baby Lovey!

Ready? Let’s go!

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PATTERN NOTES:

LEVEL – beginner

TERMS – standard US

TECHNIQUES

MATERIALS AND TOOLS

  • recommended yarn: YarnArt Jeans (55% cotton, 45% pac ) in 3 colors: cream, navy and light blue
  • crochet hook 3 mm
  • wool needle
  • stitch marker
  • scissors

COLORS

Blanket:

  • rows 1-5: cream
  • rows 6-8: light blue
  • rows 9-11: navy

Puppy:

  • cream
  • embroidery (eyes and nose): navy

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BLANKET

REMARKS

  • Final size of the blanket is around 10″ x 10″ = 25 cm x 25 cm, depending on the yarn you choose, hook size and your style of crocheting.
  • Rounds 4-10 start and end in the same way, but the number of double crochets in the middle of the round changes.
  • Numbers in parenthesis indicate the final number of stitches in the entire round.
  • 3 chains at the beginning of the round are counted as 1 double crochet (see -> turning chain)

START: Start by making a magic ring.

ROUND 1: 1 ch, 4 sc in the center of the magic ring, close with a sl st, tighten. (4)

ROUND 2: 3 ch (= 1 dc), 1 dc in the nearest st, *2 ch, 3 dc* x3, 2 ch, 1 dc, close with 1 sl st. (20)

IMPORTANT:

  • Next rounds are done in the back loop only – it means that all double crochets are hooked through the back loop. This simple technique creates nice “line” between the rounds.

ROUND 3: 1 sl st, 3 ch (= 1 dc), 1 blo dc in the next st (do not work in the chain space! Instead use the first of two chain stitches of the corner – working in the back loop only makes it much easier), 2 ch, 2 blo dc in one st (2nd chain stitch of the corner), *3 blo dc, 2 blo dc in one st, 2 ch, 2 blo dc in one st* x3, 1 dc, 2 dc in one st, close with a slip stitch. (36)

ROUND 4: 1 sl st, 3 ch (= 1 dc), 1 blo dc in the next st, 2 ch, 2 blo dc in the next stitch, *7 blo dc, 2 blo dc in one st, 2 ch, 2 blo dc in one st* x3, 5 blo dc, 2 blo dc in one st, close with a sl st. (52)

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Corner made with double crochet increase and two chains. Increase is worked into the chain stitches (back loop only), not in chain space!

IMPORTANT:

  • In the next rounds you proceed as in row 4. The only thing that’s changing is the amount of double crochet stitches on the sides, because with each row the overall amount of stitches is growing. The way of starting and ending the row, as well as corners, remain the same. 

ROUND 5: 1 sl st, 3 ch (= 1 dc), 1 blo dc in the next st, 2 ch, 2 blo dc in the next stitch, *11 blo dc, 2 blo dc in one st, 2 ch, 2 blo dc in one st* x3, 9 blo dc, 2 blo dc in one st, close with a sl st. (68)

ROUND 6: 1 sl st, 3 ch (= 1 dc), 1 blo dc in the next st, 2 ch, 2 blo dc in the next stitch, *15 blo dc, 2 blo dc in one st, 2 ch, 2 blo dc in one st* x3, 13 blo dc, 2 blo dc in one st, close with a sl st. (84)

ROUND 7: 1 sl st, 3 ch (= 1 dc), 1 blo dc in the next st, 2 ch, 2 blo dc in the next stitch, *19 blo dc, 2 blo dc in one st, 2 ch, 2 blo dc in one st* x3, 17 blo dc, 2 blo dc in one st, close with a sl st. (100)

Puppy Baby Lovey Free Crochet Pattern Revised and Updated

Join of the beginning and end of the row. You start the row with 3 chain stitches, but you end it with double crochet increase and a slip stitch.

ROUND 8: 1 sl st, 3 ch (= 1 dc), 1 blo dc in the next st, 2 ch, 2 blo dc in the next stitch, *23 blo dc, 2 blo dc in one st, 2 ch, 2 blo dc in one st* x3, 21 blo dc, 2 blo dc in one st, close with a sl st. (116)

ROUND 9: 1 sl st, 3 ch (= 1 dc), 1 blo dc in the next st, 2 ch, 2 blo dc in the next stitch, *27 blo dc, 2 blo dc in one st, 2 ch, 2 blo dc in one st* x3, 25 blo dc, 2 blo dc in one st, close with a sl st. (132)

ROUND 10: 1 sl st, 3 ch (= 1 dc), 1 blo dc in the next st, 2 ch, 2 blo dc in the next stitch, *31 blo dc, 2 blo dc in one st, 2 ch, 2 blo dc in one st* x3, 29 blo dc, 2 blo dc in one st, close with a sl st. (148)

ROUND 11: 1 ch, 1 sc in each st of the previous round, close with a sl st. (148)

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PUPPY

REMARKS

HEAD

START: make a magic ring

ROUND 1: 8 sc in the middle of the magic ring, close with a sl st. (8)

ROUND 2: 2 sc in one st (=1 inc) (16)

ROUND 3: *2 sc in one st (=1 inc), 1 sc* x8 (24),

ROUND 4 *2 sc in one st (=1 inc), 2 sc* x8 (32)

ROUND 5: *2 sc in one st (=1 inc), 3 sc* x8 (40)

ROUNDS 6-9: 1 sc in each st (40)

ROUND 10: *8 sc, 1x sc2tog (=1 dec)* x4 (36)

ROUND 11: 1 sc in each st (36)

ROUND 12: *6 sc, 1x sc2tog (=1 dec)* x4 (32)

ROUND 13: *5 sc, 1x sc2tog (=1 dec)* x4 (28)

ROUND 14: 1 sc in each st (28)

at this stage it is good to fill the head with filler.

ROUND 15 and further: *3 sc, 1x sc2tog (=1 dec)* – repeat spirally until you close the hole

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EARS

REMARKS

  • make 2 identical elements.
  • for an additional effect, you can make each ear using a different color of yarn.

START: 6 ch 

ROUND 1: 1 ch, 6 sc, turn the work around and make another 6 sc in the same stitches from the opposite side. (12)

ROUNDS 2-5: 1 ch, 1 sc in each st. (12)

ROUND 6: *4 sc, 1x sc2tog (=1 dec)* x2 (10)

ROUND 7: *3 sc, 1x sc2tog (=1 dec)* x2 (8)

ROUND 8: *2 sc, 1x sc2tog (=1 dec)* x2 (6)

We finish by pulling a thread. 

ARMS

REMARKS

  • make two identical elements.

START: make the magic ring

ROUND 1: work 8 sc in the middle of the magic ring

ROUND 2: 2 sc in each st of the previous row (16)

ROUNDS 3-5: 1 sc in each st (16)

ROUND 6: 14 sc, 1x sc2tog (=1 dec) (15)

ROUND 7: 12 sc, 2x sc2tog (=1 dec) (13)

ROUND 8: 10 sc, 2x sc2tog (=1 dec) (11)

IMPORTANT:

  • At this point you should fill the arm with filling.

ROUND 9-13: 1 sc in each st of the previous round (11)

ROUND 14: 9 sc, 1x sc2tog (=1 dec) (10)

ROUND 15: 6 sc, 2x sc2tog (=1 dec) (8)

ROUND 16: 2 sc, 2x sc2tog (=1 dec) (6)

  • Add more filling, fasten off.

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ASSEMBLING THE TOY

Sewing ears on after stuffing the head is much easier than doing it beforehand, especially if you want to place them symmetrically, so keep that in mind. Sewing, as well as hiding all the threads inside is made with the use of yarn needle. For sewing the elements together it is best to use the same yarn color from which they are made, because it makes them invisible.

Then, in the same way, we sew the paws to the head, and then connect the toy with the blanket, right in the center. Remember to hide all the threads, because leaving them on the outside could be dangerous for the child.

For all details, such as eyes or nose, I strongly recommend embroidery. It’s the safest way, because plastic safety eyes can be pulled out or chewed by the baby during play (it’s a serious choking hazard!).

You are done! Congratulations 🙂

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20 COMMENTS

  1. could you pls make a video tutorial for i’ve some problem to understand the blanket details….
    tks in advance for Yr/ reply
    Fiorella

  2. Hi
    Loved making this for the first time but I struggled with understanding fully how to do the corners of the blanket
    Mine have ended up with a big gap

    Maybe a tutorial or close up picture of it half done would help

    • Hi Freya, thanks for your comment, I will revise the pattern and hopefully make it easier to read. Thank you for the suggestions!

    • Hi Kara, thanks for your comment! Using previous round as a reference was a way to create a rule for increasing number of stitches in next rows, so that you don’t have to count them every time. Sorry to hear you were confused by that! I will consider changing it up in my next projects so it’s more clear 🙂

      • i have a way i make my blankets i did it my way cuz mine is quick and easy i did like the way u did urs tho thanks for the craft i make a lot of things

  3. And the ears just didn’t work for me? So I just made them from another pattern so no big deal. Something seemed wrong with the beginning steps for the ears??

  4. Hi Kara,
    Thanks for the pattern. I need some help understanding the blanket. The pattern goes from 12 to 28 stitches between rows 2 and 3. Can you help me with the math here? It seems I need 20 stitches for the third row to work.

    • Hi Phil, I’m glad you’ve decided to try my pattern! In the notes I wrote that numbers in parenthesis indicate the final number of dc’s in the entire round – and dc’s only! That’s why the number is 12. Overall number of stitches (dc’s plus chain stitches) is 20 of course. As I can see now, it causes confusion, so I will try to revise the pattern to make it more clear to read. Thanks for your input!

    • Hi Jo! Thank you 🙂 I like to do embroidery after the head is stuffed, because it’s easier for me to make it symmetrical this way, but I know that some crocheters embroider their toys right before adding the filling.

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