Are you ready for the cutest amigurumi lovey? This kind of crochet toy is also known as security blanket or snuggle blanket, because it’s perfect for little babies. It’s the combination of amigurumi toy with a little blanket, which makes it so cute and cuddly. This time I approached it a little bit differently – instead of sewing the head in the center, I added it at the top of it, and crocheted four paws for all four corners.
See classic way of making snuggle blanket – our free pattern for Puppy Baby Lovey!
EDIT: 24.11.2020 / pattern for bunny head was rewritten and minor mistakes were removed.
This lovey is double-sided, thanks to two identical blankets joined together at the edges. It creates additional weight to it and allows you to use two different colors at the front and at the back. It’s made with very soft organic cotton, which is delicate enough for babies and works perfectly in this project. Consider it an idea for a baby shower gift!
Sleepy Bunny Lovey consists of a blankie, which is roughly 19 cm x 19 cm (7,5″ x 7,5″), and with the head it’s 25 cm (almost 10″). It’s made with two identical blankets, which are joined together, 4 paws that are attached to it with the border, simple head in the shape of a ball and two elongated ears. Ears are sewn onto the head, and the head is attached to the blanket. Bunny also has a little collar, which is worked in rows and added as the very last detail.
Remember that the size of the toy depends on your choice of yarn and crochet hook. The size can vary tremendously, depending on the thickness of materials and tools. The same amount of stitches can produce a much bigger or smaller effect, so keep it in mind when choosing yarn. The thicker the yarn, the bigger the hook, and the bigger the toy. The same goes another way 🙂
LEVEL – upper beginner
TERMS – standard US
- magic ring
- chain (ch)
- single crochet (sc)
- half double crochet (hdc)
- double crochet (dc)
- slip stitch (sl st)
- increase (1 inc = 2 sc in the same st)
- decrease (1 dec = sc2tog)
- crab stitch
- basic sewing
- basic embroidery
MATERIALS AND TOOLS
- yarn: Stenli Baby Cotton Candy (100% organic cotton) – 1 skein of beige and 1 skein of white
- crochet hook 2,5 mm
- wool needle for sewing parts of the toy together
- regular needle for embroidery
- stitch marker
- toy filling
before you start
- the head and paws of the bunny are made with single crochet stitches only.
- if not stated otherwise, we work in spiral rounds (do not close with slip stitch, just go to the next round).
- numbers in the brackets indicate the overall number of single crochets in each row.
We are working spirally, as well as increasing and decreasing with single crochet stitches.
Number in brackets () indicates overall count of single crochets in each row.
START: magic ring
ROUND 1: 8 sc in the loop (8)
ROUND 2: 8 inc (16)
ROUND 3: *1 inc, 1 sc* x8 (24)
ROUND 4: *1 inc, 2 sc* x8 (32)
ROUND 5: *1 inc, 3 sc* x8 (40)
ROUND 6: *1 inc, 4 sc* x8 (48)
ROUND 7: *1 inc, 5 sc* x8 (54)
ROUND 8-15: 1 sc in each st (54)
ROUND 16: *1 dec, 7 sc* x6 (48)
ROUND 17: 1 sc in each st (48)
Fill the head with filler.
ROUND 18: *1 dec, 5 sc* x7 (42)
ROUND 19: *1 dec, 5 sc* x6 (36)
ROUND 20: *1 dec, 5 sc* x5 (30)
ROUND 21: *1 dec, 4 sc* x5 (25)
Add more filler to the head.
ROUND 22: *1 dec, 3 sc* x5 (20)
ROUND 23: *1 dec, 2 sc* x5 (15)
ROUND 24: *1 dec, 1 sc* x5 (10)
ROUND 25: 5 dec (5)
Fasten off and secure the thread.
- make 4 identical elements, work spirally in single crochets, use beige yarn.
START: magic ring
ROUND 1: 8 sc inside magic loop
ROUND 2: 1 sc in each st (16)
ROUND 3: *1 inc, 1 sc* x8 (24)
ROUNDS 4-7: 1 sc in each st (24)
ROUND 8: 2 dec, 20 sc (22)
ROUND 9: 1 sc in each st (22)
ROUND 10: 2 dec, 18 sc (20)
ROUND 11: 2 dec, 16 sc (18)
ROUND 12: 2 dec, 14 sc (16)
- add a little bit of filling, fold the paw so you can see decrease in the center of the work
ROUND 13: we make 8 sc through front and back stitches of the edge symmetrically to close the paw.
- Make 2 identical elements, with single crochets and working spirally, use white yarn.
START: magic ring
ROUND 1: 6 sc inside the ring
ROUND 2: 2 sc in each st (12)
ROUND 3: *5 sc, 1 inc* x2 (14)
ROUND 4: *6 sc, 1 inc* x2 (16)
ROUND 5: 1 sc in each st (16)
ROUND 6: *7 sc, 1 inc* x2 (18)
ROUNDS 7-11: 1 sc in each st (18)
ROUNDS 12-15: 1 dec, 1 sc in each of the rest stitches of the round (17),(16),(15),(14)
ROUNDS 16-18: 1 sc in each st (14)
ROUND 19: 1 dec, 12 sc (13)
ROUND 20: 1 sc in each st (13)
ROUND 21: 1 dec, 10 sc (11)
ROUNDS 22-23: 1 sc in each st (11)
- make 2 identical elements from two different colors of yarn
- 1 inc dc = increase with double crochet
- 1 inc hdc = increase with half double crochet
- 3 ch or 2 ch in the beginning of the row is counted as 1 dc or 1 hdc.
START: magic ring
ROUND 1: 3 ch, 13 dc inside the magic ring, close with sl st (14)
- in the rounds 2-6: last 1 double crochet is worked through the stitch at the base of the chain, making them look together like 1 increase dc.
- you can work rounds 2-6 in the back loop only to achieve the lines visible in the photos, but it’s optional.
ROUND 2: 3 ch, 2 dc in each st until the end of the round, 1 dc, close with sl st (28)
ROUND 3: 3 ch, *1 dc, 1 inc dc* until the end of the round, your second to last stitch is 1 dc, and the last one is 1 dc in the base of the chain, close with sl st (42)
ROUND 4: 3 ch,*2 dc, 1 inc dc* until the end of the round, your last stitches should be: 2 dc, 1 dc in the base of the chain, close with sl st (56)
ROUND 5: 3 ch, *3 dc, 1 inc dc* until the end of the round, your last stitches should be: 3 dc, 1 dc in the base of the chain, close with sl st (70)
ROUND 6: 3 ch,* 4 dc, 1 inc dc* until the end of the round, your last stitches should be: 4 dc, 1 dc in the base of the chain, close with sl st (84)
In the next rounds 1 chain stitch in the four corners IS NOT ADDED to the overall amount provided in brackets, but 2 chain stitches at the beginning of the rounds count as 1 hdc!
ROUND 7: 2 ch, 10 hdc, [*1 inc hdc, 1 ch, 1 inc hdc* in one stitch, 20 hdc] x3, 1 inc hdc, 1 ch, 1 inc hdc, 9 hdc, close with sl st (96)
ROUND 8: 2 ch, 12 hdc, [*1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 hdc* all in one chain space, 24 hdc] x3, *1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 hdc* all in one chain space, 11 hdc, close with sl st (112)
ROUND 9: 2 ch, 14 hdc, [*1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 hdc* all in one chain space, 28 hdc] x3, *1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 hdc* all in one chain space, 13 hdc, close with sl st (128)
ROUND 10: 2 ch, 16 hdc, [*1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 hdc* all in one chain space, 32 hdc] x3, *1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 hdc* all in one chain space, 15 hdc, close with sl st (144)
ROUND 11: 2 ch, 18 hdc, [*1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 hdc* all in one chain space, 36 hdc] x3, *1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 hdc* all in one chain space, 17 hdc, close with sl st (160)
JOINING TWO PIECES OF THE BLANKET
- put one piece on the other, wrong sides inside – just how you want them to be after joining. You can pin them together to be sure that you won’t miss any stitches. Work single crochets all around, pulling the yarn through both pieces at the same time, and adding 1 increase at the edges, close with a slip stitch.
- work next round in single crochets, this time adding paws and attaching them in the same manner – by working stitches through them and blanket at the same time. Be sure to attach them symmetrically at the edges!
- worked in rows, in white yarn.
START: 16 ch
ROW 1: turn around, 16 sc (16)
ROW 2: turn around, *1 inc dc* x16 (32)
ROW 3: change yarn color, crab stitch all around the piece, fasten off.
Secure the stitch and cut the yarn. Now add beige yarn and finish the edge using crab stitch. You can learn how to make it here -> CRAB STITCH.
Sew ears to the finished head, with the use of wool needle. To hide the loose threads, simply “sew” them through the toy, and let the end of the yarn stay inside. Put on the collar and close it at the back. You can attach it to the toy so it stays flat and nice. Collar is a simple but effective way to hide the place of joining the parts, but hey, it also looks very cute! The last step is to add simple embroidery on the head. Try not to use plastic safety eyes, especially if you want to give this toy to a small baby, because they can be pulled off or chewed off.
Congratulations! You’ve made it. I hope you enjoyed working on it and now you have a beautiful baby blankie.
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