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How To Crochet Lovey Blanket – Free Pattern

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A crochet lovey is meant to be cherished forever, especially if received from birth. Today, I’m sharing the free crochet pattern for this baby lovey, Snug-Nap-Dream, so you can make this meaningful first gift for someone special. Grab your supplies and make one for your friends and family who are expecting a new addition to the family. It’s a perfect baby shower gift that will undoubtedly excite the expecting mom.

A crochet lovey is meant to be cherished forever, especially if received from birth. Today, I'm sharing the free crochet pattern for this baby lovey, Snug-Nap-Dream, so you can make this meaningful first gift for someone special. Grab your supplies and make one for your friends and family who are expecting a new addition to the family. It's a perfect baby shower gift that will undoubtedly excite the expecting mom.

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What is Lovey Blanket?

A lovey blanket, also known as a security blanket or comforter, is a small, soft blanket specifically designed for babies or young children to cuddle with. It provides comfort and a sense of security, often becoming a beloved companion for the child.

Remember the Tad the teddy bear crochet pattern I shared not long ago? I turned this amigurumi into a lovey-sized blanket. The adaptation is simple; all you have to do is crochet the head and arm of Tad or your preferred amigurumi and attach them to a baby blanket. Together, they make a perfect set of gifts for newborns and kids.

This crochet pattern is highly adaptable. You can decide to make different lovey sizes and choose to make them with different animals. Here are some popular animal amigurumi patterns that you can adapt from:

Size And Dimensions

This lovey blanket is about 20″ square, crocheted from cotton yarn. The size of the bear head is about 5″ in diameter. With the pattern given, you may choose to crochet a different blanket if needed; simply make fewer rounds to make a smaller blanket and more rounds for a bigger blanket.

I intentionally designed this blanket to be larger than normal for some reason. A larger lovey blanket remains useful as the baby grows, accommodating their increasing size and needs, making it an enduring companion for the newborn. Additionally, it provides ample surface area for snuggling and comfort, promoting a sense of security and coziness for children. This blanket is not only a comfort object but also serves as a traditional blanket for warmth. Moreover, it can double as a stroller cover or a nursing lap blanket when needed. Lastly, this blanket size used up all 3 balls of yarn with a little leftover.

A crochet lovey is meant to be cherished forever, especially if received from birth. Today, I'm sharing the free crochet pattern for this baby lovey, Snug-Nap-Dream, so you can make this meaningful first gift for someone special. Grab your supplies and make one for your friends and family who are expecting a new addition to the family. It's a perfect baby shower gift that will undoubtedly excite the expecting mom.

Crochet Supplies & Tools

  1. Yarn: Lion Brand, 24/7 Cotton, Worsted Weight. I specifically chose this yarn because it is 100% cotton, and the wide color range of mercerized yarns is designed to last through multiple washes. Here are the colors and quantities needed for a lovey.
  2. Crochet Hooks: 2.75 mm for the amigurumi and 4.0 mm for the blanket.
  3. Safety Eyes and Nose: Make sure to buy the proper eyes and nose that have a locking mechanism to secure them in place, ensuring they are safe for use in this project. If have doubts, you can replace them with simple embroidery.
    • Safety Eye – 12 mm, 1 pair.
    • Safety Nose – 26 mm, 1 piece.
  4. Embroidery Thread in black color: It is needed to sew the facial features such as eyebrows and lashes.
  5. Polyester fiberfill toy stuffing: Since this lovey is meant for babies, get a high-quality hypoallergenic stuffing.
  6. Stitch markers: You can use a tiny plastic marker, a safety pin, or a strand of yarn to mark the position of the first stitch in the amigurumi round.
  7. Tapestry needle: Use a long tapestry needle to sew amigurumi parts together, also for weaving in to hide yarn ends.
  8. Pins: Pins are needed to secure the amigurumi parts in place before sewing them together.
  9. Fabric marker: get a water erasable type for marking the sewing positions, when needed.
  10. Scissors
A crochet lovey is meant to be cherished forever, especially if received from birth. Today, I'm sharing the free crochet pattern for this baby lovey, Snug-Nap-Dream, so you can make this meaningful first gift for someone special. Grab your supplies and make one for your friends and family who are expecting a new addition to the family. It's a perfect baby shower gift that will undoubtedly excite the expecting mom.

Crochet Pattern Notes

Difficulties Level

Intermediate/Avid Beginners

This crochet lovey pattern is categorized as Intermediate due to the technicality involved in making the amigurumi. Nonetheless, the baby blanket itself is a beginner project. Therefore, beginners with some experience are strongly encouraged to give it a try to enhance their skills.

Here are some useful guides for beginners:
Complete Guide On Crochet
Amigurumi For Beginners

Crochet Stitches

All crochet patterns here are written in US terms.

Here are the basic crochet stitches that you need to know in order to make this lovey.

Also, to get started, it’s essential to know how to create a slip knot to connect the yarn to the hook.

Most amigurumi project begins with a magic ring (MR) or magic circle (MC). Click on the given link to learn how to make one.

Crochet Gauge

It’s important to know the crochet gauge of your stitches to make sure they match the pattern. This ensures that your finished lovey will turn out to be a similar size to the pattern. The gauge measures the size of your stitches and compares them to the pattern size. Learn more about crochet gauge and why it matters..

Amigurumi gauge of a square swatch of 4″ or 10 cm:
20 sts x 22 rows in single crochet stitch

Blanket gauge of a square swatch of 4″ or 10 cm:
17 sts x 8.5 rows in double crochet stitch (after blocking)

A crochet lovey is meant to be cherished forever, especially if received from birth. Today, I'm sharing the free crochet pattern for this baby lovey, Snug-Nap-Dream, so you can make this meaningful first gift for someone special. Grab your supplies and make one for your friends and family who are expecting a new addition to the family. It's a perfect baby shower gift that will undoubtedly excite the expecting mom.

How To Crochet Lovey

Now that we’ve gone over all the details for making this beautiful blanket, let’s get started with the actual crocheting process. You can find the written crochet pattern at the end of these instructions, so be sure to save it for easy reference while you’re crocheting. Happy crocheting!

Follow the written crochet patterns (scroll down to find the savable, downloadable, & printable versions) to create each component of the amigurumi, including the head, snout, ears, and arms of a Teddy Bear.

crochet lovey amigurumi

Assemble the amigurumi by sewing the snout, ears, and arms onto the head. If you need help with the crocheting and assembly, please refer to the teddy bear crochet pattern.

crochet baby blanket

Then crochet the baby blanket of your choice. I crocheted it with 21 rounds of the classic granny square pattern. I made it in this size and color to utilize all the yarns on hand; however, you may choose to customize yours by making it in different sizes, colors, and patterns. The solid granny square pattern will be a great substitute.

Sew the amigurumi onto the center of the baby blanket to complete the blanket.

What’s Next:

  • Start crocheting and proudly share your finished work on both Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to tag us at @craftpassion so we don’t miss your amazing creations!
  • Pin it to Pinterest, and make it later.
  • Share this blanket pattern with your crochet groups to plan a crochet-along event.
  • Browse other free crochet patterns to inspire and create, especially the baby blanket crochet patterns.
A crochet lovey is meant to be cherished forever, especially if received from birth. Today, I'm sharing the free crochet pattern for this baby lovey, Snug-Nap-Dream, so you can make this meaningful first gift for someone special. Grab your supplies and make one for your friends and family who are expecting a new addition to the family. It's a perfect baby shower gift that will undoubtedly excite the expecting mom.

Snug-Nap-Dream Lovey Crochet Pattern

Yield: 20" x 20" Lovey Sized Blanket
Active Time: 2 days
Total Time: 2 days
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: USD 20

Create a cherished crochet lovey using our complimentary pattern. Tailored for newborns, this handmade creation serves as the ultimate baby shower present that will undoubtedly thrill expecting moms.

Materials

Yarn - Lion Brand, 24/7 Cotton, Worsted Weight

  • Brown color (Taupe) - 1 ball
  • Beige color (Ecru) - 1 ball
  • Pink color (Pink) - 1 ball

Safety Eyes & Safety Nose

  • 12 mm Safety Eye, 1 pair
  • 26 mm Safety Nose, 1 piece

Embroidery Thread

  • Black, for sewing facial features

Toy Stuffing

  • Polyester fiberfill

Tools

Crochet Hooks

  • 2.75 mm (for bear)
  • 4.0 mm (for lovey blanket)

Others

  • Tapestry needle (Long)
  • Fabric marker (water erasable, to mark the sewing positions)
  • Scissors

Instructions

Abbreviations

(In US crochet terms)

ch: chain
chsp: chain 1 space
ch2sp: chain 2 space
dc: double crochet
dc cluster = 3 dc into the same stitch
hdc: half double crochet
hdcsp: hdc space at the beginning of the round
fo = fasten off
inc: 2sc increase
inv dec: invisible decrease
MR: magic ring or magic circle
sc: single crochet
sk: skip
sl knot: slip knot
sl st: slip stitch
st: stitch

Crochet Gauge (4" or 10cm square)

Amigurumi: 20 sts x 22 rows in single crochet stitch (non-stuffed)
Blanket: 17 sts x 8.5 rows in double crochet stitch (blocked)

Lovey Dimension:

Finished Lovey Blanket Size: approximately 20" x 20" blanket size, 5" diameter head

Lovey Crochet Pattern

Bear Head
Crochet with a 2.75 mm crochet hook and brown yarn.

Begin with a Magic Ring (MR)
Round 1: sc 6 in MR. {6}
Round 2: [inc] around. {12}
Round 3: [sc, inc] around. {18}
Round 4: [sc, inc, sc] around. {24}
Round 5: [sc 3, inc] around. {30}
Round 6: [sc 2, inc, sc 2] around. {36}
Round 7: [sc 5, inc] around. {42}
Round 8: [sc 3, inc, sc 3] around. {48}
Round 9: [sc 7, inc] around. {54}
Round 10: [sc 4, inc, sc 4] around. {60}
Round 11: [sc 9, inc] around. {66}
Round 12: [sc 5, inc, sc 5] around. {72}
Round 13 - 25: sc around. {72}
Round 26: [sc 5, inv dec, sc 5] around {66}
Round 27: [inv dec, sc 9] around {60}
Round 28: [sc 4, inv dec, sc 4] around. {54}
Round 29: [inv dec, sc 7] around. {48}
Round 30: [sc 3, inv dec, sc 3] around. {42}
Round 31: [inv dec, sc 5] around. {36}
Round 32: [sc 2, inv dec, sc 2] around. {30}
Round 33: [inv dec, sc 3] around. {24
Install safety eyes at Round 16, with 12 sts apart.
Stuff with polyester fillings.
Round 34: [sc, inv dec, sc] around. {18}
Round 35: [inv dec, sc] around. {12}
Round 36: [inv dec] around. {6}
Fasten and leave a long yarn tail for sewing.

Bear Snout
Crochet with a 2.75 mm crochet hook and beige yarn.

Begin with a Magic Ring (MR)
Round 1: sc 6 in MR. {6}
Round 2: [inc] around. {12}
Round 3: [sc, inc] around. {18}
Round 4: [sc, inc, sc] around. {24}
Round 5: [sc 3, inc] around. {30}
Round 6: [sc 2, inc, sc 2] 2 times, sc 2, inc, ch 2, sk 2, (sc 2, inc, sc 2) 3 times. {36} (this round creates a small hole to fit in the safety nose.
Round 7: [sc 5, inc] around. {42}
Round 8 - 9: sc around. {42}
Fasten and leave a long tail for sewing.

Insert a long black crochet thread or embroidery floss and install a 26mm safety nose in the small hole created at round 6.

Bear Ears
Crochet 2 with a 2.75 mm crochet hook and brown yarn.

Begin with a Magic Ring (MR)
Round 1: sc 6 in MR. {6}
Round 2: [inc] around. {12}
Round 3: [sc, inc] around. {18}
Round 4: [sc, inc, sc] around. {24}
Round 5: [sc 3, inc] around. {30}
Round 6: [sc 2, inc, sc 2] around. {36}
Round 7: [sc 5, inc] around. {42}
Round 8 - 12: sc around. {42}
Fasten and leave a long tail for sewing.
Flaten the ear and sew the last round together.

Bear Arms
Crochet 2 with a 2.75 mm crochet hook and brown yarn.

Begin with a Magic Ring (MR)
Round 1: sc 6 in MR. {6}
Round 2: [inc] around. {12}
Round 3: [sc, inc] around. {18}
Round 4: [sc, inc, sc] around. {24}
Round 5: [sc 3, inc] around. {30}
Round 6 - 10: sc around. {30}
Round 11: [sc 8, Inv dec] around. {27}
Round 12 - 13: sc around. {27}
Round 14: [sc 7, Inv dec] around. {24}
Round 15 – 16: sc around. {24}
Round 17: [sc 6, Inv dec] around. {21}
Round 18 - 19: sc around. {21}
Round 20: [sc 5, Inv dec] around. {18}
Round 21 – 22: sc around {18}
Round 23: [sc 4, Inv dec] around. {15}
Round 24 – 35: sc around. {15}
Fasten and leave a long tail for sewing.
Fill the bottom 2/3 of the arms firmly with polyester fiberfill.

Bow
Crochet with a 2.75 mm crochet hook and pink yarn.

Begin with a Magic Ring (MR)
Round 1: sc 6 in MR. {6}
Round 2: [inc] around. {12}
Round 3: [inc, sc] around. {18}
Round 4 - 12: sc around. {18}
Round 13: [inv dec, sc] around. {12}
Round 14: [inv dec] around. {6}
Fasten and leave a long tail for sewing.

Baby Blanket

Crochet classic granny square pattern with a 4.0 mm crochet hook, following the color stated below.
ch3 at the beginning of the round is counted as 1 dc st.

Foundation Ring: sl knot, ch 3. Join with sl st in the first st to form a ring.

Round 1: ch3, 2dc into the foundation ring, ch2, [dc cluster into the same ring, ch2] repeat 2 times, dc cluster into the same ring, Join with hdc in the first st. Turn.

Round 2: ch3, 2dc in the hdcsp, ch, [dc cluster, ch2, dc cluster in the next ch2sp, ch] repeat 3 times, dc cluster in the hdcsp. Join with hdc in the first st. Turn.

Round 3: ch3, 2dc in the hdcsp, ch, dc cluster in the next chsp, ch, [dc cluster, ch2, dc cluster in the next ch2sp, ch] repeat 3 times, dc cluster in the next chsp, ch, dc cluster in the hdcsp. Join with hdc in the first st. Turn.

Round 4 to 21: ch3, 2dc in the hdcsp, ch, dc cluster in each of the next chsp, ch, [dc cluster, ch2, dc cluster in the next ch2sp, ch] repeat 3 times, dc cluster in each of the next chsp, ch, dc cluster in the hdcsp. Join with hdc in the first st. Turn.

Round 22 (border): ch, sc, ch, sc in the same hdcsp, [ch, sc in the center dc of the next dc cluster, ch, sc in next chsp] repeat around all the straight edges. On the next 3 corners, make sc, ch, sc into the ch2sp after completing the sc and ch on the last dc cluster. On the last corner, join the round with sl st in the first st after completing the sc and ch on the last dc cluster.

fo and hide yarn.

Color Work:
3 rounds of brown
5 rounds of beige
2 rounds of pink
2 rounds of beige
2 rounds of pink
2 rounds of beige
4 rounds of pink
1 round of beige
Border beige

How To Assemble

    1. Crochet and finish all of the crochet bear parts according to the crochet pattern provided. This includes the head, snout, ears, arms, and a bow.
    2. This step is optional but add character to the bear. Make a small stitch with beige yarn next to the safety eyes. Make brows and eyelashes with black crochet thread.
    3. Sew the snout and ears to the head next.
    4. Sew the arms under the head.
    5. To finish off the lovey, stitch the bear to the center of the blanket.

Want to make other crochet animal lovey?

Check out the other crochet animal patterns in our Crochet Amigurumi Animal & Wildlife collection to adopt.

Notes

The total time required is only an estimate based on the speed and hours spent on the project.

Snug-Nap-Dream, the crochet Bear lovey, can be crocheted and sold in small batches. However, without prior written permission from Craft Passion, you may not publish the patterns and images in any form.

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A crochet lovey is meant to be cherished forever, especially if received from birth. Today, I'm sharing the free crochet pattern for this baby lovey, Snug-Nap-Dream, so you can make this meaningful first gift for someone special. Grab your supplies and make one for your friends and family who are expecting a new addition to the family. It's a perfect baby shower gift that will undoubtedly excite the expecting mom.

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