Free Crochet Pattern: Baby Lovey

My youngest daughter is 6 months old now.  I created this lovey for her.  I was thinking that I wanted something that she can chew on- she has 2 teeth and more on the way- so I used 100% cotton yarn.  Also, she is getting ready to start sleeping in her crib so I wanted to give her a small security toy to give to her every night.







Materials needed:
• 4.50 MM crochet hook
• Hobby Lobby I Love this Cotton!- I used 4 colors- 95 Antique Cream, 24 Ivory, 312 Hot Orchid, 262 Mulberry
• 2- 6mm safety eyes
• Tapestry needle for sewing in the ends


Gauge:
• The gauge is not really important.  You can make this with any size hook and yarn really, the finished size will just vary.  My blanket measures about 8" across.


Abbreviations:
• ch= chain
• sc= single crochet
• dc= double crochet
• sc2tog= single crochet 2 together
• MR= magic ring
• sl st= slip stitch
• picot= ch 3, sl st into the 1st ch


Finished size:
• Blanket measures about 8" across


Head:

With Antique Cream,
1: MR, ch 1, 6sc in the ring, pull tight.
2: Do NOT join, continue to work in continuous rounds, using a stitch marker to help keep track of rounds if desired.  2sc in ech sc- 12sc.
3: (2sc, sc) around- 18sc
4: (2sc, sc, sc) arounds- 24 sc
5-9: Sc around- 24sc
10: (sc2tog, sc, sc) around- 18
Insert safety eyes- I inserted an eye between row 7 and 8, then counted over 3 stitches, then inserted the other one



11: (sc2tog, sc) around- 12
Stuff the head firmly
12, sc2tog around- 6
Then use your tapestry needle to weave the hole shut and weave in your end.



Hat:

With Mulberry,
1: MR, ch 1, 4sc in the ring, pull tight.
2: Do NOT join, continue to work in continuous rounds, using a stitch marker to help keep track of rounds if desired.  2sc around, when making the last sc, yarn over with Hot Orchid, do not cut Mulberry- 8



3: Continue with Hot Orchid, sc around- 8
4: Sc around, when making the last sc, yarn over with Mulberry- 8
5: Continue with Mulberry, sc around- 8
6: Sc around, when making the last sc, yarn over with Hot Orchid- 8
7: Continue with Hot Orchid, sc around- 8
8: Sc around, when making the last sc, yarn over with Mulberry- 8
9: Continue with Mulberry, sc around- 8
10: Sc around, when making the last sc, yarn over with Hot Orchid- 8
11: Continue with Hot Orchid, sc around- 8
12: Sc around, when making the last sc, yarn over with Mulberry- 8
13: Continue with Mulberry, sc around- 8
14: Sc around, when making the last sc, yarn over with Hot Orchid- 8
15: Continue with Hot Orchid, sc around- 8
16: Sc around, when making the last sc, yarn over with Mulberry- 8
17: Continue with Mulberry, (2sc, sc) around- 12
18: (2sc, sc) aroundwhen making the last sc, yarn over with Hot Orchid- 18  
19: Continue with Hot Orchid, sc around- 18
20: (2sc, sc, sc) around, when making the last sc, yarn over with Mulberry- 24
21: Continue with Mulberry, sc around- 24
22: Sc around, when making the last sc, yarn over with Hot Orchid, cut Mulberry- 24
23: Continue with Hot Orchid, sc around- 24
24: Sc around- 24
24: Sl st around, bind off, leave a long tail, finish with an invisible join to 1st sl st- 24

Stretch the top portion of the hat and tie into a knot



Put hat on head in desired spot


Then use long tail and tapestry needle to sew the hat onto the head.  When I did this, I went under the slip stitch and then into the head, and repeated around.  Then weave in the end.





Blanket:

With Ivory,
1: Ch 4, join with sl st to 1st ch.

2: Ch 3, 2 dc in the ring, ch 3, 3 dc in the ring, ch 3, 3 dc in the ring, ch 3, 3 dc in the ring, ch 3, join with sl st to the top ch of the beg ch 3.

3: Ch 4, skip 2 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch 3 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch 3 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch 3 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in the same ch 3 sp, join with sl st to the top ch of the beg ch 3.  Bind off.



4: With Hot Orchid, join in the ch 1 sp, right after the spot when you just ended, 2 dc in the same sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch 3 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch 3 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch 3 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch 3 sp, ch 1, join with sl st to the top ch of the beg ch 3.



5: Ch 4, skip 2 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch 3 sp, *ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch 3 sp*, repeat from * to * 2 times, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 2 dc in the next ch 1 sp, join with sl st to the top ch of the beg ch 3.

5: Ch 3, 2 dc in the same ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch 3 sp, *ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch 3 sp*, repeat from * to * 2 more times, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 spjoin with sl st to the top ch of the beg ch 3.  Bind off.

6: With Ivory, join in the ch 1 sp, right after the spot when you just ended, 2 dc in the same sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch 3 sp, *ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch 3 sp*, repeat from * to * 2 more times, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 spch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 spjoin with sl st to the top ch of the beg ch 3.  Bind off.

7: With Mulberry, join in the ch 1 sp, right after the spot when you just ended, ch 3, 2 dc in the same sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch 3 sp, *ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch 3 sp*, repeat from * to * 2 more times, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 spch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 spch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, join with sl st to the top ch of the beg ch 3.  Bind off.

8: Ch 4, skip 2 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch 3 sp, *ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch 3 sp*, repeat from * to * 2 more times, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 spch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 spch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 3 dc, 2 dc in the next ch 1 sp, join with sl st to the top ch of the beg ch 3.  Bind off.

Corner Knots:

1: In any corner, join using Mulberry, 4 sc in corner sp, *ch 1, turn, sc in each (4)*, repeat from * to * 9 more times, ch 1, turn (sc2tog) twice, ch 1, turn sc2tog, bind off and weave in ends.



In the corner, directly opposite of the one you just worked in, repeat 1.

Do not tie yet, first you need to work the border.

Border:

Join with sl st to the base of one of the corner knots, sc around the corner knot (I did 6sc up, 3 sc aroun dthe curved part, and 6sc down, *sl st in each of the dc of the previous round, (sc, picot, sc) in the ch 1 sp*, repeat from * to * around, in the corners that don't have a corner knot, make (sc, picot, sc), in the other corner that has a corner knot, sc around.  Weave in all ends.  

 



Tie Corner Knots:

For the 2 corner knots, stretch the sc piece (as you did for the hat) and then tie in a knot.



Attach the head:

In one of the corners that does not have a corner knot, use a length of Mulberry to securely fasten the head to the corner.





All finished!


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  1. Beautiful -thank you for your time creating this pattern and photo tutorial. I will really enjoy trying this out xxx

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