DIY Puppy Security Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

A Crochet Pattern by: Christina Ryan

Design Inspiration

This year I am working on designing farm animals. I wanted a design that was easy, quick, and perfect for the beginner in mind to donate to a charity. I am excited to be a part of the Preemie Crochet Challenge again this year.

This adorable crochet pattern is available for a free crochet pattern right here on my blog. You can purchase the Ad-free PDF version in my Etsy and Ravelry Shops below. This pattern is available for a FREE PDF download from June 7, 2022 through the end of the month as part of the Preemie Crochet Challenge. More information about that later.

Materials:

150 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Print 5 oz/142 grams, 252 yards/230 meters in Seastone

65 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solids 7 oz/199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in Coffee

65 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solids 7 oz/199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in Brown

HOOKS:  E/4 3.5 mm; G/6 4.0 mm; J/10 6.0 mm 

Polyfil

Yarn needle 

Stitch markers

Safety eyes (optional)

scissors

Experience Level:  Beginner

Gauge:

11.5 stitches x 6.5 rows = 4” x 4” square blocked.

Pattern used for gauge:  DC

Size: 15” x 15” x 4”

Pattern Key:

SC – Single Crochet 

DC – Double Crochet

Sc2tog – Single Crochet Decrease

Sl st – Slip Stitch

FO – Finish Off

St/Sts – Stitch/Stitches

Ch – Chain

Rnd(s) – Round(s)

MC – Magic Circle

Color A – Seastone

Color B – Coffee

Color C – Brown

Notes:

  • Lovey Blanket is made in joined rounds as a traditional granny square.
  • Puppy Head, Nose, and Ears are done in continuous rounds.  Do NOT join while making each of them.  Use stitch markers to know where your first stitch in the round is.
  • Sl st does not count as a stitch throughout the pattern.  
  • Repeat stitches between * and * around.
  • Alternative to MC – Ch 2; work number of SC specified in the 2nd chain from the hook.
  • Ch 3 counts as a DC throughout the pattern.

Pattern Instructions:  

Lovey Blanket:

Using J Hook and Color A, Ch 4; sl st to the 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1:  Ch 3 (counts as 1st DC in each round throughout the pattern); 2 DC into the ring; Ch 2; *3 DC into the ring; Ch 2.*  Repeat from *-* 2 more times; 1 sl st in the top of Ch 3 to Join.  (12 DC)

Rnd 2:  Sl st in the next 2 sts and in the Ch 2 space; Ch 3; (2 DC; Ch 2; 3 DC) in the same ch space; *Ch 1; (3 DC, Ch 2; 3 DC) in the next Ch 2 space*  Repeat from *-* 2 more times; ch 1; sl st in the top of Ch 3 to join.   (24 DC)

Rnd 3:  Sl st in the next 2 sts and in the Ch 2 space; Ch 3; (2 DC; Ch 2; 3 DC) in the same ch space;  ; *Ch 1; (3 DC  in Ch 1 space, Ch 1) in each ch 1 space to the corner; (3 DC; Ch 2; 3DC) in Ch 2 space at the corner.  Repeat from * 2 more times.  Ch 1; (3 DC in Ch 1 space; Ch 1) in each Ch 1 space to the beginning of the round.  Sl st to the top of Ch 3 to join.  (36 DC)

Rnd 4:  Repeat round 3.  (48 DC)

Rnd 5:  Repeat round 3.  (60 DC)

Rnd 6:  Repeat round 3.  (72 DC)

Rnd 7:  Repeat round 3.  (84 DC)

Rnd 8:  Repeat round 3.  (96 DC)

Rnd 9:  Repeat round 3. FO Color A by slip stitching to through to the top of Ch 3 and next 2 stitches. (108 DC)

Rnd 10:  Join Color B in the corner of the Ch 3 space; Ch 3.  Repeat round 3.  (120 DC)

Sl st in the next 2 DC sts and FO.  Weave in your ends.

Head:  Worked in Continuous Rounds

Rnd 1:  Using G Hook and Color C, create MC; 6 SC in MC. (6 sts)

Rnd 2:  2 SC in each st around.  (12 sts)

Rnd 3:  *SC in the next st; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (18 sts)

Rnd 4:  *SC in the next 2 sts; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (24 sts)

Rnd 5:  *SC in the next 3 sts; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (30 sts)

Rnd 6:  *SC in the next 4 sts; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (36 sts)

Rnds 7-12:  SC in each st around  (36 sts)  (6 total rounds)

****Insert safety eyes between rounds 7 & 8 with 3 sts between the eyes.****

Rnd 13:  *SC in the next 4 sts; sc2tog.*  Repeat around.  (30 sts)

****Start Stuffing.****

Rnd 14:  *SC in the next 3 sts; sc2tog.*  Repeat around.  (24 sts)

Rnd 15:  *SC in the next 2 sts; sc2tog.*  Repeat around.  (18 sts)

Rnd 16:  *SC in the next st; sc2tog.*  Repeat around.  (12 sts)

****Finish Stuffing.****

Rnd 17:  Sc2tog around.  (6 sts)

****FO with a 6” tail to sew to the blanket.  Using tail, weave in and out of the front loops of the last round to close the hole.

Nose:  Worked in Continuous Rounds

Rnd 1:  Using Color B and E hook, ch 5; SC in the 2nd ch from the hook; SC in the next 2 ch; 3 SC in the last ch.  Working down the opposite side of the chains, SC in the next 2 sts; 2 SC in the last ch.  (10 sts)

DO NOT JOIN.

Rnd 2:  *2 SC in the next st; SC in the next 2 sts.*  Repeat 2 times.  2 SC in the last st.  (14 sts)

Rnd 3:  SC in each st around.  (14 sts)

FO with a 6” tail to sew to head.

Ears: Worked in Continuous Rounds

Rnd 1:  Using G Hook and Color B, create a MC; 6 SC in MC.  (6 sts)

Rnds 2-3:  SC in each st around.  (6 sts)

Rnd 4:  2 SC in each st around.  (12 sts)

Rnds 5-6:  SC in each st around.  (12 sts)

Rnd 7:  *SC in the next st; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (18 sts)

Rnds 8-15:  SC in each st around.  (18 sts)  (8 total rounds)

****FO with 6” tail to sew to head.  DO NOT stuff.  Fold flat and sew ends closed.

Assembly:  

Sew Nose from round 9 to round 13 between the eyes.  

Sew ears on either side of the top of the head to round 4.

Using the beginning tail of the blanket, close and FO off that tail.  

Sew the head to the center of the blanket.

Congrats you have made a wonderful Puppy Security Blanket!

Testers

I want to thank my tester Jennifer. I love the colors she chose. You can see all her photos by clicking here.
I want to thank my tester Debra.
What fun colors she used with this security blanket.
You can see all her photos by clicking here.

I want to thank my tester Regina. What a lovely puppy blanket. You can see all her photos by clicking here.

Preemie Crochet Challenge

I am blessed to be a part of this wonderful preemie challenge for the second year in a row. Helen from Sunflower Cottage Crochet is hosting the Preemie Crochet Challenge. Each day during the month of June, a new pattern is featured. Each pattern you download from the challenge, you are pledging to make one of each of those patterns to donate to a hospital or charity that supports preemies. Click the button below to go see all the different patterns throughout the month of June.

There is something new this year where you can purchase all the patterns in a bundle, and the proceeds are all being donated in the UK and also the United States.

Today, June 7, 2022 through the end of June, you can download an ad-free PDF of this pattern by clicking the button below.

Thank you for your generosity and stopping by.

Happy Crocheting!

Christina

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