Lady Beetle Blanket – Premium Crochet Pattern

A Crochet Pattern by: Christina Ryan

Design Inspiration:

I have been wanting to add blankets to pattern designs for a while now. This lovely ladybug blanket is the first one of our blanket designs. If you remember, last year, I released the Gigi Love Bug Security blanket. It is one of the Free patterns still available on the blog, with a premium upgrade. I used that design to inspire this one. This sweet lady beetle blanket is made using the hexagon shape. The spots are made in the round flat instead of raised spot.

This sweet blanket is being modeled by one of my best friend’s daughters, which I thank her for allowing me to use her sweet baby as the model. This adorable blanket can be used as a picnic blanket, or put it on the floor for your sweet little ones to play with tummy time. It can also be used as a photo prop. Also, your girls could use the blanket to play with their dolls as well.

Where Can You Purchase This Pattern?

This adorable ladybug blanket is available in our Ravelry and Etsy Shops. It is a premium pattern with photo tutorial for the spots. The instructions include detailed stitch counts at the end of each round. Click the buttons below to purchase the pattern from your preferred platform!

Materials:

  • 735 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solids 7 oz/199 grams, 355 yards/320 meters in Red.
  • 200 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solids 7 oz/199 grams, 355 yards/320 meters in Black
  • Hooks:  US J/10 6 mm; US G/6 4.0 mm
  • Yarn needle

Experience Level:  Beginner Advanced

Gauge: 

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

Pattern used for Gauge:  DC

Size:

34” x 34.5” approximately

Pattern Key:

DC – Double Crochet

Ch – Chain

SC – Single Crochet 

Sc2tog – Single Crochet Decrease

V-Stitch -(DC, Ch 2, DC) all in the same stitch/space

Sl st – Slip stitch

Rnd(s) – Round(s)

St(s) – stitch/stitches

Sp – space/spaces

MC – Magic Circle

Color A – Red

Color B- Black

Special Stitches:

Single Crochet Decrease (sc2tog):  

Insert hook in the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on the hook).

Insert hook in the next stitch; yarn over and pull up a loop.  (You should have 3 loops on your hook now.)  Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.

V-Stitch:

(DC, Ch 2, DC) all in the same stitch/space.

Notes:

  • Read through the entire pattern first.
  • The blanket and the spots are worked in joined rounds.
  • Beginning Ch 3 does count as your first double crochet in each round of the blanket part.
  • Ch 1 in the beginning of rounds of the spots does NOT count as a stitch.
  • Sl st does NOT count as a stitch throughout the pattern.
  • Alternative to MC – Ch 2; work number of SC specified in the 2nd chain from the hook.

Testers

I want to thank my tester Jennifer Lehr! She did an amazing job! I couldn’t release this pattern without her.

Hope you enjoy this new crochet pattern! I had a lot of fun designing it! Remember you can purchase this adorable premium pattern on your preferred pattern platform Etsy or Ravelry.

Other Lady Bug Crochet Patterns Available

Gigi Love Bug Security Blanket

Sweet Ladybug Amigurumi

Until next time, happy crocheting!

Christina

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