Free Crochet Lovey Pattern Baby Blanket

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Crochet Lovey Pattern Baby Blanket

This quick to make lovey baby blanket is easy to crochet and is the perfect gift for a baby shower. The crochet lovey blanket is worked in just one simple stitch (learn more about this basic stitch below) and has a finished size of 14′” x 15″ which means you can make quite a few of these in just a small amount of time.

Read on down to learn about how to crochet a love and all about the stitches you’ll need to know to make this lovey baby blanket.

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What is a Crochet Lovey Baby Blanket?

A crochet lovey baby blanket is a small crochet blanket that a child can snuggle up with to feel secure and cozy. Lovey blankets are for a baby older than 12 months and should be used with the supervision of an adult at all times.

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The Yarn

The yarn we will be using for this lovey is Brava Worsted by WeCrochet & Knit Picks. It is 100% acrylic as well as machine washable and dryable which is a must for a baby blanket that will more than likely get constant use.

Brava Worsted Yarn

It is available in many colors so you will have a wide range of colors to pick from for this lovey and for the stars you attach. With these many options you will be able to create a unique baby blanket that is just your style. For the example shown below I used Dove Heather & White for the main blanket.

Do you need a substitute yarn? Try Pound of Love from Lion Brand or Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand. They both have a similar look and feel!

The Stitches for a Lovey Blanket

This whole lovey is worked just with double crochets! If you can crochet the double crochet stitch you can make this blanket! It does include some double crocheting stitches which is a decrease to create the ripples but it is still very easy to pick up on.

Make sure to look over the stitch definition & picture below so you will know how to decrease. This blanket also includes a single crochet border but it is optional if you’d prefer this lovey without a border. You could also use a different border for this blanket if you’d like too! The possibilities are endless! Keep on reading down for the free pattern! Happy Crocheting!

Crochet Lovey Baby Blanket Pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials

Crochet Stitch Abbreviations

  • dc = double crochet
  • ch = chain
  • dc3tog = double crochet three together {Yarn over, pick up a loop in next st. Yarn over, draw through two loops on the hook} 3 times. Yarn over, draw through the last four loops on the hook.
double crochet three together
  • rep = repeat
  • st = stitch
  • sc(s) = single crochet(s)

Notes

  • Written in standard US terms
  • Change sizes by using a staring chain in a multiple of 14 + 3 stitches
  • Learn how to change color in crochet for easy yarn color changing.
  • Ch 3’s count as a st
  • Finished size is approx. 14″ x 15″ without the border

The Pattern

To Start: With Color A ch 42 + 3

Foundation Row: 2 dc in 4th  ch from hook, *1 dc in each of next 3 ch, {dc3tog in next 3 ch} twice, 1 dc in each of next 3 ch **, 3 dc in next 2 St, rep from * across, ending with last rep at **, 3 dc in the last ch, turn. (54)

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc) 2 dc in the same space as ch 3, *1 dc in next 3 sts {dc3tog in the next 3 ch} twice, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc (from the previous row) ** 3 dc in each of next 2 st, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 3 dc in top of the turning ch from the previous row, turn.

Row 2: Rep Row 1

Row 3: Change to Color B, rep Row 1

Row 4: Change to Color A, rep Row 1

Row 5: Rep Row 1

Row 6: Rep Row 1

Row 7: Change to Color B, rep Row 1

Row 8: Change to Color A, rep Row 1

Row 9: Rep Row 1

Row 10: Rep Row 1

Row 11: Change to Color B, rep Row 1

Row 12: Change to Color A, rep Row 1

Row 13: Rep Row 1

Row 14: Rep Row 1

Finishing: To finish the main blanket fasten off color A and weave in loose ends with a yarn needle.

Border

The border of this blanket is optional.

Round 1: Join in Color A in the last st of row 14. sc into that st twice, going down the side of the lovey placing 3 sc’s for each row of the blanket for a total of 42 sc(s) until you reach the corner, sc 3 times in the corner, sc across the bottom of the blanket a total of 54 sc(s) until you reach the corner, sc 3 times in the corner, continue up the side of the blanket for a total of 42 sc(s), 1 sc into the corner that you started in, sl st to the first sc of the round.

Round 2: ch 1, sc 2x into the first st, sc into each st down the side for a total of 46 scs, in the next st sc 3x, sc 56 times, sc 3x in the next st, sc 48 x across ending with 1 sc into the first st you started in with the sc2x of the round, sl to the top of the first st of the last round and fasten off the yarn.

Finishing: Cut yarn with scissors and weave in loose ends with a yarn needle where it is needed.

Pro Tip: Sew on an appliqué to make this blanket extra special. A crochet star pattern would look great on this lovey and the yarn is a perfect match!

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