Tuesday 22 October 2019

Two Lovely Free Snuggle Blanket Patterns

Make a snuggle/lovey blanket for a very special Christmas present.

You Are My Sunshine Crochet Lovey
by Lorene Haythorn Eppolite - Cre8tion Crochet

This is a pattern which really makes you happy.
A lovely bright yellow sun and a soft snuggle blanket. I think most children (and adults) will like this one 🌞!
My Bright Sunshine Lovey using Cre8tion Crochet's Pattern
The pattern was originally designed for worsted weight (10 ply) yarn, but it's easy to change to the yarn of your choice.
I made mine in double knit (8ply) yarn. I used Stylecraft Special DK in:
Lemon, Cloud Blue, Aster, Lapis, Petrol, Matador, Jaffa, and Citron.

 I added some extra rows to the blanket and the amigurumi sunshine to make up the size difference.
And my Sunshine Lovey/Snuggle measures 16 x 16 inches, which is about right.

What I really like about this pattern is that it's quite easy and quick to make and the Sunshine centre is a good start for someone new to amigurumi crochet.

I've made quite a few of these Sunshine Lovey/Snuggles, all in bright rainbow colours.

This is one of my Bright Sunshine Lovey Snuggles available now on Etsy:
 Bright Colours Sunshine Lovey Snuggle Blanket with Sun in the centre

You can find the Free Crochet Pattern for the Sunshine Lovey here:
You Are My Sunshine Free Crochet Lovey Pattern

 I think you'll enjoy making it! 🌞


Amigurumi Elephant Snuggle by Dennis van den Brink

A Free Pattern – Elephant Snuggle

This is a lovely little pattern. 🐘
It uses a basic granny square stitch for the blanket and an amigurumi pattern for the elephant part.

One of the Elephant Snuggles I made from the Elephant Snuggle Free Pattern
 It's an easy pattern which looks great when it's finished, so well worth doing.

And you can always ring the changes with this pattern: either with colour changes, yarn used, or with decorating the elephant.
I added a sweet little bow to my elephant, using a pattern called Scrapbusting Mini Bows by ChiWei Ranck of One Dog Woof
You can find the bow pattern on her site here:
Sweet and Simple Crochet Bows

My Elephant Snuggle with Bow design by One Dog Woof
 I love this pattern and have put one of my Elephant Snuggle Blankets in our Etsy shop.
You can see it here:
Elephant Snuggle Blanket Sweet and Cuddly Gift Lilac Pink & Cream

 You can find the Free pattern to make your own Elephant Snuggle here on the DenDennis site:
A Free pattern – Elephant Snuggle 🐘

 And while you are there, have a look at all the other patterns Dennis has made.
His website is a treasure trove for amigurumi lovers, both beginners and advanced. And you'll find lots of papercraft and woodland crafts items there too.
Some of the patterns are in Dutch, but many are in English, including the Elephant Snuggle pattern (and Google Translate can be your friend for some of the others 🙂 ).
So very well worth a look!

Well that was an almost perfect post for Elephant  🐘 Sun 🌞 Dog 🐕
(I'll find a crochet dog to make it perfect soon. I promise! 😀)

Those are two of the best free snuggle blanket patterns I have found.
I think that they are great for all levels of crochet experience and, as you can see, I can prove that they work!

Hope you like them too!

~ Silvi

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