Monday, March 20, 2017

Crochet Safari Animal Blanket....

Safari Animal Baby Blanket
Safari Animal Baby Blanket

Measures approx. 40 1/2" x 40 1/2"

--#4 worsted weight yarn; I used "I Love This Yarn" from Hobby Lobby in the following colors:  Sea Blue, Mid-Green, Forest Green, Brown, Coffee, Toasted Almond, Light Taupe, Black, White, Red, Desert Glaze, Terra Cotta, Burnt Pumpkin, Sungold, Light Peach, Mango and Buttercup
--6mm hook
--tapestry needle for weaving

For each block:
1.  I used C2C method with HDC stitches and chain 5.
2.  I added 1 round of SC stitches in the background color after completing each block.  I put 3 SC stitches in each corner.

For the border:
1.  I used white yarn and 6mm hook to do one round of HDC stitches around each block with 3 HDC stitches in each corner.
2.  I then whipstitched the blocks together to make the blanket.
3.  Now, 1 round of HDC stitches around the entire blanket.
4.  I switched to dark green yarn and completed 1 round of SC stitches.
5.  I switched yarn to a dark brown and completed 1 round of HDC stitches.
6.  For the final round, I used Mid Green yarn and made *5 DC into a stitch, skipped a stitch, SC in next stitch, skipped a stitch* repeat from * to * around.  Fasten off.  Weave ends.
Corner-2-Corner (C2C) Crocheting:

Each block is made using the corner-2-corner (C2C) method.  However, I'm using HDC and chain 5 with a 6mm hook instead of DC and chain 6. After I complete the block, I do one round of single crochet around the border with 3 single crochet in each corner.

The C2C method is a fun way to make lots of stuff and it's not as complicated as you may think.  The BEST tutorial, hands down, that I found available when I learned to do C2C was from Mike at The Crochet Crowd.  Here's a link to it so don't be intimidated but give it a go.....
Giraffe Pixel Graph

Lion Pixel Graph

Monkey Pixel Graph 

Turtle Pixel Graph

Happy Crocheting.... 

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  1. Hello. Can you please the exact colors of "I Love This Yarn" from Hobby Lobby you used for each animal?

    I love, love, love this pattern.

    1. I have updated the materials section with the colors I used.