Monday, March 20, 2017

Crochet Safari Animal Blanket....

Safari Animal Baby Blanket





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

Materials:
--#4 worsted weight yarn (I used "I Love This Yarn" from Hobby Lobby)
--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.

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And, Block 4 is now completed!!! A lion...



Here's an updated pic with Block #3 completed this evening....




I completed Block #2 last night of my Safari Animal Baby Blanket for baby Jack who will be making his appearance any day now.  Two more blocks to go -- giraffe and lion....

Here's a pic of the turtle and monkey.  I posted the FREE pixel graphs awhile back after I designed them.  So check out my previous posts so you can make a Safari blanket, too.  

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.....




Here's the link to my previous post of the 4 pixel graphs I designed:

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