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I have put together a round up of 10 of the cutest crochet lovey patterns. You can choose from different themed lovey ideas for the little ones.
Crochet lovey is just the perfect present for a new arrival and toddlers alike. It is the best of both worlds.
When you are not sure which present would be better – a blanket or a crochet toy, simply make a crochet lovey.
It is a combination of crochet baby blanket and a crochet toy. You combine the best of both worlds.
We know even baby blankets can take a while to make. Especially if you have a deadline for when the baby arrives.
The great thing with crochet lovey is, that the blanket only needs to be around 15 to 18 inches across. You can have that done in no time!
Secondly, if you are not a fan of crochet amigurumi, this is the perfect project for you. You do not need to make the whole toy! All you need is the head and maybe a couple of legs.
As the blanket replaces the rest of the body, there is no tricky sewing together all the different parts of an amigurumi toy.
and finally, just imagine the look on the new parents’ faces when you gift something so special for their new arrival. Better yet, the widest smile on a little face of a toddler as they recognise their favorite animal.
One they can definitely cuddle up to as it has a soft and squidgy body!
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10 Free Crochet Lovey Patterns
Loveys are actually very easy to make. They are usually a tiny blanket that is 10-20 inches across. Loveys can be circles, rectangles, squares, and even hexagons. In fact, they can be anything you want them to be.
They are most iconic for their cute topping which is most often an animal.
I have chosen crochet lovey patterns that are easy and quick to make. You can choose from different animals.
These are all popular animals amongst kids and babies. You can also make a plain lovey that is just a small blanket to cuddle up to.
All these patterns are suitable for boys and girls alike. However, the airplane crochet lovey would be just perfect for a little pilot to be.
A Bunny To Love
Bouncing into spring and ready to be your next go-to baby pattern, meet this adorable Bunny Crochet Lovey Blanket.
It is an easy and versatile pattern that you can further customise. Simply swap out colors, change ears and embroidered features and the lovey is easily transformed into a completely different design.
You can also change up the blanket body for a different pattern. The easiest way to do this is to look for an afghan pattern worked in the round and then simply stop when you reach the appropriate size.
CLICK HERE for the free crochet lovey pattern.
Liam The Lamb
This blanket uses a modified version of the bobble stitch that still gives the blanket a lot of texture while using a lot less yarn. It also made the blanket softer and flexible because the stitches are not so dense.
This crochet lovey will make a wonderful present to anyone who loves farm animals. You can match it with the sheep baby blanket which will make a one of a kind baby shower gift.
The blanket is crocheted in gender-neutral colors of white and grey, it’s suitable for boys and girls. It will also fit any nursery color scheme.
However, you can make it your own and choose any color that suits your taste, from pinks for baby girls to blues for baby boys.
FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free crochet pattern.
Baby Lovey Blanket
A crochet lovey baby blanket is a small crochet blanket that a child can snuggle up with to feel secure and cozy. You do not always have to make an amigurumi head for it. You can also leave it nice and plain.
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. 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.
It 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. You can find the free pattern HERE.
Teddy Bear Lovey
This crochet lovey would be the perfect gift that was both practical and fun. The bear has a cute, happy face that kids will absolutely love. The blanket is constructed using a simple square moss stitch.
The arms of the bear are the perfect size for her little hands to grasp. The pattern uses a blue, cream and tan color palette, but this pattern would work well in any color scheme.
When selecting your yarn, be sure to choose something that is extra soft and machine washable so the toy will last. Follow THIS LINK for the free crochet pattern.
Koala Crochet Lovey
Crochet lovey is such a useful gift. It brings babies comfort and security as they fall asleep.
This crochet koala lovey is the perfect combo of cute, cuddly and quick. It would fit lovely into a jungle themed nursery decor.
The koala works up quickly using only one skein and some scrap yarn, which makes it a perfect baby shower gift idea.
You can find this cute pattern ON THIS BLOG
You Are My Sunshine Lovey
This adorable sun and rainbow lovey is the perfect lovey for any boy or girl in your life.
It is a great stash buster project where you can use up all your colorful leftovers.
The pattern uses shell stitches to create the lovely mini blanket. This pattern is great if you really do not like crocheting the classic amigurumi.
The sun is made as a flat motif which you will make two of. You simple then sew it together and stuff it a little.
You can find the pattern ON THIS WEBSITE.
Spiral Crochet Kitty Lovey
This spiral kitty crochet lovey that is 15 inches in diameter. It is the perfect size for the new arrivals.
This is the perfect present for cat loving parents to be or little toddlers that like cuddling up to cats.
The blanket has a lovely spiral pattern, check out Spiral Crochet Kitty Lovey – Free Pattern and Video Tutorial on my website.
Crochet Baby Owl Lovey
Adorable Crochet Baby Owl Lovey is a plush toy and security blanket all in one! It would be perfect to crochet and personalise for baby shower gifts.
The crochet pattern is for one size. However it can easily be adjusted to make a larger or smaller security blanket depending if you are making one for newborn or a toddler.
The crochet baby owl lovey pattern works up quickly, so you can easily whip up a gift in a day. Check out THIS BLOG POST for the pattern.
Airplane Crochet Lovey
Babies will love this airplane crochet lovey pattern. You can make one as a gift for an aspiring pilot!
This pattern can be used to crochet a cute airplane lovey. However, you can also make a few of the airplane toppers to give as gifts.
String them together for a cute bunting. They make a wonderful little toy that can be given as a birthday gift or stocking stuffers. CLICK HERE for the free pattern.
Baby Penguin Lovey
if you’re looking for an adorable gift idea for winter baby showers, this is it! It’s a project that works up quickly, and only uses 1 skein of soft yarn. That makes it a perfect budget friendly gift.
The penguin lovey is in many ways similar to a stuffed toy. Instead of crocheting a plump, fluffy body for the penguin, you’ll make a fluffy granny square. Check out the pattern BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK.
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