One of my favorite things that I love to crochet is baby items. Whether it’s baby hats, booties or blankets, it doesn’t matter because I like to make it all! But, one of the things that I especially like to make are baby loveys!
I decided to use some pretty girly colors for this lovey. I, of course, love purple but I know that pink is more traditionally a girls color, so I incorporated both colors into this this little lovey.
But, if you are hunting a boy version of a lovey, you might want to check this similar baby lovey pattern that I made a while back here
I also put together a baby lovey pattern round up on my blog here a few weeks ago! So, if you still hunting maybe another lovey that you would like to make or need more than one lovey pattern, you can check out that post here
Plus, did I mention that all of the lovey patterns in that round up are absolutely FREE?! Yes, I know, that y’all love free patterns!
Anyway, back to this pattern. I used the ripple stitch and I love how this stitch works up when you use a combination of different colors. These cute colors even remind me of Easter.
I know that with the last bear lovey I made that I had a few people asking me how I embroidered the face on the bear. So, I made a quick little video tutorial showing y’all how I do it.
Finished lovey measures approx 16” x 19”
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Things you will need:
- I Love This Yarn in White, Pink & Amethyst (also a tiny amount of black)
- Size I – 5.50mm Crochet Hook
- Small Amount of Poly – Fil
- Stitch Marker
- Yarn Needle
- ch = chain
- t = turn
- sc = single crochet
- sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
- mc = magic circle / ring
- dc = double crochet
- dc2tog = double crochet 2 stitches together
- Sl st = slip stitch
- st = stitch (es)
Row 1: ch 63, dc in 4th ch from hook (ch 3 counts as a st here and throughout) * dc in next 3 st, (dc2tog) 2 times, dc in 3 st, (2 dc) 2 times * repeat * to * across. On the very last repeat for the row there will be 1 st left, 2 dc in it (60)
Row 2: ch 3, t, dc in same st, * dc in 3 st, (dc2tog) 2 times, dc in 3 st, (2 dc) 2 times* repeat * to * until you reach the very last st of the row, 2 dc in it (60)
Repeat row 2 for 24 more rows changing colors every 2 rows following this order:
White, pink, amethyst
You should end of white
Finish: with white, ch 1, evenly sc around edges placing 2 sc in the corners.
Cut yarn and weave in ends.
Round 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Round 3: * 2 sc in 1 st, sc in next st* repeat * to * around (18)
Round 4: * 2 sc in 1 st, sc in next 2 st* repeat * to * around (24)
Round 5: * 2 sc in 1 st, sc in next 3 st* repeat * to * around (30)
Round 6: * 2 sc in 1 st, sc in next 4 st* repeat * to * around (36)
Round 7: * 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 5 st* repeat * to * around (42)
Round 8 -14: sc in each st around (42)
Round 15: * sc in 5 st, dec* repeat * to * around (36)
Round 16: * sc in 4 st, dec* repeat * to * around (30)
Round 17: * sc in 3 st, dec* repeat * to * around (24)
Round 18: * sc in 2 st, dec* repeat * to * around (18)
Stuff head with Poly-Fil
Round 19: * sc, dec* repeat * to * around (12)
Round 20: dec around (6)
Cut yarn leaving a long tail to attach head to lovey.
Ears: (make 2)
Round 1: 10 dc in mc, sl st into 1st st (10)
Round 2: ch 1, sc in 8 st.
Cut yarn and sew onto bear head
I would now embroider the bears eyes and mouth, using the picture as a reference or watch the video tutorial linked above.
Arms: (make 2)
Round 1: 6 sc in mc
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Round 3: blsc in each st around (12)
Round 4: sc in each st around (12)
Round 5: *sc in 2 st, dec* repeat * to * around (9)
Round 6-12: sc in each st around (9)
Round 13: *sc in 1 st, dec* repeat * to * around (6)
Stuff Poly-fil into end of arm
Round 14: sc in each st around (6)
Work 3 sl st across the top of the arm.
Cut yarn leaving a long tail to attach to the lovey.
I attach the arms to the lovey first, then the head.
I hope that you enjoyed this baby lovey pattern and be sure to check back often for new patterns!