Crochet

Lovie Blankets

Lovie BlanketsFirst of all, I believe an apology is in order. Life seems to have become rather muddly and busy over the last few weeks and I have got very behind with my posts. I have completed a number of projects, and remembered to take photos of them before parting with them, but just haven’t had time to sit down and write them up.

Last month I crocheted a couple “Lovie Blankets” for the daughters of two different young friends. One of them was staying with us for a couple of days, and the other is from our church. The photo at the top is of the opened out cover of the book I used. I had used it before to make one for another friend a couple of years ago, so it was good to be able to use it again.

Lovie Blankets
Bear
Lovie Blankets
Bear

For those of you who haven’t come across them before, Lovie Blankets are a cross between a “Blankie” and a stuffed toy. They are quite quick to make and a great gift for babies and young children. I decided to call on one of the new techniques I have learned for making Octopals (see OFAPNZ) and used “yarn under” for making the animals in the centre of the blankets. This makes the finished item a bit firmer, but ensures that none of the stuffing escapes. I didn’t stuff them nearly as much as the Octopals, which have to be as firm as possible, so they were still quite “squishy”.

Lovie Blankets
Puppy
Lovie Blankets
Puppy

I made a bear for one of the little girls, and a puppy for the other. Each one only took a couple of days to make, so I managed to get them both done within a week. I enjoyed making them and am sure I will find excuses to make more in the future.

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