I am so in love with the idea of lovies! Have you seen these yet? They are adorable small blankets with the head of a stuffy in the center so your little one can carry this little cuddly friend with them everywhere. As someone who had a security blanket, I totally get this idea and really wanted to make one for the grand babies.
I found Animal Lovie Blankets at Leisure Arts which has seven patterns for lovies!! Each blanket is a simple granny square with the toy attached at the center. Yolanda Soto-Lopez of All Crafts Channel on YouTube has designed these patterns which include: Puppy, Bunny, Kitty, Lamb, Panda, Owl, and Brown Bear. The designs feature medium weight and bulky yarns.
Plus, all of these designs are easy and beginner friendly! They work up super fast too. I made the puppy one for my grandson in one afternoon at a leisurely pace. He wanted one in green and I had some camo handy so here is the end result of the puppy pattern done in camo. I will also be making the kitty in purple for my granddaughter.
Every single one is so cute I just know I will be coming back to the book many times! Have you ever made a lovie? What type did you make?
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