Puppy Crochet Baby Lovey

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Meet Piper, quite possibly the cutest puppy you’ll have on your hook. This adorable crochet baby lovey is as much fun to make as it is to give.

Crochet baby lovey puppy in green, pink and blue

I don’t even know what I love most. That adorable eye patch. The sweet little ears. Or that cutie pie mouth!

This sweet baby lovey has resided in my pattern shops as a premium pattern for the past few years but I decided Piper might find a better home here on the blog!

At first glance, the blanket portion of this lovey might look pretty similar to the Bunny Crochet Lovey Blanket. However, the blanket portion of this lovey is worked all in double crochet stitches. I used a lovely variegated yarn, but the pattern suits itself to almost any combination of solids or variegated yarns.

The head, arms, ears, eye patch and nose have a scrappy vibe so this would be a perfect project for your scrap yarn stash. Find a variegated yarn you like and then a few smaller balls of coordinating solids and PRESTO! An instant baby gift out of seemingly nothing.

Crochet baby lovey puppy in green, pink and blue

Is there anyone else who totally loves that part of crocheting? This gifting with your time and yarn stash instead of outlaying of cash? There’s just something extra special about a gift you made yourself!

This project is a good introduction to amigurumi without feeling too overwhelmed by assembly and a lot of small pieces. The blanket is a bit more ‘standard’ crochet so it’s a nice mix of skills.

photo of a digital crochet amigurumi ebook

I really enjoy making a lovey blanket for babies. They are part security blanket, part baby crochet toy / stuffed animal. A little animal blanket is faster to make than a full size baby blanket and can be a great project for beginners to practice amigurumi techniques.

I also love that in a nursery of stuffed animals, a dog baby lovey blanket stands out and is great for toddlers too. I mean really.. what is cuter than a little one toddling around toting a security blanket!

A few hours and some scrap yarn and your Piper lovey comes to life!

Crochet Baby Lovey Puppy Pattern

Here is what you will need for this pattern:

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this candy corn amigurumi pattern: Crochet AbbreviationsUS to UK Crochet Conversion Chart.  Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show show basic crochet stitches such as slip stitch, chain stitch, single crochet and double crochet stitch used in this pattern. And the Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.

Crochet Baby Lovey Finished Size:

Lovey shown measures about 12” when folded.  Blanket is approximately 17” across at widest point.

Lovey Blanket:

Make a magic ring

R1:  Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc, here and throughout), work 9 dc in ring, join with slip stitch to top of starting ch 3. (10 st).

R2:  Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in ea st around, join. (20 st)

R3:  Ch 3, 2dc in the same st, ch 1, skip next st. *3dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, repeat from * around, join. (30 st)

R4:  Sl st in next 2 st, sl st in next space, (ch 3, 1dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same space.  *Skip next 3 st, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in the next space*, repeat * to * around, join. (40 st)

R5:  Sl st in next st, ch 3, (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch2 space, dc in next st. *Skip next 2 st, dc in next st, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next ch2 space, dc in next st*. repeat * to * around, join (60 st)

R6:  Sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next st, (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch2 space, dc in next 2 st. *Skip next 2 st, dc in next 2 st, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next ch2 space, dc in next 2 st*. repeat * to * around, join (80 st)

R7:  Sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next 2 st, (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch2 space, dc in next 3 st. *Skip next 2 st, dc in next 3 st, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next ch2 space, dc in next 3 st*. repeat * to * around, join (100 st)

R8:  Sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next 3 st, (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch2 space, dc in next 4 st. *Skip next 2 st, dc in next 4 st, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next ch2 space, dc in next 4 st*. repeat * to * around, join (120 st)

R9:  Sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next 4 st, (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch2 space, dc in next 5 st. *Skip next 2 st, dc in next 5 st, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next ch2 space, dc in next 5 st*. repeat * to * around, join (140 st)

R10:  Sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next 5 st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch2 space, dc in next 6 st. *Skip next 2 st, dc in next 6 st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch2 space, dc in next 6 st*. repeat * to * around, join (140 st)

R11:  Sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next 5 st, (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch2 space, dc in next 6 st. *Skip next 2 st, dc in next 6 st, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next ch2 space, dc in next 6 st*. repeat * to * around, join (160 st)

R12:  Sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next 6 st, (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch2 space, dc in next 7 st. *Skip next 2 st, dc in next 7 st, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next ch2 space, dc in next 2 st*. repeat * to * around, join (180 st)

Crochet baby lovey blanket in green, pink and blue

R13:  Sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next 7 st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch2 space, dc in next 8 st. *Skip next 2 st, dc in next 8 st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch2 space, dc in next 8 st*. repeat * to * around, join (180 st)

R14:  Sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next 7 st, (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch2 space, dc in next 8 st. *Skip next 2 st, dc in next 8 st, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next ch2 space, dc in next 8 st*. repeat * to * around, join (200 st)

R15:  Sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next 8 st, (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch2 space, dc in next 9 st. *Skip next 2 st, dc in next 9 st, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next ch2 space, dc in next 9 st*. repeat * to * around, join (220 st)

R16:  Sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next 9 st, (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch2 space, dc in next 10 st. *Skip next 2 st, dc in next 10 st, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next ch2 space, dc in next 10 st*. repeat * to * around, join (240 st).  Fasten off and weave in ends.

You may wish to block the blanket before sewing on the other pieces.

More Lovey Patterns

Let’s finish up our Piper, our cute animal lovey…

Crochet baby lovey puppy in green, pink and blue

Special Note if Using Color Wave Yarn: The Color Wave yarn has long sections of solid (or close to solid) colors.  For the head, ears, eye patch and arms, I worked from the portions of the skein to make the piece appear as a solid color.  You may wish to do this, or simply allow the color changes to naturally occur.

Crochet Lovey Head

With Green yarn, make a magic ring

R1:  6 sc into ring (6 sts). Work in rounds.

R2:  2 sc in ea st (12 st)

R3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (18 st)

R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (24 st)

R5: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (30 st)

R6:  *sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around. (36 st)

R7:  *sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around. (42 st)

R8-16:  sc around. (42 st)

R17:  *sc in next 5 st, sc next 2 st together.  Repeat from * around (36)

R18:  *sc in next 4 st, sc next 2 st together.  Repeat from * around (30)

R19: *sc in next 3 st, sc next 2 st together.  Repeat from * around (24)

R20: *sc in next 2 st, sc next 2 st together.  Repeat from * around (18)  Stuff.

R21: *sc in next st, sc next 2 st together.  Repeat from * around (12)

R22:  sc next 2 st together 6 times (6).  Fasten off.  Weave around stitches in round and pull tight to close.  Fasten off.  Leave a long strand for sewing.

Up close features of crochet puppy lovey in green, blue and pink

Ears (Make 2, one in blue and one in pink):

With chosen yarn, make a magic ring

R1:  6 sc into ring (6 sts). Work in rounds.

R2:  2 sc in ea st (12 st)

R3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (18 st)

R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (24 st)

R5-8:  sc around (24 st)

R9:  *sc in next 2 st, sc next 2 st together.  Repeat from * around (18 st)

R10-13:  sc around (18 st)

R14: *sc in next st, sc next 2 st together.  Repeat from * around (12 st)

R15:  sc around (12 st)

R16:  *sc in next 4 st, sc next 2 st together.  Repeat from once (10 st)

R17-20:  sc around (10 st).  Fasten off.  Leave a long strand for sewing.  

Eye Patch (Make 1 in pink):

This piece is worked in a continuous round.  With pink yarn, ch 4

R1:  sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, (sc, 2 hdc, sc) in last ch, turn work and continue working in opposite side of foundation chain, sc in next ch, 2 sc in next ch (9 st)

R2:  2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next each of the next 4 st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next 2 st (16 st).  Fasten off and leave a long strand for sewing.  

Nose (Make 1 in blue):

This piece is worked in a continuous round.  With blue yarn, ch 5

R1:  sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, 3 sc in next ch, turn work and continue working in opposite side of foundation chain, sc in next 2 ch, 2 sc in next ch.  (10 st)

R2:  2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next 3 st, sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next 2 st (16 st)

R3:  sc in next 7 st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 7 st, 2sc in next st (18 st)

R4:  sc around (18 st).  Fasten off and leave a very long strand for sewing.

Lovey Arms (make 2):

With green yarn, make a magic ring

R1:  6 sc in ring.  (6 st)  Work in rounds

R2:  2 sc in ea st (12 st)

R3:  *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st.  Repeat from * around (18 st)

R4-7:  sc around (18 st)

R8:  *sc in next st, sc next 2 st together.  Repeat from * around. (12 st). 

R9-22: sc around (10 st).  After last st, sl st to next st and then change to Berry color yarn in last st.  (This minimizes the “jog” when changing color)

Sl st to next sc and fasten off leaving a long strand for finishing.  Stuff firmly, leaving the top ½” unstuffed.

Assemble Baby Lovey:

Sew each ear on top of head between rounds 3 and 4 of head.

Stuff nose lightly, position over rows 10-15 in front of face and sew down.  Using remainder of blue yarn strand, make a stitch from the bottom center, down 3 rows.  Fasten off.

Position patch on an angle over rows 6-11 on the left side of face.

Using scraps of black yarn or embroidery floss, work French knots for eyes, being sure to work left eye over the eye patch.

crochet puppy lovey arms in green

Position arms so that tops of arms touch in center of blanket to form a straight line to opposing points on the blanket.  Using strands leftover from fastening off arms, sew ends together first, then sew arms down where they join to the blanket, leave the rest of the arms free.  Sew head on top of arms.  Sew through arms and blanket to secure.  Weave in ends.  

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