Crochet Lovey Blanket ~ A Bunny to Love

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Bouncing into spring and ready to be your next go-to baby pattern, meet this adorable Bunny Crochet Lovey Blanket.

Crochet Lovey Blanket

I’ve wanted to put a basic crochet lovey blanket pattern on the blog forever.  At first glance, this guy is a cute bunny lovey just perfect for Easter.  But this pattern is REALLY a gateway to creativity.  It’s meant to be a springboard for all your crochet lovey creations!

Simply swap out colors, change ears and embroidered features and the lovey is easily transformed into a completely different design.  Go one step further with your crochet lovey blanket and try out a different blanket style.  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.  Or, go for a different shape altogether, starting with something like this easy crochet baby blanket.  Just remember to stop when the lovey is about 18″-22″ across at it’s widest point (or really..whatever size looks good to you!)

Let’s get started with this adorable crochet lovey blanket!

Crochet Lovey Blanket

Here is what you will need:

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet AbbreviationsUS to UK Crochet Conversion Chart.  Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.

Crochet Lovey Blanket shown measures about 13-1/2” when folded (excluding ears).  Blanket is approximately 20” across at widest point.

Crochet Lovey Blanket

Lovey Blanket

R1:  With light pink, ch 4, join to form ring, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), 11 dc in ring, join w/sl st to top of beginning ch 3 (12 dc)

R2:  Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in ea st around. Join w/top of ch 3. (24 dc)

R3:  Ch 3, *skip next st (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in next st, repeat from * around.  End row with a dc in base of ch 3, ch 2,  join with sl st to top of ch 3.

R4:  Sl st into ch 2 sp, ch 3 (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around.  Join.  Fasten off light pink.

R5:  Attach dark pink to next ch 2 sp.  *(2sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch 2 sp, 1 sc in next st, skip next 2 st, 1 sc in next st, repeat from * around, end w/sc.  Join.  Fasten off dark pink.

R6:  With white, join w/sl st in next ch 2 sp, ch 3 (1dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, 1dc in next 2 st, skip 2 st, 1 dc in next 2 st, *(2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, 1dc in next 2 st, skip 2 st, 1 dc in next 2 st, repeat from * around.  End w/2 dc.  Join.

R7:  Ch 3, dc in next dc, *(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next 3 st, skip 2 st, dc in next 3 st, repeat from *, end with dc in last st and join.

R8:  Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2dc) in 2 sp, dc in next 3 st, skip 2 st, dc in next 3 st.  Repeat from * around.  Join w/top of ch 3.  Fasten off white

R9:  With dark pink, join w/sl st in next ch 2 sp, ch 1, *(2sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch 2 sp, sc in next 4 st, skip 2 st, sc in next 4 st, repeat from * around.  Join.  Fasten off dark pink

R10:  With light pink, join w/sl st in st before a ch 2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), *(1dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in ch 2 sp, 1dc in next 5 st, skip 2 st, 1 dc in next 5 st, repeat from * around.  End by dc in last 4 st, join.

R11:  Ch 3, dc in next dc,  *(2 dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next 5 st, skip 2 dc, dc in next 5 st, repeat from * around  and end by dc in last 3 st & join.

R12:  Ch 3, dc in next dc 3 st,  *(2 dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next 6 st, skip 2 st, dc in next 6 st, repeat from * around  and end by dc in last 2 st & join.  Fasten off light pink.

R13:  Join dark pink in ch 2 sp, ch1, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 sp, sc in next 7 st, skip 2 st, sc in next 7 st, repeat from * around.  Join.  Fasten off dark pink.

R14:  Join white in sc before a ch 2 sp, ch 3, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next 7 st, skip 2 sc, dc in next 7 st, repeat from * around.  End row by dc in last 6 st & join.

R15:  Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next 8 st, skip 2 st, dc in next 8 st, repeat from * around.  End row by dc in last 5 st & join.

R16:  Ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next 9 st, skip 2 st, dc in next 9 st, repeat from * around.  End row by dc in last 5 st & join.  Fasten off white.

R17:  Join dark pink in ch 2 sp, ch1, *(2sc, ch 2, 2sc) in ch 2 sp, sc in next 9 st, skip 2 st, sc in next 9 st, repeat from * around.  Join.  Fasten off and weave in ends

Crochet Lovey Blanket

Head:

R1:  With white, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook. (6 st)  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)

R7-14:  sc around. (36 st)

R15:  *sc in next 4 st, sc next 2 st together.  Repeat from * around (30)

R16: *sc in next 3 st, sc next 2 st together.  Repeat from * around (24)

R17: *sc in next 2 st, sc next 2 st together.  Repeat from * around (18)  Stuff.

R18: *sc in next st, sc next 2 st together.  Repeat from * around (12)

R19:  *sc next 2 st together.  Repeat from * around (6 st).

Fasten off, leaving a long strand for finishing.  Weave through last 6 stitches, pull tight, weaving in ends or knotting of to secure.

Ears (make 2):

With white yarn, make a magic ring

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

R2: *2sc in ea st, repeat from * around (12 st)

R3-5:  sc around (12 st)

R6: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (15 st)

R7-9:  sc around (15 st)

R10:  *Sc in next 3 st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (12 st)

R11-12: sc around (12 st)

R13:  *Sc in next 2 st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (9 st)

R14:  sc around (9 st).

Fasten off, leaving a long strand for sewing.

photo of a digital crochet amigurumi ebook

Arms (make 2):

R1:  With white, ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch.  (5 st)   Work in rounds

R2:  2 sc in ea st (10 st)

R3:  *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st.  Repeat from * around (15 st)

R4-6:  sc around (15 st)

R7:  *sc in next st, sc next 2 st together.  Repeat from * around. (10 st).  

R8-17:  sc around (10 st).  

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

Crochet Lovey Blanket

How to Assemble Crochet Lovey Blanket: 

For nose, find approximate center of head.  Using pink yarn, stitch over 2 stitches several times to form nose (mine covers 1-1/2 rows starting with row 10).  Before fastening off, make one stitch downward from the bottom of the nose, covering 2 stitches.

Use dark brown yarn to make 2 french knots for eyes above the nose.  There are approximately 5 stitches between the eyes.

Fold bottom of each ear together in half and sew together, then sew on to head between rows 3 & 4 or wherever it looks pleasing to you.

Crochet Lovey Blanket

Position arms so that tops of arms touch in center of blanket to form a straight line to opposing points on the blanket, referring to photo below.  Sew arms down where they join (shoulder/armpit area) to the blanket, leaving the rest of the arms free.  Sew head on top of arms.  Sew through arms and blanket to secure.

Crochet Lovey Blanket

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19 Comments

  1. Fabulous pattern, absolutely loved making it and I’m sure the little girl it is for will adore it, thank you for posting

    1. Refer to the washing directions on the band of yarn to determine if your project would be washable.

  2. Hi there, this is so lovey! I’m relatively new to crochet and not sure what you mean by ch 2 sp? Is this every 2 chain spaces? Sorry, still getting to grips with the different terms! Thank you

    1. So in the previous row you chained 2, and in this row you want to do the steps in that chain rather than in a stitch. Hope that makes sense!

  3. I love this pattern! Can you give more specific instructions on how to sew it together? Especially how to sew the arms and head to the blanket in a secure way.

    1. The stitches are hidden under the blanket, and I do knot things off. First I sort of “audition” where the arms and head need to go on the center of the blanket. Then, I position the two arms so the finished off ends touch each other and then sew those down through the blanket, working through the finished off ends (because you want the arms to move a bit). Once they seem secure, I add the head and then just work several stitches through the bottom of the head, over the arms and through the blanket. I take time to stop and review my work. Sometimes an extra stitch is needed to more fully cover up the arms. When done, I knot off the yarn on the back and then weave in the ends.

  4. Fun project! I added a cotton tail by crocheting lots of dragon stitches together until it formed a ball then sewed it to the back of the blanket part.

  5. I needed a little more than 150 yds of white, I bought 3oz/164yds and couldn’t finish the head :/ but it came out SO STINKIN CUTE!! I made it for my cousins 1st birthday 🙂

    1. You can, if you wish. Just make sure to secure the end in since the lovey will likely get a lot of wear and tear!