Crochet Pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler by 3amgracedesigns

I’m so excited to share a guest post for an adorable (that is, kawaii!) birdhouse softie by Donna and Michealene from 3amgracedesigns. This is a beginner-friendly crochet project that can be embellished with safety eyes, embroidery, or fabric paint.

Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Photos in this post are © 3amgracedesigns and are used with permission. Yarn support was generously provided by Red Heart.

About 3amgracedesigns

Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter - Donna and Michaelene from 3amgracedesigns illustration

Donna Beavers & Michaelene Nelson are the crochet designing duo behind 3amgracedesigns. While a three hour time difference & 2,600 miles geographically separate them, they talk daily and draw inspiration from the maker community to create fun, original designs for their crochet-loving audience. They can accomplish anything with Jesus, enough coffee, and a good Wi-Fi connection.

When they’re not designing, they can be found spending time with their families and loudly supporting their children at their sporting competitions.

Show your support by following Donna and Michealene on 3amgracedesigns | 3amgracedesigns Shop | Facebook Page | Facebook Group | Instagram | Pinterest | Ravelry

Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler™

Crochet Pattern by 3amgracedesigns

Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter

Hello Makers! I’m Donna from 3amgracedesigns. We’re so honored that we get to hang out with you today!

I’m absolutely convinced the crochet community is filled with the nicest, kindest people around. I’ve met and been inspired by so many amazing human beings through Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest all via a little hashtag #crochet.

My goal for 3amgracedesigns was to give back to an amazing fiber community that supported me through some of life’s darkest challenges.  Crochet kept my hands busy when my heart was hurting over post-partum depression with my first child, unsuccessful infertility treatments trying to have a second child, and battling a rare form of cancer in 2015. Life can be hard – but crochet has always provided beauty & healing from the ashes.

Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter - with cloud and bird

I launched 3amgracedesigns with our Big Bang Theory C2C Crochet-along. Soon after, God crossed my path with Michaelene and we connected on so many levels within our hearts. We’ve been designing together ever since. We’re 2600 miles apart in distance yet we still finish each other’s thoughts & designs in a way that astonishes us both. We can’t wait to see where God takes our Maker journey next.

Together we have designed nine C2C Crochet-alongs, our most recent being for the popular video game Fortnite. We also love all things kawaii and have designed over 100 Kawaii Cuddlers, a line inspired by our love for food with faces. They are a bit bigger than traditional amigurumi – they just have TOO much personality to be small!

Today we’re sharing our Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler™ pattern.  This is a beginner level design and we hope you enjoy making it as much as we loved creating it for you!

Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter - with bird

Materials

Dimensions/Gauge

  • 11” x 11.5”

Abbreviations

  • BLO – Back Loop Only – Marly Bird has a helpful video for identifying the back loop here.
  • Ch – Chain
  • Dec – Single Crochet Decrease – Fiber Flux has a helpful video for this stitch, also known as sc2tog, here.
  • FO – Fasten Off
  • HDC – Half Double Crochet
  • Inc – Single Crochet Increase
  • MR – Magic Ring – Oombawka Design has a helpful video for the magic ring here.
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch

Pattern Notes

  • This pattern uses U.S. crochet abbreviations.
  • Unless otherwise specified, you will Ch1 and turn at the end of each row throughout the pattern.
  • A photo tutorial for the whipstitch is available here.

Birdhouse Base (Make 2)

  • Row 1 – With Lavender yarn, Ch36, SC in second Ch from hook and in each Ch across (35)
  • Rows 2-3 – SC across (35)
  • FO, Weave in ends.

Birdhouse

  • Row 1 – With Waterslide yarn, into the third stitch from the right of the Birdhouse Base, SC31 (31)
  • Rows 2-28 – SC across (31)
  • Row 29 – Dec, SC27, Dec (29)
  • Row 30 – Dec, SC25, Dec (27)
  • Row 31 – Dec, SC23, Dec (25)
  • Row 32 – Dec, SC21, Dec (23)
  • Row 33 – Dec, SC19, Dec (21)
  • Row 34 – Dec, SC17, Dec (19)
  • Row 35 – Dec, SC15, Dec (17)
  • Row 36 – Dec, SC13, Dec (15)
  • Row 37 – Dec, SC11, Dec (13)
  • Row 38 – Dec, SC9, Dec (11)
  • Row 39 – Dec, SC7, Dec (9)
  • Row 40 – Dec, SC5, Dec (7)
  • Row 41 – Dec, SC3, Dec (5)
  • Row 42 – Dec, SC, Dec (3)
  • Row 43 – Dec, SC (2)
  • Row 44 – Dec (1)
  • FO, Weave in ends.
  • Using Waterslide yarn, SC along row ends of Birdhouse peak. This will allow a clean line when you whipstitch the Roof onto the Birdhouse
Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter

Roof (Make 2)
Left Side

  • Row 1 – With Lavender yarn, Ch6, SC in second Ch from hook and in each Ch across (5)
  • Rows 2-34 – SC across (5)
  • FO, Weave in ends.
Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter - Roof

Right Side

  • Row 1 – With Lavender yarn, into the fifth stitch from the end of Left Side Roof, SC5 along edge (5)
  • Rows 2-28 – SC across (5)
  • FO, Weave in ends.
  • Center Roof on Birdhouse. With Lavender yarn, whipstitch (see Pattern Notes) Roof into BLO of stitches along Birdhouse peak.

Bird Entrance

  • Bird Entrance is worked in a continuous round, do not join.
  • Round 1 – With Shocking Pink yarn, MR, SC6 (6)
  • Round 2 – Inc x 6 (12)
  • Round 3 – (SC, Inc) x 6 (18)
  • FO, Leave long tail for sewing.

Door

  • Row 1 – With Turqua yarn, Ch17, SC in second Ch from hook and in each Ch across (16)
  • Rows 2-18 – SC across (16)
  • Row 19 – Dec, Dec, SC8, Dec, Dec (12)
  • Row 20 – Dec, SC8, Dec (10)
  • Row 21 – Dec, HDC6, Dec (8)
  • FO, Leave long tail for sewing.

Cheeks (Make 2)

  • Round 1 – With Pink yarn, MR, SC6 (6)
  • Join. FO, Leave long tail for sewing.


Alternative to Safety Eyes (Make 2)

  • Eyes are worked in a continuous round, do not join.
  • Round 1 – With Black yarn, MR, SC6 (6)
  • Round 2 – Inc x 6 (12)
  • FO, Leave long tail for sewing.
  • You can also embroider or use puff paint to create sleepy eyes like this:
Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter - Eyes

Assembly

  • Sew or glue Bird Entrance and Door in desired locations.
  • Place safety eyes between Rows 12-13 of Door, roughly 5 stitches apart.
  • Sew or glue Cheeks in desired location.
  • Use embroidery floss or puff paint to create mouth.
  • Align Birdhouse halves so ends of rows match. SC around both pieces to join together. If you want your edging to match  – make sure you change colors as you SC around. Stuff with Poly-Fil prior to completing stitching. Make sure you work in a counter-clockwise direction so your stitches face forward.

We hope you enjoy our new pattern. When you make a Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler™, we’d love to see it! Tag us @3amgracedesigns on social media. We’re always available via email to 3amgracedesigns AT gmail DOT com or in our Facebook group to answer any questions you might have. Happy crocheting!

© 2019 by 3amgracedesigns and published with permission by Underground Crafter. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate 3amgracedesigns’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. if you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/04/29/crochet-pattern-birdhouse-kawaii-cuddler-by-3amgracedesigns. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Hygge Squirrel by Hooked by Kati

Hygge Squirrel, free crochet amigurumi pattern by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter

They say all good things must come to an end and I’m happy to share the third and final another adorable amigurumi crochet pattern in a series of guest posts by Hooked by Kati! The Hygge Squirrel is the companion of the Hygge Hedgehog and Hygge Owl.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Photos in this post are © Kati Brown (Hooked by Kati) and are used with permission.

About Kati Brown

Kati Brown is a designer who lives in Colorado with her husband and two sons. Kati works in bright colors and fun shapes, and she loves making anything with safety eyes. Her inspiration mostly comes from the games and imaginations of her energetic boys, who thoroughly test all amigurumi for durability and aerodynamics. She is a regular contributor to several print magazines and runs Hooked by Kati, a blog about patterns and the craft business journey. 

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Hygge Squirrel

Crochet Pattern by Hooked by Kati

Hygge Squirrel, free crochet amigurumi pattern by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter

The third in the Hygge amigurumi woodland creature collection, this little fellow has a bushy tail and an attitude to match.

Hygge Squirrel, free crochet amigurumi pattern by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter - Hygge Squirrel, Hygge Owl, and Hygge Hedgehog with yarn
  • Pattern Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Terminology Used (U.S. or U.K.): US

Finished Size

  • 7” (18 cm) tall x 4.5” wide x 4.5” (11.5 cm) deep when made with worsted weight yarn

Materials

  • Red Heart Soft worsted weight yarn, 100% acrylic, 256 yds / 5 oz / 141 g, 1 ball (20 yds) #E728 Cocoa (MC), < 1 ball #7933 Wheat (AC1)
  • Red Heart Hygge bulky yarn, 70% acrylic, 30% nylon, 132 yds / 5 oz / 141 g, 1 ball #E869 Latte (AC2).
  • G (4.25 mm) crochet hook
  • Two 15 mm brown safety eyes
  • Fairfiled Poly-Fil Fiber Filling
  • Tapestry needle
  • Straight pins
  • Stitch markers (if desired) 

Gauge

  • Gauge is not important for amigurumi. Be sure to use the same hook throughout to ensure proportional size.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
  • AC1 – Accent Color 1
  • AC2 – Accent Color 2
  • ch – chain
  • dec – decrease (sc2tog) – Watch a helpful video tutorial by Whistle & Ivy here.
  • inc – increase (2 sc in next st)
  • MC – Main Color
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc join – With slip knot on hook, insert hook into stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo pull through both loops on hook.
  • sl st – slip stitch

Pattern Notes

  • Work in continuous rounds unless otherwise specified by pattern.
  • For best results, assemble parts in order specified by pattern.
  • Do not weave in ends of each part until the end. This allows for repositioning of parts if needed.
  • Ch-3 at beginning of round counts as dc.
  • For more help with part attachment, check out 5 Tips for Perfect Amigurumi Part Attachment at Hooked by Kati.
Hygge Squirrel, free crochet amigurumi pattern by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter - Hygge Squirrel, Hygge Owl, and Hygge Hedgehog

Pattern Instructions

Body

  • With MC, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)
  • Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 6 times. (18)
  • Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)
  • Rnd 5: 12 sc, change to AC1, 12 sc. (24)
  • Rnd 6: Change to MC, [3 sc, inc] 3 times, change to AC1, [3 sc, inc] 3 times. (30)
  • Rnd 7: Change to MC, 15 sc, change to AC1, 15 sc. (30)
  • Rnd 8: Change to MC, [4 sc, inc] 3 times, change to AC1, [4 sc, inc] 3 times. (36)
  • Rnd 9: Change to MC, 18 sc, change to AC1, 18 sc. (36)
  • Rnd 10: Change to MC, [5 sc, inc] 3 times, change to AC1, [5 sc, inc] 3 times. (42)
  • Rnd 11: Change to MC, 21 sc, change to AC1, 21 sc. (42)
  • Rnd 12: Change to MC, [6 sc, inc] 3 times, change to AC1, [6 sc, inc] 3 times. (48)
  • Rnds 13-20: Change to MC, 24 sc, change to AC1, 24 sc. (48)
  • Rnd 21: Change to MC, [6 sc, dec] 3 times, change to AC1, [6 sc, dec] 3 times. (42)
  • Rnd 22: Change to MC, [5 sc, dec] 3 times, change to AC1, [5 sc, dec] 3 times. (36)
  • Rnd 23: Change to MC, [4 sc, dec] 3 times, change to AC1, [4 sc, dec] 3 times. (30)
  • Rnd 24: Change to MC, [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)
  • Rnd 25: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)
  • Stuff.
  • Rnd 26: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)
  • Rnd 27: Dec 6 times. (6)
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Thread tail through remaining 6 sts, pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Head

  • With MC, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)
  • Rnd 3: [2 sc, inc] 4 times. (16)
  • Rnd 4: [3 sc, inc] 4 times. (20)
  • Rnds 5-6: Sc evenly around. (20)
  • Rnd 7: [4 sc, inc] 4 times. (24)
  • Rnd 8: [5 sc, inc] 4 times. (28)
  • Rnd 9: [6 sc, inc] 4 times. (32)
  • Rnd 10: [7 sc, inc] 4 times. (36)
  • Rnds 11-16: Sc evenly around. (36)
  • Insert safety eyes between Rounds 9 and 10, 7 sts apart. Position eyes so the space between them is on a flat side of the head, giving the squirrel a flat forehead and face.
  • Rnd 17: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)
  • Rnd 18: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)
  • Rnd 19: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)
  • Stuff.
  • Rnd 20: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)
  • Rnd 21: Dec 6 times. (6)
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Thread yarn through remaining 6 sts and pull tight to close.
  • Attach head to narrow end of body around Round 4, between Rounds 9 and 16 of the head. Center narrow end of head over AC1 side of body.
Hygge Squirrel, free crochet amigurumi pattern by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter - Squirrel face detail

Ears (Make 2)

  • With MC, ch 4.
  • Row 1: 8 dc in fourth ch from hook. (see Pattern Notes) (9)
  • Sl st in top of ch-3 to join.
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.
  • Sew 2 stitches of ears to head along Round 16, 8 sts apart, aligned with eyes.
Hygge Squirrel, free crochet amigurumi pattern by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter - Squirrel profile

Hind Legs (Make 2)

  • With MC, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)
  • Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 6 times. (18)
  • Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)
  • Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)
  • Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)
  • Rnd 7: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)
  • Rnds 8-11: Sc evenly around. (42)
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.
  • Attach to body between Rounds 9 and 25, equally covering MC and AC1. When leg is sewn ¾ around, stuff, then complete attachment.

Hind Feet (Make 2)

  • With AC1, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 5 sc in second ch from hook. (5)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (10)
  • Rnds 3-8: Sc evenly around. (10)
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Stuff lightly. Press last round of Hind Feet flat. Sewing through both layers of the last round, attach across last 4 rounds of hind legs and one round of body. Attach so that first 6 rounds of feet stick out in front of body and act as a stabilizer when body is upright.
Hygge Squirrel, free crochet amigurumi pattern by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter - Squirrel with Red Heart Soft and Hygge yarns

Arms (Make 2)

  • With AC1, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)
  • Rnds 3-4: Sc evenly around. (12)
  • Rnd 5: [4 sc, dec] twice. (10)
  • Rnds 6: Change to MC, sc evenly around. (10)
  • Rnd 7-20: Sc evenly around.
  • Bind of leaving long tail for sewing. Press paw flat with a slight curve. Holding paw flat, stuff arm. Do not stuff paw. Press last round flat. Working through both layers of the last round, sew arm to body vertically between Rounds 5 and 10, 4 stitches behind the color change. Sew along arm along top and bottom for 4 stitches to tack down and hold pointing forward.

Tail

  • With AC2, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)
  • Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 6 times. (18)
  • Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)
  • Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)
  • Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)
  • Rnd 7: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)
  • Rnd 8: [6 sc, inc] 6 times. (48)
  • Rnd 9: Skip 24, 24 sc. Leave skipped stitches unworked. (24)
  • Rnd 10: Sc evenly around. (24)
  • Rnd 11: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)
  • Rnd 12: Sc evenly around. (18)
  • Rnd 13: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)
  • Rnd 14: Dec 6 times. (6)
  • Bind off and weave in ends. Continue tail by working on unworked stitches from Round 9.
  • Rnd 1: Sc join (see Special Stitches), 23 sc. (24)
  • Rnd 2-16: Sc evenly around. (24)
  • Rnd 17: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)
  • Stuff tail.
  • Rnd 18: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)
  • Rnd 19: Dec 6 times. (6)
  • Bind off, leaving long tail for sewing. Thread yarn through remaining 6 sts and pull tight to close. Sew to body with bottom of tail at Round 22, evenly placed between hind legs, acting as support when body is upright. With scrap yarn, sew center of Round 1 of tail to center of last round of head. Tail will curve along body.

Nose

  • With long strand of AC1, sew from the center of the nose, up 2 rounds, and back through center of the nose. Continue in stitches on either side of upper stitch to create a triangle, always threading back through center of nose.

Face Shaping

  • Thread yarn up through center of nose and down through stitch 4 rounds straight down from nose. Thread yarn back up through center of nose. Pull tightly to crease snout.
© 2019 by Kati Brown (Hooked by Kati) and published with permission by Underground Crafter. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Kati’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. if you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/04/22/crochet-pattern-hygge-squirrel-amigurumi-by-hooked-by-kati/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Hygge Owl amigurumi by Hooked by Kati

Hygge Owl, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Soft and Hygge yarns by Hooked by Kati via Underground Crafter

I’m thrilled to be sharing another adorable amigurumi crochet pattern by Hooked by Kati today! The Hygge Owl is a cute buddy to the Hygge Hedgehog.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Photos in this post are © Kati Brown (Hooked by Kati) and are used with permission.

About Kati Brown

Kati Brown is a designer who lives in Colorado with her husband and two sons. Kati works in bright colors and fun shapes, and she loves making anything with safety eyes. Her inspiration mostly comes from the games and imaginations of her energetic boys, who thoroughly test all amigurumi for durability and aerodynamics. She is a regular contributor to several print magazines and runs Hooked by Kati, a blog about patterns and the craft business journey. 

Show your support by following Kati on Hooked by Kati | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Ravelry

Hygge Owl

Crochet Pattern by Hooked by Kati

Hygge Owl, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Soft and Hygge yarns by Hooked by Kati via Underground Crafter

The second woodland critter in the Hygge amigurumi series is a pudgy, round owl. Big feet and fuzzy wings give this guy personality beyond his 6.5” tall stature.

  • Pattern Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Terminology Used (U.S. or U.K.): US

Finished Size

  • 6.5” (16.5 cm) tall x 4.5” (11.5 cm) wide x 4.5” (11.5 cm) deep when made with worsted weight yarn
Hygge Owl, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Soft and Hygge yarns by Hooked by Kati via Underground Crafter

Materials

  • Red Heart Soft worsted weight yarn, 100% acrylic, 256 yds / 5 oz / 141 g, 1 ball (20 yds) #E728 Cocoa (MC), < 1 ball #7933 Wheat (AC1)
  • Red Heart Hygge bulky yarn, 70% acrylic, 30% nylon, 132 yds / 5 oz / 141 g, 1 ball #E869 Latte (AC2).
  • G (4.25 mm) crochet hook
  • Two 15 mm brown safety eyes
  • Fairfiled Poly-Fil Fiber Filling
  • Tapestry needle
  • Straight pins
  • Stitch markers (if desired) 

Gauge

  • Gauge is not important for amigurumi. Be sure to use the same hook throughout to ensure proportional size.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
  • AC1 – Accent Color 1
  • AC2 – Accent Color 2
  • ch – chain
  • dec – decrease (sc2tog) – Watch a helpful video tutorial by Whistle & Ivy here.
  • inc – increase (2 sc in next st)
  • MC – Main Color
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc3tog – decrease over 3 sts: Insert hook through st, yo, pull up a loop, insert through next st, yo, pull up a loop, insert through next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through all four loops on hook. – Watch a helpful video tutorial by FreshStitches here.
Hygge Owl, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Soft and Hygge yarns by Hooked by Kati via Underground Crafter

Pattern Notes

  • Work in continuous rounds unless otherwise specified by pattern.
  • For best results, assemble parts in order specified by pattern.
  • Do not weave in ends of each part until the end. This allows for repositioning of parts if needed.
  • For more help with part attachment, check out 5 Tips for Perfect Amigurumi Part Attachment at Hooked by Kati.
  • A video tutorial of the feet is available here.
Hygge Owl, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Soft and Hygge yarns by Hooked by Kati via Underground Crafter

Pattern Instructions

Eye Circles(Make 2)

  • With AC1, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 7 sc in second ch from hook. (7)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (14)
  • Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 7 times. (21)
  • Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 7 times. (28)
  • Bind off and weave in ends.

Body

  • With MC, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)
  • Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 6 times. (18)
  • Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)
  • Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)
  • Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)
  • Rnd 7: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)
  • Rnd 8: [6 sc, inc] 6 times. (48)
  • Rnd 9: [7 sc, inc] 6 times. (54)
  • Rnd 10-31: Sc evenly around. (54)
  • Insert safety eyes through center of Eye Circles. Do not attach washers. Insert back of safety eyes though body at Round 14, with Eye Circles touching. Attach washers.
  • Rnd 32: [7 sc, dec] 6 times. (48)
  • Rnd 33: [6 sc, dec] 6 times. (42)
  • Rnd 34: [5 sc, dec] 6 times. (36)
  • Rnd 35: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)
  • Rnd 36: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)
  • Stuff.
  • Rnd 37: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)
  • Rnd 38: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)
  • Rnd 39: Dec 6 times. (6)
  • Bind off leaving a long tail for sewing. Thread yarn through front loops of remaining 6 sts. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Wings (Make 2)

  • With AC2, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)
  • Rnd 3: Sc evenly around.
  • Rnd 4: [sc, inc] 6 times (18)
  • Rnd 5: Sc evenly around.
  • Rnd 6: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)
  • Rnd 7: Sc evenly around.
  • Rnd 8: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)
  • Rnd 9-14: Sc evenly around.
  • Rnd 15: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)
  • Rnd 16: Sc evenly around.
  • Rnd 17: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Press flat. Wings will curve slightly. Working through both layers of last round, sew wing to body at Round 13, 1 stitch away from edge of Eye Circles on either side of body.

Beak

  • With AC1, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)
  • Rnd 3: [3 sc, inc] twice. (10)
  • Rnd 4: [4 sc, inc] twice. (12)
  • Rnd 5: Sc evenly around.
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Stuff. Sew to body below and centered between Eye Circles.

Eyebrows

  • With AC2, ch 24.
  • Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, 9 sc, sc3tog, 10 sc. Turn. (21)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, 9 sc, sc3tog, 9 sc. (19)
  • Bind off, leaving long tail for sewing. Sew eyebrows to body overlapping Eye Circles, with center point between safety eyes. Do not tack down last 6 sts on each end of Eyebrows.

Feet

  • Note: For each foot, you will make 2 loose toes and bind off. Use continuous yarn from 3rd toe to attach all 3 toes and finish foot.
Hygge Owl, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Soft and Hygge yarns by Hooked by Kati via Underground Crafter

Loose Toes

  • (Make 4)
  • With AC1, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: [sc, inc] 3 times. (9)
  • Rnd 3-8: Sc evenly around.
  • Bind off.

First Toe and Foot

  • With AC1, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: [sc, inc] 3 times. (9)
  • Rnd 3-8: Sc evenly around.
  • Do not break yarn. You will now be working around the last round of all 3 toes.
  • Rnd 9: 4 sc on 1st loose toe, 9 sc on second loose toe, 5 sc on other side of first loose toe, 9 sc on starting toe. (27)
  • Stuff toes.
  • Rnd 10: [sc, dec] 9 times. (18)
  • Rnd 11: Dec 9 times. (9)
  • Rnd 12-16: Sc evenly around.
  • Finish stuffing.
  • Rnd 17: [sc, dec] 3 times. (6)
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Thread yarn through front loops of remaining 6 sts. Pull tight to close.
  • Attach feet to bottom of body, at a slight angle with back of feet touching. Body should balance on top of feet.

Finishing

  • With AC1, sew 5 evenly-spaced Vs on body between Eye Circles and Feet.
© 2019 by Kati Brown (Hooked by Kati) and published with permission by Underground Crafter. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Kati’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. if you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/03/25/crochet-pattern-hygge-owl-amigurumi-by-hooked-by-kati/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Hygge Hedgehog by Hooked by Kati

Free crochet pattern: Hygge Hedgehog amigurumi by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter

I’m excited to introduce Kati Brown from Hooked by Kati. She’s a talented crochet designer who is going to be sharing a series of patterns with us over the next few months! Today’s pattern is an amigurumi hedgehog that is absurdly cute. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Photos in this post are © Kati Brown (Hooked by Kati) and are used with permission.

About Kati Brown

Kati Brown is a designer who lives in Colorado with her husband and two sons. Kati works in bright colors and fun shapes, and she loves making anything with safety eyes. Her inspiration mostly comes from the games and imaginations of her energetic boys, who thoroughly test all amigurumi for durability and aerodynamics. She is a regular contributor to several print magazines and runs Hooked by Kati, a blog about patterns and the craft business journey. 

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Hygge Hedgehog

Crochet Pattern by Hooked by Kati

Free crochet pattern: Hygge Hedgehog amigurumi by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter

The first little fellow is an expressive new friend. His expressive eyes are slightly sculpted. His body is made all in one piece, and his traditional sharp quills have been replaced by the ultra-soft Red Heart Hygge yarn, making him the perfect cuddle buddy.

Free crochet pattern: Hygge Hedgehog amigurumi by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter

Pattern Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Terminology Used (U.S. or U.K.):   US

Finished Size

  • 6.5” tall x 4.5” wide x 4.5” deep when made with worsted weight yarn

Materials

  • Red Heart Soft worsted weight yarn, 100% acrylic, 256 yds / 5 oz / 141 g, 1 ball #7933 Wheat (MC), < 1 ball (20 yds) #E728 Cocoa (CA).
  • Red Heart Hygge bulky yarn, 70% acrylic, 30% nylon, 132 yds / 5 oz / 141 g, 1 ball #E869 Latte (CB).
  • G (4.25 mm) crochet hook
  • Two 15 mm brown safety eyes
  • Fairfield Poly-Fil stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
  • Straight pins
  • Stitch markers (if desired) 
Free crochet pattern: Hygge Hedgehog amigurumi by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter

Gauge

  • Gauge is not important for amigurumi. Be sure to use the same hook throughout to ensure proportional size.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
  • bobble st – Bobble Stitch: [yo, insert hook into st, pull through two loops] 5 times (6 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 6 loops on hook
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch(s) – chain(s)
  • dec – decrease
  • dc – double crochet
  • inc – increase
  • MC – Main Color
  • sc – single crochet
Free crochet pattern: Hygge Hedgehog amigurumi by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter

Pattern Notes

  • Work in continuous rounds unless otherwise specified by pattern.
  • For best results, assemble parts in order specified by pattern.
  • Do not weave in ends of each part until the end. This allows for repositioning of parts if needed.
  • A photo/video tutorial for amigurumi part attachment technique is available here on Hooked by Kati.
Free crochet pattern: Hygge Hedgehog amigurumi by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter

Body

  • With MC, ch 6.
  • Rnd 1: 3 sc in second ch from hook, 3 sc, 3 sc in last ch. Do not turn. Working on the bottom of the starting chain, 3 sc. (12)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in next 3 sts, 3 sc, inc in next 3 sts, 3 sc. (18)
  • Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 3 times, 3 sc, [sc, inc] 3 times, 3 sc. (24)
  • Rnd 4: Sc, [sc, inc] 3 times , 6 sc, [sc, inc] 3 times, 5 sc. (30)
  • Rnd 5: 2 sc, [sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc, [sc, inc] 3 times, 7 sc. (36)
  • Rnd 6: [2 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc, [2 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc. (42)
  • Rnd 7: [3 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc, [3 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc. (48)
  • Rnd 8: [4 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc, [4 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc. (54)
  • Rnd 9: [5 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc, [5 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc. (60)
  • Rnd 10: [6 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc, [6 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc. (66)
  • Rnd 11: [7 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc, [7 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc. (72)
  • Rnd 12: [8 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc, [8 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc. (78)
  • Rnd 13: Change to CB. Sc evenly around. (78)
  • Rnd 14: Sc evenly around.
  • Rnd 15: [11 sc, dec] 6 times. (72)
  • Rnd 16: Sc evenly around.
  • Rnd 17: [10 sc, dec] 6 times. (66)
  • Rnd 18: Sc evenly around.
  • Rnd 19: [9 sc, dec] 6 times. (60)
  • Rnd 20: Sc evenly around.
  • Rnd 21: [8 sc, dec] 6 times. (54)
  • Rnd 22: [7 sc, dec] 6 times. (48)
  • Rnd 23: [6 sc, dec] 6 times. (42)
  • Rnd 24: [5 sc, dec] 6 times. (36)
  • Rnd 25: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)
  • Rnd 26: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)
  • Begin stuffing firmly.
  • Rnd 27: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)
  • Rnd 28: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)
  • Finish stuffing.
  • Rnd 29: Dec 6 times. (6)
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Thread tail through remaining 6 sts and pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Face

  • With MC, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)
  • Rnd 3: [3 sc, inc] twice. (10)
  • Rnd 4: [4 sc, inc] twice. (12)
  • Rnd 5: [5 sc, inc] twice. (14)
  • Rnd 6: [6 sc, inc] twice. (16)
  • Rnd 7: [7 sc, inc] twice. (18)
  • Rnd 8: [5 sc, inc] 3 times. (21)
  • Rnd 9: [6 sc, inc] 3 times. (24)
  • Rnd 10: [5 sc, inc] 4 times. (28)
  • Rnd 11: [6 sc, inc] 4 times. (32)
  • Rnd 12: [7 sc, inc] 4 times. (36)
  • Rnd 13: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)
  • Rnd 14-15: Sc evenly around.
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.
  • Insert safety eyes between Rounds 11 and 12 with 5 sts showing between eyes.
  • Stuff tip of snout. Stuff remainder of face before fully attaching to body.
  • Attach face to body between the center point of the belly and the color change on Round 12. At widest point, face will reach Round 11 (one round from the color change) on the sides. Sew top edge of face along color change in Round 12.
  • Sculpting eyes: With scrap yarn in MC, thread yarn through edge of face, up next to inside edge of eye, down through adjacent stitch also hidden by edge of eye, up next to inside edge of other eye, down through adjacent stitch also hidden by edge of eye, up through the other side of the face. Pull yarn to gently pinch eye together. Bind off and weave in ends.
Free crochet pattern: Hygge Hedgehog amigurumi by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter

Ears

  • (Make 2)
  • With MC, ch 4.
  • Row 1: (Ch 3 counts as dc) 5 dc in 4th ch from hook. Turn. (6)
  • Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same st, [2 dc in next st] 5 times. (12)
  • Bind off and leave long tail for sewing.
  • Fold ear in half. Using tail, sew edges together along first and last stitch of both rows, creating a cone. Do not bind off, leave long tail for sewing.
  • Attach ears to body in a straight line along ear seam between Rounds 12 and 14, aligned with eyes, 12 stitches apart. Front edge of ear will be in line with color/yarn change.
  • Weave in ends.

Nose

  • With CA, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: Inc 6 times. (12)
  • Rnd 3: Sc evenly around.
  • Rnd 4: Dec 6 times. (6)
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.
  • Stuff.
  • Sew to top of nose between Round 2 and 5, on top of snout, positioned evenly between the eyes. Weave in ends.

Feet (Make 4)

  • With MC, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: Inc 6 times. (12)
  • Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 6 times. (18)
  • Rnd 4: [bobble st (see Pattern Stitches), sc] 4 times, 10 sc. (18)
  • Rnd 5: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)
  • Rnd 6: Sc evenly around. (12)
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.
  • Stuff.
  • Using straight pins, pin a square for each foot. Make squares 3 sts x 3 sts. Position front feet with top edge in line with lowest point of face. Position back feet with outside bottom corner touching the color/yarn change.
  • Sew each foot with toes facing up around the 12 stitches of each pinned square.
Free crochet pattern: Hygge Hedgehog amigurumi by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter
  • Weave in ends.
© 2019 by Kati Brown (Hooked by Kati) and published with permission by Underground Crafter. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Kati’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. if you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/02/25/crochet-pattern-amigurumi-hedgehog-by-hooked-by-kati/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Little Brother/Little Sister Security Blanket

Little Brother/Little Sister Security Blanket, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

The Little Brother/Little Sister Security Blanket was one of the featured patterns in AllFreeCrochetAfghanPattern’s 2018 Security Blankets Charity Drive! I’m sharing the free crochet pattern for the mile-a-minute blanket with you, along with links to 6 more free crochet blanket patterns that are perfect for donation to Project Linus.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Materials for this project were generously provided by Brightech and Red Heart.

As my long-time readers know, I do most of my crocheting on my commute in New York City’s subways (hence the name Underground Crafter). When you’re working on a larger project, that’s not such a great idea. You may think that I live in this incredibly well lit (and incredibly neat) apartment shown in many of my blanket photos, like the one for the Classic Granny with a Twist Blanket shown below.

Classic Granny with a Twist Blanket, free crochet pattern in Red Heart With Love yarn by Underground Crafter | Set 6 variations on the traditional granny square on point to create a beautifully striking throw or baby blanket. #redheartyarns #joycreators

In fact, that’s my mother’s well-decorated apartment which also has great natural light. My own apartment has not-so-great natural light, a whole lot of cat hair, and we don’t have overhead lights in the living room or bedroom… so crocheting at night is not so easy. Or, at least, it wasn’t. Last year, the nice folks at Brightech contacted me about trying out one of their magnifier lamps. They have a great selection and that was sure tempting, but I asked to try the Montage Classic LED Floor Lamp in Oil Rubbed Bronze instead. You can watch it in action in this video.

When it arrived, MC and I were overjoyed. It came in a smallish box and we assembled it in minutes.

Little Brother/Little Sister Security Blanket, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - Brightech Montage lamp in box

Just as I had hoped, it was easy to move around (though we usually keep it near the couch in the living room) and it has a beautiful soft light. It’s perfect for crocheting at night, especially with a darker yarn. Since it’s a warm LED light, it doesn’t overheat, even after hours of use, so I don’t have to worry about one of the cats getting hurt. The warmness of the light is also great because it doesn’t feel overly bright at night and it’s easy to use it right up until bedtime. You can see me how I kept my blanket strips organized in the Instagram post below.

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A few weeks ago, the folks at @brightechshop reached out to me and asked me to review one of their lamps. I’ve been loving #crocheting at night under the light of my Montage, which is an LED floor lamp. Without it, I wouldn’t have been able to sort out my strips correctly because in the dark, my Color A and Color B are hard to tell apart! Quick tip: When sewing strips or motifs together, tie them up with a little bit of yarn to keep everything in the right order. #Crochet pattern coming soon in @redheartyarns Dreamy and Soft #yarns. #undergroundcrafter #igotitfree #crochettips #crocheted #redheartyarns #joycreators #brightech #crochetersofinstagram #crochetersofig #instacrochet #crochetersgonnacrochet #latenightcrochet

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I’m sure you’re wondering about the blanket by now. It’s a “mile-a-minute” blanket, meaning that it’s worked in the round in strips. The strips are portable and work up quickly since they are shorter and narrower than a scarf. Once you have all of your strips done, you assemble the blanket together. I wanted the blanket to be a very fun tactile experience, so I used Red Heart Dreamy and Dreamy Stripes, brushed yarns with a halo, and Red Heart Soft, a smooth and shiny yarn. Then, I joined the strips with a single crochet seam on the right side, so there are little hills of texture between each strip.

Little Brother/Little Sister Security Blanket, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

When AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns invited me to be part of their security blanket drive, I was happy to join in and become a Project Linus “Blanketeer,” using my hook to provide some cozy, handmade hugs to children in need.

Free crochet pattern: Rippled Security Blanket in Red Heart Baby Hugs Medium by Underground Crafter | This beginner-friendly ripple pattern makes a cozy blanket that’s perfect for a child to cuddle under. This blanket is designed to meet the donation requirements for Project Linus, a charity that provides handmade blankets to critically ill children.

Project Linus is a wonderful organization that has been connecting crafters with children in need for over two decades. They have distributed literally over 7 million (!) blankets. I profiled them in one of my charity spotlight posts and shared the free crochet pattern for the Rippled Security Blanket (shown above) a few years ago. And yes, that is my mother’s couch again.

You can find all the guidelines for donating to Project Linus here. If you have pets like I do, be sure to wash your blanket before sending it in. The nice folks at AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns took the finished project photos for me. This one shows a lot of the details….

Little Brother Little Sister Security Blanket free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter via AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns.com - blanket detail

… and this one (though photographed on the “wrong side”) let’s you see the size and drape of the finished blanket.

Little Brother/Little Sister Security Blanket, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Continue on to make the Little Brother/Little Sister Security Blanket, or find inspiration in one of these other free crochet patterns that would make great donations to Project Linus.

If you make your own Little Brother/Little Sister Security Blanket, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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Little Brother/Little Sister Security Blanket

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Little Brother/Little Sister Security Blanket, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

This mile-a-minute blanket meets the donation requirements for Project Linus, an organization that distributes handmade blankets to children in need. A combination of yarn types and textured joins make it a comforting and fun sensory experience. This pattern was designed for AllFreeCrochetAfghanPattern’s Security Blankets Drive.

Finished Size

  • Baby Blanket: 43” (109 cm) wide x 34” (86.5 cm) long.

Materials

  • Red Heart Dreamy yarn (100% acrylic, 8.8 oz/250 g, 466 yd/425 m/medium weight) – 1 skein each in 8512 Aqua (CA) and 8311 Ivory (CC), or approximately 466 yd (425 m) in each of 2 colors in any medium weight yarn.
  • Red Heart Dreamy Stripes yarn (100% acrylic, 6.3 oz/180 g, 355 yd/325 m/medium weight) – 1 skein in 9381 Caribbean (CB), or approximately 325 yd (297 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • Red Heart Soft yarn (100% acrylic, 5 oz/141 g, 256 yd/234 m/medium weight) – 1 skein in 1882 Toast (CD), or approximately 230 yd (210.5 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Stitch markers.

Gauge

  • 12 dc = 4” (10 cm) across. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only – Marly Bird has a helpful video for identifying the back loop here.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • CD – Color D
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • tr – treble (triple) crochet
  • *+Repeat instructions after asterisk or plus sign as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions between parentheses into same stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Entire blanket is worked in the round with the right (front) side facing up.
  • A helpful tutorial for making a single crochet seam is available here.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rnds does not count as a stitch.
  • Joining single crochet stitches in Rnds 2-4 of Strips and Border Rnds 1-4 count as last chain of chain space.

Pattern Instructions

Strips

  • Make:
    • 3 with CB as first color and CA as second color,
    • 2 with CA as first color and CB as second color,
    • 2 with CA as first color and CC as second color, and
    • 2 with CD as first color and CC as second color.
  • With first color, ch 86 (or any multiple of 6 sts, + 2).
  • Rnd 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch, *skip 2 ch, 7 dc in next ch, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch;** rep from * across row, ch 2, place marker in ch-2 sp, turn to work on opposite side of foundation chain, sc in first st, rep from * to ** across foundation chain, ch 2, place marker in ch-2 sp, fasten off first color, join second color with sl st to first sc.
  • Rnd 2: Ch 4 (counts as tr), *dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, skip 1 st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st,+ skip 1 st; rep from * to + across to last st before marker, tr in next st, ch 3, 3 dc in marked ch-2 sp, remove marker,** ch 3, tr in next st, rep from * to ** across, ch 2, join with sc to top of first ch 4.
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp, *dc in each st across to ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-3 sp, dc in next st, skip next st, dc in next st,** (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-3 sp; rep from * to ** across to last ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, join with sc to first dc) in ch-3 sp.
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, *dc in each st across to ch-3 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp, dc in next 8 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp; rep from * to **, (2 dc, ch 1, join with sc to first dc) in ch-3 sp. Fasten off second color.

Assemble Strips

  • Assemble Strips with single crochet join (see Pattern Notes) in the order indicated in assembly diagram as follows: With wrong sides together, join CA with sl st in corner ch-2 sp, working through both strips on right sides of strips, ch 1, sc in ch-2 sp, sc in center loops on of each st across row, sc in ch-2 sp, fasten off. Repeat until all Strips are joined.
Little Brother/Little Sister Security Blanket, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - assembly diagram

Borders

  • Border Rnd 1: Join CC with sl st to corner ch-2 sp before short edge of blanket, ch 1, *hdc in ch-2 sp, hdcBL in each st across side to corner ch-2 sp, (hdc, ch 3, hdc) in corner ch-2 sp, [hdcBL in each st across Strip to ch-2 sp, hdc in ch-2 sp on same Strip, hdc in ch-2 sp on next Strip] 8 times across to last Strip, hdcBL in each st across Strip to corner ch-2 sp,** (hdc, ch 3, hdc) in corner ch-2 sp; rep from * to **, (hdc, ch 2, join with sc to first hdc) in corner ch-2 sp.
  • Border Rnd 2: Ch 1, hdc in same ch-3 sp, *hdc in each st across to corner ch-3 sp,** (hdc, ch 3, hdc) in corner ch-3 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first ch-3 sp, (hdc, ch 3, sl st to first hdc to join) in corner ch-3 sp. Fasten off CC.
  • Border Rnd 3: Join CD with sl st to any corner ch-3 sp, ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, *dc in each st across to corner ch-3 sp,** (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner ch-3 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first ch-3 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, join with sc to first dc) in corner ch-3 sp.
  • Border Rnd 4: Ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, *dc in each st across to corner ch-3 sp,** (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner ch-3 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first ch-3 sp, (2 dc, ch 3, sl st to first dc to join) in corner ch-3 sp. Fasten off CD.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on wrong side of blanket.
© 2018, 2019 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/02/11/crochet-pattern-little-brother-little-sister-security-blanket/ Thanks for supporting indie designers!