The Sleepy Time Blanket Baby is a cuddly, squishy, textured free crochet pattern on Moogly! Featuring Bernat Blanket or O’Go, create a cozy friend for your sleepy baby today!
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An Adaptation of My Old Sewing Pattern!
Way back in the day, long long ago, before I started Moogly… I would do a lot of bartering and trading for handmade gifts with other crafty moms. And one of the things I would make to trade was a hand-sewn baby doll! It featured a flat, flannel, blanket body, with a simple head and sleeping cap, knotted at each corner.
Now, I’ve decided to translate that sewing pattern into crochet! The crochet version is bigger, squishier, and features additional texture from a super satisfying stitch pattern. The knotted corners keep busy fingers entertained, and you can add any expression to the face, or leave it blank so their imagination can soar.
Designed with Littles in Mind – and Bernat Blanket!
Bernat Blanket and Bernat Blanket O’Go are super squishy – and so great for kids’ projects! Easy care, washable – and it works up quick! You can pick your favorite 2 to 3 colors of Bernat Blanket, or grab an O’Go for a pre-picked trio! If you do go with the O’Go, you’ll use *all* of the Body color, so don’t leave your tails too long, and use the hat/trim color if you run out at the end.
Cute and Cuddly for Kids and Adults
This crochet baby doll is fun to make – and features stimulating texture for your little one’s senses! However, this pattern has not been tested for safety for children under 3 years of age. If you are crocheting it for a baby or toddler, make sure that the hat is sewn on quite securely. Be sure not to leave blankets or toys with unattended infants.
Sleepy Time Blanket Baby
8.0 mm hook, Susan Bates
Gauge: 9 sts x 7 rows in Body st pattern
Size: “Square” of Body is 13″ W x 11″ H
HELPFUL LINKS AND TUTORIALS
CSDC – Chainless Starting Double Crochet (use ch 3 if preferred)
Rnds in the Head and Hat are worked in a spiral.
Do not ch 1 at the beginning of a rnd or join any rnds with a sl st unless specifically directed in the pattern.
Move a stitch marker along the first st of each rnd as you work to keep track of your progress.
Pick your own three favorite colors, or use the colors of an O’Go – it’s up to you!
Sleepy Time Blanket Baby INSTRUCTIONS:
Head – Color A
Rnd 1: Make a magic circle, ch 1, 6 sc in the ring. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: *Sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st; rep from * around. (18 sc)
Rnds 4 and 5: Sc in each st around. Weave in first end.
Rnd 6: *Sc in the next st, sc2tog; rep from * around. Lightly stuff with fiber fill. (12 sc)
Rnd 7: Sc2tog in each pair of sts around. (6 sc)
Row 8: Fold last round together, sl st loosely through next st and last st, then loosely sl st through next two pairs of sts; break yarn and weave in end.
Arms – Color B
Row 1 (RS): Ch 2, skip the ch closest to the hook, 3 dc in last ch, ch 2, sl st in same ch as dc sts, ch 8, place st marker in ch just made, ch 11, sc in each sl st at base of head, ch 12, place st marker in ch just made, ch 9, skip the ch closest to the hook, 3 dc in next ch, ch 2, sl st in same ch as dc sts, sl st loosely to first marked st. (3 sc, 6 dc) Do not break yarn.
Body – Color B
Row 1 (WS): CSDC in same (marked) st, *sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * to last marked st; turn. (27 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in the first st, *dc in the next st, sc in the next st; rep from * across, turn.
Row 3: CSDC in the first st, *sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * across; turn.
Rows 4 – 17: Rep Rows 2 and 3. Do not break yarn.
Legs – Color B
Row 1: Ch 9, skip ch closest to hook, 3 dc in next ch, ch 2, sl st in same ch as dc sts, sl st loosely in next 7 sts, sc in next st, *dc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * to last st, ch 9, skip ch closest to hook, 3 dc in next ch, ch 2, sl st in same ch as dc sts; break yarn and finish off.
Body Border – Color C
Rnd 1: From RS, join with sc to left side of body, sc evenly around entire body and limbs, adding extra sts to the ends of limbs as needed; at the neck, sl st through each st; join to first sc and finish off.
Hat – Color C
Rnd 1: Make a magic circle, ch 1, 4 sc in the ring; pull tail to close. (4 sc)
Rnd 2: *2 sc in the next st, sc in the next st; rep from * around. (6 sc)
Rnd 3: *Sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st; rep from * around. (8 sc)
Rnd 4: *Sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 2 sts; rep from * around. (10 sc)
Rnd 5: *2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 4 sts; rep from * around. (12 sc)
Rnd 6: *Sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the next st; rep from * around. (14 sc)
Rnd 7: *Sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 4 sts; rep from * around. (16 sc)
Rnd 8: *2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 3 sts; rep from * around. (20 sc)
Rnd 9: *Sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 2 sts; rep from * around. (24 sc)
Rnd 10: Sl st in next st; break yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.
Sleepy Time Blanket Baby Final Assembly
(Optional) Step 1: Use Color C or additional yarn to embroider a face to the head if desired.
Step 2: Sew hat to head, so that back (tail) of hat meets the top of the arms in back.
Step 3: Tie arms and legs at the smallest points.
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