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Zoo Blanket




Elephant Applique



Crochet Panda Applique



Crochet Penguin Applique



Crochet Turtle Applique



Crochet Zebra Applique





















I used 350g of the blue 
 350g of the green

250g of the brown 

This blanket fits a single bed and measures 38 x 58 inches

If you would like to make a slightly bigger blanket the pattern for the Little Blossom’s Blanket is here http://www.knotyournanascrochet.com/p/little-blossoms-blanket.html and measures 44 x 62 inches

The other option to get a smaller blanket would be to do only 9 squares, 3x3.

The pattern for the blocks are as follows:

Using a 5.50 mm hook and dk/8 ply yarn (I used Moda Vera Marvel)

Gauge:

7 hdc and 5 rows = 2 inches

Pattern:

Blocks  

Make 6 green and 6 blue.


Row 1: Ch 36, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and across. (35 hdc)
Row 2-30: Ch 2, turn. Hdc across. (35 hdc)

Ch 1, turn. 3 sc into the corner, sc in next 33 st, 3 sc into the corner, place 36 sc evenly down the side of the block, 3 sc into the corner, sc in next 33, 3 sc into the corner, 36 sc evenly back up the side. Join to first sc with a sl st. Finish off and weave in ends.

Border For Each Block (with brown)

Join yarn in a corner stitch, ch 2, 2 hdc into the same space. Hdc in each stitch until corner. When you reach the corner stitch place 3 hdc into the stitch. Continue to hdc in each stitch around placing 3 hdc in each corner. Join to top of ch 2 with a sl st and finish off.

Joining blocks together:

There are many ways to join blocks together but for this blanket I decided to single crochet them together which gives each block a raised border. You can find the instructions for this here: http://yscmama.typepad.com/little_purl/2007/04/joining_squares.html

I also have a post here on all the different joining methods you can use: http://www.knotyournanascrochet.com/2013/04/10-different-ways-to-join-granny-squares.html

Border for entire blanket:

Round 1: With brown, join yarn in a corner stitch, ch 2, 2 hdc into the same space. Hdc in each stitch until corner. When you reach the corner stitch place 3 hdc into the stitch. Continue to hdc in each stitch around placing 3 hdc in each corner. Join to top of ch 2 with a sl st and finish off.

It is important to keep the same amount of stitches on each parallel side. The top should have the same as the bottom and both sides should have the same.

Round 2: With green, join yarn in a corner stitch, Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc into the corner. * skip 2 stitches, dc into the next st, ch 1, dc into the stitch before dc just made* Repeat around placing (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into each corner. Join to the top of ch 3 with a sl st and finish off. You are making crossed dc around.

Round 3: With blue, join yarn in corner space. Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into the corner space. {*ch 1, 3 dc into space between each crossed dc (not in the ch 1 space)*. Repeat until corner (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into the corner.} Repeat around. Join to top of ch 3 with a sl st and finish off.

Round 4: With green, join yarn in corner space. Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into the corner space. {*ch 1, 3 dc into space between each crossed dc (not in the ch 1 space)*. Repeat until corner (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into the corner.} Repeat around. Join to top of ch 3 with a sl st and finish off.

Round 5: With blue, join yarn in corner space. Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into the corner space. {*ch 1, 3 dc into space between each crossed dc (not in the ch 1 space)*. Repeat until corner (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into the corner.} Repeat around. Join to top of ch 3 with a sl st and finish off.



Round 6: I used the double v stitch for my last round http://bunnymummy-jacquie.blogspot.com.au/2010/11/double-v-edging.html




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14 comments :

  1. Can't wait for this to be completed so I can buy it too! Love the farm blanket I am working on.

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  2. Cute blanket!! Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from HOHD link party.

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  3. Beautiful blanket! All the animals look great! I really like the elephant, panda, zebra, giraffe, and tiger! I'm pinning this! Wonderful work!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  4. How come some of the apologies aren't available??

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    1. Hi there, sorry. It looks like I forgot to add all the links in. You will find all the appliques here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/zoo-blanket-applique-set

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  5. How hard are these patterns?? I love them but I am a little nervous to try them. I am a new crocheter so are they fairly basic?
    Hugs,
    Trish

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    1. As long as you understand the basic stitches, eg sc, hdc, dc, sl st and know how to do increases and decreases then you should be fine. Also if you need any help you are welcome to email me at knotyournanascrochet@gmail.com and I will do my best to talk you through it.

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  6. What are the names of the colors that you used for the blocks?

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    1. Hi there, the yarn I used, Moda Vera Marvel doesn't have names for the colours that I am aware of. They do have numbers though http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/moda-vera-marvel-plain-8ply. I used 1042, 1039 and 1019

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  7. How big are the animals........just picking 4 and doing a baby blanket.

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    1. Hi there, all the measurements of the animals are in the Ravelry listings. If you click into the individual appliques you will see the measurements under sizes available http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/zoo-blanket-applique-set/patterns

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  8. Hi! I just came accross this blanket on Pinterest and I LOOOOOVE it! I'm going to make one for my little girl, who has a jungle themed room - so it will fit perfectly :-)
    If I get it right, the e-book contains all 13 appliques, right? Might be easiest to buy it like that then...

    Also: I make items for a local handmade store here in Belgium. Would it be OK for you if I use some of your appliques there as well? I would always credit you as the designer and link back to your blog on each iteam I sell... :-)

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    1. Hey, yes the eBook contains all 12 appliques plus the blanket pattern. It works out that each applique is only $1.60 to buy like that.

      And yes fine to sell anything made with my patterns :)

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  9. I bought the pattern for the zoo blanket and appliques and have a couple of questions:
    1) what is the size of each finished square? I see the size of the appliques, but want to know the size of each square.
    2) how do you attach the appliques without making the back of the blanket look messy? Do you just sew each one on?
    Thanks, and can't wait to start.

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