3in1 Safari Lion Baby Blanket – Crochet Pattern by Crafting Happiness
Hey there, fellow crocheter, let me introduce you to my latest design: the 3in1 Safari Lion Baby Blanket.
What a great idea for the nursery! A cuddly warm blanket or playmat that the baby can play with and then it folds into a decorative lion toy to decorate the nursery.
The 3in1 Lion Baby Blanket is perfect for a minimalist home, it’s gender-neutral and looks gorgeous when folded and rested on the cot.
I used the star stitch pattern for the blanket part of the design because it has a beautiful texture and kinda looks like the swirls on a lion’s fur.
I chose gold and brown colors to give a realistic look to the lion, but of course, feel free to change the colors and turn it into a fun toy for your little one.
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A Multipurpose Baby Blanket
The safari lion baby blanket acts as a blanket, a play mat, a toy, and a decoration for the nursery. It is the perfect baby blanket for a modern home where space is limited.
It is a blanket that keeps your child warm and snuggly.
If you travel, your baby stays warm and entertained while playing with the lion toy attached to the blanket.
At home, use this blanket as a play mat.
When not in use, fold it back and it instantly transforms into a cute safari lion that you can rest on the cot to entertain your little one or to decorate the nursery with.
The Perfect Baby Shower Gift
This gorgeous lion baby blanket will make a wonderful baby shower gift to an expecting mom that can be used year after year as a blanket, toy or playmat.
The 3in1 Lion Baby Blanket was designed to fit into a Safari Themed Nursery, it is designed in neutral colors that fit in any color scheme.
The pattern is designed with Aran yarn, but you can use DK yarn if you wish, and make adjustments to the blanket size, the body parts will come out just a little smaller, but keep their shape.
It’s warm and cuddly and any child would love to have one to snuggle with at night.
Format & Terms
- Pattern written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
- PDF file format
- Written in English only
- blanket 100cm by 75cm
- head 17cm diameter
- 7 x 100g in marigold
- 1 x 100g in caramel
- small quantities of black & white DK yarn for the muzzle & nose
- crochet hooks: 4mm, 4.5mm & 6mm
- toy stuffing
- 12mm safety doll eyes
- stitch marker, pins scissors, darning needle
Skills & Abbreviations
Most basic stitches below have their own tutorial on my blog or YouTube channel paired with a video. If you are not sure how to crochet them, click the blue link and you will be taken to the separate instructions.
|magic ring||hdc – half double crochet|
|ch – chain||dec – decrease (sc2tog)|
|yo – yarn over||inc – increase (2sc in same stitch)|
|sl st – slip stitch||sc blo & 3rd – single crochet in the back and 3rd loops only|
|sc – single crochet||sc5tog – single crochet 5 together|
Learn how to crochet the star stitch used on this blanket with this easy step by step tutorial for beginners.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
I am stuck on this pattern, can you help?
Every pattern you purchase from my shop comes with help and support. I will help you get unstuck and finish your project, so you can buy with confidence and try something new.
If you are completely new to crocheting, I recommend starting with beginner patterns and build up your confidence, pay attention to the skill level of my patterns and buy only if you are already at that level.
NOTE: The promo version of this pattern does not come with the same help, just because it’s not fair on those who support me and bought this pattern.
That doesn’t mean that you can’t contact me if there is a mistake or something unclear with this pattern, it simply means that you will need to learn the stitches, the techniques and learn how to read a pattern on your own.
Can I crochet this blanket using DK yarn (light worsted yarn #3) ?
Yes, you can! The body parts will come out a little smaller than my own, but still in the same shape. The blanket can be adjusted by simply crocheting more chains in the starting chain. Instructions on how to adjust the size of the blanket are in the pattern.
Do I have to use the same yarn brand as you to get the same result?
No, you don’t. You can use any brand you like but pay attention to the yardage, different brands have different yardage. I recommend this yarn because it has beautiful colors and washes well.
Can I change the size of the blanket?
Yes, you can. Each pattern can be adjusted by simply changing the number of starting chains and rows.
Can I sell items made with your pattern?
Yes, you can if you make them yourself. Mass production of my patterns is not allowed without written consent from me, the designer. Please check the copyright section for more details.
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