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Urban Reflection CAL Week 4: Border and Blocking

Easy Peasy Lovey

I love making lovies for baby gifts! Sometimes I need a gift FAST, like within a couple of hours fast, and I just don't have the time to make the little character for the top of the lovey. Maybe that's not your problem, maybe a little person in your life has a stuffed animal that has been loved to pieces and you want to repurpose it. Maybe you don't enjoy amigurumi crochet. Or maybe you are brand spanking new to crochet and you want to make a cute gift but you aren't ready to take on a complicated character for the top of the lovey. The Easy Peasy Lovey is a great solution to my problem and yours. 

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It does require a specific type of yarn to make the Easy Peasy Lovey, unless you are repurposing a worn out stuffed animal, Top This yarn comes with a little character that matches the yarn and one skein is the perfect amount of yarn for a lovey!!! You will never make a lovey faster than this and there are so many cute characters to choose from. My boy was fascinated with the elephant.

Crocheting kits around $10 or less, excluding shipping!

One thing I love about this project is that the one skein of yarn comes with everything that you need. The one skein is enough yarn to make the blanket and as a bonus the yarn itself changes in textures! There is a soft furry section, a plain color section and a multi color section making it a great sensory gift. The character that is included with the skein has ribbons already sewn in place that you can use to attach it to the lovey. We are talking very minimal work for a very excellent reward. It almost doesn't get better does it?

I hope you enjoy making your very own Easy Peasy Lovey for a sweet one in your life.

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Easy Peasy Lovey Pattern

Sizes/Measurements
11" x 11"

Materials
J hook 
Top This yarn (one skein) or WW yarn (98 yrds)
yarn needle 
scissors

Abbreviations
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
sc - single crochet
sk st - skip stitch
sl st - slip stitch
st - stitch
sts - stitches

Gauge
10 dc x 5 rows = 3" square

Difficulty Level
Easy

Notes 
-Please read all notes before beginning the pattern.
-Ch 3 counts as a dc st.
-Pattern is worked in the round. Do not turn your work.
-Top This Yarn comes with a stuffy and there are many to choose from. I chose this yarn specifically because I didn’t want to make the amigurumi animals. The yarn itself has different textures and colors making it fun and interesting to look at and touch; and the stuffy comes with ribbons ready to attach it to your project.
-Gauge is not terribly important for this project. If your lovey turns out a little bigger or a little smaller than mine, I’m sure the recipient will love it just as much. 
-Pattern is written in U.S. terms.

Instructions
Ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, *ch 2, 3 dc in ring,* repeat *to* 2 more times, ch 2, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (12 dc)

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts and ch 2 sp, ch 2, *dc in same ch 2 sp, dc in each st across and in ch 2 sp, ch 2,* repeat *to* around to last ch 2 sp, dc in same ch 2 sp, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (20 dc)

Round 3: Sl st into next st, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, ch 1, skip 2 sts, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp, *ch 1, skip 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 2 sts, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2,* repeat *to* around, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (36 dc)

Round 4: Sl st in next two sts and in ch 1 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc) in ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip 3 sts, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch 2 sp, ch 1, *skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3dc) in ch 2 sp, ch 1,* repeat *to* 2 more times, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip 3 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (48 dc)

Round 5: Ch 3, *dc in next st and in each st and ch 1 sp across to ch 2 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch 2  sp,* repeat *to* 3 more times, dc in next st and in each st and ch 1 sp to end, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (68 dc)

Round 6: Sl st in next st, (ch 3, 2 dc) in same st, ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 2 sts, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch 2 sp, ch 1, skip 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, *ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next st,* repeat *to* to ch 2 sp, ch 1, +(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch 2 sp, ch 1, skip 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, repeat *to* to next ch 2 sp,+ repeat +to+ 2 more times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp, ch 1, skip 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (72 dc)

Round 7:  Sl st in next two sts and in ch 1 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc) in ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip 3 st, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip 3 sts, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch 2 sp, ch 1, *skip 3, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1,* repeat *to* across to next ch 2 sp, (3 dc ch 2, 3 dc) in ch 2 sp, ch 1, repeat *to* across to next ch 2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch 2 sp, ch 1, repeat *to* across to next ch 2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp, ch 1, repeat *to* to beginning ch 3, join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (84 dc)

Round 8: Repeat Round 5. (116 dc)

Round 9: Ch 2 (counts as a hdc), *hdc in next st and in each st across to ch 2 sp, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in ch 2 sp,* repeat *to* 3 more times, hdc in next st and in each st across, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. (124 hdc)

Break yarn, weave in ends.


Attach the “Top This Stuffy” to the center of the lovey with the ribbons. I did not use the foam circle mount as I felt it could be a choking hazard.


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If you enjoyed this pattern you should check out my Granny Stitch Triangle Scarf.

Comments

  1. Where do I get the stuffy to top it with? I can't find it anywhere. HELP! I would love to do this but can't find the kit or whatever. Thank you in advance.

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    1. Hi Vicki! It's a specific brand of yarn. It is called Top This Yarn. My LYS (local yarn store) carries it and I bet you could find it on Amazon or another online retailer.

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  2. I'm sorry, but I'm confused about "sp" I don't see it in your abbreviations & I can't think of any standard stitches. Such as " ch 1 sp across to ch 2 sp" I've wracked my brain, but can't figure out what is probably totally obvious!

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    1. I’m so sorry, you’re right, I missed adding it to my abbreviations. I will fix that today. It is an abbreviation for space. So place your stitches in the chain 2 space. Hope that helps. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. Have a great day!

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