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Sleepy Puppy Lovey: Free Crochet Pattern

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Crochet a super cute Sleepy Puppy Lovey using this free crochet pattern by Nea Creates! The pattern is easy and works up quickly! #freecrochetpattern | Nea Creates
Sleepy Puppy Lovey: Free Crochet Pattern | Nea Creates

So, after much hard work I’m finally able to post the pattern for the Sleepy Puppy Lovey!

You may or may not know that I do not have any kids of my own, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to make cute baby stuff! Even though it took me ages and I really suck at embroidering, I’m pleased with how the pattern turned out.

Crochet a super cute Sleepy Puppy Lovey using this free crochet pattern by Nea Creates! The pattern is easy and works up quickly! #freecrochetpattern

As per normal I used Ice Yarns’ Favorite to create my puppies, which is mostly because I didn’t have any babies in mind for them. Favorite is an acrylic yarn which really isn’t optimal for babies, it’s better to use natural fibers and yarn that doesn’t pill. I considered making another puppy in a 100% cotton yarn but decided that it’d be better to get the pattern posted.

Crochet a super cute Sleepy Puppy Lovey using this free crochet pattern by Nea Creates! The pattern is easy and works up quickly! #freecrochetpattern

When I write patterns I tend to avoid sewing as much as possible, because sewing is not as fun as crocheting, right? So the blanket is actually crocheted onto the head of the lovey, only the ears and nose need to be sewn on. The pattern is quite easy too and contrary to how long it has taken me to post the pattern, it works up quickly. I hope you like it!

Crochet a super cute Sleepy Puppy Lovey using this free crochet pattern by Nea Creates! The pattern is easy and works up quickly! #freecrochetpattern

About the pattern

You can buy a cheap bundle of two beautifully formatted PDF versions of this pattern on Etsy. One version uses color, while the other is made in black and white to be more printer friendly.

Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue on the Sleepy Puppy Lovey Ravelry page.

Disclaimer: This pattern is an original pattern by Nea Creates, it may not be redistributed in any way, shape or form. If you want to share the pattern you may link to the pattern post, you may not repost the pattern on your site. Items completed from this pattern may be sold, provided that you give Nea Creates credit for the pattern and provide a link to the pattern post or the Nea Creates home page.

Finished size: A Sleepy Puppy Lovey measures approximately 27cm from the head to the edge of the blanket and 44cm between two opposite corners of the blanket.

Difficulty: Easy+

Notes: This pattern uses US crochet terms and SI units throughout. I use a smaller hook size than what the yarn calls for to get tighter stitches in the head, ears and nose. Head, ears and nose are also crocheted in continuous rounds while the blanket is crocheted in closed rounds. I used color A = white, color B = pink/blue and color C gray/brown for my puppies, but you can use any colors you like.

Materials & Tools

– A 4mm crochet hook
– A 5mm crochet hook (optional)
– Stuffing
– Stitch markers
– Scissors
– Yarn needle
– Baby safe yarn calling for a 5mm crochet hook in 3 colors (I used approximately 30g/63m in color A, 60g/126m in color B and 15g/31.5m in color C of Ice yarns’ Favorite, I suggest you use a cotton yarn instead)
– Baby safe yarn or thread for embroidering the eyes and mouth

Abbreviations & Stitches used

  • yo – Yarn over
  • pt – Pull through
  • tyw – Turn your work
  • st(s) – Stitch(es)
  • ch(s) – Chain(s)
  • sp(s) – Space(s)
  • lp(s) – Loop(s)
  • ss – Slip stitch
  • mr – Magic ring/circle/loop
  • sc – Single crochet
  • dc – Double crochet
  • inc – Increase, make 2 single crochets in the same st
  • idec – Invisible single crochet decrease (a normal decrease is also fine)
  • ccdc – Color change double crochet, yo, insert hook through next st, yo, pt, yo, pt 2 lps on the hook, yo in new color and pt both lps on the hook

The Pattern – Sleepy Puppy Lovey

Ears (2)

N! The ears are crocheted using color C.

R1 6 sc in a mr (6)

R2 6 inc (12)

R3 [sc, inc, sc]×4 (16)

R4-9 16 sc (16)

R10 [sc, idec, sc]×4 (12)

R11 [idec, sc]×4 (8)

N! Ss to the next st. Leaving a yarn tail for sewing the ear onto the head, cut the yarn, yo and pt the lp on the hook to create a knot.

Nose

N! The nose is crocheted using color C.

R1 6 sc in a mr (6)

R2 [inc, sc]×3 (9)

N! Ss to the next st. Leaving a yarn tail for sewing the nose onto the head, cut the yarn, yo and pt the lp on the hook to create a knot.

Head

N! The head is crocheted using color A.

R1 6 sc in a mr (6)

R2 6 inc (12)

R3 [inc, sc]×6 (18)

R4 [sc, inc, sc]×6 (24)

R5 [inc, 3 sc]×6 (30)

R6 [inc, 9 sc]×3 (33)

R7 [5 sc, inc, 5 sc]×3 (36)

R8 [inc, 11 sc]×3 (39)

R9-13 39 sc (39)

R14 [idec, 11 sc]×3 (36)

R15 [5 sc, idec, 5 sc]×3 (33)

R16 [idec, 9 sc]×3 (30)

R17 [idec, 3 sc]×6 (24)

R18 [sc, idec, sc]×6 (18)

R19 [idec, sc]×6 (12)

N! Ss to the next st. Leaving a short yarn tail, cut the yarn, yo and pt the lp on the hook to create a knot. Stuff and shape the head to your liking.

Blanket

N! The blanket is crocheted in color B, color A, color C, color A, color B.

R1 6 sc in a mr (6)

R2 6 inc (12)

N! Optionally you can switch to the 5mm hook here for an airier blanket (I didn’t).

R3 ss through the next st of the blanket and the last st of the head P1-2, ch 2, dc through the same 2 sts, dc through the next st of the blanket and the next st of the head, ch 1, dc through the same 2 sts, [dc through the next st of the blanket and the next st of the head, dc through the next st of the blanket and the next st of the head, ch 1, dc through the same 2 sts]×5, ss to the first dc of the row P3 (24)

Crochet a super cute Sleepy Puppy Lovey using this free crochet pattern by Nea Creates! The pattern is easy and works up quickly! #freecrochetpattern

R4 ch 2, tyw, [dc, dc in the next sp, ch 1, dc in the same sp, 2 dc]×6, ss to the first dc of the row (36)

R5 ch 2, tyw, [3 dc, dc in the next sp, ch 1, dc in the same sp, 2 dc]×6, ss to the first dc of the row (48)

R6 ch 2, tyw, [3 dc, dc in the next sp, ch 1, dc in the same sp, 4 dc]×5, 3 dc, dc in the next sp, ch 1, dc in the same sp, 3 dc, ccdc (to A) P4-5, ss to the first dc of the row P6 (60)

N! Leaving a yarn tail, cut the color B yarn and carefully make a knot with it and the color A yarn tail. For R7 crochet around the color A yarn tail in the beginning of the row P7 and crochet around the color B yarn tail in the end of the row P8. This way you don’t need to weave in any yarn tails later P9.

R7 ch 2, tyw, [5 dc, dc in the next sp, ch 1, dc in the same sp, 4 dc]×6, ss to the first dc of the row (72)

Crochet a super cute Sleepy Puppy Lovey using this free crochet pattern by Nea Creates! The pattern is easy and works up quickly! #freecrochetpattern

Crochet a super cute Sleepy Puppy Lovey using this free crochet pattern by Nea Creates! The pattern is easy and works up quickly! #freecrochetpattern

R8 ch 2, tyw, [5 dc, dc in the next sp, ch 1, dc in the same sp, 6 dc]×5, 5 dc, dc in the next sp, ch 1, dc in the same sp, 5 dc, ccdc (to C), ss to the first dc of the row (84)

N! Leaving a yarn tail, cut the color A yarn and carefully make a knot with it and the color C yarn tail. For R9 crochet around one of the yarn tails in the beginning of the row and around the other yarn tail in the end of the row. This way you don’t need to weave in any yarn tails later.

R9 ch 2, tyw, [7 dc, dc in the next sp, ch 1, dc in the same sp, 6 dc]×6, ss to the first dc of the row (96)

R10 ch 2, tyw, [7 dc, dc in the next sp, ch 1, dc in the same sp, 8 dc]×5, 7 dc, dc in the next sp, ch 1, dc in the same sp, 7 dc, ccdc (to A), ss to the first dc of the row (108)

N! Leaving a yarn tail, cut the color C yarn and carefully make a knot with it and the color A yarn tail. For R11 crochet around one of the yarn tails in the beginning of the row and around the other yarn tail in the end of the row. This way you don’t need to weave in any yarn tails later.

R11 ch 2, tyw, [9 dc, dc in the next sp, ch 1, dc in the same sp, 8 dc]×6, ss to the first dc of the row (120)

R12 ch 2, tyw, [9 dc, dc in the next sp, ch 1, dc in the same sp, 10 dc]×5, 9 dc, dc in the next sp, ch 1, dc in the same sp, 9 dc, ccdc (to B), ss to the first dc of the row (132)

N! Leaving a yarn tail, cut the color A yarn and carefully make a knot with it and the color B yarn tail. For R13 crochet around one of the yarn tails in the beginning of the row and around the other yarn tail in the end of the row. This way you don’t need to weave in any yarn tails later.

R13 ch 2, tyw, [11 dc, dc in the next sp, ch 1, dc in the same sp, 10 dc]×6, ss to the first dc of the row (144)

R14 ch 2, tyw, [11 dc, dc in the next sp, ch 1, dc in the same sp, 12 dc]×6, ss to the first dc of the row (156)

R15 ch 2, tyw, [13 dc, dc in the next sp, ch 1, dc in the same sp, 12 dc]×6, ss to the first dc of the row (168)

R16 ch 2, tyw, [13 dc, dc in the next sp, ch 1, dc in the same sp, 14 dc]×6, ss to the first dc of the row (180)

R17 ch 1, tyw, [15 sc, 3 sc in the next sp, 14 sc]×6, ss to the first sc of the row (192)

R18 ch 1, tyw, [3 sc in the next st]×192 (576)

N! Leaving a yarn tail, cut the yarn and pull it out of the last sc completely P10, thread it and pull it under both lps of the first sc of the last row P11 then back down through the last sc P12, knot and weave it in.

Crochet a super cute Sleepy Puppy Lovey using this free crochet pattern by Nea Creates! The pattern is easy and works up quickly! #freecrochetpattern

Assembly

N! Sew the ears onto the head around R4 directly across from each other using their yarn tails. Choose one side for the face and sew the nose onto it using its yarn tail. Then embroider the eyes and the mouth using some black yarn or thread.

All done!

If you made your own Sleepy Puppy Lovey, please share it with me on social media! @NeaCreates

Crochet a super cute Sleepy Puppy Lovey using this free crochet pattern by Nea Creates! The pattern is easy and works up quickly! #freecrochetpattern | Nea Creates
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