Granny Square Security Blankets

I keep seeing things like this on Pinterest:

Lion Security Blanket - available for sale on Etsy (click picture for link)

Lion Security Blanket – available for sale on Etsy (click picture for link)

and I really like them.  I think they’re super cute and the sort of thing most children would love.  Add to this that I seem to know a lot of people having babies at the moment, and I really want to make one.

The problem has been that I have been searching for them online (mainly on Pinterest) and I can only find them for sale as finished items.  I don’t want to buy one! I want to make one!!

So, I’ve been on a bit of a mission tonight, it’s not completely finished yet, but it’s definitely had a good start, and I’ve written the pattern as I’ve gone along too.  So I thought I might share that with you as a kind of early Christmas present.  I can’t guarantee this version is error free, but it’s a good start!!

Mine so far looks a little like this:

Granny Snuggler

Granny Snuggler

I’ve decided to call it the Granny Snuggler – it’s quite late here and I couldn’t think of anything better!!  But the idea behind the pattern was to create a fairly generic head shape that could them be used to create a variety of animals by changing ear shape and facial features.

For this project you will need:

– DK / 8 Ply yarn (in as many or few colours as you wish)

– 2.50 mm crochet hook

– 3.50 mm crochet hook

– black embroidery thread/waste yarn

– fiberfill

– tapestry needle

I have written the pattern using ENGLISH CROCHET TERMS – don’t ask me why, I normally write my crochet patterns up in US terminology because it makes more sense to me, but for this pattern I have chosen to be awkward and not do that.

If you would like to download it, please click: Granny Snuggler

I would really love to see pictures if people make this! (And also to know that the pattern makes some form of sense) so please, please, please email me pictures of your finished / started / work in progress piece!!

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