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repeatcrafterme.com · Feb 18, 2015

Crochet Fox Lovey Blanket



I had the urge to make another lovey blanket and with a little help from my Facebook Friends I started on the much requested Fox! This popular and trendy woodland creature is my 7th lovey blanket pattern and it just might be one of my top two favorites! After a lot of searching online and at my local craft stores, I finally found the fox fleece fabric at Jo-Ann's. Hoping you guys have more luck than I did! Enjoy the pattern!


Materials:
- Fox fleece fabric (found at Jo-Ann's). I purchased a half yard which is more than enough for one. My blanket is about 12 inches long by 10 inches wide (at widest point)
- Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in terracotta orange, black, and white
- Size H Crochet Hook
- Rotary Cutter and Skip Stitch Blade:
I purchased my skip stitch blade from the Project Linus website but unfortunately it looks like it is no longer available there. You can find the same one HERE on the Skip-Stitch website. I have the "original skip stitch blade" (Blade #1) and you will need a Fiskars 45mm Contour Rotary Cutter which I purchased from Amazon.

- Darice Animal Safety Noses 18mm
- Darice Solid Black Safety Eyes 9mm
- Poly-fil stuffing
- Stitch marker
- Tapestry needle



Abbreviations:
Magic Ring Tutorial
SC = Single Crochet
SC Decrease = Single Crochet Decrease
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
TC = Triple Crochet

Fox Tail Pattern:
Starting with white yarn...
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 3 SC in ring and continue to crochet in rounds (do not join)
Rd 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (6 SC)
Rd 3: 2 SC in first, SC in next, repeat around (9 SC)
Rd 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next 2, repeat around (12 SC)
Rd 5: 2 SC in first, SC in next 3, repeat around (15 SC)
Rd 6: 2 SC in first, SC in next 2, repeat around (20 SC)
Rd 7-8: SC in each stitch around (20 SC)
Change to orange yarn
Rd 9-13: SC in each stitch around (29 SC)
Rd 14: SC Decrease, SC in next two, repeat around (15 SC)
Rd 15: SC in each stitch around (15 SC)
Rd 16: SC Decrease, SC in next, repeat around (12 SC)
Rd 16-21: SC in each stitch around (12 SC)
Fasten off leaving long tail.

Long Fox Feet: make 2
With black yarn
Magic ring, chain 1 and make SC 8 in ring, join, chain 1
Rd 2-4: SC in each stitch around, join (8 SC)
Change to orange yarn
Rd 5-11: SC in each stitch around, join, ch 1
Fasten off leaving long tail.

Short Fox Feet: make 2
With black yarn
Magic ring, chain 1 and make SC 8 in ring, join, chain 1
Rd 2-3: SC in each stitch around, join (8 SC)
Change to orange
Rd 4-9: SC in each stitch around, join, ch 1
Fasten off leaving long tail.

Fox Head:
With orange yarn
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 8 SC in ring. Continue to crochet in rounds (do not join)
Rd 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (16 SC)
Rd 3: SC in each stitch around (16 SC)
Rd 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next, repeat around (24 SC)
Rd 5: SC in each stitch around (24 SC)
Rd 6: 2 SC in first, SC in next two, repeat around (32 SC)
Rd 7: SC in each stitch around (32 SC)
Rd 8: 2 SC in first, SC in next three, repeat around (40 SC)
Rd 9-13: SC in each stitch around (40 SC)
Fasten off leaving long tail.

Cheeks: make two
With white yarn
Chain 10, SC in second chain from hook, SC in next, HDC, DC, DC, TC, TC, DC, HDC SC in last.
Now working along other side of chain, SC in first 5 chains, slip stitch in next 3, fasten off right before last stitch.
Fasten off leaving long tail

Ears: make 2
With black yarn
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 3 SC in ring, join, chain 1
Rd 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, join, ch 1
Rd 3: SC in each stitch around, join, ch 1
Change to orange yarn
Rd 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next, repeat around, join, ch 1
Rd 5: 2 SC in first, SC in next 2, repeat around, join, ch 1
Rd 6: SC in each stitch around, join
Fasten off leaving long tail.


Now that you have all of your pieces complete, you might want to lay them out (especial the head pieces) to see where you want everything to fit. Sew the white cheeks onto the head. THEN snap your safety eyes and nose into place.




Stuff lightly with poly-fil stuffing and sew shut. In fact, at this point you will want to stuff ALL of your pieces lightly and sew them shut with your tapestry needle.

Attach ears to top of head (make note that both pieces were sewn shut first then attached together)


Cut your fleece fabric into the shape you want with scissors then take your skip stitch blade and rotary cutter and perforate your fleece at least 1 inch from each edge. Skip stitch blade creates the holes you will crochet into.

Now starting at any point, attach yarn and crochet along all edges of the fleece fabric using the holes made by your skip stitch blade. You will SC chain 1 in each hole.
This is what the front should look like

This is what the back should look like. Notice how the fleece edge folds over in the back.

Now it's time to attach the head, tail, and limbs!

I think this cute little fox lovey is gender neutral but I couldn't resist adding a small crochet flower to the head. And it matches the fabric!
Small Crochet Flower Pattern: Magic ring, chain 1 and make 5 HDC in ring, join Rd 2: Chain 2 HDC Chain 2 in each stitch around (5 petals) Fasten off and sew button into the center.


If you like this fox lovey blanket you may like my other lovey blanket patterns!
Monster Lovey
Puppy Lovey
Dinosaur Lovey
Robot Lovey
Love Bug Lovey
Owl Lovey


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