Crochet Lovey Dolls | Toys

These little lovey toys made perfect gifts for my two nieces that are 4 and one years old! They are pretty quick and easy to work up and you can use scrapes of leftover yarn from other projects.
Click here for the link to the pattern I used from “The Stitching Mommy” for the bunny lovey. The materials I used for this project are as follows:
  • The cream color yarn is Caron Simply Soft in off white and the pink is Red Heart Super Saver (I don’t remember what the actual color is)
  • 5 mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker
*31 Mar 2017 – I made another one but used the pink for the mouth and nose and added a pink border. I really like how the border looks but am not too sure if I like the pink nose and mouth; I think I like the brown better. Let me know what you think! :)

I made another one using a lavender color that I just love! 

I was going to make another bunny lovey for my other niece but decided that I wanted to switch it up and so I used the same pattern for the blanket but adjusted the bunny pattern to make a monkey instead. I will put my adjusted pattern below. I wanted the monkey to be bigger because I was not going to add arms.

I think it would have come out much better if I had used embroidery thread for the facial features and I should have looked up how to make a smile before attempting, but I still think that this little monkey came out pretty cute.  I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in Coffee and Crafter’s Secret in Magnolia Way along with the other materials listed for the bunny but this time I wrapped the coffee color yarn around some small circle stitch markers that had come with the kit to learn to crochet.
All you do is wrap the yarn around so that none of the stitch marker is visible, then using your tapestry needle attach it to the head where you want the eyes to sit.
For video tutorial on how to make a magic circle click here.
For video tutorial on how to make single crochet decrease click here.
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Abbreviations:
sc – single crochet
Monkey head instructions:
Row 1: Make a magic circle and 5 sc into circle or chain 2 and then 5 sc into the first chain made – (this is when you use the stitch marker or a piece of contrasting color yarn to mark your first stitch in every row.) – 5 stitches
Row 2: 2 sc in each stitch around – 10 stitches
Row 3: 1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch around – 15 stitches
Row 4: 1 sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch around – 20 stitches
Row 5: 1 sc in next 3 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch around – 25 stitches
Row 6: 1 sc in next 4 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch around – 30 stitches
Row 7: 1 sc in next 5 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch around – 35 stitches
Row 8: 1 sc in next 6 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch around – 40 stitches
Row 9 – 15: sc in each stitch around – 40 stitches
Row 16: 1 sc in next 2 stitches, 1 sc decrease around – 30 stitches
Row 17: 1 sc in next stitch, 1 sc decrease around – 20 stitches
Row 18: 1 sc decrease around – 10 stitches (this is where I stuff the head)
Row 19: 1 sc decrease around – 5 stitches (leave a long piece of yarn when you fasten off for attaching the head to the blanket)
Instructions for monkey face and muzzle:
Repeat rows 1 through 6 for monkey head, fasten off leaving a long tail and attach the face to head then attach muzzle, try to shape it to look a little oval.
Now you would add the facial features. Below are some links to some very helpful video tutorials.
Click here for a video tutorial on adding the smile (I should have watched this before attempting)
Click here for a video tutorial on adding the eyes (This is how I did the eyes for the bunny but not the monkey)
This is the video tutorial that I watched for ideas on how to embroider the eyebrows and nose
Instructions for monkey outer ears (make 2):
Row 1: Make a magic circle and 4 sc into circle or chain 2 and 4 sc into first chain made
Row 2: 2 sc into each stitch around – 8 stitches
Row 3: 2 sc into each stitch around – 16 stitches
Row 4: 2 sc into each stitch around, fasten off leaving a long tail for attaching to head – 32 stitches
Instructions for monkey inner ears (make 2):
Repeat rows 1 through 3 for the outer ears, fasten off leaving a long tail to attach to outer ears
Now you attach the ears to the sides of the head then attach the head to the blanket using your tapestry needle. Make sure it is not wobbly and easy to pull off. Weave in all ends. All done!
I would love it if you would post photos of your finished creations and let me know how your projects go. If you have any advice for me, I would really appreciate that as well. Thank you for stopping by my blog!
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