Kitten Baby Lovey Crochet Blankie Pattern

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Welcome back Crocheters! Last week I shared a brand new crochet kitten pattern with you and this week, I’m sharing the Kitten Baby Lovey Crochet Blankie Pattern.

Crochet Kitten Lovey Blankie Pattern

This super soft and cuddly kitten baby lovey is crocheted with A Star is Born Naptime (Bonus Bundle) yarn that I ordered from Michaels online this year. The blankie is crocheted with a 5.5 mm (I) hook and the kitten head and arms is crocheted with a 3.75 mm (F) hook.

NOTE: If you are picking up your favorite colors in Naptime and you can’t find the Bonus Bundles, you can get the regular balls instead, you will just need to get more than 1 skein in each. If you can find the Bonus Bundles, 1 ball in each color will make you the Kitten Baby Lovey AND the Amigurumi Kitten (with yarn left over).

Kitten Baby Lovey Crochet Blankie Pattern

Supplies

Baby Cat Lovey Pattern Crochet

Difficulty Level

Easy

Finished Size

Baby Kitten Lovey measures approximately 21 inches length X 21 inches width
Full Size Kitten measures 4 inches tall X 6.5 inches wide with arms spread

Gauge

Gauge Rulers

Baby Kitten Lovey: Approximately 6 rows per 4 inches and 3 sets of (3 dc, ch 1) per 4 inches worked in pattern
Kitten: Approximately 5 rows per 1 inch and 4 sc per 1 inch

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

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CC – contrast color (Optic White)

ch – chain

ch1sp – chain 1 space

ch2sp – chain 2 space

DMR – double magic ring

dc – double crochet

MC – main color (Applegreen)

R – round

sc -single crochet

sk – skip

sl st – slip stitch

st/sts – stitch/stitches

* to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.

[ ] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

( ) – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Quick Stitch Guide 

Whip Stitch

Invisible Join

Standing Single Crochet

Double Magic Ring

Notes: 

You may substitute a ch-3 and slip stitch to the first ch to form a ring, or a magic ring, for the double magic ring.

Initial ch-3 counts as 1 dc.

Slip Stitches (sl st) do not count as stitches and we do not work into them.

The entire baby lovey is crocheted into the chain spaces (ch1sp, ch2sp), we skip all the other stitches (unless specified).

I usually start rounds with a color change with a standing st. If you prefer a sl st join and a turning chain, feel free to substitute. For example, see the R1 of the Edging Section.

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Kitten Lovey Crochet Pattern

Kitten Baby Lovey Crochet Blankie Pattern Instructions

Baby Lovey Pattern

This project is crocheted in joined rounds.

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: With MC: DMR: Into the DMR, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc, ch 2. *3 dc, ch 2**. Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. Sl st into each of the next 2 dc and into the ch2sp. [12 dc, 4 ch2sp]

R2: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the ch2sp, ch 1. *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next ch2sp, ch 1**. Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. Sl st into each of the next 2 dc and into the corner ch2sp. [24 dc, 4 ch2sp, 4 ch1sp]

R3: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the ch2sp, ch 1, 3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1. *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next ch2sp, ch 1, 3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1**. Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. Sl st into each of the next 2 dc and into the corner ch2sp. [36 dc, 4 ch2sp, 8 ch1sp]

R4: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the ch2sp, ch 1, (3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1) 2 times. *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next ch2sp, ch 1, (3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1) 2 times**. Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. Sl st into each of the next 2 dc and into the corner ch2sp. [48 dc, 4 ch2sp, 12 ch1sp]

R5: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the ch2sp, ch 1, (3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1) 3 times. *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next ch2sp, ch 1, (3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1) 3 times**. Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. Sl st into each of the next 2 dc and into the corner ch2sp. [60 dc, 4 ch2sp, 16 ch1sp]

R6: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the ch2sp, ch 1, (3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1) 3 times. *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next ch2sp, ch 1, (3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1) 3 times**. Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. Sl st into each of the next 2 dc and into the corner ch2sp. [60 dc, 4 ch2sp, 16 ch1sp]

R7: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the ch2sp, ch 1, (3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1) 4 times. *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next ch2sp, ch 1, (3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1) 4 times**. Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. Sl st into each of the next 2 dc and into the corner ch2sp. [72 dc, 4 ch2sp, 20 ch1sp]

R8: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the ch2sp, ch 1, (3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1) 5 times. *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next ch2sp, ch 1, (3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1) 5 times**. Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. Sl st into each of the next 2 dc and into the corner ch2sp. [84 dc, 4 ch2sp, 24 ch1sp]

R9: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the ch2sp, ch 1, (3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1) 6 times. *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next ch2sp, ch 1, (3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1) 6 times**. Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. Sl st into each of the next 2 dc and into the corner ch2sp. [96 dc, 4 ch2sp, 28 ch1sp]

R10: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the ch2sp, ch 1, (3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1) 7 times. *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next ch2sp, ch 1, (3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1) 7 times**. Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. Sl st into each of the next 2 dc and into the corner ch2sp. [108 dc, 4 ch2sp, 32 ch1sp]

R11: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the ch2sp, ch 1, (3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1) 8 times. *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next ch2sp, ch 1, (3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1) 8 times**. Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. Sl st into each of the next 2 dc and into the corner ch2sp. [120 dc, 4 ch2sp, 36 ch1sp]

R12: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the ch2sp, ch 1, (3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1) 9 times. *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next ch2sp, ch 1, (3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1) 9 times**. Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. Sl st into each of the next 2 dc and into the corner ch2sp. [132 dc, 4 ch2sp, 40 ch1sp]

R13: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the ch2sp, ch 1, (3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1) 10 times. *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next ch2sp, ch 1, (3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1) 10 times**. Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. Sl st into each of the next 2 dc and into the corner ch2sp. [144 dc, 4 ch2sp, 44 ch1sp]

R14: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the ch2sp, ch 1, (3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1) 11 times. *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next ch2sp, ch 1, (3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1) 11 times**. Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. Sl st into each of the next 2 dc and into the corner ch2sp. [156 dc, 4 ch2sp, 48 ch1sp]

R15: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the ch2sp, ch 1, (3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1) 12 times. *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next ch2sp, ch 1, (3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1) 12 times**. Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. Sl st into each of the next 2 dc and into the corner ch2sp. Finish off. [168 dc, 4 ch2sp, 52 ch1sp]

Baby Lovey Blankie Edging

R1: Join in any corner ch2sp with CC: *1 sc in the ch2sp, sk 1 dc, 3 dc in the next dc, sk 1 dc. (1 sc in the next ch1sp, sk 1 dc, 3 dc in the next dc, sk 1 dc) 15 times**. Work from * to ** 4 times. Finish off. [64 sc, 192 dc]

Baby Lovey Finishing Instructions

Weave in all ends securely.

Crochet Kitten Baby Lovey Blankie Pattern ODC
Kitten Baby Lovey Pattern

Crochet Kitten

This part of the project is crocheted in continuous rounds, beginning at the top of the kitten’s head.

Using your 3.75 mm (F) hook (or size required for gauge):

Crochet Kitten Head

R1: With CC: DMR: 6 sc. [6 sc]

R2: 2 sc in each st around. [12 sc]

R3: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. [18 sc]

R4: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [24 sc]

R5: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [30 sc]

R6: 1 sc in each st around. [30 sc]

R7: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [36 sc]

R8: 1 sc in each st around. [36 sc]

R9: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [42 sc]

R10: 1 sc in each st around. [42 sc]

R11: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [48 sc]

R12: 1 sc in each st around. [48 sc]

R13: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [54 sc]

R14: 1 sc in each st around. [54 sc]

R15: *Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [48 sc]

R16: *Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [42 sc]

R17: *Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [36 sc]

R18: *Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [30 sc]

R19: 1 sc in each st around. [30 sc]

Place the eyes between R13 and R14, with approximately 10 sts between the eyes.

If you are giving this to a baby, toddler or small child you may wish to substitute the safety eyes with hand sewn eyes instead. Safety should always come first!

Stuff the head firmly with Poly-Fil. Do not overstuff the head.

R20: *Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [24 sc]

R21: 1 sc in each st around. [24 sc]

R22: *Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [18 sc]

R23-R26: 1 sc in each st around. Finish off leaving a 12-inch tail of yarn for seaming.  [18 sc]

Stuff the head and neck area firmly with Poly-Fil. Do not overstuff.

Close the cat head using my easy closing method. This closing method is demonstrated here

Crochet Kitten Arms

Make 2

R1: With MC: DMR: 6 sc. [6 sc]

R2: 2 sc in each st around. [12 sc]

R3-R4: 1 sc in each st around. Finish off MC with an invisible join. [12 sc]

R5: With CC: 1 sc in each st around. [12 sc]

R6: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts. Sc2tog, 1 sc in each rem st around. [10 sc]

R7-R17: 1 sc in each st around. [10 sc]

Finish off leaving a 12-inch tail of yarn for assembly. At this point the cat arm should measure approximately 3 inches in length.

Crochet Kitten Ears

Make 2

R1: With MC: DMR: 4 sc [4 sc]

R2: 2 sc in each st around. [8 sc]

R3: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. [12 sc]

R4: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. [18 sc]

R5: 1 sc in each st around. [18 sc]

Finish off leaving a 10-inch tail of yarn for assembly. 

Crochet Kitten Finishing Instructions

Attach the arms to the head using CC yarn. Sew the head and arms to the lovey using MC yarn.

For the Kitten’s Ears, fold the circle in half along the diameter with the open end of the ear (last round of stitches) facing downwards. The open end (last round of stitches) are where you will sew the ears the kitten’s head. The center of the circle (R1) being the tip (point) of the ear. Place the ears on the head. Slightly pinch them in the center near the base to create a curve to shape the ear then sew them to the kitten’s head.

I worked under one loop of each stitch for the cat body and one loop of the stitch of the arm (leg, tail, ear) for each stitch I made in the final round of the arm (leg, tail, ear). Weave in ends securely.

Weave in all ends securely.

For the kitten’s nose and eyelashes I used the MC yarn and my yarn needle and hand stitched them. Do not pull tightly as it will cause the face to pucker where you make your stitches. Please see the following image for placement.

Kitten Baby Lovey

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2 Comments

  1. Hi Sue, You’re right! I totally did not put that part of the pattern into the assembly instructions. I apologize!
    For the Kitten’s Ears, fold the circle in half along the diameter with the open end of the ear (last round of stitches) facing downwards. The open end (last round of stitches) are where you will sew the ears the kitten’s head. The center of the circle (R1) being the tip (point) of the ear. Place the ears on the head. Slightly pinch them in the center near the base to create a curve to shape the ear then sew them to the kitten’s head. I worked under one loop of each stitch for the cat body and one loop of the stitch of the arm (leg, tail, ear) for each stitch I made in the final round of the arm (leg, tail, ear). Weave in ends securely.
    I’ve updated the pattern to include the additional information. Thank you for letting me know it was missed, Rhondda

  2. The ears don’t make sense. They are round and there are not instructions on how to attach them to make them pointed.